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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. 

Hillary Clinton Launches Public Service Initiative

Hillary Clinton Launches Public Service Initiative

| February 6, 2012

Working with the nation’s top women’s liberal arts colleges, Secretary of State Clinton hopes to harness the potential of women around the world to strengthen leadership in both government and civil society. More »

Komen vs. Planned Parenthood—What’s Going On?

Komen vs. Planned Parenthood—What’s Going On?

| February 4, 2012

Immediate outrage in the social media greeted the Komen foundation after it defunded breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood. Ellen Sweet explores what’s behind its puzzling turn-about. More »

Could DSM-5 Be Harmful to Your Mental Health?

Could DSM-5 Be Harmful to Your Mental Health?

| February 2, 2012

The APA diagnostic manual revision process, in the news recently over the definition of autism, holds other potential threats for women’s health. Elayne Clift investigates the gender issues in DSM-5. More »

Electoral Advertising is a Women’s Media Policy Nightmare

| February 1, 2012

The author, who directs Media Equity Collaborative, demonstrates why super PACs and the corporations controlling the airways pose a threat to fair media treatment for women. More »

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 »

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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 »