Dr. Maya Angelou Danielle Moodie-Mills Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA)
Rep. Donna Edwards Janet  Napolitano Gretchen Hamel
Sen. Barbara  Boxer (D-CA) Avis A. Jones-DeWeever Cheri Jacobus
Eleanor  Smeal Phyllis Schlafly Mercedes  Viana Schlapp
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Kay James Roslyn Brock
Hadley Heath Nicole Kurokawa Neily Christine Kim
Ritu  Sharma Priscilla Presley Bay Buchanan
Jane Pauley Francesca  Chambers Rep. Jan  Schakowsky (D-IL)


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To The Contrary Podcast, November 16, 2012

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Panelists discuss how the newly elected women will change things in the next Congress. Then, a new UN report says access to contraception could boostthe world's economy by billions of dollars. Behind the Headlines. Marianne Williamson on changing the way women talk about politics.


To The Contrary Podcast, November 9, 2012

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Panelists discuss the historic win for women in Congress and Senate and what President Obama's second term means for women. Then, the importance of women's vote in this election. Behind the Headlines. Coming Home. The challenges faced by returning women veterans.


To The Contrary Podcast, October 26, 2012

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Panelists discuss the waitress moms impact on election day and whether they'll be swayed by recent political gaffes about rape. Then, we turn to the European Parliament, who rejected an application for the Central Bank becausethe applicant was a MAN. And, Behind the Headlines: Kathleen Turner. The Actress and advocate brings the role of Molly Ivins to DC in advance of election day.


To The Contrary Podcast, October 19, 2012

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Gop nominee Mitt Romney pulls even with President Obama among women voters in swing states. Then, a former Amherst College student brings attention to rape on college campuses. And, Behind the Headlines, Salon.com's Joan Walsh asks, What's the Matter with White People?


To The Contrary Podcast, October 12, 2012

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Will a more moderate Mitt Romney appeal to women voters? Then, we turn to the first UN International Day of the Girl Child and its focus on child marriage. And, Behind the Headlines, wage theft, a little known problem that costs mainly women workers millions of dollars.


To The Contrary Podcast, September 28, 2012

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Panelists discuss the criticism and support GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has received for buying hunting gear for his 10-year-old daughter. Then, we turn to a new study that shows bias still persists against women in the sciences. And, Behind the Headlines, BPA-a by-product of plastic production, is raising health concerns.


To The Contrary Podcast, September 21, 2012

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Panelists discuss women's rights on the agenda at the UN General Assembly. Then, we turn to news of the first mother-daughter womb tansplant. And, behind the headlines, is it the end of men? Journalist Hanna Rosin thinks in this economy, it might be.


To The Contrary Podcast, September 14, 2012

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Panelists discuss the future of education and the efficacy of standardized testing for teachers. Then, public breastfeeding by an American University professor during lecture sparks controversy. Behind the Headlines: Roslyn Brock. The youngest Chair of NAACP leads the organization into the 21st century.


To The Contrary Podcast, September 7, 2012

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Women dominated the Democratic National Convention, but will they turn up to vote for President Obama. Behind the Headlines: GOP and Equality. A new organization, Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry, wants their party to be more flexible on marriage equality to appeal to younger voters.


To The Contrary Podcast, August 31, 2012

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With the GOP Convention over, the Republicans take their message on the road as the Democrats head to Charlotte to nominate President Obama as their candidate. Then, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis defends the administration with a Labor Day interview on women and jobs.

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Femvertising, "#RapeHoax" and Food Security Part II

May 22, 2015 Femvertising,

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss  the fourth wave of feminism, the social media campaign #rapehoax, and part two of our series on food security.

On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Liberal Commentator, Erin Matson; Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness; and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.

Click read more to see what they had to say!

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Cindy Williams on #HeelGate

May 20, 2015 Cindy Williams on #HeelGate

It’s being called Cannes #HeelGate.  Women at the famed Cannes Film Festival have been reportedly turned away from Sunday’s premiere of Todd Haynes’ ‘50s lesbian romance Carol for wearing flats.  To the Contrary interviewed Cindy Williams of Laverne and Shirley fame (about her new book Shirley, I Jest)  and she says leave it to the French. Here's what she told us.

Twitter users pointed out how the incident underscores some of the gender equality problems in the film industry despite the fact that pay equity is one of the big issues up for discussion at the festival.

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