Women's Film Festival
  • Hillary's ''Woman Card'';<br>Millennial Voters; #MoreThanMean

    Hillary's ''Woman Card'';
    Millennial Voters; #MoreThanMean

    Donald Trump says Clinton's only asset is "the woman card." Kristin Tate on government waste and what young voters want. Combating the abuse female journalists must face from online trolls.

  • Staying Too Long?<br> Longevity, Girls and Sex

    Staying Too Long?
    Longevity, Girls and Sex

    Should Bernie Bow Out? White Women's Longevity Declines. Girls & Sex: Peggy Orenstein's new book on the "complicated new landscape" of sex. PANEL: Rina Shah Bharara, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Ruth Conniff, Julie Gunlock

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  • Patricia Arquette & Rep. Maloney<br>Discuss Equal Pay Day

    Patricia Arquette & Rep. Maloney
    Discuss Equal Pay Day

    Women still only make 79 cents on the dollar compared to men in the United States. Actress Patricia Arquette brought the issue to national prominence in her Oscar acceptance speech for "Boyhood," and she continues her advocacy on Equal Pay Day with Rep. Maloney (D-NY).

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  • The Orphan Myth:<br>Keeping Families Together

    The Orphan Myth:
    Keeping Families Together

    A documentary episode of To the Contrary explores the trend to family preservation and reunification instead of placing children in orphanages. Host Bonnie Erbé travels to Ethiopia to explore why parents give up their children and reports on the impact it has on children.

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Full Episode

Staying Too Long?<br> Life Expectancy; Girls & Sex

Staying Too Long?
Life Expectancy; Girls & Sex

Hillary Clinton closes in on nomination, demographics of longevity, Peggy Orenstein's book


TTC Extra: Pay Gap Expands for Young Women

TTC Extra: Pay Gap Expands for Young Women

The pay gap is expanding for young women straight out of college.

Women's News

As Barbara Mikulski Makes Way, Democratic Women Suffer Election Losses

April 28, 2016  | Read More »

SSen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in Congress, has spent much of her tenure in politics encouraging other women to run for office, speaking regularly and forcefully on the value she says diversity brings to policymaking.

Donald Trump’s Problems With Women Voters Are Worse Than You Think

April 28, 2016  | Read More »

When it comes to Donald Trump’s women problems, the top-line polling numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. The real estate mogul's sexist rhetoric coupled with his clumsy posturing on policy issues that already hamstrung Republicans with female voters have exacerbated a gender gap that helped President Obama defeat Mitt Romney in 2012.

Are Women Headed For The Draft? One House Committee Says Yes

April 28, 2016  | Read More »

The House Armed Services Committee took a big and unexpected step toward making women register for the draft Wednesday night, as a handful of Republicans joined Democrats to back a measure that its own sponsor hoped would fail.

The Truth About Ted Cruz’s “Hail Carly”: Why His Fiorina-For-VP Stunt Is Desperate, Unorthodox — And Just A Little Bit Clever

April 28, 2016  | Read More »

Say what you will about Ted Cruz, he is a good student. After watching Donald Trump upstage everyone in the race all year long, he knew that after such a big string of wins the night before, yesterday was going to be a big day for the frontrunner, particularly since he had scheduled his first major foreign policy speech for that morning. So, taking a page out of the Trump manual, he scheduled his own big event that afternoon and word quickly “got out” that he would announce Carly Fiorina as his running mate. Sure enough, the cable news networks all covered Trump, of course, but then switched almost immediately to the Cruz event and covered both his speech and Fiorina’s in their entirety. He bested Trump at his own game by dominating a very packed news cycle that should’ve been all about Trump’s triumphant march through the northeast.


Hillary's ''Woman Card''; Millennial Voters; #MoreThanMean

April 29, 2016 Hillary's ''Woman Card''; Millennial Voters; #MoreThanMean

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Donald Trump’s attack on Hillary Clinton’s “woman card,” Kristin Tate’s new book “Government Gone Wild,” and combating abuse against women on social media

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is The Nation’s Zoe Carpenter, IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Anushay’s Point Founder Anushay Hossain, and GOP Strategist Jennifer Higgins.

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What It Takes to Be a Writer

April 28, 2016 What It Takes to Be a Writer

by Sallie Bingham

Every Tuesday evening, I drive the sixty plus miles from Santa Fe to Taos to join the six or seven members of my writing group, sponsored by SOMOS, the long-lived and long-enduring Society of the Muse of the Southwest.

Several years ago, Bonnie Lee Black, then living in Taos and the most gifted teacher I have had the privilege of encountering, began our workshop in the writing of what is called–rather mystifyingly, to me– “Creative Non-Fiction.” This seems to beg the question: what is non-creative non-fiction? I dread to think…

Last fall, Bonnie moved to Mexico and it seemed that our workshop, like all of them, would end.

It did not.

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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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