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Rights Under Siege: On the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, Activists are Fighting Back

| August 6, 2015

Two years after the Supreme Court gutted a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, activists in North Carolina and other states keep up the pressure to restore rights. More »

Can Hillary Clinton Show That Women Can Run…and Win?

| April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton is the latest of many women who have run for president. In order to inspire more women to run, we have to teach girls and young women this history. More »

ERA? Yes! A New Push for Sex Equality

ERA? Yes! A New Push for Sex Equality

| April 9, 2015

A leader of the renewed movement to pass the Equal Rights Amendment issues a call for action. More »

In a Digital Age, Feminism Demands an Open Internet

In a Digital Age, Feminism Demands an Open Internet

| February 24, 2015

As a crucial ruling on net neutrality approaches, the author—executive director of the Center for Media Justice—explains why this issue is crucial for social justice movements. 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 »

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

| May 17, 2013

Africans cannot sacrifice democracy for economic gain for the few and pittance for the many. The author—a New Yorker born in Nairobi—says paternalistic male leadership must come to an end, and women lead instead. More »

Reassuring Men—The Real Issue Behind Gun Control

Reassuring Men—The Real Issue Behind Gun Control

| April 13, 2013

In a witty "Fighting Words" commentary just broadcast on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan, the author helps men come to terms with gun control. More »

Buses and Metros Carry Messages Against Harassment

Buses and Metros Carry Messages Against Harassment

| April 12, 2013

As women and men mobilize for International Anti-Street Harassment Week, the author, founder of Stop Street Harassment, describes growing multi-city campaigns focusing on public transit. More »

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

| April 10, 2013

With national elections looming, the health of Venezuelan democracy may depend on the freedom of opinion in the media—including the political cartoonists. More »

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

| April 4, 2013

In film and onstage, from the perspective of more than 50 years of activism, Angela Davis offers lessons from an organizer. More »