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Racist Violence: Author Chloe Angyal's op-ed on white women's passive role in racist attacks. Hollywood vs. Congress: Actress Meryl Streep's call to action for equal rights for women. Freelance Economy: why the head of the Freelancers Union says freelancing is feminist. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Lara Brown, Rina Shah Bharara
State of the World's Fathers: This Father's Day, we take a look at a report on how fatherhood is evolving, along with a panel made up of fathers. HeForShe: The progress of the UN's campaign to get men involved in gender equality. #TheNew10: Women will start appearing on $10 bills in 2020. PANEL: Joseph Jones, Christopher Johnson, David Martosko, Colbert King
Michelle Obama: The First Lady speaks on race relations and becoming a role model. Workplace Priorities: A new IWF study finds women value different things at work. Human Trafficking: The efforts made by Catholic Charities of Arkansas to stop trafficking in America. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Karin Agness, Francesca Chambers
Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural.
Femvertising: including women on ad campaigns has proven successful for huge corporations. "#RapeHoax": A smear campaign against Columbia grad Emma Sulkowicz blames her of falsely accusing a fellow student of rape. Food Security: The second part of our series on food security investigates the transportation of goods. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Karin Agness, Erin Matson, Clara Del Villar
Christianity in the US & Food Security
Poverty & Social Mobility: a re-analysis of the anti-poverty experiment "Moving to Opportunity." #TalkPay: How Twitter could end the pay gap. Mothers Who Leave: Author Melissa Cistaro discusses her life after her mother left. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Anushay Hossain, Mercy Viana Schlapp
A new crop of female Islamic scholars says there is nothing in the Koran that treats women unequally. Instead, they argue, Muslim women have been marginalized by cultural practices and patriarchal interpretations. Dr. Azizah Al-Hibri, a law professor and Islamic scholar,started a non- profit organization called Karamah to advance the gender-equitable principles of Islam to Muslim women.
Vatican & Nuns: The Vatican cut short its investigation of the largest order of American nuns. Reddit & The Wage Gap: Interim CEO Ellen Pao bans salary negotiations for entry-level positions in an attempt to level the playing field. Stay-at-Home Moms: Is motherhood a career?
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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 ...More »
By Zoe Spielvogel
“So, are you a Democrat now?”
My brother Max asked me this seemingly profound question after I sent him a series of pictures from First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Girl Scout Campout held on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday evening.
I’ve always considered myself politically independent, seldom buying into the “fiscally conservative, socially liberal” line fellow non-partisans often like to throw around. I often find that members of both political parties have incredibly coherent and logical arguments – except when they, you know, don’t – and I usually side with whoever makes a more valid point in any given debate.
That being said, the Let’s Move! Outside Campout featured the President and the First Lady in a natural setting that almost made me forget that I was in the heart of global political activity. That is until my brother sprung that thought-provoking question on me.Read More »
By Tongwa Aka
It's been five weeks, five weeks that have gone by with such rapidity that I cannot begin to comprehend. In five weeks I have matured as a person, a maturity that has come from being surrounded by successful women, who are making tremendous progress in a country where gender bias/inequality is still a predominant issue.
Prior to working here, I was aware of the issues that women face in today's society. Like a decent human being, I supported equality for all. I read articles and kept abreast of the women's movement. However, I lacked a passion for the subject. I looked on as an outsider, and I wasn't bothered enough because I felt that these issues do not affect me directly. Concerns like wage gaps between male and female employees or employment benefits for expecting mothers never irked me. Even though I agreed with most of the views of this movement, my attitude towards it was very passive.Read More »