Mercedes Viana Schlapp Frmr. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) Darlene Kennedy
Hadley Heath Gretchen Hamel Roslyn Brock
Cokie  Roberts Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) Kim Gandy
Hillary Clinton Cari Dominguez Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Jennifer Sevilla Korn Jennifer  Marshall
Ruth Conniff Avis A. Jones-DeWeever Marjorie Clifton
Christine Kim Melinda Gates Shelby Knox
Monica Cevallos Danielle Moodie-Mills Rina  Shah


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To The Contrary Podcast, September 27th 2013

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Catholic Church & Women: Pope Francis and the future of the Church. Behind the Headlines: An Unquenchable Thirst. A former nun says Catholics should reconsider celibacy. Donation Gap: Why women trail men in political donations. PANELISTS: Former Bush White House Aide Mercedes Viana Schlapp, Progressive Commentator Patricia Sosa, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Author and Political Analyst Lara Brown


To The Contrary Podcast, September 20th 2013

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Papal Revelations: Pope Francis's new comments on gays and women. The UN & Women: How the United Nations can help women's empowerment. Behind the Headlines: Wadjda. The first feature film shot in Saudi Arabia, directed by a woman, opens in the US.


To The Contrary Podcast, September 13th 2013

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Sexual Assault: A shocking UN survey adds to global rape concerns. Re-Adoption: Parents give away their kids to strangers on the internet. Behind the Headlines: Only Children. Why having one child may be the way to go. PANELISTS: Maria Teresa Kumar, Darlene Kennedy, Kim Gandy, Rina Shah


To The Contrary Podcast, September 6th 2013

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Healthcare Split: Will young people save Obamacare? Interracial Couples: More and more are living together, but not as many are getting married. Behind the Headlines: Madam President. Emily's List is a Pac that is trying to get a woman elected to the highest office in 2016.


To The Contrary Podcast, August 30th 2013

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Women over 50 unable to find jobs; the lack of women in President Obama's cabinet. Behind the Headlines: The Family and Medical Leave Act: 20 years later. PANELISTS: Nicole Kurokawa Neily Patricia Sosa Ruth Conniff Jennifer Marshall


To The Contrary Podcast, August 23rd 2013

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Yahoo! CEO's photo shoot; achievement gap between boys and girls. The March on Washington: 50 years later. PANELISTS: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Debra Carnahan Angela McGlowan Christina Hoff Sommers


To The Contrary Podcast, August 16th 2013

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The High Cost of Raising Children. Donating Eggs For Research. Behind the Headlines: Sexual Assault in the Air Force/Major General Margaret Woodward Panelists: Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton Jennifer Marshall Debra Carnahan Angela McGlowan


To the Contrary Podcast, July 26, 2013

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Efforts to save the lives of women and children by increasing access to maternal and child care. A special documentary. Interviews with Melinda Gates, Co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Health Corps CEO Barbara Bush, Population Services International Global Ambassador Mandy Moore, and many more women on their work.


To the Contrary Podcast, July 19th 2013

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Gillibrand's Plan / Sexual Assault, Transgender Civil Rights, Women-Owned Businesses.


To the Contrary Podcast, July 11th 2013

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Catholics and the contraception debate. Female inmates sterilized. Behind the Headlines: Human Trafficking. Panelists: Megan Beyer Patricia Sosa Sabrina Schaeffer Nicole Kurokawa Neily

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Sebelius Resigns; Women Voters; At-Home-Moms; Women Veterans

April 11, 2014 Sebelius Resigns; Women Voters; At-Home-Moms; Women Veterans


This week on To The Contrary, our panelists discuss the resignation of Kathleen Sebelius, why women don't vote for women, the rise in stay-at-home moms and efforts to employ women veterans.

PANEL: Gender Equality Project's Megan BeyerDaily Beast Political Reporter Francesca Chambers, Tobacco Free Kid's Patricia Sosa, The Heritage Foundation's Jennifer Marshall
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Next Stop: Equal Pay Day

April 04, 2014 Next Stop: Equal Pay Day

by Megan Beyer

Not quite as punctual as the legendary Swiss trains, Equal Pay Day in Switzerland still arrives a lot earlier than in the US: a full month earlier. Women in Switzerland did not get the right to vote until 1972, but Equal Pay Day in Switzerland took place March 7. Here in America, it is observed April 8.

Equal Pay Day marks how long a woman needs to work to make what men made the previous year. It shows the pocketbook effect of the gender pay gap.

How did the Swiss make so much progress in so little time? As soon as laws on the books required equal pay for equal work, they got to work. Anyone who owns a Swiss watch or who has taken a Swiss train, knows that the Swiss are exacting engineers. When their laws (like our Equal Pay Act of 1963) mandated equal pay for equal work, the government announced it would only do business with companies that complied with the law.

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