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“Boston Herald” vs. Elizabeth Warren: “The Nation” Asks, Will Sexism Win or Lose?

August 2, 2012

Writing for "The Nation," Greg Mitchell says it's bad enough that "Boston Herald" opinion columnists won't quit the sexist attacks on Senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren—now the front page, too, is skipping any analysis of her stance on the issues in favor of ad-feminem gender baiting. More »

Feeling American in Paris

Feeling American in Paris

| July 25, 2012

As an African American, multi-media journalist Mary C. Curtis enjoyed a welcoming interest among the French—a respect for black culture too often missing back home. More »

“You Never Really Hear About Mitt Romney’s Ankles:” Gloria Feldt on Female Candidates and the Media

July 9, 2012

Women's Media Center board member Gloria Feldt was on America's Radio News Network on Friday to discuss media treatment of female political candidates, and what kind of effect that may have on other women considering a run. More »

Women’s Fight To Defend the Affordable Care Act Isn’t Over

Women’s Fight To Defend the Affordable Care Act Isn’t Over

| June 28, 2012

The mood at the Supreme Court today was jubilant as Chief Justice John Roberts joined liberal justices in upholding the Affordable Care Act. But the fight isn't over—and the map of this particular battleground will look very familiar to women's health advocates. More »

“Having it All?”—The Wrong Question for Most Women

“Having it All?”—The Wrong Question for Most Women

| June 26, 2012

As it has done at least once a decade for the past 40 years, the media seems intent on pitting women against each other in a "Having it All" debate about work inside and outside the home. Author and organizer Ellen Bravo explains why the discussion defies reality. More »

Lessons from Lenore

| June 20, 2012

Discussions of a candidate’s appearance or home life are just distractions from the more important question of the underrepresentation of women in American politics—political wife and political candidate Lenore Romney knew that in 1970. More »

Netroots Nation’s “Year of the Woman”

Netroots Nation’s “Year of the Woman”

| June 13, 2012

With extraordinary panels, speeches, and social events targeted at women, it felt like "the year of the woman" at last week's seventh annual Netroots Nation progressive bloggers' conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The Women's Media Center was right there in the mix. More »

Women of the Roundtable

Women of the Roundtable

| June 12, 2012

A discussion in Washington, D.C., last week brought together women representing the necessary elements to drive forward the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. More »

Nuns Mad As Hell

Nuns Mad As Hell

| June 7, 2012

As a group of nuns plans to crisscross the country to highlight their work with the poor and powerless, Adele M. Stan explains why we may be witnessing a catalyzing moment in U.S. Catholic history. More »

Justice Ginsburg Should Continue to Raise Her Vital Voice

Justice Ginsburg Should Continue to Raise Her Vital Voice

| June 5, 2012

The author of a new book on the rhetoric of women on the Supreme Court argues that the nation needs to continue hearing the voice of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from her hard-won position on the high court. More »