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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. 

Obama’s Epic #FAIL on Plan B

Obama’s Epic #FAIL on Plan B

| December 13, 2011

Out of patience with Obama Administration betrayals on health issues, a coalition has launched a petition demanding an agenda that is fair to women. More »

At UN Climate Talks, Highly Trained Women Play Critical Role

At UN Climate Talks, Highly Trained Women Play Critical Role

| December 11, 2011

Two decades after first joining together to make their voices heard at the Earth Summit in Rio, women environmental leaders continue to make progress at the recent UN conference, though it produced only limited gains on climate change. More »

A Child’s Holiday Wish

A Child’s Holiday Wish

| December 9, 2011

A troop of children visited Congress yesterday to deliver messages to lawmakers: "Please let my family stay together." More »

Was Gertrude Stein a Hitler Fan?

Was Gertrude Stein a Hitler Fan?

| December 8, 2011

The focus of major exhibitions currently in Paris and Washington, D.C., and opening early next year in New York City, avant-garde icon Gertrude Stein continues to inspire controversy. Here, author Renate Stendhal weighs in to set the record straight. More »

Media Heroes Recognized

Media Heroes Recognized

| December 4, 2011

To help envision a more equitable landscape, last week the WMC 2011 Women's Media Awards celebrated today's powerful and visible women in media. More »

10 “Must Haves” for the Woman Who Would Be President

10 “Must Haves” for the Woman Who Would Be President

| December 2, 2011

Hillary Clinton proved that a woman can be a top presidential contender, but 2012 will not be the year that particular glass ceiling is broken. The authors of a forthcoming book, "Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced," explore why. More »

In Egypt, Women Reporters Still at Risk

In Egypt, Women Reporters Still at Risk

| November 27, 2011

Women reporting from Egypt as foreign correspondents continue to be targets of sexual assault. They also continue to insist on their right to report the news. More »

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 »