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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. 

Painting Matters

Painting Matters

| September 12, 2011

A new exhibit in New York City this month highlights the work of women behind the scenes in theater—artists whose work you may not even know existed. More »

Women at the Front—Two Reporters Join a Sisterhood

Women at the Front—Two Reporters Join a Sisterhood

| September 8, 2011

At danger spots in the Middle East and elsewhere, CNN reporters Sara Sidner and Arwa Damon lend their particular perspectives, in a tradition of war correspondents who happen to be women. More »

Taking On Big Ag—Is Monsanto Useful?

Taking On Big Ag—Is Monsanto Useful?

| September 1, 2011

Ira Wallace and other small organic farmers have banded together to challenge an mighty agricultural giant, arguing that Monsanto's patented transgenic seeds do not benefit society. More »

“Higher Ground”—Vera Farmiga Takes Control

“Higher Ground”—Vera Farmiga Takes Control

| August 29, 2011

Using what she has learned from colleagues, Vera Farmiga, Oscar nominee for "Up in the Air," directs and stars in a film that explores spirituality. Arts reporter Emily Wilson talks to her about the project. More »

Make History With Your Media Activism on Women’s Equality Day

Make History With Your Media Activism on Women’s Equality Day

| August 26, 2011

This is Women's Equality Day. What better way to celebrate, suggests author and WMC board member Gloria Feldt, than to launch your own campaign against sexism in the media. More »

Justice According to Jack Welch

Justice According to Jack Welch

| August 25, 2011

A federal court dismissed charges of discrimination against Bloomberg L.P. last week. Here, the director of Family Values @ Work analyses the logic behind this blow struck against women trying to balance work and family life. More »

Underemployment Has Rewired My Brain

Underemployment Has Rewired My Brain

| August 24, 2011

A victim of long-term underemployment—although much better off than many others find themselves in this economy—the author discovers that her "free" time is far from liberating. More »

Finishing Strong—Older Women Athletes Show the Way

Finishing Strong—Older Women Athletes Show the Way

| August 18, 2011

Last week Diana Nyad attempted to swim from Cuba to the United States, a feat she first undertook 33 years ago while in her 20s. Elayne Clift celebrates her prowess and that of her sportswomen peers. More »

“Gloria: In Her Own Words”—Notes from a Young Feminist

“Gloria: In Her Own Words”—Notes from a Young Feminist

| August 15, 2011

Our twenty-something commentator appreciates the HBO documentary, but also wishes for a deeper treatment of WMC Cofounder Gloria Steinem's philosophy and activism. More »

Enough Mystiques to Go Around—And This One Is Masculine

Enough Mystiques to Go Around—And This One Is Masculine

| August 11, 2011

The author, a nationally recognized authority on the choices women make as they age, analyses a new study that tracks an unrealistic and stressful standard of perfection for men. More »