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President Obama: Nominate a Woman to Replace Outgoing FCC Chair

President Obama: Nominate a Woman to Replace Outgoing FCC Chair

| March 21, 2013

Over two dozen prominent women's rights organizations and leaders signed a letter that was delivered today to the White House from the Women's Media Center, calling on the President to appoint the first female FCC Chair in the agency's eighty-year history. More »

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 »

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 »

Tunisia’s Women—Defying the Odds

Tunisia’s Women—Defying the Odds

| April 10, 2012

The author, secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, writes that Tunisia is finding its own way while Islamist movements gain power in the region. More »

Hillary Clinton Launches Public Service Initiative

Hillary Clinton Launches Public Service Initiative

| February 6, 2012

Working with the nation’s top women’s liberal arts colleges, Secretary of State Clinton hopes to harness the potential of women around the world to strengthen leadership in both government and civil society. More »

Finally! FBI’s “Forcible Rape” Definition Is Officially History

| January 9, 2012

What Will it Take to Make a Woman President?

| December 15, 2011

The Birth Police—Rights of Pregnant Women and Their Families

The Birth Police—Rights of Pregnant Women and Their Families

| April 19, 2011

In the current wave of state legislature proposals, the threat to a woman's reproductive rights goes far beyond whether or not she can choose abortion, as the founder of Trust Women PAC explains. More »

Remembering Gerry and the Courage of Her Convictions

Remembering Gerry and the Courage of Her Convictions

| March 31, 2011

Author and activist Letty Cottin Pogrebin here gives us a close friend's portrait of Geraldine Ferraro. More »

Women Missing from the Campus Ballot

Women Missing from the Campus Ballot

| March 28, 2011

The way colleagues and commentators are remembering Geraldine Ferraro this week shows the extraordinary importance of seeing women in leadership roles. Kate Farrar of AAUW and Susannah Shakow of Running Start here point to a critical stepping stone for women aspiring to political office. More »