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A Personal Interview with Mazie Hirono, Hawaii’s First Woman Senator

A Personal Interview with Mazie Hirono, Hawaii’s First Woman Senator

| November 27, 2013

In an excerpt from Hirono’s interview on “Women’s Media Center Live With Robin Morgan,” which aired November 23 and is available by podcast at wmclive.com and iTunes, Senator Hirono talks about the women who have inspired her, and her commitment to support other women in politics. More »

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

African Women Lead: A Pan African Dream

| May 16, 2013

Africans cannot sacrifice democracy for economic gain for the few and pittance for the many. The author—a New Yorker born in Nairobi—says paternalistic male leadership must come to an end, and women lead instead. More »

Reassuring Men—The Real Issue Behind Gun Control

Reassuring Men—The Real Issue Behind Gun Control

| April 13, 2013

In a witty "Fighting Words" commentary just broadcast on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan, the author helps men come to terms with gun control. More »

Buses and Metros Carry Messages Against Harassment

Buses and Metros Carry Messages Against Harassment

| April 12, 2013

As women and men mobilize for International Anti-Street Harassment Week, the author, founder of Stop Street Harassment, describes growing multi-city campaigns focusing on public transit. More »

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

| April 10, 2013

With national elections looming, the health of Venezuelan democracy may depend on the freedom of opinion in the media—including the political cartoonists. More »

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

| April 4, 2013

In film and onstage, from the perspective of more than 50 years of activism, Angela Davis offers lessons from an organizer. More »

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

| March 29, 2013

The author, fresh from a family visit, reflects on how Pakistan arrived at this moment, and what the United States can do to support women and democracy there. More »

Verdict Is In on Sexual Assault in the Military

Verdict Is In on Sexual Assault in the Military

| March 26, 2013

Survivors and advocates insist on the need for a system of reporting and trying sexual assault cases independent of the chain of command, writes the author, an expert on gender-based violence. More »

“My Brooklyn”—Prejudice, Policy and Gentrification

“My Brooklyn”—Prejudice, Policy and Gentrification

| March 22, 2013

In discussing two women who document a culturally and commercially vibrant community at risk, the author explores the racist policy and politics behind the onslaught of gentrification. More »

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

| March 18, 2013

Expand the circle of empathy in public life, urges multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis. More »