• 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

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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

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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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Women's News

Meet the Women’s Wimbledon Champion Who Was Also a Spy

June 29, 2015  | Read More »

Alice Marble’s tennis career was enough to make her a legend. She was the No. 1 female player in America between 1936 and 1940, a winner of 18 Grand Slam championships, an International Tennis Hall of Famer and the first woman to adopt the serve-and-volley style of play. Her aggressive nature on the court led some to say (critically) that she played like a man.

Notable Women

June 29, 2015  | Read More »

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced last week what many had waited a long time to hear: Starting in 2020, which will mark the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, a woman will finally be featured on a paper bill. But women are still being shortchanged in more ways than one.

Degree On Their Own Time

June 29, 2015  | Read More »

One women’s college is making sure that all students who want a degree can earn one. Alverno College, an all-women’s institution in Wisconsin, is phasing out its once popular weekend courses in favor of a hybrid option for students, a move the college’s president said will allow the student body to better balance personal and professional demands while still pursuing a degree.

Women Keeping Their Maiden Names More Often, Report Finds

June 29, 2015  | Read More »

More women are opting against saying “I do” to changing their last names. According to a new analysis by New York Times’ The Upshot blog, about 30% of women in recent years have decided to keep their maiden names in some way after getting married. The Upshot finds about 20% keep their last name in full, while 10% have opted to hyphenate their two names.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

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