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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. 

Underpaid by Law – A Waitress’s Story

Underpaid by Law – A Waitress’s Story

| December 14, 2012

The author, who struggles to pay her bills serving tables while launching her career as a journalist, describes the day to day results of the federally mandated subminimum wage. More »

A Woman’s Place is in the ... State Department

A Woman’s Place is in the ... State Department

| December 10, 2012

The GOP is taking aim against the nomination of Susan Rice to head the State Department. Will the nation retreat from the precedent of women in this key post—for no good reason? More »

The Parable of Bedrock’s Fiscal Cliff

The Parable of Bedrock’s Fiscal Cliff

| December 7, 2012

If Wilma can teach Fred Debtstone that Bedrock’s national deficit is nothing to fear, could there be hope for the U.S. Congress? More »

A Human Rights Politician in the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’

A Human Rights Politician in the ‘Kingdom of Wonder’

| December 4, 2012

Journalist Michelle Tolson took the occasion of President Obama's visit to the Southeast Asian summit last month to speak to a stalwart member of the opposition party in Cambodia, Mu Sochua. More »

“Warehoused” with Mental Illness—A Filmmaker’s Story

“Warehoused” with Mental Illness—A Filmmaker’s Story

| November 30, 2012

"Kings Park" documents a dark age for many women hospitalized with mental illness. The filmmaker looks to the promise of ObamaCare for a better future. More »

Living in the Path of Drones

Living in the Path of Drones

| November 29, 2012

Pakistani women and U.S. peace actives agree: U.S. military drone strikes must stop, writes Lys Anzia of WNN - Women News Network. More »

Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

Images of Femicide Displayed to Prompt International Action

| November 26, 2012

A UN exhibit and seminar in Vienna marks a day devoted to ending violence against women. Alice Driver, whose photographs are included among the images, explains. More »

Women’s Expertize Promoted on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Women’s Expertize Promoted on Both Sides of the Atlantic

| November 23, 2012

A British journalist has launched The Women’s Room, which, like several projects in the U.S., proves that the pundit world needn’t be all male. More »

WMC Award Winners Assess Media Progress

WMC Award Winners Assess Media Progress

| November 20, 2012

Last week's awards ceremony in New York City celebrated women making a difference in the media. Marianne Schnall asked award winners how they achieved personal success and what it would take to improve women's overall status. More »

Behind the Headlines—Sharing the Spotlight with David Petraeus

Behind the Headlines—Sharing the Spotlight with David Petraeus

| November 17, 2012

The judgment of the media falls unevenly on the primary players in the soap opera that has engulfed the nation, as a WMC co-founder explains in this commentary broadcast earlier today on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan. More »