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Violence Against Women—Unfinished Business

Violence Against Women—Unfinished Business

| January 4, 2013

The new Congress will have to undo the damage caused by GOP House members who blocked reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act—legislation that until now had earned broad bipartisan support. More »

The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

| December 19, 2012

This commentary on gun violence will be featured on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan on Saturday, December 22, at 11 AM ET on CBS radio 1580 in the Washington, D.C., area and streaming from WMCLive.com. More »

On Susan Rice and How a Non-candidate Is Treated

On Susan Rice and How a Non-candidate Is Treated

| December 17, 2012

Amid premature political attacks that were under-analyzed by the media, Susan Rice's actual record as a public servant was ignored. Did she ever have a chance? asks multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis. More »

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 »