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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. 

Military Changes Course on Psychiatric Discharge for Sexual Assault Survivor

| July 23, 2015

Military sexual assault survivors are often labeled with psychiatric disorders, then discharged on that basis. The Army has reversed its decision in one such case--does this signal a change for future survivors? More »

Steinem and Mankiller School for Organizers

Steinem and Mankiller School for Organizers

| July 15, 2015

A new program, conceived by Gloria Steinem and Wilma Mankiller, brings together scholars and activists who are making history every day. More »

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Meet the Woman Journalist Behind Early US-Cuba Talks

Meet the Woman Journalist Behind Early US-Cuba Talks

| July 9, 2015

As the United States and Cuba reopen embassies this month, we remember Lisa Howard, a little-known television journalist who played a key role in secret talks between the Kennedy and Castro governments. More »

The Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling Was About Rights—and About Love

The Supreme Court’s Marriage Ruling Was About Rights—and About Love

| July 2, 2015

For author Danielle Moody-Mills, it was stories of love and commitment, not statistics and poll numbers, that changed hearts and minds. More »

Sorry, grown-ups. Young people can’t solve America’s race challenges alone

| June 22, 2015

As the Emanuel Church shooting makes painfully clear, the young generation has learned many of the same lessons about race as their elders. More »

Taking Stock of Women in Media Globally

| June 18, 2015

The UN and other international groups are taking a look at the status of women in the media at a time of crisis for freedom of expression and journalist safety. More »

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When It Comes to Abortion, Money Is Key to Access

When It Comes to Abortion, Money Is Key to Access

| June 8, 2015

As legal restrictions continue to increase, more than 80 abortion funds are providing direct help, and the the National Network of Abortion Funds is also pushing for changes in policy on funding. More »

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Supreme Court Makes It Harder to Convict for Online Threats

| June 2, 2015

The Court reversed a conviction, but avoided First Amendment questions. Two feminist legal experts weigh in on what yesterday’s Elonis decision means. More »

The Money Factor in Women’s Pro Basketball

The Money Factor in Women’s Pro Basketball

| May 29, 2015

The best player in the world is being paid to sit on the bench. What does this mean? More »

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Harriet Tubman on the $20: Token Gesture, or a Good Start?

Harriet Tubman on the $20: Token Gesture, or a Good Start?

| May 22, 2015

The campaign to put a woman’s face on the $20 bill has provoked both support and skepticism. Mary C. Curtis considers: is it a good idea? More »