• Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

    Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

    Racist Violence: Author Chloe Angyal's op-ed on white women's passive role in racist attacks. Hollywood vs. Congress: Actress Meryl Streep's call to action for equal rights for women. Freelance Economy: why the head of the Freelancers Union says freelancing is feminist.

  • State of the World's Fathers;<br>HeForShe; #TheNew10

    State of the World's Fathers;
    HeForShe; #TheNew10

    This Father's Day, we take a look at a report on how fatherhood is evolving, along with a panel made up of fathers. Plus, the progress of the UN's campaign to get men involved in gender equality. And, women will start appearing on $10 bills in 2020.

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  • Michelle Obama; Workplace Priorities;<br>Human Trafficking

    Michelle Obama; Workplace Priorities;
    Human Trafficking

    The First Lady speaks on race relations and becoming a role model. A new IWF study finds women value different things at work. The efforts made by Catholic Charities of Arkansas to stop trafficking in America.

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  • Becoming Papa

    Becoming Papa

    “Becoming Papa” travels an arduous journey with two Brazilian men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free.

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Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

Racist Violence: Author Chloe Angyal's op-ed on white women's passive role in racist attacks. Hollywood vs. Congress: ...

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TTC Extra: Supreme Court Says Same-Sex Marriage is a Right

TTC Extra: Supreme Court Says Same-Sex Marriage is a Right

This week the Supreme Court upheld the ruling that will provide health insurance subsidies to all qualifying Americans as ...

Women's News

PTSD May Increase Heart Attack, Stroke Risk in Women

June 30, 2015  | Read More »

New research reveals that the effects of PTSD can go beyond the mind -- and put women's hearts and brains at risk. Post-traumatic stress disorder can wreak havoc on a person's ability to deal with small disturbances, such as a loud noise or an upsetting story in the news, and it can keep them from getting good sleep. In addition to these problems, and perhaps because of them, PTSD might also increase women's risk of heart attack and stroke, according to new research.

Only 16 of World's Highest-paid Celebrities are Women, Forbes Finds

June 30, 2015  | Read More »

Forbes magazine’s annual Celeb 100 list, chronicling the world’s highest-paid entertainers over the past year featured a wide range of talents from all over the globe including a British chef, a Canadian rapper and a Russian tennis star – but only 16 women. The combined women on the list make $809m, compared with $4.35bn for the men. This reflects the gender pay gap among both celebrities and the wider society, according to Forbes.

5 Ways Men And Women Age Differently

June 30, 2015  | Read More »

It's been said that boys and girls mature at different rates, with the latter being much quicker to grow up. But what about growing old? We're all aware of the vast differences in the way society expects the sexes to age, but we decided to take a look at how aging really affects men and women differently.

Scientists Explore Why Most Alzheimer's Patients are Women

June 30, 2015  | Read More »

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it's just because they tend to live longer than men. What else may put woman at extra risk? Could it be genetics? Biological differences in how women age? Maybe even lifestyle factors? Finding out might affect treatments or preventive care.


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Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

June 26, 2015 Racist Violence; Hollywood vs. Congress; Freelance Economy

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists reflect on the Charleston shooting and the complex relationship between sexism and racism; Meryl Streep’s push for the Equal Rights Amendment; and whether freelancing is feminist.

On the panel this week joining host  Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Author and Political Analyst Dr. Lara Brown, and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara.

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TTC Millennial Voices: My Feminist Awakening

June 26, 2015 TTC Millennial Voices: My Feminist Awakening

By Tongwa Aka

 

It's been five weeks, five weeks that have gone by with such rapidity that I cannot begin to comprehend. In five weeks I have matured as a person, a maturity that has come from being surrounded by successful women, who are making tremendous progress in a country where gender bias/inequality is still a predominant issue.

Prior to working here, I was aware of the issues that women face in today's society. Like a decent human being, I supported equality for all. I read articles and kept abreast of the women's movement. However, I lacked a passion for the subject. I looked on as an outsider, and I wasn't bothered enough because I felt that these issues do not affect me directly. Concerns like wage gaps between male and female employees or employment benefits for expecting mothers never irked me. Even though I agreed with most of the views of this movement, my attitude towards it was very passive.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

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