• Coming up this week on To The Contrary

    Coming up this week on To The Contrary

    We revisit discussions on several international topics, including Afghanistan's "third gender" Bacha Posh, night shelters, child brides in India, and child slavery featuring Shyima Hall.

  • Stopping Sexual Assault<br>On Campus and in the Military

    Stopping Sexual Assault
    On Campus and in the Military

    Stopping sexual assault has become the focus of two institutions: higher education and the military. We take a look at what has been done and what more could be done to stop more people from becoming victims.

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  • Millennial Feminists & Armchair Activism

    Millennial Feminists & Armchair Activism

    Millennial Feminists: Some older feminists say millennials are not as feminist as they hoped. Meanwhile, some young women flood social media with #WhyIDontNeedFeminism. Armchair Activism: Are young feminist activists spending too much time online and not doing enough in the "real world"? PANEL: Erin Matson, Rina Shah Bharara, Anushay Hossain, Francesca Chambers

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  • Entitlements; Discipline in Public Schools

    Entitlements; Discipline in Public Schools

    Entitlements; Lawmakers proposing restrictions to welfare. Discipline in Public Schools; Are minority girls disciplined in school more harshly than others? PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Jennifer Marshall, Danielle Moodie-Mills, and Darlene Kennedy.

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  • Food Security

    Food Security

    The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. And, the issues that arise with The transportation of goods.

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Stopping Sexual Assault on Campus and in the Military

Stopping Sexual Assault on Campus and in the Military

Stopping sexual assault has become the focus of two institutions: higher education and the military. We take a look at what ...


TTC Extra: Successful Anti-Sexual Assault Program

TTC Extra: Successful Anti-Sexual Assault Program

Two Canadian universities have implemented a program which successfully reduced sexual assault. The program gives ...

Women's News

Yes, There Is Such A Thing As Rape Within Marriage

July 29, 2015  | Read More »

Donald Trump has hit the headlines, yet again, for all the wrong reasons after his lawyer and campaign spokesperson claimed it isn’t possible to rape your spouse. The statement came after the Daily Beast ran a story this week about how Ivana Trump once accused her former husband of “rape”, later saying not in the “criminal sense”.

Body Positivity Has Brought Us Plus-Size Pageants And Models. It Also Means We Objectify More Women.

July 29, 2015  | Read More »

This week, women sizes 14 and up will compete in the Miss Plus America pageant in Atlanta. There will be interviews, pant wear and evening gown shows, and a “photogenic photo” contest. Some will view this event, like many celebrations of big women’s bodies, as a victory for inclusiveness. “I knew there had to be other women out there like me who didn’t want to be held back from an experience just because of their size,” the pageant’s founder, Melissa Stamper, has said. But as a 24-year-old single woman and eating disorder survivor, I view such efforts differently.

Jen Welter Makes History By Becoming The First Female Coach In The NFL

Jen Welter Makes History By Becoming The First Female Coach In The NFL

July 29, 2015  | Read More »

The Arizona Cardinals have hired Jen Welter as an assistant coaching intern for their upcoming training camp and pre-season. Welter, who is the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL, will work with the Cardinals’ inside linebackers – headed by the former first-round pick Sean Weatherspoon – at their camp at their home ground, the University of Phoenix Stadium. The rookies Alani Fua, Andrae Kirk, Edwin Jackson and Gabe Martin will begin training with Welter on Tuesday, with Weatherspoon and his fellow veterans Darryl Sharpton, Kevin Minter, Glenn Carson and Kenny Demens joining up on Friday.

Nearly 30% Of New Board Members Appointed This Past Year Were Women

July 29, 2015  | Read More »

Amid all the dismal statistics about how few women have corporate leadership roles—women make up less than 5 percent of CEOs and hold less than 20 percent of board seats—one new number may offer a little hope. The executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles is releasing new research this week revealing that nearly a third of all newly appointed directors in 2014 were women. They received 29 percent of the seats last year, up from 26 percent the year before and just 18 percent in 2009.


Sexual Assault on College Campuses & in the Military

July 28, 2015 Sexual Assault on College Campuses & in the Military

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss executing preventive measures to combat sexual assault on college campuses and the military.

On the panel this week joining host  Bonnie Erbe is Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Amber Smith.

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TTC Millennial Voices
And Still I Rise

July 21, 2015 <b>TTC Millennial Voices</b><br> And Still I Rise

By: Aima Corinaldi

As an African American woman entering the workforce I have noticed how most leadership and high level positions are held by white men. I was excited when I found out I would be working with To the Contrary Associate Producer Ariel Edem to produce a package about African American women leaders in the labor force. I was very excited to be a part of creating this segment because it was directly related to me. After reading the book And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders, I delved even deeper into the issues of workforce inequality.  And Still I Rise was written by Kimberly Freeman Brown, who compiled 27 interviews from different female African American labor leaders nationwide. These women were from a variety of industries and shared their experiences throughout the different stages of their careers. The book highlights many of the issues African American women face that often times prevents them from excelling to leadership roles. I realized these were very serious issues I would probably face in the near future. Although women make up 51% of the US population this is not reflected when it comes to leadership. I had the privilege of sitting down with Ms. Brown and getting a more in depth look at the overall issue and her motivation for writing the book.

Ms. Brown outlines many of the issues that Black women in labor and in the work force in general face such as wage theft, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and unequal pay for women. She explains that despite barriers, young Black women aspire to leadership positions and how important it is for them to see others like themselves in these roles. She goes on to acknowledge Black women labor leaders like Arlene Hope Baker and Clayola Brown stating, “they want to be sure that the voices of people who look like them, who aren’t often in decision-making positions as it relates to what they do for a living, they want to make sure that their voices are heard.”

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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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