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Femvertising, "#RapeHoax", Food Security Part II

Femvertising: including women on ad campaigns has proven successful for huge corporations. "#RapeHoax": A smear campaign ...


TTC Extra: Cannes Film Festival's

TTC Extra: Cannes Film Festival's "Heelgate"

A controversy dubbed "Heelgate" at the Cannes Film Festival. Women were turned away from the red carpet if they were not ...

Women's News

Feminism's Backstory: Spare Rib Archive Goes Online

Feminism's Backstory: Spare Rib Archive Goes Online

May 28, 2015  | Read More »

Archive copies of the iconic feminist magazine Spare Rib have been digitized, giving researchers and activists around the world the chance to delve into its back copies. The British Library will host a curated Spare Rib website featuring 300 selected pages from the magazine, alongside articles written by academics, activists and former contributors about its history. The entire run of the magazine will also be hosted by Jisc, a charity which supports digital technologies in UK education and research.

Clinton Foundation Paid Blumenthal $10,000 a Month While He Gave Hillary Libya Advice

May 28, 2015  | Read More »

On May 18, the New York Times reported that longtime Clinton-family associate Sidney Blumenthal was working with individuals who had business interests in Libya at the same time that he sent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton what she's described as "unsolicited" intelligence reports about that country. It's also been known that Blumenthal worked for the nonprofit Clinton Foundation at that time. A Politico story now reports more about Blumenthal's role with the Foundation: He was paid $10,000 a month for "full-time" work whose value was apparently questioned by other staffers

Breast Cancer Could be 'stopped in its tracks' by New Technique, Say Scientists

Breast Cancer Could be 'stopped in its tracks' by New Technique, Say Scientists

May 28, 2015  | Read More »

Certain breast cancers spread to the bones using an enzyme that drills “seed holes” for planting new tumours, research has shown. The discovery could lead to treatments aimed at preventing secondary breast cancers in patients with non-hormone sensitive disease. The enzyme lysyl oxidase (Lox) is released from the primary tumour in the breast. Scientists found that it produces holes in bone that provide fertile ground for the growth of spreading, or metastatic, cancer cells.

Women are Stepping Up in Most Major 2016 Senate Races

May 28, 2015  | Read More »

When Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) confirmed in January that she would not seek reelection in 2016, the announcement could have marked the end of an era -- an era of women. Since the early 1990s, Boxer and Dianne Feinstein (D) have formed California's all-woman Senate delegation, speaking for one of the nation’s most populous and diverse states on a national stage. With Boxer and Feinstein in office for more than two decades, the idea of women guiding national policy and political discourse became what political scientists often call "normalized."


Femvertising, "#RapeHoax" and Food Security Part II

May 22, 2015 Femvertising,

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss  the fourth wave of feminism, the social media campaign #rapehoax, and part two of our series on food security.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Liberal Commentator, Erin Matson; Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness; and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.

Click read more to see what they had to say!

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Cindy Williams on #HeelGate

May 20, 2015 Cindy Williams on #HeelGate

It’s being called Cannes #HeelGate.  Women at the famed Cannes Film Festival have been reportedly turned away from Sunday’s premiere of Todd Haynes’ ‘50s lesbian romance Carol for wearing flats.  To the Contrary interviewed Cindy Williams of Laverne and Shirley fame (about her new book Shirley, I Jest)  and she says leave it to the French. Here's what she told us.

Twitter users pointed out how the incident underscores some of the gender equality problems in the film industry despite the fact that pay equity is one of the big issues up for discussion at the festival.

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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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