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10 “Must Haves” for the Woman Who Would Be President

10 “Must Haves” for the Woman Who Would Be President

| December 2, 2011

Hillary Clinton proved that a woman can be a top presidential contender, but 2012 will not be the year that particular glass ceiling is broken. The authors of a forthcoming book, "Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced," explore why. More »

Bachmann Reception on ‘Fallon’—Unfunny, Guys

Bachmann Reception on ‘Fallon’—Unfunny, Guys

| November 23, 2011

Commentator Megan Carpentier offers five songs The Roots—famous for their satiric walk-on song picks on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"—could have used to “snark” Michele Bachmann without being sexist. More »

Senator Gillibrand's Call to Action

Senator Gillibrand's Call to Action

| October 11, 2011

Like the national appeal to Rosie the Riveter during World War II, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is asking women to move "Off the Sidelines" to the center of decision making and power in the United States. More »

Why Voter ID Laws Will Disenfranchise Women

Why Voter ID Laws Will Disenfranchise Women

| July 22, 2011

The author alerts U.S. women that new regulations could block their vote in the 2012 election—over nine decades after women won the franchise. More »

Missing Betty Ford

Missing Betty Ford

| July 14, 2011

The author, editor of the WMC Exclusives, recalls a moment decades ago that encapsulates the power and purpose of the former First Lady, who died last week at the age of 93. More »

Newsbrief:  Hollywood Gender Gap Persists in Top Films, Transgender Rights Make Headway

| April 26, 2011

Newsbrief: NJ School Superintendent Says Young Women Are the Enemy, WMC Calls Out the WSJ

| April 19, 2011

Newsbrief: Celebrating International Women’s Day, South Dakota Attacks Abortion Access

| March 8, 2011

Newsbrief: Thousands Rally for Women’s Health, Obama Rejects DOMA

| March 1, 2011

Shedding Light on Political Intimidation & Violence

January 10, 2011