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Women's History Month: Hatshepsut

March 07, 2017

Meet Hatshepsut, a female Egyptian pharoah who left her mark on the country thousands of years after her reign. She became the queen of Egypt after marrying her half-brother at the age of 12. Later, she took on full power of Egypt, co-ruling alongside her husband Thutmose II. 

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A TTC Documentary: The Belmont Paul Women's Equality National Monument

March 03, 2017

This week on a special documentary episode of To The Contrary, Bonnie Erbe explores the historic Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, the final headquarters of the National Woman’s Party. Declared a national monument in 2016 by President Barack Obama, the 200-year-old home sitting on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. is a treasure trove of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

With the country’s first feminist library being housed in the Belmont Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, Bonnie reports on the work done by Alice Paul and other suffragists who lived in this house. The impressive collection showcases their push for the Equal Rights Amendment and women’s equality all around. 

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"We Are Planned Parenthood" Capitol Takeover Day

March 01, 2017 Attendees gather on the Capitol Hill lawn in support of Planned Parenthood

Ringing in Women’s History Month, Planned Parenthood held a public rally on the Capitol Hill lawn just days after a leaked draft of a House Republicans’ bill emerged calling to repeal the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood.

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We Have Done It Before

February 28, 2017

By Sallie Bingham

My dog Pip loves the dog park here in Santa Fe, a beautifully open stretch of sand, rock, and cactus with views of two mountain ranges capped with snow. It’s the only place where, legally, I can let Pip off his leash to run with a freed dog’s delicious abandon, chasing other gamboling dogs. I’ve never encountered a mean dog there, or a surly owner, which leads me to wonder whether dogs bring out the best in us as we—sometimes—bring out the best in them.

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One Beakful At A Time

February 21, 2017

By: Sallie Bingham 

A Native American fable tells of the hummingbird that was able to put out a raging forest fire with one beakful of water at a time. There is guidance here for all of us who are already, after a month of this administration, feeling overwhelmed by noise and perhaps exhausted by the continuing crisis.

No one can take on all these issues at once. The number of petitions to be signed sometimes seems onerous. And yet this is the most important time yet for our participation to increase, rather than lag.

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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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