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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. 

Tunisia’s Women—Defying the Odds

Tunisia’s Women—Defying the Odds

| April 10, 2012

The author, secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, writes that Tunisia is finding its own way while Islamist movements gain power in the region. More »

Martin-Zimmerman Tragedy—Could It Have Been Prevented?

Martin-Zimmerman Tragedy—Could It Have Been Prevented?

| April 5, 2012

The author, executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, explores how appropriate attention to everyday violent behavior can protect potential victims and save potential perpetrators as well. More »

Male Bonding—Military Massacres By The Book

Male Bonding—Military Massacres By The Book

| April 2, 2012

The author of "Unmaking War, Remaking Men" writes that the behavior in Afghanistan of alleged killer Robert Bales was anything but unexpected. More »

Trayvon Martin Case: Do We Communicate More, Listen Less?

Trayvon Martin Case: Do We Communicate More, Listen Less?

| March 30, 2012

Multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis, among the first to write and speak about Trayvon Martin in the national media, draws lessons from the weaknesses and strengths of traditional and new media in covering the case. More »

Katniss and Bella—Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Katniss and Bella—Getting to the Heart of the Matter

| March 29, 2012

The author, a student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, argues that the distance between the teen heroes in "The Twilight Saga" and "The Hunger Games Trilogy" may not be as great as it seems. More »

Gender Is Key to the Bullying Culture

Gender Is Key to the Bullying Culture

| March 27, 2012

To reduce bullying and its deadly consequences, argues Jessie Klein, author of the "Bully Society," schools must make the gender connection. More »

State Legislators Grab Platform to Defend Contraception

State Legislators Grab Platform to Defend Contraception

| March 21, 2012

With a mix of humor and dead seriousness, women in state legislatures act to force their male colleagues to understand what's at stake in restricting contraception and choice. More »

Expanding Health Care Access—A Case Study

Expanding Health Care Access—A Case Study

| March 19, 2012

While many legislators seem intent on narrowing women's access to affordable care, individuals and foundations still work to expand it. Such is the mission of Dana Dornsife. More »

Lewd, Hateful Language Should Have No Place in Campus Debate

Lewd, Hateful Language Should Have No Place in Campus Debate

| March 14, 2012

An anticipated commencement address set off a rhetorical firestorm that sickened the author, a Barnard undergrad who calls for action by her campus community. More »

Men for Women’s Choice

Men for Women’s Choice

| March 12, 2012

On the issue of contraceptives and choice, most men quoted and pictured in the media recently have opposed women controlling their reproductive health. The authors plan to change that. More »