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2012 Elections: Women Make Their Mark

2012 Elections: Women Make Their Mark

| November 7, 2012

Women claim the last word in the "war on women" election this year, with 55 percent backing Barack Obama and many progressive women winning House and Senate seats. More »

Default Assumptions—The Science Behind the Bias

Default Assumptions—The Science Behind the Bias

| November 5, 2012

Unless we actively resist, unconscious bias can influence important decisions—especially those made in the voting booth, as science writer KC Cole explains. More »

Letters from Ground Zero IV

Letters from Ground Zero IV

| November 3, 2012

Robin Morgan asks us to avert the "far bigger storm than Sandy looming" by going to the polls Tuesday—in this commentary delivered today on her radio talk-show, "Women's Media Center Live." 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 »

“I Am Neda”—Beyond the Icon

“I Am Neda”—Beyond the Icon

| October 29, 2012

The author, founder of Feminist.com, interviews the first-time filmmaker who is winning awards for her documentary on the woman whose death on the streets of Tehran helped kindle Iran's democracy movement. More »

My Life in a Binder

My Life in a Binder

| October 24, 2012

The author, after three decades maneuvering through corporate America, writes about what it means to be one of a binder full of women, and how to break free. More »

Mongolian Women’s Hard-Won Victory

Mongolian Women’s Hard-Won Victory

| October 22, 2012

A small group of committed legislators in the Mongolian parliament are taking on the challenge of meeting the basic needs of women and children. 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 »

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 »