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Fighting HPV in Bhutan

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NOVA
PBS


Human papillomavirus, or HPV, can cause cervical cancer. Bhutan is the first developing country to welcome the widespread vaccination of girls against HPV, and cervical cancer rates have dropped. Some countries have resisted the vaccine, but in Bhutan even the royal princess is onboard. Continue


TTC Extra: Women Sports Executives

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To The Contrary
PBS


Washington DC litigator Michele Roberts shattered a glass ceiling by becoming the first woman to head a players union for one of the top four pro sports. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Patrice Lee, Megan Beyer Continue


TTC Extra: Women In Tech

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To The Contrary
PBS


Women continue to be underrepresented in the technology industry. A few top colleges have managed to reverse the trend by reaching out to high school teachers, offering mentoring programs and focusing recruitment on prospective female students. PANEL: Former EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez, Former Judge & Federal Prosecutor Debra Carnahan, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, Journalist Anushay Continue


Obama & Border Crisis; Gay Rights; Teach a Woman to Fish

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To The Contrary
PBS


Obama & Border Crisis: The President spars with Congress on how to handle the immigration crisis. Gay Rights: A teacher says discrimination based on sexual orientation is the same as gender discrimination. Teach a Woman to Fish: Ritu Sharma of Women Thrive Worldwide on why helping women can help entire communities. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Francesca Chambers, Patrice Lee, Patricia Sosa Continue


TTC Extra: Women Can't Have It All

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To The Contrary
PBS


At the Aspen Ideas Festival Pepsico CEO Indra Nooyi admitted to the difficult balancing act of being a wife, mother and CEO. She says women can't have it all. PANEL: National Network to End Domestic Violence’s President Kim Gandy, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, DC Congresswoman Del. Norton (D), and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Continue


USAID & Maternal Health; Abortion & Film; PAST Act

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To The Contrary
PBS


USAID & Maternal Health: The agency is spending more money on saving mothers and children. Abortion & Film: "Obvious Child" depicts abortion in a rare light by movie standards. PAST Act: The law the US Humane Society says will stop cruelty against horses. PANEL: Megan Beyer, Nicole Kurokawa Neily, Erica Williams SImon, Holly Hazard Continue


Plaintiffs meets the media

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


The plaintiffs against Proposition 8 introduce themselves to the media in "The Case Against 8," a documentary film by Ryan White and Ben Cotner. Clip courtesy HBO. Continue


StoryCorps Shorts: A Good Man

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POV
PBS


Bryan Wilmoth and his seven younger siblings were raised in a strict, religious home. In this StoryCorps Animated Short, he talks to his brother Mike about reconnecting years after their dad kicked Bryan out for being gay. Continue


Human Trafficking, Working Families, Men & Feminism

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To The Contrary
PBS


Human Trafficking: A new State Department report focuses on the journey from victim to survivor. Working Families: Valerie Jarrett provides insight into the upcoming White House Summit on Working Families. Men & Feminism: An all-male panel at a women's summit divides feminists. PANEL: Deborah Carnahan; Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Genevieve Wood Continue


Vivre

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AfroPop
PBS


A teacher asks her pupils what they want to do when they grow up. While his classmates answer lightly and with great fun, Tom a quiet 10-year-old boy slips away. When his turn comes to speak, Tom embarks himself upon a striking monologue. With passion, humor and bewildering maturity he describes three possible life choices that will inevitably lead him to dramatic ends. Continue


TTC Extra: Women Negotiators

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To The Contrary
PBS


A new study reveals why women aren't as successful as men at negotiating. They are more likely to be lied to. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Megan Beyer, Patrice Lee Continue


Pro-Choice Label; Prostitution Debate; Gender Lens Investing

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To The Contrary
PBS


Pro-Choice Label: Activists move away from labeling themselves "pro-choice." Prostitution Debate: Should selling sex be legal? Gender Lens Investing: Jackie Vanderbrug of US Trust on why investing with a gender lens is a growing trend. PANEL: Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Genevieve Wood, Megan Beyer, Patrice Lee Continue


Clinton vs. Warren; Hobby Lobby; Female Genital Mutilation

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To The Contrary
PBS


Clinton vs. Warren: Elizabeth Warren is being touted as a possible “spoiler” against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Hobby Lobby: The Green family who owns the craft store chain aims to build a bible museum in Washington, DC. Female Genital Mutilation: The cultural tradition is an American problem. PANEL: Cari Dominguez, Debra Carnahan, Darlene Kennedy, Anushay Hossain Continue


Pakistani sculptor chisels away at taboos for women

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Humaira Abid is a sculptor and painter who creates everyday objects out of wood to cope with her experiences. Based in the Seattle area, she spends several months out of each year in Lahore, Pakistan, where she grew up and still maintains her main studio. Video produced by Laila Kazmi, KCTS 9 For more Art Beat: newshour.pbs.org/art Continue


TTC Extra: Secret Spenders

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To The Contrary
PBS


According to a new survey, men are significantly more likely than women to be "secret spenders" who hide or lie about their spending. Reasons include to avoid argument, limit unnecessary worry and avoiding guilt. PANEL: National Network to End Domestic Violence’s President Kim Gandy, Conservative Commentator Darlene Kennedy, DC Congresswoman Del. Norton (D), and Republican Strategist Rina Shah Continue


Ted Olson and David Boies team up against Prop 8

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


"The Case Against 8" captures reactions to the unexpected teaming-up of Ted Olson and David Boies in the case against Proposition 8. Clip courtesy HBO. Continue


Becoming a plaintiff against Prop 8

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Sandy Stier and Kris Perry discuss the decision to become a plaintiff in against Proposition 8 in "The Case Against 8," a documentary film by Ryan White and Ben Cotner. Courtesy HBO. Continue


TTC Extra: Alpha Women, Beta Men

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To The Contrary
PBS


A new book The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match advises women with dominant personalities will find true happiness if they settle down with a Beta male. The Beta male is described as not overly competitive, more communicative, collaborative and thoughtful. PANEL: Deborah Carnahan; Anushay Hossain, Rina Shah, Genevieve Wood Continue


The Mosuo Sisters

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Global Voices
PBS


Two spirited daughters from China's last remaining matrilineal ethnic minority are thrust into the worldwide economic downturn when they lose the only jobs they've ever known. Left with few options, Jua Ma and La Tsuo leave Beijing for home, a remote village in the foothills of the Himalayas, where the Mosuo people uphold the provocative tradition that marriage is an attack on the family. Continue


TTC Extra: Diversity at Google

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To The Contrary
PBS


Google is seeking to diversify in the midst of criticism after divulging the gender and racial breakdown of its workforce. Less than one-third of employees are women, and only 3% African-American or Hispanic. PANEL: Sabrina Schaeffer, Dr. Lara Brown, Donna Brazile, Francesca Chambers Continue


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