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Planned Parenthood: An all-male faction of the Republican Party threaten a government shutdown unless the government cuts all funding to Planned Parenthood. Politics & Sexism: With Donald Trump’s comments about Carly Fiorina’s face, and Hillary Clinton's drop in the polls to Bernie Sanders, we ask the question: how deeply rooted is sexism in American politics? The Sentencing Project: The often-overlooked problems faced by women who are incarcerated.
Pope & Abortion: Pope Francis authorizes all priests to forgive "the sin of abortion" for the "year of mercy." Sexual Assault Stats: Research calls into question the statistic that one in five women are raped in college. Black Women & Unions: The book "And Still I Rise" chronicles struggles and triumphs.PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Patricia Sosa, Darlene Kennedy, Francesca Chambers
Politics & Race: Donald Trump and Jeb Bush criticized for what some perceive as anti-immigrant rhetoric.Colleges Tackle Sexual Assault: After much debate, are campuses any safer? Elena Vanishing: One woman, with the help of her mother, tells her tale of struggling with anorexia. PANEL: Rina Shah Bharara; Megan Beyer; Ashe Schow; Anushay Hossain
Donald Trump: Is the businessman what the GOP needs to pull in more women voters? Transgender Women: Do transgender women understand sexism the same way other women do? Senator Claire McCaskill: In her new memoir, Plenty Ladylike, Sen. McCaskil reveals how she strives for success. PANEL: Clara Del Villar, Avis Jones DeWeever, Lara Brown, Patrice Lee
Re-Air: Entitlements; Lawmakers proposing restrictions to welfare. Discipline in Public Schools; Are minority girls disciplined in school more harshly than others? PANEL: Anushay Hossain, Jennifer Marshall, Danielle Moodie-Mills, and Darlene Kennedy.
Bacha Posh: A young Afghan girl dressed up and raised as a boy. Night Shelters: A shelter in India that offers protection for young children. Child Brides: young girls being married off in India. Child Slavery: Once child slave Shyima Hall tells her story. PANEL: Megan Beyer; Darlene Kennedy; Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton; Rina Shah Bharara; Kim Gandy; Kellyanne Conway; Anushay Hossain
Stopping sexual assault has become the focus of two institutions: higher education and the military. We take a look at what has been done and what more could be done to stop more people from becoming victims. PANEL: Ellie Smeal. Darlene Kennedy, Jenifer Rajkumar, Amber Smith
Millennial Feminists: Some older feminists say millennials are not as feminist as they hoped. Meanwhile, some young women flood social media with #WhyIDontNeedFeminism. Armchair Activism: Are young feminist activists spending too much time online and not doing enough in the "real world"?
Part I: The threats to our food supply, including illness and environmental factors. PANEL: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Amber Smith, Rina Shah, Debra Carnahan Part II: the transportation of goods. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Norton Holmes, Karin Agness, Erin Matson, Clara Del Villar
Racist Violence: Author Chloe Angyal's op-ed on white women's passive role in racist attacks. Hollywood vs. Congress: Actress Meryl Streep's call to action for equal rights for women. Freelance Economy: why the head of the Freelancers Union says freelancing is feminist. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Lara Brown, Rina Shah Bharara
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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 highlights from the Republican National Convention and the sexual assault allegations against Roger Ailes.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Executive Director of the Independent Women’s Forum Sabrina Schaeffer, Associate Professor at George Washington University Lara Brown, and Republican Strategist Rina Shah.
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by Kara Sorenson
at the Republican Convention for TTC
Women face plenty of barriers when they run for political office. However, when they do, statistically they win at the same rate as men. So why don’t we have more women in elected government positions? It’s not because they are unelectable. The real issue is that not enough young women are trying to run for office.
That was the message at a workshop at the Republican National Convention held by Running Star, a non-profit organization that focuses on supporting women under 40 to run for elected office. It was a positive and engaging event that brought both men and women together to learnt why we need more women in office.Read More »