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Donald Trump; Trans Women & Sexism; Senator Claire McCaskill

Donald Trump; Trans Women & Sexism; Senator Claire McCaskill

Donald Trump: Is the businessman what the GOP needs to pull in more women voters? Transgender Women: Do transgender women ...


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Women's News

Why Even Women At The Very Top Can't Get Equal Pay

August 27, 2015  | Read More »

There's no better day to remember that women in America are still far from equal at work -- even at the very top. Three researchers at the New York Fed wrote in a blog post Tuesday that they found women in management see an even greater disparity in compensation between themselves and their male peers than women in working-class jobs. The post was a follow-up on an earlier NY Fed staff report on the same issue.

Men Need Parental Leave Just As Much As Women And Kids Do

August 27, 2015  | Read More »

In America, advocates for introducing paid parental leave often frame it as a national economic priority. And they’re right about the benefits: happier employees mean lower turnover rates, and putting more money into the pockets of working families may increase consumption. Paying parents to take care of their kids improves the odds that they will return to the labor market after childbirth, which boosts labor force participation. This shows that federal and state governments ought not worry about the costs of introducing paid leave. But the positive economic effects are neither necessary nor sufficient reasons to do it.

Simmons College Closing Nation’s Only All-Women’s Campus MBA Program

August 27, 2015  | Read More »

Simmons College in Boston is closing its campus MBA program, the nation’s only graduate management school solely for women. School Dean Cathy Minehan told students and graduates at a campus meeting Tuesday that other MBA programs are aggressively recruiting women, and that Simmons is not big enough to compete in Boston as a brick-and-mortar business school. Instead, Simmons will offer an online MBA, for women and men, through an outside company, 2U.

Women’s Music Industry Horror Stories: Abuse, Sexism, And Erasure

August 27, 2015  | Read More »

On Monday, Pitchfork Senior Editor Jessica Hopper asked the Twitterverse: “Gals/other marginalized folks: what was your 1st brush (in music industry, journalism, scene) w/ idea that you didn’t ‘count’?” What followed were hundreds of responses, mostly detailing the tragic timeline of any chick who dares to like music, thus infringing on the safe spaces of country bros and alt-rock dudes. Hopper’s retweets tell a pretty predictable story: girl develops interest in a music scene, girl is endlessly scrutinized and told that her fandom is illegitimate/invalid, girl is mistaken for a groupie or a girlfriend, girl is harassed/groped/assaulted at shows.


Donald Trump; Trans Women & Sexism;
Senator Claire McCaskill

August 21, 2015 Donald Trump; Trans Women & Sexism; <br>Senator Claire McCaskill

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Donald Trump’s impact on women voters, trans women and how they approach sexism, and Senator Claire McCaskill’s new book, Plenty Ladylike.

On the panel this week joining host  Bonnie Erbe is Founder, Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women Avis Jones-DeWeever; Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown; Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee;  Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar

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"It's Just Sour Grapes" says McCaskill

August 13, 2015

by Cari Stein

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri responds to criticism arising from her new book "Plenty Ladylike."

Senator Claire McCaskill says it's just sour grapes. The Senator tells To the Contrary Executive Producer Cari Stein she did nothing wrong when she helped Republican Todd Akin win the primary so she could beat him in her 2012 race for reelection to the Senate. Here is a transcript of what she had to say. (More of the interview will be on the program next week.)

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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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