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).Watch Video
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.Watch Video
Abortion Pill: Is surgical abortion a thing of the past? Barriers & Bias: The myriad factors holding women back from leadership positions. Public Service: Empowering women Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Penny Young Nance, Rina Shah Bharara, Ashe Schow, Debra CarnahanWatch Video
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.
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.
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 CleverApril 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.
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.Read More »
by Sallie Bingham
A week ago, I had the distinct honor and privilege of speaking to 300 students and faculty at Morehead State University in the far eastern corner of Kentucky. The experience will stay with me for a long while.
Due to the devoted efforts of my new friend, Professor Michael Harford, the students had created 30 posters to announce the event; I’m including one here, which made the most of my career.
The day was designed to honor and commemorate the work of the eighty-eight year old wife of a former president of Morehead, Wilma Grote, who had established the first symposium for the advancement of women in 1991.Read More »
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