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Rosalie Maggio

Rosalie Maggio

Rosalie Maggio is the award-winning author of 24 books, including the two-million-copy bestseller How to Say It; a French-language biography about daredevil Marie Marvingt; books on biased language; two children’s books and hundreds of children’s stories; and one of the largest collections of quotations by women. Published by McGraw-Hill, Prentice Hall, Morrow Junior, Beacon Books, and others, her books have been translated into Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean, Hungarian, and Arabic. Featured as a “Bold Type” in Ms. magazine, her work has been discussed in, among others, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, and the San Francisco Chronicle. . Her "Unspinning the Spin: The Women's Media Center's Guide to Fair and Accurate Language" is the source of numerous language discussions on the WMC site as well as the glossary of  "Name It. Change It: the WMC Media Guide to Gender Neutral Coverage of Women Candidates and Politicians," newly released. She is currently working on four screenplays, four children’s books, two nonfiction books, and a family memoir.

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To “Bitch” or Not to “Bitch”

To “Bitch” or Not to “Bitch”

April 16, 2012

Rosalie Maggio, the author of the best seller "How to Say It," explores the use and meaning of a word front and center with a new ABC comedy. More »

Kate Swift, Feminist Wordsmith, 1923 to 2011

Kate Swift, Feminist Wordsmith, 1923 to 2011

May 13, 2011

Award winning author and creator of WMC's "Hot Button Words" series Rosalie Maggio recalls the journalist and activist who alerted the modern women's movement to the dangers of sexist language. More »

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The 2008 Women's Conference: Californians Turn Out For an Idea Fix

October 24, 2008

Celebrities, coping advice, products and services are lavishly available to thousands of women at this annual event hosted by Maria Shriver. Backing up the show is a well-organized network of state organizations offering women and girls support and connection throughout the year. More »