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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. 

Kings Will Be Kings

Kings Will Be Kings

| June 20, 2014

The author explores the real evil in the box-office knockout Maleficent More »

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Remembering Freedom Summer

Remembering Freedom Summer

| June 12, 2014

Freedom Summer began 50 years ago this week. In marking the anniversary, multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis sees echoes of the struggles and resistance of that time in today’s voting rights battles. More »

Sisters in Spirit

Sisters in Spirit

| June 5, 2014

Activists are increasing pressure on the Canadian government to take action on the crisis of missing and murdered aboriginal women. More »

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Women in Foreclosure: Not Out of the Woods

Women in Foreclosure: Not Out of the Woods

| May 30, 2014

In the second of a two-part series, the author reports that the federal response to the foreclosure crisis rescued the banking industry but provided only temporary relief for homeowners, and warns that as time is running out on homeowners’ protections, a failed safety net and poor job benefits leave women at risk. This feature is based on her March article in the University of Chicago’s journal Social Service Review. More »

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What to Make of the Jill Abramson Firing

What to Make of the Jill Abramson Firing

| May 27, 2014

A special edition of Women’s Media Center Live With Robin Morgan devoted the entire hour to a roundtable of four distinguished journalists, all members of the WMC board of directors—Soraya Chemaly, Carol Jenkins, Geneva Overholser, and Gloria Steinem— delving into the implications of this firing. Following is an edited excerpt from that conversation. The full program is available at WMCLive.com and iTunes. More »

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Women in Foreclosure: How We Got Here

Women in Foreclosure: How We Got Here

| May 21, 2014

In the first of a two-part series, the author describes the origins of the mortgage crisis and its impact on women. This feature is based on her March article in the University of Chicago’s journal Social Service Review. More »

Why Is It So Easy to Look Away When the Story Is about Women and Girls?

Why Is It So Easy to Look Away When the Story Is about Women and Girls?

| May 14, 2014

When in comes to telling the urgent story of the kidnapped Nigerian students, mainstream media have been slow to mobilize. The author, an international spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, reveals why, and demands that we do better. More »

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Laying Claim to Our Bodies

Laying Claim to Our Bodies

| May 7, 2014

As parliament considers a law to roll back abortion rights, women in Spain are trying a novel approach to assert ownership of their bodies. More »

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Still Speaking Truth: Anita Hill in a Conversation With Robin Morgan

Still Speaking Truth: Anita Hill in a Conversation With Robin Morgan

| May 2, 2014

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Women Find Themselves on the Web

Women Find Themselves on the Web

| April 23, 2014

Amid ample evidence that both the small and big screens are still a man’s world, women are finding audiences by creating their own series and making them available on the web. More »

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