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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. 

A Good Virus: Social Media Storytelling

| November 15, 2010

National governments are not the only means for sparking change, as this year's Omega Institute Women and Power Conference emphasized. Author and media producer Kathleen Sweeney asked participants how activists can develop their power through social media. More »

How War Trounces Women's Rights

| November 8, 2010

In her new book "Unmaking War, Remaking Men," feminist sociologist Kathleen Barry argues that by demanding a violent and aggressive masculinity—literally making men expendable—war precludes equality for women. More »

Ready for Right Now: Lessons from a Women’s College

Ready for Right Now: Lessons from a Women’s College

| November 3, 2010

Being educated among women, WMC intern Anna Ziering writes, shaped her understanding of leadership. More »

Anger. Apathy. Frustration. Disgust.

Anger. Apathy. Frustration. Disgust.

| November 1, 2010

WMC Progressive Women's Voices alumna and commentator Linda Lowen urges feminists to shake off any discouragement and take to their social media sites to help turn out the vote for the midterms tomorrow. More »

Why Mama Grizzlies Vote Pro-Choice

Why Mama Grizzlies Vote Pro-Choice

| October 29, 2010

WMC Co-founder Gloria Steinem writes about the most crucial economic issues for women on Election Day–and the real Mama Grizzlies. More »

Federal Suits Threaten Health Benefits

| October 27, 2010

From the White House, presidential assistant Stephanie Cutter rallies defenders of the health care bill against legal threats, health care journalist Sharon Ufberg reports. Two federal lawsuits brought by state attorneys general imperil the newly won benefits. More »

Black Women Could Swing November’s Vote

| October 25, 2010

For Democrats to succeed in the midterm elections, the President must convince African American women that he needs them to watch his back—and that he'll look out for them— argues blogger and commentator Debbie Hines. More »

Out Cry: Ending Violence Against LGBTQ Youth

| October 21, 2010

After Spirit Day, yesterday’s memoriam for LGBTQ suicides, the president and the executive vice president of the Ms. Foundation for Women call on us to fight the cultural messages that cause vulnerable teens to turn violence inward. More »

Why Christine O’Donnell Is Not a Joke

| October 19, 2010

Drawing on her experience as an “itinerant feminist organizer,” WMC Progressive Women's Voices alumna Shelby Knox explains why the seemingly fringe views of Delaware’s GOP Senate candidate are no laughing matter. More »

Power Play: Reversing the Recession’s Toll on Women

| October 12, 2010

Influential advocates met last week in New York to address the economic security of women and their families. Journalist Catherine Epstein reports on their deliberations—and the people they hope will join the conversation. More »