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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 »

Sexualization Is Silencing: WMC Statement and Petition on Hustler Attack on Conservative Pundit Cupp

| May 24, 2012

The sexualization of women in the media is not a partisan issue -- it’s an ongoing problem that makes it harder for women on both sides of the aisle to run for office and be taken seriously as political commentators and media makers. More »

Women Work to Save Preventive Care Gains

Women Work to Save Preventive Care Gains

| May 24, 2012

A fund designed under the Affordable Care Act as an investment in prevention, thus saving future health expenses and enriching people's lives, is under non-stop attack in Congress. More »

Conservative Media Misrepresents House Version of VAWA

| May 18, 2012

In the wake of the House passing a version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization that excludes immigrants, Native Americans and LGTB women, of course Fox News and others are painting their protection as unnecessary. More »

May Day with Occupy Oakland

May Day with Occupy Oakland

| May 8, 2012

The author describes the Occupy movement's action in Oakland last week, in light of a very different mood in the city that greeted the general strike called six months ago. More »

For “Birthers,” Honolulu Mom an Inconvenient Truth

For “Birthers,” Honolulu Mom an Inconvenient Truth

| May 2, 2012

Eleanor Nordyke, who spent her career improving women's reproductive health, has an answer for those who still contend that President Obama was born outside the country: she happened to be on the scene in Honolulu. More »

Young Feminists Go Live to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

Young Feminists Go Live to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

| April 27, 2012

Young feminists, whose presence in the current War on Women plays out largely online, plan to emerge from the virtual world with rallies in Nashville and other state capitals April 28. More »