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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 »

Tags: Health, Media
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
Will 2016 Be the Year for a Woman UN Secretary-General?

Will 2016 Be the Year for a Woman UN Secretary-General?

| January 4, 2016

The movement to elect the first woman United Nations Secretary-General is gaining momentum as the year begins. More »

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Our Bodies Ourselves Turns for Help to Women It Has Helped

Our Bodies Ourselves Turns for Help to Women It Has Helped

| December 17, 2015

The go-to source for reliable, women-centered health information is turning to the public for much-needed support. More »

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Washington Post Appointment Emblematic of Media Industry’s Persistent Marginalization of Women

| December 9, 2015

After the appointment of another male managing editor last week at The Washington Post, Soraya Chemaly calls out the continuing lack of women decision makers in media. More »