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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. 

Mother-Daughter Bonds—Realizing their Power

Mother-Daughter Bonds—Realizing their Power

| May 3, 2011

Psychotherapist and author Joyce McFadden found some surprising results when she asked women to reflect on sexuality and raising daughters. More »

Russia’s Image of Woman—In a Country of Extremes

Russia’s Image of Woman—In a Country of Extremes

| April 29, 2011

The filmmaker of a documentary about three women in a Siberian prison and a yearly May Day beauty pageant writes about the changing roles and images of women in Russia. More »

Hollywood Gender Gap Persists in 100 Top-Grossing 2008 Films

Hollywood Gender Gap Persists in 100 Top-Grossing 2008 Films

| April 25, 2011

A new study from researchers at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism shows that females remain less visible and less valued than males in top feature films—both in front of and behind the camera. More »

The Birth Police—Rights of Pregnant Women and Their Families

The Birth Police—Rights of Pregnant Women and Their Families

| April 19, 2011

In the current wave of state legislature proposals, the threat to a woman's reproductive rights goes far beyond whether or not she can choose abortion, as the founder of Trust Women PAC explains. More »

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 »