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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. 

Letters from Ground Zero IV

Letters from Ground Zero IV

| November 3, 2012

Robin Morgan asks us to avert the "far bigger storm than Sandy looming" by going to the polls Tuesday—in this commentary delivered today on her radio talk-show, "Women's Media Center Live." More »

Election Coverage Falls Short on “Women’s Issues”

Election Coverage Falls Short on “Women’s Issues”

| October 31, 2012

The mainstream media misses the complexity of women’s lives in representing what’s important to women voters. The author (left) calls for a far more nuanced public conversation. More »

“I Am Neda”—Beyond the Icon

“I Am Neda”—Beyond the Icon

| October 29, 2012

The author, founder of Feminist.com, interviews the first-time filmmaker who is winning awards for her documentary on the woman whose death on the streets of Tehran helped kindle Iran's democracy movement. More »

My Life in a Binder

My Life in a Binder

| October 24, 2012

The author, after three decades maneuvering through corporate America, writes about what it means to be one of a binder full of women, and how to break free. More »

Mongolian Women’s Hard-Won Victory

Mongolian Women’s Hard-Won Victory

| October 22, 2012

A small group of committed legislators in the Mongolian parliament are taking on the challenge of meeting the basic needs of women and children. More »

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 »