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Maryland Women’s Agenda for Obama’s Second Term

Maryland Women’s Agenda for Obama’s Second Term

| January 22, 2013

The author checks in with state legislators from the Maryland Women's Caucus to see what they expect from President Barack Obama in his second term. More »

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 »

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 »

2012 Elections: Women Make Their Mark

2012 Elections: Women Make Their Mark

| November 7, 2012

Women claim the last word in the "war on women" election this year, with 55 percent backing Barack Obama and many progressive women winning House and Senate seats. More »

Default Assumptions—The Science Behind the Bias

Default Assumptions—The Science Behind the Bias

| November 5, 2012

Unless we actively resist, unconscious bias can influence important decisions—especially those made in the voting booth, as science writer KC Cole explains. More »

Election Coverage Falls Short on “Women’s Issues”

Election Coverage Falls Short on “Women’s Issues”

| October 31, 2012

The mainstream media misses the complexity of women’s lives in representing what’s important to women voters. The author (left) calls for a far more nuanced public conversation. More »

Native American Voters Can Make a Difference

Native American Voters Can Make a Difference

| October 1, 2012

The author, a member of the Upper Mattponi Tribe and a board member of the Women's Media Center, cites evidence of the potential power of the Native vote, particularly when concentrated in swing states in this presidential election. More »

Innovative Women’s Museum Opens in Santa Fe

Innovative Women’s Museum Opens in Santa Fe

| September 25, 2012

Native American women artists have a home of their own in New Mexico, thanks to the dedication of a third generation painter whose grandmother came from the Santa Clara pueblo. More »

When Ads Preach Hatred

When Ads Preach Hatred

| September 13, 2012

The author, shocked by an anti-Islam advertisement posted at her local train station, is more disturbed at how such sentiments take root in American soil – especially at a time when such hate statements have triggered extreme anti-American acts abroad. More »

Native Americans Speak Out About Street Harassment

Native Americans Speak Out About Street Harassment

| September 9, 2012

The author, founder of the website Stop Street Harassment, collected stories in focus groups to augment a forthcoming, first of its kind national report on street harassment. More »