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Confidence Gap: Is a lack of confidence the main thing holding women back? Sexual Assault: Young people report seeing harassment as normal. Behind the Headlines: Jesus Feminist. Why this author says the term is not a contradiction. PANEL: Progressive Magazine Editor-in-chief Ruth Conniff, Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), The Heritage Foundation’s Genevieve Wood
Sebelius Resigns: Secretary of Health & Human Services steps down after Affordable Care Act failures. Women Voters: Why women don't vote for women. Stay-Home-Moms: More women are staying home to raise their children. Women Veterans: Employing service women after service. PANELISTS: Francesca Chambers, Megan Beyer, Patricia Sosa, Jennifer Marshall
Gender Pay Gap: How mothers affect their daughters' income. SCOTUS Decision: How the campaign finance decision could be helpful for women. Behind the Headlines: Technology - Empowering or Enslaving? PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Editor Francesca Chambers, The Gender Equality Project’s Megan Beyer, Republican Strategist Bettina Inclan
Carter & Religion: The former president says most religions are sexist. Marriage & Divorce: why millennials want to get married, but aren't. Behind the Headlines: Cindy Chupack, an award-winning screenwriter, on women and humor. PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Executive Director, Independent Women’s Forum; Former Judge and Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan; Journalist Anushay Hossain; Republican Strategist Rina Shah
Contraception Cases: Do for-profit corporations have religious rights? Ban Bossy: Sheryl Sandberg says everyone should stop calling young girls "bossy." Behind the Headlines: Congresswomen talk about the past and future of women in leadership. PANEL: The New Agenda’s Amy Siskind, President, Gloucester Institute Kay Coles James, NPR host Avis Jones DeWeever, Republican Strategist Rina Shah
Women in Media: Distressing numbers from a new report. Sochi Olympics: Are some courses too extreme for women? Mountaintop Removal Mining: How this unregulated practice contributes to pollution. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC); Republican Strategist Rina Shah; Kim Gandy, CEO National Network to End Domestic Violence; Former Bush White House Aide Mercy Viana Schlapp; Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition’s Janet Keating
Wendy Davis: Are her newest declarations on abortion flip-flopping or consistent? Women-Owned Businesses: They may outlast male-owned companies in certain areas. Behind the Heaadlines: Jane Pauley on reinventing yourself. PANEL: Sam Bennett, Jennifer Marshall, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah
Sochi Olympics: Controversy over gay rights at the Winter Olympics. Vatican vs. United Nations: The Holy See is under pressure over the women who worked at the Magdalene laundries. Behind the Headlines: Chai Feldblum on how the EEOC will deal with pregnancy discrimination. PANEL: Hadley Heath, Anushay Hossain, Hilary Rosen, Francesca Chambers
Unwed Mothers: Should benefits be capped for children born out of wedlock? Feminist Infighting: Online arguments rage between feminists. Behind the Headlines, and for Black History Month, Spelman College President Beverly Tatum. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Red Alert Politics Francesca Chambers, Progressive Commentator Anushay Hossain, IWF President Sabrina Schaeffer
Sexual Assault: What President Barack Obama is doing to fight rape on campus. Divorce Divide: How religion can affect divorce rates. Behind the Headlines: Gimme Shelter, the movie the pro-life movement can't stop talking about. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Republican Commentator Angela McGlowan, Former Prosecutor and Judge Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy
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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 reflect on the Charleston shooting and the complex relationship between sexism and racism; Meryl Streep’s push for the Equal Rights Amendment; and whether freelancing is feminist.
On the panel this week joining host Bonnie Erbe is Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), IWF Executive Director Sabrina Schaeffer, Author and Political Analyst Dr. Lara Brown, and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Bharara.
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By Tongwa Aka
It's been five weeks, five weeks that have gone by with such rapidity that I cannot begin to comprehend. In five weeks I have matured as a person, a maturity that has come from being surrounded by successful women, who are making tremendous progress in a country where gender bias/inequality is still a predominant issue.
Prior to working here, I was aware of the issues that women face in today's society. Like a decent human being, I supported equality for all. I read articles and kept abreast of the women's movement. However, I lacked a passion for the subject. I looked on as an outsider, and I wasn't bothered enough because I felt that these issues do not affect me directly. Concerns like wage gaps between male and female employees or employment benefits for expecting mothers never irked me. Even though I agreed with most of the views of this movement, my attitude towards it was very passive.Read More »