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Race, Gender & Politics: The racial and gender divides that surround the presidential raee between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Pronatalism: Why Michele Goodwin says American society is hyper-focused on childbirth. Panel: Debra Carnahan, Genevieve Wood, Patricia Sosa, Saba Ahmedd
Shootings & Racial Unrest: Police shootings of black men and women lead to unrest as both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton propose solutions. A Historical Senate Race: The first Senate race between two women of color - Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez - will take place in California. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Ashe Schow, Anushay Hossain, Dana White
Clinching Women's Votes: How are Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton polling among married and unmarried women? Can the Independent or Green Party take over the election? To The Contrary interviews Jill Stein.Transgender Pregnancy: Evan's story. Can new medical advancements change what the American family looks like in years to come. Panel: Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Saba Ahmed, Sarah McBride, Saba Ahmed
This encore presentation of The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument showcases a newly designated site declared a monument by President Obama in 2016. This was the original home of the National Women’s Party and holds the country’s first feminist library. Alice Paul and other suffragists moved into the house to lobby congress for the Equal Right’s Amendment. In order to gain lawmakers attention, the suffragists used tactics such as picketing the white house and putting on pageants to call for change. Although the fight for women’s equality is not over yet, the artifacts and treasures on display throughout this monument stand as a reminder of the movement.
Nate Parker: "Birth of a Nation" director faces questions about past rape case, of which he was acquitted. Donald Trump Campaign: Will the promotion of Kellyanne Conway along with the arrival of Steve Bannon bring women into the Trump camp? Burkini Controversy: French towns ban swimsuit worn by some Muslim women. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Atima Omara, Jennifer Higgins, Ashe Schow
Can Clinton’s comfortable lead in the polls over Donald Trump lead to complacency? Growing up in “the other America” and how identity projects play a role in breaking the cycle of poverty. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Lara Brown, Francesca Chambers
Hillary Accepts Nomination: Who had the better convention - Democrats or Republicans? And can Hillary unify the Democratic Party? Role of Family in the Race: Did the focus on family help the DNC? And, the battle of the daughters - Ivanka Trump versus Chelsea Clinton. PANEL: Debra Carnahan, Amber Smith, Jenifer Rajkumar, Jennifer Higgins
The RNC: As the nation waits for the presumptive democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's veep nod, the RNC ended this week. From speech forgery to fact checking, millions tuned in to hear the Trump family rally around the GOP nominee. Roger Ailes: Admd sexual harrasment allegations, the media mogul leaves Fox. Panel: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Rina Shah, Lara Brown, Sabrina Schaeffer
Nice Attacks & RNC: How terrorism and racial tension will impact this presidential election. Masculinity & Election: Can America shake its machismo and accept a female president? Jennifer Aniston: The actress calls out tabloids for its poor representation of women. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rina Shah Bharara, Anushay Hossain, Julie Gunlock
Police Shootings: The country reacts to two men shot by police followed by a sniper attack on police officers in Dallas. Disability Bias?: A lawsuit alleges gender inequality when it comes to disability payments. Transwomen & Olympics: Transgender athletes will compete without gender restrictions in Rio. PANEL: Erin Matson, Patrice Lee, Kristin Tate, Avis Jones DeWeever, Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan
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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 »
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss gender, sex and the presidential election and Behind The Headlines: Pronatalism. How reproductive rights are affecting women.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Former RNC Spokesperson Genevieve Wood, President and Founder of The Republican Muslim Coalition Saba Ahmed, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa
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By Sallie Bingham
Last night’s debate—hardly even a debate, in the usual sense—proved to me and to many others that we have a winner in Hillary Clinton, a “Happy Warrior” in her bright-red suit and gleaming smile, as a commentator called her, a winner who is happy in winning and who brings joy to my heart—and to many others.
Her nomination, and soon, her election (by no means assured unless we all get out there and phone bank and canvas and vote) measures a big, although nearly invisible, shift in American culture, one that was taking place during the two decades when some of us felt we were stranded in the old way.Read More »