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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. 

Childbirth Hollywood Style

Childbirth Hollywood Style

| May 30, 2012

Okay, it's a comedy. But does the most recent pregnancy-themed film have to trivialize women by ignoring any and all real issues about giving birth? More »

Women Work to Save Preventive Care Gains

Women Work to Save Preventive Care Gains

| May 24, 2012

A fund designed under the Affordable Care Act as an investment in prevention, thus saving future health expenses and enriching people's lives, is under non-stop attack in Congress. More »

Beware the Cannes Festival-Gates Foundation Connection

Beware the Cannes Festival-Gates Foundation Connection

| May 21, 2012

Women Make Movies cofounder Ariel Dougherty, now initiator of Media Equity Collaborative, calls on viewers to join a growing feminist protest against the absence of women directors at Cannes. She warns about gender bias in jury and funding selections that exists beyond film festivals. More »

Misogynistic Ads and the Oxygen of Publicity

Misogynistic Ads and the Oxygen of Publicity

| May 17, 2012

Retro-sexist advertising may be presented as ironic, but it features the same, familiar images feminists rallied against decades ago, argues the author. What to do? More »

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network

Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network

| May 15, 2012

OWN President Sheri Salata is optimistic about the direction Winfrey has chosen for her network, and about the potential of multi-platform programming. More »

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 »