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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
Pro-Choice Label: Activists move away from labeling themselves "pro-choice." Prostitution Debate: Should selling sex be legal? Gender Lens Investing: Jackie Vanderbrug of US Trust on why investing with a gender lens is a growing trend. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Megan Beyer, Patrice Lee
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
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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 Cari Stein
To the Contrary Executive Producer
There is a gender gap in STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. That fact is no surprise to our viewers. To the Contrary has been reporting on the issue for years now. Not too long ago we discussed the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s findings that 15-year-old girls around the world, outperform boys in science – EXCEPT in the United States, Britain and Canada.
But what is surprising is that the gap is not being closed in any appreciable way. So what can be done? One solution is to highlight successful women scientists, technology wizzes, engineers and mathematicians. Even more powerful is when that is coupled with mentorships. Earlier this month the two came together as L’Oreal USA celebrated their 2014 For Women in Science Fellows.Read More »
This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the immigration showdown, rape accusations against Bill Cosby, and the Ms. Magazine Wonder Awards and why Gloria Steinem says sexual assault can be eliminated.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton; Republican Strategist, Rina Shah; Former President Women’s Campaign Fund, Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood
Click “read more” to see what they had to say!