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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. 

The Power of “Ruined”

The Power of “Ruined”

| April 14, 2011

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize winning play enlightens audiences across the country. Ruined just finished a run in Berkeley, California, plays this month in Denver and opens April 22 in Washington, D.C. More »

What It Will Take to Get to Equal Pay

What It Will Take to Get to Equal Pay

| April 12, 2011

Today is Equal Pay Day. April 12 symbolizes how far into 2011 women must work to earn what men earned in 2010 in the United States. Here, activist and author Ellen Bravo explains what is at stake. More »

Women and Work—A Tapestry of Our Lives

Women and Work—A Tapestry of Our Lives

| April 8, 2011

This week the labor movement honored Dr. Martin Luther King, who died on April 4 defending workers in Memphis, with a National Day of Action for Worker's Rights. Here writer and WMC Progressive Women's Voices alumna Alida Brill reflects on our history. More »

Remembering Gerry and the Courage of Her Convictions

Remembering Gerry and the Courage of Her Convictions

| March 31, 2011

Author and activist Letty Cottin Pogrebin here gives us a close friend's portrait of Geraldine Ferraro. More »

Women Missing from the Campus Ballot

Women Missing from the Campus Ballot

| March 28, 2011

The way colleagues and commentators are remembering Geraldine Ferraro this week shows the extraordinary importance of seeing women in leadership roles. Kate Farrar of AAUW and Susannah Shakow of Running Start here point to a critical stepping stone for women aspiring to political office. More »

“Made in India”: Outsourcing Surrogate Motherhood

“Made in India”: Outsourcing Surrogate Motherhood

| March 23, 2011

Without judging the parties involved, two Brooklyn documentarians present an award winning story of those most vulnerable in what has become a global industry. More »

A Gendered Lens—Literal and Metaphoric

A Gendered Lens—Literal and Metaphoric

| March 18, 2011

Photography exhibits on both coasts—one massive, the other showcasing one artist's vision—both reveal the quality of women's insights that shed light on our times. More »

Female Faces from the Liberation Square

Female Faces from the Liberation Square

| March 16, 2011

As Egypt prepares for a referendum on Constitutional amendments—one that was scheduled for Saturday but may be delayed in the face of significant opposition from young organizers among others—the author, an expert on Egyptian women and development, reflects on the youthful leaders of the revolution. More »

Wisconsin Budget Battle Targets Women and People of Color

Wisconsin Budget Battle Targets Women and People of Color

| March 11, 2011

It's not the first time budget cutters have manipulated stereotypes to scapegoat groups of women, as freelance writer and Wisconsin native Kate McCormack explains. More »

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Reflections from Natalie Portman, Maya Angelo

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Reflections from Natalie Portman, Maya Angelo

| March 7, 2011

For the centenary of International Women's Day this week, Marianne Schnall samples assessments from a wide range of women on where we stand around the world. More »