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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. 

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 »

Manifesting a Movement—a Spiritual Uprising

| October 8, 2010

Inspired by the women she met at the Omega Women and Power Conference, WMC's Jamia Wilson explains why their visions of spirituality belong at the heart of feminism. More »

Feminism and the 14-Year-Old: Tavi Gevinson Says “Do What You Want”

| October 6, 2010

Fresh from covering New York Fashion Week and being profiled in The New Yorker, 14-year-old blogger Tavi Gevinson talks to journalist (and former WMC intern) Catherine Epstein. More »

A Palestinian Midwife Who Defies the Odds

| September 29, 2010

At War at Home

| September 27, 2010

The Veteran Affairs Department defines a service-connected disability as "an illness or injury incurred in or aggravated by military service." As author and advocate Stacy Bannerman argues, the military spouses of those injured are on their own when it comes to treatment. More »

The UN Steps Up to Women's Rights Challenges

| September 23, 2010

Upon the appointment of Michelle Bachelet to head the UN's promising new women's agency, Shazia Z. Rafi, secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action, explains how an international coalition of women effectively negotiated the UN power process to get us to this point. More »

Australian Woman Prosecuted for Medical Abortion

| September 16, 2010

In the state of Queensland, a young woman may face seven years in prison for allegedly taking the abortifacient RU486. Michelle Dicinoski, PhD, looks into the pro-choice advocates rallying around her case. More »

How To Get the Best Out of Health Care Reform

| September 13, 2010

Action on health care reform has moved to the states as they implement, or resist, provisions of the federal bill. Giovanna Rossi Pressley, a member of New Mexico's Health Care Reform Leadership Team, tells women what to watch for during this process. More »

Out of the Ash Cloud: An Al Jazeera Festival Premiere

| September 9, 2010

An American filmmaker reflects on screening her documentary on Muslim women religious leaders at the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Qatar. More »