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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. 

A Mother’s Day Conundrum

A Mother’s Day Conundrum

| May 11, 2012

Psychologist Paula Caplan describes the complicated balancing act involved in honoring her mother while caring for her. More »

My Mom and the Bearded Lady

My Mom and the Bearded Lady

| May 10, 2012

The author's mother has given her an early exposure to a diverse collection of women, which serves her well as a writer and strategic activist. More »

May Day with Occupy Oakland

May Day with Occupy Oakland

| May 8, 2012

The author describes the Occupy movement's action in Oakland last week, in light of a very different mood in the city that greeted the general strike called six months ago. More »

Why Bad Sex Is Good—On HBO’s “Girls”

Why Bad Sex Is Good—On HBO’s “Girls”

| May 4, 2012

WMC's Madeleine Gyory argues that the new HBO show makes room for realistic complications of forging sexual relationships. More »

For “Birthers,” Honolulu Mom an Inconvenient Truth

For “Birthers,” Honolulu Mom an Inconvenient Truth

| May 2, 2012

Eleanor Nordyke, who spent her career improving women's reproductive health, has an answer for those who still contend that President Obama was born outside the country: she happened to be on the scene in Honolulu. More »

Young Feminists Go Live to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

Young Feminists Go Live to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights

| April 27, 2012

Young feminists, whose presence in the current War on Women plays out largely online, plan to emerge from the virtual world with rallies in Nashville and other state capitals April 28. More »

Young Women’s Caucus—A Promising Sign at UN Commission Meeting

Young Women’s Caucus—A Promising Sign at UN Commission Meeting

| April 24, 2012

While the recent UN Status of Women Commission sessions failed to reach consensus on recommendations for rural women, young women moved forward, impressing the author with their leadership potential. More »

Victory for Prevention?

Victory for Prevention?

| April 19, 2012

As we celebrate Earth Day this Sunday, the author is cautiously optimistic about a new era with a healthier environment. More »

Lawmakers Turn Back the Clock on Women’s Rights

Lawmakers Turn Back the Clock on Women’s Rights

| April 17, 2012

On this year's Equal Pay Day, Linda Meric, the executive director of 9to5, National Association of Working Women, explains why pay equity is an economic plus for the United States. More »

To “Bitch” or Not to “Bitch”

To “Bitch” or Not to “Bitch”

| April 16, 2012

Rosalie Maggio, the author of the best seller "How to Say It," explores the use and meaning of a word front and center with a new ABC comedy. More »