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Delivering the News—Ghana’s “Maternal Health Channel”

Delivering the News—Ghana’s “Maternal Health Channel”

| April 25, 2013

Expectant mothers and their caregivers in Ghana can now look to the airwaves for critically important information. More »

The Personal Is Political—Yet Again

The Personal Is Political—Yet Again

| April 8, 2013

The poet, author, and feminist activist takes on a new challenge in this essay, adapted from her commentary on WMC Live With Robin Morgan. More »

Marissa Mayer—Out of Touch with Women Workers?

Marissa Mayer—Out of Touch with Women Workers?

| March 20, 2013

The author, a mom and a Walmart employee, wonders if Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, who serves on the Walmart board, can advocate for her. More »

Leaning In Can Get You Laid Out

Leaning In Can Get You Laid Out

| March 14, 2013

Media discussions of Sandberg’s advice for getting ahead in the corporate world miss an important consideration, says author and social media strategist Courtney E. Martin. More »

Maryland Women’s Agenda for Obama’s Second Term

Maryland Women’s Agenda for Obama’s Second Term

| January 22, 2013

The author checks in with state legislators from the Maryland Women's Caucus to see what they expect from President Barack Obama in his second term. More »

Abortion Services: A Family Doctor’s Perspective

Abortion Services: A Family Doctor’s Perspective

| January 14, 2013

Approaching the 40th anniversary of the decision that legalized abortion, Dr. Linda Prine describes its provision as part of a continuum of care. More »

Underpaid by Law – A Waitress’s Story

Underpaid by Law – A Waitress’s Story

| December 14, 2012

The author, who struggles to pay her bills serving tables while launching her career as a journalist, describes the day to day results of the federally mandated subminimum wage. More »

“Warehoused” with Mental Illness—A Filmmaker’s Story

“Warehoused” with Mental Illness—A Filmmaker’s Story

| November 30, 2012

"Kings Park" documents a dark age for many women hospitalized with mental illness. The filmmaker looks to the promise of ObamaCare for a better future. More »

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

| October 15, 2012

The author, who has conducted research in Mexico, offers a reality check on what could happen to U.S. women if the GOP succeeds in criminalizing abortion. More »

Who’s Really Taking Responsibility in America?

Who’s Really Taking Responsibility in America?

| October 3, 2012

Working families advocate Ellen Bravo takes a look at a proud member of the 47 percent, a life-long Republican who has her own advice for Mitt Romney. More »