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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. 

Exclusive: U.S. Acts on Women, Peace and Security

Exclusive: U.S. Acts on Women, Peace and Security

| January 31, 2012

A new action plan opens far-reaching possibilities to improve the security of women and the world. With some caution, women’s peace advocates plan to monitor its implementation. More »

Three Weeks in January: End Rape in Los Angeles

Three Weeks in January: End Rape in Los Angeles

| January 26, 2012

Artist Suzanne Lacy has recreated aspects of her landmark performance art piece, “Three Weeks in May,” with an installation that focuses on Los Angeles today, decades into the anti-rape movement, and features a candlelight ceremony on January 27. More »

Letting Girls Be Girls—A Global Campaign

Letting Girls Be Girls—A Global Campaign

| January 25, 2012

This week in Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum will highlight a drive by The Elders to end the practice of child marriage. More »

Faith-healing: A Modest Proposal on Religious Fundamentalism

Faith-healing: A Modest Proposal on Religious Fundamentalism

| January 23, 2012

Author and WMC Co-founder Robin Morgan struggles to understand the faith-based madness that seems to surround us. More »

Tags: Religion
Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

| January 20, 2012

January 25 marks the anniversary of the onset of protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Here, Hoda Elsadda, an Egyptian women’s rights activist and professor at Cairo University, assesses women’s gains, potential losses and determination to move forward—as evidenced by last month’s 10,000-woman strong protest march. More »

Minnesota Women and the GLBT Community Score Electoral Victories

Minnesota Women and the GLBT Community Score Electoral Victories

| January 17, 2012

One of two Minnesota women who won seats at a special election last week, Susan Allen becomes the first openly lesbian Native American to be elected to a state legislature. More »

Kicking It on Kickstarter!

Kicking It on Kickstarter!

| January 13, 2012

The powerful coming-of-age film “Pariah” is currently playing to critical acclaim. Its post-production story demonstrates the crowdfunding potential of Kickstarter for women filmmakers. More »

U.S. Redefines Rape, Updating an 80-Year-Old Characterization of the Crime

U.S. Redefines Rape, Updating an 80-Year-Old Characterization of the Crime

| January 10, 2012

The new definition, a major step forward in providing justice and tracking the crime, came after advocates launched a viral "rape is rape" campaign. More »

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

| January 6, 2012

The author, professor emerita of Penn State University, describes the culture that produced the recent scandal—and suggests a path to a needed focus on the victims of such abuse. More »

Occupying the Occupy Movement

Occupying the Occupy Movement

| January 3, 2012

An Occupy movement for 2012 could gain strength and staying-power with strategies suggested by an emerging feminist critique. More »