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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. 

Australia’s Leader Meets Sexist Attacks Head On

Australia’s Leader Meets Sexist Attacks Head On

| October 18, 2012

Misogynist political talk has become a national issue in Australia after Prime Minister Julia Gillard confronted the Opposition leader for participating in sexist dialogue that this commentary's author had recently helped document. More »

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

The Reality of the GOP Platform on Abortion

| October 15, 2012

The author, who has conducted research in Mexico, offers a reality check on what could happen to U.S. women if the GOP succeeds in criminalizing abortion. More »

Why Teens’ Attitudes Matter

Why Teens’ Attitudes Matter

| October 11, 2012

WMC contest winner Adora Svitak today delivers the Girls’ State of the Union Message at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Here she investigates what teens really think about sex. More »

New York’s Firefighting Women

New York’s Firefighting Women

| October 8, 2012

Women firefighters have served New York City for 30 years, but their numbers are still tiny in comparison to men. Recently a pioneer among them, Brenda Berkman, examined why. More »

Who’s Really Taking Responsibility in America?

Who’s Really Taking Responsibility in America?

| October 3, 2012

Working families advocate Ellen Bravo takes a look at a proud member of the 47 percent, a life-long Republican who has her own advice for Mitt Romney. More »

Native American Voters Can Make a Difference

Native American Voters Can Make a Difference

| October 1, 2012

The author, a member of the Upper Mattponi Tribe and a board member of the Women's Media Center, cites evidence of the potential power of the Native vote, particularly when concentrated in swing states in this presidential election. More »

America’s Girls Need Sports

America’s Girls Need Sports

| September 27, 2012

At a time of shrinking budgets for school and college sports programs, the CEO of the Women's Sports Foundation reminds us that sports are girls' toolkit for success. More »

Innovative Women’s Museum Opens in Santa Fe

Innovative Women’s Museum Opens in Santa Fe

| September 25, 2012

Native American women artists have a home of their own in New Mexico, thanks to the dedication of a third generation painter whose grandmother came from the Santa Clara pueblo. More »

Filmmaker Explores India’s Complex Identity

Filmmaker Explores India’s Complex Identity

| September 20, 2012

In "The World Before Her," Nisha Pahuja looks at the extremes of India's evolving notions of gender. More »

Film’s Independent Women

Film’s Independent Women

| September 18, 2012

The author, the leading expert on the status of women working in film and television, has good news about women's progress in directing documentary films. Her question: are indie women in the pipeline to top Hollywood jobs? More »