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This week, panelists discuss the future of the Violence Against Women Act; the impact of the Feminine Mystique 50 years after its original publishing and getting more black women and girls into technology.
This week on To the Contrary, we introduce you to 6 more Congresswoman: Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), Rep. Annie Kuster (D-NH) and Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-WA).
This week, To the Contrary sits down with 5 of the newest women in Congress to discuss their goals for the first term. Guests include Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM).
Interview with Hillary Clinton during her last days as Secretary of State
Are children being used as props in the gun control debate? Then, is the U.S. falling behind on participation of women in the workplace? Behind the Headlines: Arizona's new Congresswoman , Democrat Kyrsten Sinema. Panel:Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC),The Heritage Foundation's Genevieve Wood,Women's National Democratic Club President Nuchhi Currier, Fox News Political Analyst Angela McGlowan
As the 113th Congress gets sworn in, new Illinois Democrat and Iraq war veteran Rep. Tammy Duckworth shares her story of service. Then, international rights community calls for change after the brutal gang-rape of a woman in India, and declining birth rates in the United States.
Panelists discuss the future of gun laws in the United States following the tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. Then, we turn to a look at the stories that had everyone talking all year, with a glance ahead at what's next for women in 2013.
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.
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.
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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 executing preventive measures to combat sexual assault on college campuses and the military.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Civil Rights Lawyer Jenifer Rajkumar, and Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Amber Smith.
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By: Aima Corinaldi
As an African American woman entering the workforce I have noticed how most leadership and high level positions are held by white men. I was excited when I found out I would be working with To the Contrary Associate Producer Ariel Edem to produce a package about African American women leaders in the labor force. I was very excited to be a part of creating this segment because it was directly related to me. After reading the book And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders, I delved even deeper into the issues of workforce inequality. And Still I Rise was written by Kimberly Freeman Brown, who compiled 27 interviews from different female African American labor leaders nationwide. These women were from a variety of industries and shared their experiences throughout the different stages of their careers. The book highlights many of the issues African American women face that often times prevents them from excelling to leadership roles. I realized these were very serious issues I would probably face in the near future. Although women make up 51% of the US population this is not reflected when it comes to leadership. I had the privilege of sitting down with Ms. Brown and getting a more in depth look at the overall issue and her motivation for writing the book.
Ms. Brown outlines many of the issues that Black women in labor and in the work force in general face such as wage theft, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and unequal pay for women. She explains that despite barriers, young Black women aspire to leadership positions and how important it is for them to see others like themselves in these roles. She goes on to acknowledge Black women labor leaders like Arlene Hope Baker and Clayola Brown stating, “they want to be sure that the voices of people who look like them, who aren’t often in decision-making positions as it relates to what they do for a living, they want to make sure that their voices are heard.”Read More »