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With Hillary’s Nomination, Lots of Interest in Suffrage Movement, But Did Media Get the Facts Right?

With Hillary’s Nomination, Lots of Interest in Suffrage Movement, But Did Media Get the Facts Right?

| August 3, 2016

Media outlets that invoke white-clad suffragists as shorthand for a long, sprawling movement often show a simplistic view of women's history. Author Louise Bernikow offers a cheat sheet on the women's suffrage movement for journalists and others. More »

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 »

Ten Years After Katrina: Women Heroes of the Recovery

Ten Years After Katrina: Women Heroes of the Recovery

| August 27, 2015

As we commemorate the ten-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we must remember the leadership of women—and the work still to be done. More »

Women’s Media Center Announces Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2015!

| July 9, 2015

The Women's Media Center today congratulates the 20 women accepted into its WMC Progressive Women's Voices class of 2015. More »

Changing the Conversation on Women and Addiction

Changing the Conversation on Women and Addiction

| October 15, 2014

The author considers the legacy of a groundbreaking health care reformer and looks at what still needs to be done to reduce stigma and improve care for women dealing with addiction. More »

The World Agrees: No Right to Bear Unregulated Arms

The World Agrees: No Right to Bear Unregulated Arms

| September 25, 2014

Thanks in part to the unprecedented leadership and persistence of women, today marks the passage of a global Arms Trade Treaty. More »

Women’s Media Center Announces WMC Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2014

| September 16, 2014

WMC announces it's Progressive Women's Voices class of 2014! More »

A New Look at Grace Lee Boggs, American Revolutionary

A New Look at Grace Lee Boggs, American Revolutionary

| June 27, 2014

A new documentary reveals the unique perspectives and extraordinary life of the author and activist, who has been agitating for change for some seven decades. More »

She’s Not a “Danish Pastry,” Pat Buchanan—She’s the Prime Minister of Denmark

She’s Not a “Danish Pastry,” Pat Buchanan—She’s the Prime Minister of Denmark

December 22, 2013

Eleanor Clift is right: “Pat needs a little educating on how to talk to women.” More »

A Personal Interview with Mazie Hirono, Hawaii’s First Woman Senator

A Personal Interview with Mazie Hirono, Hawaii’s First Woman Senator

| November 27, 2013

In an excerpt from Hirono’s interview on “Women’s Media Center Live With Robin Morgan,” which aired November 23 and is available by podcast at wmclive.com and iTunes, Senator Hirono talks about the women who have inspired her, and her commitment to support other women in politics. More »