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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. 

Changing the Landscape With Women's Media

Changing the Landscape With Women's Media

| October 26, 2011

To have truly positive media images of women readily available, says media justice activist Ariel Dougherty, we must marshal our power as consumers to support the rich feminist mix out there now on the airwaves, newsstands and internet—start with 13 of your choice! More »

Runoff Election Faces Liberian Winner of Peace Prize

Runoff Election Faces Liberian Winner of Peace Prize

| October 24, 2011

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has had an impossibly difficult job as president leading Liberia out of civil war. Now she's fighting for enough time to finish her mission. More »

“Miss Representation”—Poised to Advance a Media Movement

“Miss Representation”—Poised to Advance a Media Movement

| October 20, 2011

The documentary shown on Oprah's OWN network takes on the disparagement of women and girls in the media in a comprehensive way. Marianne Schnall talks to "Miss Representation" filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom. More »

Our Bodies Ourselves at Forty

Our Bodies Ourselves at Forty

| October 18, 2011

OBOS celebrates its 40th birthday this year, and members of what is now a worldwide community gathered in Boston to discuss the book's huge impact for women globally. More »

Margaret Cho (no surprise) Speaks Her Mind

Margaret Cho (no surprise) Speaks Her Mind

| October 14, 2011

Fans can watch Margaret Cho's new concert film, "Cho Dependent," on Showtime beginning this weekend. Here, Emily Wilson talks to the star and the film's director and discovers the political roots of Cho's outspoken comedy. More »

Senator Gillibrand's Call to Action

Senator Gillibrand's Call to Action

| October 11, 2011

Like the national appeal to Rosie the Riveter during World War II, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is asking women to move "Off the Sidelines" to the center of decision making and power in the United States. More »

Woman of Peace—Leymah Gbowee

Woman of Peace—Leymah Gbowee

| October 10, 2011

The producer of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" and of a PBS series premiering Tuesday this week, "Women, War and Peace," writes of her friend Leymah Gbowee, who along with sister Liberian, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and pro-democracy campaigner Tawakkul Karman of Yemen, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. More »

After the Great Recession

After the Great Recession

| October 7, 2011

The economic recovery has yet to begin for American women, according to two reports issued this week by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR). Here, acclaimed economist Heidi Hartmann, who co-authored the analyses, explains the disturbing findings. More »

"Femicide"—The Power of a Name

"Femicide"—The Power of a Name

| October 5, 2011

Sociologist Diana Russell has organized for decades to end violence against women. Here she argues that labeling the most extreme form of such violence is essential to combating it. More »

Ericka Huggins and "Black Power Mixtape"

| October 3, 2011

In her interview by author Emily Wilson, Ericka Huggins tells why a recent documentary on the Black Panther Party can help open up a needed conversation on race, gender and class. More »