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“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 »

Women’s Expertize Promoted on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Women’s Expertize Promoted on Both Sides of the Atlantic

| November 23, 2012

A British journalist has launched The Women’s Room, which, like several projects in the U.S., proves that the pundit world needn’t be all male. More »

WMC Award Winners Assess Media Progress

WMC Award Winners Assess Media Progress

| November 20, 2012

Last week's awards ceremony in New York City celebrated women making a difference in the media. Marianne Schnall asked award winners how they achieved personal success and what it would take to improve women's overall status. More »

Behind the Headlines—Sharing the Spotlight with David Petraeus

Behind the Headlines—Sharing the Spotlight with David Petraeus

| November 17, 2012

The judgment of the media falls unevenly on the primary players in the soap opera that has engulfed the nation, as a WMC co-founder explains in this commentary broadcast earlier today on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan. More »

Girls Impact the World Film Festival—A Forum for Social Change

Girls Impact the World Film Festival—A Forum for Social Change

| November 13, 2012

A four-women collaboration hopes to harness the creativity of young women around the world, empowering them to address concerns central to their lives. More »

Election Coverage Falls Short on “Women’s Issues”

Election Coverage Falls Short on “Women’s Issues”

| October 31, 2012

The mainstream media misses the complexity of women’s lives in representing what’s important to women voters. The author (left) calls for a far more nuanced public conversation. More »

Australia’s Leader Meets Sexist Attacks Head On

Australia’s Leader Meets Sexist Attacks Head On

| October 18, 2012

Misogynist political talk has become a national issue in Australia after Prime Minister Julia Gillard confronted the Opposition leader for participating in sexist dialogue that this commentary's author had recently helped document. More »

Why Teens’ Attitudes Matter

Why Teens’ Attitudes Matter

| October 11, 2012

WMC contest winner Adora Svitak today delivers the Girls’ State of the Union Message at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Here she investigates what teens really think about sex. More »

Filmmaker Explores India’s Complex Identity

Filmmaker Explores India’s Complex Identity

| September 20, 2012

In "The World Before Her," Nisha Pahuja looks at the extremes of India's evolving notions of gender. More »

Film’s Independent Women

Film’s Independent Women

| September 18, 2012

The author, the leading expert on the status of women working in film and television, has good news about women's progress in directing documentary films. Her question: are indie women in the pipeline to top Hollywood jobs? More »