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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. 

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 »

The Wealth Gap—Race Defines It, But So Does Gender

The Wealth Gap—Race Defines It, But So Does Gender

| August 8, 2011

Much has been reported on the staggering racial wealth gap in the United States, but what are the particular implications for women of color? More »

Antidepressants and Breast, Ovarian Cancer Link Suggested

Antidepressants and Breast, Ovarian Cancer Link Suggested

| August 1, 2011

Authored by Lisa Cosgrove of the Harvard Center for Ethics, a recent statistical analysis of studies assessing the relationship between breast and ovarian cancer and antidepressant drug use finds possible link. More »

Graffiti—Women Artists Make Their Mark

Graffiti—Women Artists Make Their Mark

| July 26, 2011

With Banksy's documentary "Exit Through the Gift Shop" nominated for a 2010 Oscar and recent reports in the New York Times, street art is in the news. Elayne Clift explores the perspective of women graffiti artists. More »

Why Voter ID Laws Will Disenfranchise Women

Why Voter ID Laws Will Disenfranchise Women

| July 22, 2011

The author alerts U.S. women that new regulations could block their vote in the 2012 election—over nine decades after women won the franchise. More »

Why Soccer Matters

Why Soccer Matters

| July 18, 2011

Fifteen year old Kali Villarosa writes about why she's inspired by the players and excited at the attention paid to her favorite sport. More »