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Poverty & Social Mobility: a re-analysis of the anti-poverty experiment "Moving to Opportunity." #TalkPay: How Twitter could end the pay gap. Mothers Who Leave: Author Melissa Cistaro discusses her life after her mother left. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Anushay Hossain, Mercy Viana Schlapp
A new crop of female Islamic scholars says there is nothing in the Koran that treats women unequally. Instead, they argue, Muslim women have been marginalized by cultural practices and patriarchal interpretations. Dr. Azizah Al-Hibri, a law professor and Islamic scholar,started a non- profit organization called Karamah to advance the gender-equitable principles of Islam to Muslim women.
Vatican & Nuns: The Vatican cut short its investigation of the largest order of American nuns. Reddit & The Wage Gap: Interim CEO Ellen Pao bans salary negotiations for entry-level positions in an attempt to level the playing field. Stay-at-Home Moms: Is motherhood a career?
Hillary Clinton Announcement: The start of Hillary's presidential run is imminent. Pay Gap: How the wage gap persists in so-called liberal institutions and in the offices of Democrats. Safe Sex in College: New research shows some students may be putting themselves in danger.
Religious Rights Debate: LGBT activists pressure Arkansas & Indiana to make changes to "religious freedom" laws, as a woman is sent to prison for a miscarriage. Allowance Equity: Boys do less chores than girls, but on average get more allowance for their work. Fashioning Fat: Prof. Amanda Czerniawski went undercover as a plus-size model to study the industry through the lens of a sociologist.
Beijing+20: How far have women come and what still needs to be done, 20 years after the famed women's conference? Hillary Clinton Doctrine: How much has Hillary Clinton done to improve women's lives? "War on Women": Democrats say it's back, while Republicans say it's over. PANEL: Kellyanne Conway; Neera Tanden; Erin Matson; Rina Shah
Retirement Woes: Research finds a significant amount of difference when it comes to saving among minorities and Caucasians. The Pink Pill: In their third attempt, Sprout Pharmaceutical believes their drug help women with HSDD. Difret: an Ethiopian foreign language film about the cultural practice of telefa. Panel: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sabrina Schaeffer, Jenifer Rajkumar, Francesca Chambers
Rising Hate Crimes: 5 transgender women of color are recent victims of social injustice. Targeted Women CEOS: certain companies have proven itself biased as more female CEOs get challenged by investors than males. Diversifying STEM: Women hold 46% of degrees in STEM fields, but less than 30% maintain a career. Panel: Danielle Moodie-Mills, Rina Shah Bharara, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Patrice Lee
Army Rangers: Women make steps towards becoming Rangers. Vatican & Women: The Holy See tries to appeal to female Catholics. Cultures Without Borders: Former UN May Rihani says Islam, the west, and other cultures are more similar than many realize. Panel: Megan Beyer; Mercedes Viana Schlapp; Anushay Hossain; Genevieve Wood
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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 »
To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe celebrates 25 seasons on PBS with a film festival highlighting documentaries by and about women, families and diverse communities. The All About Women & Girls Festival winner in the international category is A Queen's Discovery.
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By Sallie Bingham
A dear friend told me the other day that she thinks we live in a blue bubble here in New Mexico. On the electoral map, New Mexico and Colorado show up as almost insignificant small blue squares in a sea of red, so unimportant on the national level we received almost no attention or visits during the previous election—which may be just as well. But before I give in to survivor’s guilt about being the beneficiary of blue, I want to take a minute to think why this happened.Read More »