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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. 

Bachmann Reception on ‘Fallon’—Unfunny, Guys

Bachmann Reception on ‘Fallon’—Unfunny, Guys

| November 23, 2011

Commentator Megan Carpentier offers five songs The Roots—famous for their satiric walk-on song picks on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"—could have used to “snark” Michele Bachmann without being sexist. More »

OWS—Where Does Feminism Fit?

OWS—Where Does Feminism Fit?

| November 21, 2011

As the Occupy Wall Street movement expands, women are working to make sure feminist issues are front and center. Here, the co-author of the new website Occupy Patriarchy outlines what it will take to succeed. More »

Breaking Bella—When Love Equals Violence

Breaking Bella—When Love Equals Violence

| November 18, 2011

The author—many of whose friends, along with their younger sisters, have loved the Twilight characters since the day they picked up the first novel in the series—turns a spotlight on the fate of the heroine of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One," which opens this week. More »

Cornered in the Corner Office

Cornered in the Corner Office

| November 15, 2011

Recent media coverage propels sexist stereotypes of women lawyers. Here, the author calls for a deeper conversation of the study that fueled bad press. More »

Liberian President's Victory Is Marred by Low Turnout and Violence

Liberian President's Victory Is Marred by Low Turnout and Violence

| November 11, 2011

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf won by a landslide, according to early results. But will she be able to unite a badly divided nation? More »

Voters Reject GOP State Initiatives—What's the Message for 2012?

Voters Reject GOP State Initiatives—What's the Message for 2012?

| November 10, 2011

In a week when voters shot down anti-union and anti-reproductive choice measures, President Obama took pride in initiatives to advance women's equality. More »

In Fencer’s Hijab—Struggle and Inspiration

In Fencer’s Hijab—Struggle and Inspiration

| November 8, 2011

A top competitor in sabre is determined to adhere to religious tradition and also represent her country at the 2012 Olympic games. More »

Is Crisis Our Opportunity To Acknowledge Interdependence?

Is Crisis Our Opportunity To Acknowledge Interdependence?

| November 3, 2011

Marked by protest and environmental disaster, world-wide crisis may finally force us to turn to each other for solutions, ushering in The Great Liberation, suggests author and blogger Courtney E. Martin. More »

Finding Home: Anita Hill 20 Years Later

Finding Home: Anita Hill 20 Years Later

| October 31, 2011

The author, who wasn't around to experience the outrage that women felt at senators' reception of Anita Hill testifying at the Clarence Thomas hearings two decades ago, writes of some epiphanies of her own. More »

Domestic Abuse Fears Grow in Immigrant Communities

Domestic Abuse Fears Grow in Immigrant Communities

| October 28, 2011

Alabama has passed the most extreme of the new state immigration laws copying Arizona's statute. Laura Tillman explores how they threaten victims of domestic violence. More »