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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. 

Standing with Abortion Providers

Standing with Abortion Providers

| July 16, 2010

Doctors who provide women with abortion services often don't have the luxury of privacy and security. Here, the leader of a group organized to represent those front-line physicians tells how each of us who believe in a woman's right to safe reproductive health care can support their work. More »

U.S. Judge Faults Congress in Denying Same-Sex Marriage

U.S. Judge Faults Congress in Denying Same-Sex Marriage

| July 14, 2010

In a strongly worded ruling, the Defense of Marriage Act falls in federal court to a combined challenge by GLAD and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. More »

Women’s Response to Chile Earthquake Immediate and Ongoing

Women’s Response to Chile Earthquake Immediate and Ongoing

| July 8, 2010

Journalist and human rights specialist Maxine Lowy reports that women's advocates have expanded their focus to help women rebuild their communities in southern Chile after the devastating earthquake of 2010. More »

Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard—Poised to Hold Her Own

Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard—Poised to Hold Her Own

| July 6, 2010

Australia's first woman PM is unusual in more ways than one, and feminists such as political scientist/author/poet Susan Hawthorne are cautiously optimistic. More »

Wonder Woman in Pants is Not a Feminist Win

Wonder Woman in Pants is Not a Feminist Win

| July 1, 2010

It’s the end of an era. At 69 years old, Wonder Woman has decided to put on some pants. More »

Women Need Immigration Reform: What You Can Do About It

| June 24, 2010

Women immigrants in the United States are a positive force in their communities. Rather than criminalizing them, argues the author, we must let them take care of their families. More »

Privacy in the Time of Facebook

Privacy in the Time of Facebook

| June 21, 2010

Pop culture commentator Latoya Peterson, a WMC Progressive Women's Voices alumna, explains how we make assumptions about privacy at our own peril in the world of social networking. More »

Honoring Helen Thomas

Honoring Helen Thomas

| June 18, 2010

In the wake of veteran reporter Helen Thomas's resignation from the White House Press Corps after her controversial comments, photojournalist Jenny Warburg and urban educational leader Linda Belans honor Thomas's trailblazing career as a journalist. More »

Surprise! Immigration Is A Woman’s Issue!

| June 16, 2010

In the wake of the recent passing of the harsh anti-immigrant law in Arizona, Gloria Steinem, writer, feminist organizer and cofounder of the Women’s Media Center, and Pramila Jayapal, an immigrant herself, and founder and executive director of OneAmerica, a national organization that works for civil and human rights for immigrants, consider the unique impact of immigration on women. More »

The Ground We Stand On

The Ground We Stand On

| June 11, 2010

In Zimbabwe, Kenya and other countries wrested from colonial powers, women must look to their own rich heritage for security and rights, argues the author, Kenyan feminist and scholar Achola O. Pala. More »