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Pope Francis; Legislating the Pay Gap; Women in Theater

September 25, 2015

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the Pope’s visit, pay gap legislatures, and gender equality in theatre.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Former president of Women’s Campaign Fund Sam Bennett, Washington Examiner columnist Sarah Westwood, Politini host Danielle Moodie-Mills, GOP strategist Jennifer Higgins, and Catholic Women’s Forum’s Mary Rice Hasson.

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Millennial Voices: Should Diplomatic Immunity Cover Sexually-Based Crimes?

September 24, 2015

By Bridget Reed Morawski

A Saudi Arabian diplomat has fled India after being accused of illegally confining and raping two Nepali maids. The BBC has named First Secretary Majed Hassan Ashoor as the alleged assailant, citing a statement from the Indian foreign ministry. The Nepali women have returned to Nepal after months of abuse allegedly at the hands of the diplomat.

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Pope Francis & Women; Paternity Leave; Girls Who Code

September 18, 2015

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss Roman Catholic women priests, a parental leave suit, and a nationwide initiative training girls in computer science.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Washington Examiner Chief Congressional Correspondent Susan Ferrechio, Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara, Co-founder, Reproaction Erin Matson


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Irrepressible Crank

September 17, 2015

by Sallie Bingham

Sometimes I think we are all too nice.

I know I am.

But there are exceptions—possibly more all the time!

I met two of them at a NOW dinner the other night. Since I don’t have their permission to quote them, I will change their names to X (the woman) and Y (the man, who is also her husband).

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Redeeming a Queen: Revenge Porn and Women

September 16, 2015 Vanessa Williams, the first African-American Miss America, on stage prior to the scandal that lost her the tiara.

By Bridget Reed Morawski

More than three decades after being asked to give up her crown following a nude photo scandal, Vanessa Williams was issued an on-air apology.

It came during the Miss America 2016 pageant this past weekend. Making special note of her grace and talent, pageant CEO, Sam Haskell, embraced a teary eyed Williams as he made the announcement.

“I want to apologize for anything that was said or done that made you feel any less than the Miss America you are, and the Miss America you always will be,” Haskell said.

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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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