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Quiet Push to Recognize Suffrage Sites

Quiet Push to Recognize Suffrage Sites

| April 9, 2009

Spearheaded by New York Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, powerful chair of the House Rules Committee, legislation was signed into law at the end of last month that will help celebrate the not-so-ancient history of how women won the vote in the United States. More »

Pondering the Chick Flick

| March 23, 2009

Call it what you like, the genre comes with both good and bad traits. The author suggests that we reward Hollywood at the box office only when it resists its misogynistic tendencies. More »

Life and Work: A Conversation for International Women’s Day

Life and Work: A Conversation for International Women’s Day

| March 6, 2009

The authors are appearing in New York City this month (March 18 at the 92nd Street Y-Tribeca) as part of an ongoing national tour to explore feminist issues through a multigenerational panel. The panel’s appearances (which have also included author Kristal Brent Zook) provoke more conversations: in Kansas City, a local panel adopted the format to continue to explore different dimensions of women’s lives. Here, the authors share their perspectives on work and life choices. More »

Can Feminist Groups and Bloggers Bridge the Digital Divide?

| February 11, 2009

In Washington, DC, members of feminist organizations of long standing and feminist members of the blogospere met face to face for the first time. Now comes the hard part: to see what each group might offer the other. More »

Turning the Tide against the Taliban: What Works

Turning the Tide against the Taliban: What Works

| February 3, 2009

The Obama Administration must empower the Pakistani people, who have already shown that they’re ready and able to stand up against the forces oppressing women and girls in the valley of Swat and elsewhere. Here, the secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, tells us how. More »

President Obama and Women’s Rights Activists: Celebration and Bumps in the Road

| January 30, 2009

The White House ceremony and reception marking the President’s signature on his first major law honored feminists and the bill’s inspiration, Lilly Ledbetter. But the week was also marked by setbacks for legislation important to women workers and to women who depend on Medicaid. More »

Changing the World, One Blog at a Time

| January 29, 2009

The author, WMC’s media manager, understood the potential of networking. But the true power of the web for advocacy hit home when an injustice threatened her family. Here she describes how anyone can use the process. More »

The Woman Who Fought Freud—and Won

| January 26, 2009

Looking Forward to 2009

| December 29, 2008

The Women’s Media Center asked feminist authors and commentators Lynn Sherr, Alida Brill, and Beverly Guy-Sheftall to tell us what women might expect from what is widely expected to be a new year of national change. Their words are as cautionary as they are hopeful. More »

Show Her the Money

December 9, 2008