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Women Voters: Soccer moms, security moms, diverse women? Who will give Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton the advantage? Overtime: Why new rules may benefit women. Transgender Rights: More than just a bathroom debate. How perceptions of gender are changing. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jennifer Higgins, Sarah McBride, Ashe Schow
Donald Trump says Clinton's only asset is "the woman card." Kristin Tate on government waste and what young voters want. #MoreThanMean: Combating the abuse female journalists must face from online trolls. PANEL: Zoe Carpenter, Sabrina Schaeffer, Anushay Hossain, Jennifer Higgins
Clinton vs. Sanders: Has Hillary clinched the Democratic nomination ahead of Bernie? Life Expectancy: black men live longer, while white women's longevity goes down. Girls & Sex: Peggy Orenstein's new book on the "complicated new landscape" of sex. PANEL: Rina Shah Bharara, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Ruth Conniff, Julie Gunlock
Women still only make 79 cents on the dollar compared to men in the United States. Actress Patricia Arquette brought the issue to national prominence in her Oscar acceptance speech for "Boyhood," and she continues her advocacy on Equal Pay Day with Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). Meanwhile, the IWF releases Working for Women report. PANEL: Lara Brown, Patrice Lee, Atima Omara, Francesca Chambers
A special documentary episode of To the Contrary explores the trend away from orphanages and towards family reunification. Host Bonnie Erbé travels to Ethiopia to explore why parents give up their children. She reports on the research showing how orphanages jeopardize children's psychological and mental well-being.
Abortion Pill: Is surgical abortion a thing of the past? Barriers & Bias: The myriad factors holding women back from leadership positions. Public Service: Empowering women Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Penny Young Nance, Rina Shah Bharara, Ashe Schow, Debra Carnahan
Moms Against Terrorism: Women organize to root out extremism. Contraception: The Supreme Court weighs whether acommodations for religious organizations in regards to birth control coverage are reasonable. All the Single Ladies: The growing influence of single women.
Encore: The United Methodist Church remains officially opposed to homosexuality, same sex marriage and self-avowed gay pastors. The fight on this issues is testing the faith more than ever and Dividing The United Methodist Church.
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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 »
By: Sallie Bingham
One of Oscar Wilde’s poems, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol” has a line lamenting, “…that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky”—his feeling when jailed on charges of indecency or some such after his relationship with a young man was revealed. I used to repeat that line to myself when washing dishes in a Manhattan apartment beneath a window that opened onto an airshaft; now, it comes to mind in my tiny cabin with its porthole that shows a bit of sea and sky.Read More »
By: Sallie Bingham
Sailing out of Newport on the first morning of our trip, the ship began to roll. The motion reminded me of cantering on horseback or riding the earlier rapid on the Colorado through the Grand Canyon; physical instability has its curious rewards. Through the lounge window, the horizon rose and fell; on the steepest downward dip, there was no horizon, only a blink of the blue sea. On the most extreme upward roll, only the sky was, briefly, available. This was not due to stormy weather but the effect of long regular swells on the hull of the ship.Read More »