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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. 

Women in East Timor Push for Political Power

Women in East Timor Push for Political Power

| October 26, 2016

In the tiny Southeast Asian nation of Timor-Leste, a unique campaign has resulted in a record number of women on the ballot in the upcoming election for local leaders. More »

Think Pink? Think Again

Think Pink? Think Again

| October 18, 2016

In the midst of the tidal wave of pink ribbon promotions for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the executive director of Breast Cancer Action warns: beware of pink ribbon culture, which distracts attention from the real issues. More »

Tags: Health
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Beyoncé: Feminism in Action

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Beyoncé: Feminism in Action

| October 12, 2016

When Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said that Beyoncé’s feminism is not her feminism, some interpreted it as a beef. In fact, Adichie facing Beyoncé is a model of feminist dialogue. More »

Women’s Media Awards 2016 Photo Feature

| October 6, 2016

Four hundred guests attended the Women’s Media Awards on September 29 at Capitale in New York City. Two-time Academy Award-winning actor Sally Field was the host for the Women's Media Center event. Gayle King, co-anchor of "CBS This Morning” and three-time Emmy winner, gave opening remarks. More »

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Spotlight on Change Makers at the Women’s Media Awards

Spotlight on Change Makers at the Women’s Media Awards

| October 5, 2016

Last week's WMC Women's Media Awards honored media leaders who have paved the way for other women. More »

Tags: Media, WMC
Transgender and In Prison: Violence, Harassment, and Denial of Medical Care Are the Norm

Transgender and In Prison: Violence, Harassment, and Denial of Medical Care Are the Norm

| September 20, 2016

A new report details widespread abuse of transgender and gender-nonconforming people in U.S. prisons, jails, and immigration detention centers—and points to how corrections agencies can improve conditions. More »

Tags: LGBT
With House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and Other Emmy-Nominated Dramas, Women’s Stories Dominate

With House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and Other Emmy-Nominated Dramas, Women’s Stories Dominate

| September 15, 2016

Powerful, female-driven narratives are leading this year’s Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series. More »

Is the US Doing Enough to Push for a Female Leader of the UN?

Is the US Doing Enough to Push for a Female Leader of the UN?

| September 12, 2016

As the United Nations General Assembly gathers this week, the Security Council will consider candidates to replace the current secretary-general. Will entrenched sexism get in the way of choosing a woman for the job? More »

Fifteen Years After 9/11, US Muslims Still Living With Aftereffects

Fifteen Years After 9/11, US Muslims Still Living With Aftereffects

| September 10, 2016

Journalist Dilshad D. Ali, who has been covering stories about US Muslims for 15 years, asks: Is there reason for the Muslim community to feel hopeful? More »

Tags: Religion
School Sexual Harassment: Underreported and Ignored

School Sexual Harassment: Underreported and Ignored

| September 6, 2016

Sexual harassment is alarmingly widespread in middle schools and high schools, with serious consequences for students. But the problem isn't getting enough attention or research. More »