Women's Film Festival
  • Trump vs Clintons, Religious Schools;<br> We Were Feminists Once

    Trump vs Clintons, Religious Schools;
    We Were Feminists Once

    Trump vs Clintons: Donald Trump brings back old attacks against Hillary and Bill. Religious Schools: Colleges such as Baylor balance football, spirituality, and fighting rape. We Were Feminists Once: Andi Zeisler on the commercialization of feminism.

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  • Women Voters; Overtime;<br>Transgender Rights

    Women Voters; Overtime;
    Transgender Rights

    Soccer moms, security moms, diverse women? Who will give Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton the advantage? Why new rules may benefit women. More than just a bathroom debate. How perceptions of gender are changing.

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  • The Extremist Influence, <br> Muslim Women & the Hijab, Sex Talk

    The Extremist Influence,
    Muslim Women & the Hijab, Sex Talk

    Muslim Women in America: The Extremist Influence: social media is adding to the increas of women's participation in terrorist acts. Muslim Women & the Hijab: Is the choice to wear or not wear the hijab becoming a feminist movement? Sex Talk: Mona Elthawy's "Sex Talk for Muslim Women" brings to light the need to discuss the once taboo subject openly.

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  • Our Nation's Infrastructure At Risk

    Our Nation's Infrastructure At Risk

    This To The Contrary documentary special takes a look at infrastructure. How are neglected roads, bridges, ports and public transportation affecting daily life?

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Full Episode

Women Voters; Overtime; Transgender Rights

Women Voters; Overtime; Transgender Rights

Which voters will swing the election? The new rules when it comes to overtime. LGBT rights

Webisode

TTC Extra: Amy Schumer Shuts Down Trolls

TTC Extra: Amy Schumer Shuts Down Trolls

Amy Schumer calls out critics who body shamed her in an instagram post.

Women's News

First Read: Why Hillary Clinton Needs to Win California

May 31, 2016  | Read More »

Yes, Hillary Clinton is just 72 delegates away from crossing the 2,383 magic number needed for a majority of delegates to win the Democratic convention. Yes, she's likely to hit that milestone before polls even close in California (due to the New Jersey primary and its 126 pledged delegates). And, yes, even if she loses in California by 10 points, her lead over Bernie Sanders in pledged delegates would still be twice the size of Obama's lead over Clinton in 2008. But here's the reason why Clinton needs to beat Sanders in California next week: She doesn't want to give him any legitimate rationale to remain in the race beyond June 7 or June 14 (the final primary in DC). Why? Because as our colleague Dante Chinni writes, the moment Sanders exits the race, her poll numbers against Trump will increase. "[T]o get a better look at where the Clinton-Trump race might stand after the nominating dust has settled, we recalculated the latest NBC/WSJ poll with Clinton capturing 70 percent of the Sanders-only vote. The result: those Sanders-only voters are worth an extra five points to Clinton. In the NBC/WSJ poll, Clinton's advantage over Trump goes from three points to eight points and she leads 51 percent to 43 percent."

The Price Women Leaders Pay for Assertiveness—and How to Minimize It

May 31, 2016  | Read More »

Do female leaders get penalized for being “too” assertive? The answer is definitely yes, according to our research. But there are big exceptions to that rule that give women plenty of leeway to take charge.

Why aren’t there more women in science? The industry structure is sexist

May 31, 2016  | Read More »

Why are so few women publishing scientific papers? It is a question that has been posed by New Scientist magazine, as it reports that in medicine, female authorship of scientific papers has started to go backwards. Since 2009, the proportion of women as lead authors has gone down. Findings such as these usually provoke a cry of “We need more women in science!” and organisations wheel out a spokesperson to explain that girls should be encouraged to study science at university. The Welsh government, for example, celebrated International Women’s Day this way.

Women on Broadway: A Year of Living Dangerously

May 31, 2016  | Read More »

On Broadway, it has been a year of women: waitresses, shopgirls, concubines, Revolutionary sisters, a literary editor, a morphine addict and many victims of abuse. Is this cause for celebration or despair? Or pie? The musical “Waitress” and the play “Eclipsed” featured all-female creative teams. Yet even as women constitute two-thirds of the Broadway audience, women still lag far behind men as playwrights, composers, directors and designers.


Blog

Trump vs Clintons, Religious Schools; We Were Feminists Once

May 27, 2016 Trump vs Clintons, Religious Schools; We Were Feminists Once

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-DC; Dana White, Conservative Commentator; Erin Matson, Co-founder Reproaction; and Julie Gunlock, Independent Women’s Forum.

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Women Voters; Overtime; Transgender Rights

May 20, 2016 Women Voters; Overtime; Transgender Rights

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss  this presidential election’s female voting bloc, how new overtime rules benefit women, and Behind The Headlines: looking beyond the bathroom bill and into gender identity among millennials.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), The Center for American Progress’s Sarah McBride, The Washington Examiner’s  Ashe Schow and ,GOP Political Strategist Jennifer Higgins  

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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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