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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 »

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

| September 5, 2012

The author, founder of Legalspeaks.com, finds the essence of diversity within the Maryland delegation to the Democratic National Convention. More »

In Awe of Teen Olympians

In Awe of Teen Olympians

| August 13, 2012

The author, herself a young athlete, wonders how the young Olympians can accomplish so much with everybody in the world looking on—and commenting on their every move. 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 »

“We Are the Girls from Seton High”

“We Are the Girls from Seton High”

| June 22, 2012

Overcoming her ambivalence, multi-media journalist Mary C. Curtis finds comfort and acceptance at her high school reunion. More »