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Women's Media Center produces original features on important issues by women experts and journalists.  Our reports and commentaries provide progressive women's perspectives on both headline stories and timely events ignored or misrepresented in the mainstream media.  National and international contributors -- widely diverse -- include members of the Women's Media Center Board of Directors, Progressive Women's Voices alumnae, SheSource participants, and many others, all using our platform to influence the global disucssion - and all paid honararia in respect for their writing.  They offer our audience must-know information to move forward making change. 

Telling Stories That Matter

Telling Stories That Matter

| December 17, 2014

Daisy Hernández’s new memoir offers compelling perspectives on media, race, feminism, immigration, chosen family, and wanting nice things. More »

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Where Are the Facts on Breast Implants?

| December 10, 2014

As numbers of women getting breast implants continue to increase, researchers and advocates are voicing concern about their safety. More »

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The Women of “Dear White People”

The Women of “Dear White People”

| December 4, 2014

The author explores a missed opportunity in a film about identity. More »

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Female Sports Reporters Finding a New Voice

Female Sports Reporters Finding a New Voice

| November 25, 2014

A new show on CBS Sports is giving female sports reporters greater visibility by placing them front and center. More »

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The Synod’s Final Document: Where Are the Women?

| November 20, 2014

The author of “Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church” reveals the deep flaws in the bishops’ recent assembly on the family. More »

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Marriage Equality: What’s Next?

| November 13, 2014

With universal marriage rights within reach, LGBT leaders are reminding us that there is a lot more work to do for full equality. More »

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Kolkata Women Mobilize Against Violence

Kolkata Women Mobilize Against Violence

| November 6, 2014

In India’s third most populous city, women and allies are using social media to fuel a new wave of activism against anti-woman violence. More »

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How a Woman Director Found Her Voice

How a Woman Director Found Her Voice

| October 28, 2014

The author, Women and Hollywood founder and editor Melissa Silverstein, profiles Belle director Amma Asante, who is one of the honorees at this week’s WMC Women’s Media Awards. More »

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An Unflinching Look at the Realities of Domestic Violence—and the Women Who Work to End It

An Unflinching Look at the Realities of Domestic Violence—and the Women Who Work to End It

| October 24, 2014

A new HBO documentary, Private Violence, reveals complex truths about domestic violence and the courageous work of the women who have been standing up for years on behalf of victims and survivors. More »

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Changing the Conversation on Women and Addiction

Changing the Conversation on Women and Addiction

| October 15, 2014

The author considers the legacy of a groundbreaking health care reformer and looks at what still needs to be done to reduce stigma and improve care for women dealing with addiction. More »