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Tea Party, Anyone?

Tea Party, Anyone?

| August 31, 2012

The GOP platform presumably states the values of the party—not good news for the 99 percent of us, argues the author. More »

Nancy Pelosi on her 25 Years in Congress

Nancy Pelosi on her 25 Years in Congress

| August 16, 2012

The House minority leader reflects on her battles to combat AIDS/HIV and improve women's health over the years, and on women's role in a polarized Congress. More »

The Left’s Love for the Feisty Nun

The Left’s Love for the Feisty Nun

| August 15, 2012

The author, former president of Catholics for Choice, questions the wisdom of progressives who glorify "brave" nuns under Vatican attack. More »

First Woman to Moderate Presidential Debate in 20 years

| August 13, 2012

The moderators of the 2012 presidential and vice presidential debates were announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates today, and Candy Crowley, host of CNN's "State of the Union," will host the second debate on October 16 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island. More »

“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 »