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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.
Nigeria's Schoolgirls: All 20 U.S. women senators call for action on the abduction of roughly 300 girls. Teen Pregnancy Lows: Pregnancy, abortion, and childbirth rates among teens are at record lows. Infertility: The pros and cons of the infertility industry. PANELISTS: Republican Strategist Bettina Inclan, Women Thrive Worldwide President Ritu Sharma, Republican Strategist Rina Shah, Host of Focus Point Avis Jones DeWeever
Sexual Assault: The White House calls on men get involved. Feminist Men: Why men don't advocate for women. Child Slavery: One young woman's memoir and the conflict in Nigeria. PANELISTS: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC), Republican Pollster Kellyanne Conway; Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Journalist Anushay Hossain
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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 Food Security in the United States.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Host of Politini Danielle Moodie-Mills, Senior Fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum Amber Smith, Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara, Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Liberal Commentator Erin Matson, Network of Enlightened Women President Karin Agness, and Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the Hispanic Post Clara Del Villar.
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By Zoe Spielvogel
“So, are you a Democrat now?”
My brother Max asked me this seemingly profound question after I sent him a series of pictures from First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Girl Scout Campout held on the South Lawn of the White House Tuesday evening.
I’ve always considered myself politically independent, seldom buying into the “fiscally conservative, socially liberal” line fellow non-partisans often like to throw around. I often find that members of both political parties have incredibly coherent and logical arguments – except when they, you know, don’t – and I usually side with whoever makes a more valid point in any given debate.
That being said, the Let’s Move! Outside Campout featured the President and the First Lady in a natural setting that almost made me forget that I was in the heart of global political activity. That is until my brother sprung that thought-provoking question on me.Read More »