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Congratulations To the WMC Progressive Girls’ Voices Class of 2012!

| July 18, 2012

Progressive Girl’s Voices (PGV) is the premier media and leadership-training program for girls in the country. Representing a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, and generation, participants receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespeople in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill the headlines. More »

Filmmakers Find Surprises at an Islamic School for Girls in Syria

Filmmakers Find Surprises at an Islamic School for Girls in Syria

| July 18, 2012

Airing this week on PBS, "The Light in Her Eyes" portrays a religious teacher pursuing a complicated set of goals to enrich her students' lives. More »

Women’s Media Center Partner SPARK Summit Urges Teen Vogue to #KeepItReal

Women’s Media Center Partner SPARK Summit Urges Teen Vogue to #KeepItReal

| July 12, 2012

Nuns and Virgins

Nuns and Virgins

| July 12, 2012

With the republication of her novel set in the 1950s, Caryl Rivers considers the nuns who taught her and those who are still today the heart of the Catholic Church. More »

Stopping Traffic

Stopping Traffic

| July 10, 2012

The worldwide child sex industry has set up shop in the United States. Mary Ann Swissler asked advocates what it would take to stop it. More »

Seventeen Magazine Vows to Show Girls ‘as They Really Are’

| July 5, 2012

Women’s Magazines and the Cult of Hypocrisy

Women’s Magazines and the Cult of Hypocrisy

| July 5, 2012

This week, Seventeen magazine promised to publish un-photoshopped images of real girls, finally responding to 14-year-old SPARK activist Julia Bluhm's campaign. Such pressure must continue argues author Laura Bates. More »

Katniss and Merida—Year of the Heroic Archer?

Katniss and Merida—Year of the Heroic Archer?

| July 3, 2012

Having consulted Geena Davis, who has played her share of strong female characters, the author asks, are two successful female-driven action movies released in one year a sign of good times to come for heroic women on screen? More »

UK Moves to Criminalize Forced Marriage

UK Moves to Criminalize Forced Marriage

| June 28, 2012

Forced marriage, an oppression particularly targeting girls in South Asian cultures, must be addressed by Western governments as well, argues author Shiuan Butler. More »

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

| June 14, 2012

Four decades after its birth as the nation's first feminist mass-market magazine, Ms. was honored this week by the New York City Council. Shelby Knox writes of its continuing advocacy. More »