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Equal Pay Day: Don’t Celebrate, Organize!

Equal Pay Day: Don’t Celebrate, Organize!

| April 11, 2016

On the day that draws attention to the gender wage gap, the author, a leading expert on workers' rights, calls for a "movement for women's economic freedom." More »

Tags: Economy
The Long Road to Justice for Pakistan’s Acid Attack Survivors

The Long Road to Justice for Pakistan’s Acid Attack Survivors

| April 7, 2016

Five years after Pakistan passed a law to punish acid attacks, the violence continues even as more survivors seek justice. More »

Anti-LGBT Laws Target Rights as “Political Correctness”

Anti-LGBT Laws Target Rights as “Political Correctness”

| April 4, 2016

The new North Carolina law is just the latest in a wave of backlash legislation targeting LGBT equality. More »

Tags: Politics, LGBT

WMC News: “Switched at Birth”, Live Twitter Chat - Video as Evidence, Ghomeshi Verdict and More

| March 30, 2016

A round up of original content from the Women's Media Center: WMC Features, WMC Speech, WMC Siege, WMC Fbomb, WMC Live, & more More »

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“Switched at Birth” Breaks the Mold in Depiction of Deaf Characters

“Switched at Birth” Breaks the Mold in Depiction of Deaf Characters

| March 29, 2016

The TV show, which is about to begin its last season, has been a very surprising source for authentic portrayals of people with disabilities. More »

WMC News: Women’s Incarceration, Liability for Online Abuse, Mary Robinson, Kesha, WMC Live & more

| March 24, 2016

A roundup of original content from the Women's Media Center: WMC Features, WMC Speech, WMC Siege, WMC Fbomb, WMC Live More »

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Women’s Incarceration: Frequent Starting Point Is Childhood Abuse

Women’s Incarceration: Frequent Starting Point Is Childhood Abuse

| March 22, 2016

The number of women in prison has been increasing at nearly double the rate of men. Advocates—including formerly incarcerated women—are taking a closer look at the reasons, and what can be done to stem the tide. More »

WMC News: Women’s History; Online Anonymity; Covering Trauma; Flint; WMC Live & more

| March 16, 2016

A roundup of original content from the Women's Media Center: WMC Features, WMC Speech, WMC Siege, WMC Fbomb; WMC Live More »

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In the Wake of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: A Greatest Generation of Women?

In the Wake of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: A Greatest Generation of Women?

| March 16, 2016

In honor of Women's History Month, the author, the president of the New-York Historical Society, urges us to remember a remarkable generation of reformers who worked to change conditions for working women. More »

The Lawyer Who Argued the Landmark Casey Decision Weighs In on the Texas Abortion Case

The Lawyer Who Argued the Landmark Casey Decision Weighs In on the Texas Abortion Case

| March 9, 2016

Kathryn Kolbert offers her first-hand analysis of last week's arguments before the Supreme Court on Texas abortion restrictions. More »