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Women & Midterm Elections: With women expected to play a huge role at the polls, how will female candidates perform? Female Marines: Women getting farther into the marines' infantry training courses, though not completing them. Lean Together: The Independent Women's Forum offers an alternative to the progressive agenda.
Flex Time: Research shows that a majority of men have a flexible work schedules, but they do not do more house or childcare. Political Ads: Conservatives like Mitch McConnell attempt to gain votes from women. Young Female Voters: Both parties realize how important the young, unmarried women's vote will be.
Women CEOs: According to a new study, only 2 of the best-performing 100 CEOs are women. Egg Freezing: Facebook & Apple offer to pay for women freezing their eggs. Male Sexual Assault Survivors: Men break the silence on the problems of abuse both in the military and civilian life. PANEL: The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood; Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Patrice Lee; Progressive Commentator, Patricia Sosa; Kim Gandy, President of the National Network to End Domestic Violence
War on Women: Have Republicans defused the "war on women" rhetoric? Yes Means Yes: An initiative to end campus rape faces criticism. Free the Data: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's advocacy on breast cancer awareness.
NFL Abuse Scandal: The NFL could potentially loose sponsorships if they do not handle the recent domestic violence allegations appropriately. Hillary Clinton & Economy: Hillary Clinton believes more women working will boost the economy. Freed Slaves: A historical picture resurfaces of four freed female slaves after Reconstruction. PANEL: Del. Norton, Genevieve Wood, Avis Jones-DeWever, Patrice Lee
Domestic Violence & NFL: The league's handling of the Ray Rice case is questioned as survivors share personal stories. ISIS: The terrorist group both recruits and enslaves women. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: The Democratic senator talks about how to empower women in her new book, "Off the Sidelines." PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Sam Bennett, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Darlene Kennedy
ISIS Bride: How western women are being recruited to join the terrorist organization as wives. Transgender Students: Women's colleges starting to openly welcome transwomen. LGBT Lessons: Activist Jay Michaelson says the women's movement should emulate the gay rights movement's winning strategy. PANEL: Erin Matson, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Francesca Chambers, Clara Del Villar
Obama & Clinton: Should Hillary run against Obama's record on women? Domestic Violence: The NFL and immigration officials take steps that may help victims. Night Shelters: Protecting the children of sex workers in India. PANEL: Patricia Sosa, Betsy Mullins, Rina Shah, Darlene Kennedy
ISIL, Terrorism & Women: How terrorists use violence against women as a weapon of war. Ethics of Surrogacy: a new film, "Breeders", says using a surrogate is unethical. Behind the Headlines: Child Abuse. Dr. Rachel Clingenpeel of Arkansas Children's Hospital on how to prevent maltreatment. PANEL: Jennifer Marshall, Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Avis Jones DeWeever
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To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé
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