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Women’s Incarceration: Frequent Starting Point Is Childhood Abuse

Women’s Incarceration: Frequent Starting Point Is Childhood Abuse

| March 22, 2016

The number of women in prison has been increasing at nearly double the rate of men. Advocates—including formerly incarcerated women—are taking a closer look at the reasons, and what can be done to stem the tide. More »

WMC News: Women’s History; Online Anonymity; Covering Trauma; Flint; WMC Live & more

| March 16, 2016

A roundup of original content from the Women's Media Center: WMC Features, WMC Speech, WMC Siege, WMC Fbomb; WMC Live More »

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In the Wake of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: A Greatest Generation of Women?

In the Wake of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: A Greatest Generation of Women?

| March 16, 2016

In honor of Women's History Month, the author, the president of the New-York Historical Society, urges us to remember a remarkable generation of reformers who worked to change conditions for working women. More »

The Lawyer Who Argued the Landmark Casey Decision Weighs In on the Texas Abortion Case

The Lawyer Who Argued the Landmark Casey Decision Weighs In on the Texas Abortion Case

| March 9, 2016

Kathryn Kolbert offers her first-hand analysis of last week's arguments before the Supreme Court on Texas abortion restrictions. More »

For Women, a Steep Price for Exercising Free Speech

For Women, a Steep Price for Exercising Free Speech

| March 1, 2016

A teen religious dissenter, forced to flee her country, now speaks out against religious fundamentalism. More »

WMC Releases 10-Year Review of Oscar Nominations & Gender

| February 18, 2016

Over the past decade, women account for just 19 percent of all non-acting Oscar nominations, according to a Women’s Media Center analysis. From 2006 to 2015, women have received 327 nominations in behind-the-scenes roles that include producers, writers, directors, and cinematographers, compared to 1,387 men. More »

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Pregnant Women and Drug Use: Media Reinforces Stigma and Stereotypes

Pregnant Women and Drug Use: Media Reinforces Stigma and Stereotypes

| February 10, 2016

Sensationalist news coverage of pregnant women’s use of opioids is fueling calls for more punitive drug policies and an erosion of reproductive rights. More »

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Still Too Few Women Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

Still Too Few Women Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

| January 28, 2016

According to the author of the annual Celluloid Ceiling study, there has been more talk, but precious little action to increase numbers of women in behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood. More »

Sexist School Dress Codes Can Be Changed

Sexist School Dress Codes Can Be Changed

| January 21, 2016

How one middle school’s students and administrators worked together to create a gender-neutral dress code. More »

10 Ways for Women Candidates to Beat the Electoral Double Standard

10 Ways for Women Candidates to Beat the Electoral Double Standard

| January 14, 2016

As the list of presidential contenders thins, the author of the book "Gender and the American Presidency" looks at the qualities a woman candidate needs in order to win. More »

Tags: Politics