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Arresting Parents: Mothers are being arrested for child endangerment. Promoting Diversity: Female and minority executives are penalized for advancing workplace diversity. What Women Want: Deborah Rhode says the women's movement needs a jump start. PANEL: Focus Point Host Avis Jones DeWeever, RH Reality Check Editor Erin Matson, The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, Republican Strategist Rina Shah
Warren & Clinton: Elizabeth Warren is being touted as a possible "spoiler" to Hillary's campaign. Hobby Lobby: The family behind the controversial businesss wants to build a Bible Museum on the National Mall. FGM in the USA: Female genital mutilation as an American problem. PANEL: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Former Judge & Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Journalist Anushay Hossain
Border Crisis Politics: Congress continues to struggle, failing to reach an agreement in solving the humanitarian conflict. Gay Rights: Title VII is being argued to protect against discrimination based on sexual orientation. Teach A Woman To Fish: Women Thrive Worldwide founder Ritu Sharma's new book offers advice on empowering women to fight global poverty. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Francesca Chambers, Patricia Sosa, Patrice Lee
Sexism & Tech: Yet another scandal in the tech industry leads to accusations of "frat culture." Immigration Crisis: Thousands of minors who crossed into the US illegally are being deported. Fertility Decline: Why the US's record-low fertility rate may not be cause for alarm. PANEL: Rina Shah, Kim Gandy, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Darlene Kennedy
USAID: New agenda aims to spend more money improving child birth and maternal health worldwide. Abortion In Film: The new movie Obvious Child is the first since 1982 to portray a successful abortion. PAST Act: A stalled bill aimed at ending practice of soring which tortures Tennessee Walking Horses. PANEL: The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer, Libertarian Commentator Nicole Kurokawa Neily, World Economic Forum Global Shaper Erica Williams Simon, The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers, SVP for Programs and Innovation at The Humane Society of the US Holly Hazard
Human Trafficking: A new report grades governments on how effective they are at fighting modern-day slavery. Working Families: The White House will hold its first-ever Summit on Working Families. Male CEO Panel: A controversial picture depicts an all-male panel at a women's summit. PANEL: Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Journalist Anushay Hossain, Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood, Republican Strategist Rina Shah
Women giving birth in the Wild; Pope Francis on pets vs. children; New Report Voice and Agency makes the case for women's empowerment PANEL: Reality Check Erin Matson; Pres. Network of Enlightened Women Karin Agness; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Conservative Commentator Linda Chavez
How Gender Plays a Role in Mass Shootings, Arianna Huffington’s New Book “Thrive”, Remembering Maya Angelou. PANEL: IWF Sabrina Schaeffer; Associate Professor Dr. Lara Brown; CNN Political Commentator Donna Brazile; The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers
Deep in Rio de Janeiro's favelas, something extraordinary is starting to take hold. “Becoming Papa” travels an arduous journey with two Brazilian men who live in homes riven with domestic violence as they transition to living violence-free. Host Bonnie Erbé calls their remarkable transformations to equal caregiving, “the final chapter in feminism.” Don't miss this special documentary episode.
Jill Abramson; The first female executive editor of the New York Times controversially fired. GOP Women: The Republican party lags behind the Democratic Party when it comes to female candidates. Behind the Headlines: Women's History Museum. Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) & Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) on why they'd like to see the museum built. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sam Bennett, Mercedes Vianna Schlapp, & Darlene Kennedy.
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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, we explore our first winner on the To The Contrary All About Women Film Festival.
We celebrate our 25th season of To The Contrary by hosting a film festival. Our winners will be aired for the next few weeks on our show times instead of our regular show. Our film festival is highlighting the best work, documentaries by members of these communities in five categories: Student entry, current events about advancing the rights of girls, women or diverse communities in the United States, Internationally, The history of the US women’s movement, telling women’s stories and Student entry.
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By Sallie Bingham
I felt the absence of art, in any form, during the last, terrible week. No one was reciting poetry, pointing to a painting, or reading from a book that offered inspiration or comfort. It was disappointing, but not surprising, when a dear friend who runs a small literary press told me that one of her donors had withdrawn his funding to devote it to “political activism.”Read More »