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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 »

A Woman’s Place is in the ... State Department

A Woman’s Place is in the ... State Department

| December 10, 2012

The GOP is taking aim against the nomination of Susan Rice to head the State Department. Will the nation retreat from the precedent of women in this key post—for no good reason? More »

The Parable of Bedrock’s Fiscal Cliff

The Parable of Bedrock’s Fiscal Cliff

| December 7, 2012

If Wilma can teach Fred Debtstone that Bedrock’s national deficit is nothing to fear, could there be hope for the U.S. Congress? More »

A Human Rights Politician in the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’

A Human Rights Politician in the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’

| December 4, 2012

Journalist Michelle Tolson took the occasion of President Obama's visit to the Southeast Asian summit last month to speak to a stalwart member of the opposition party in Cambodia, Mu Sochua. More »

Living in the Path of Drones

Living in the Path of Drones

| November 29, 2012

Pakistani women and U.S. peace actives agree: U.S. military drone strikes must stop, writes Lys Anzia of WNN - Women News Network. 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 »

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 »