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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. 

Military Moms, Still Fighting

| August 27, 2010

The promise of a homecoming next week for all combat troops stationed in Iraq is not the end of the struggle for commentator Cynthia Benjamin and other such mothers, whose sons and daughters still suffer the trauma of engagement. More »

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reminds: “Keep in Mind Your Mission”

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Reminds: “Keep in Mind Your Mission”

| August 23, 2010

As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg prepares to welcome Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court bench this fall, she reflects on the value of civil discourse in an interview with Associate Professor Nichola D. Gutgold. More »

For Love and/or Money: When Business and Activism Join Hands

For Love and/or Money: When Business and Activism Join Hands

| August 18, 2010

Social-entrepreneurial partnerships can be win-win situations, reports writer-photographer Laura Tillman, but nonprofits and celebrities have to choose their collaborators carefully. More »

Maria Shriver Takes On Alzheimer’s Advocacy

| August 16, 2010

In her final year as California's First Lady, Maria Shriver turns public attention to Alzheimer’s advocacy at her influential California Governor & First Lady's Conference on Women. Reflecting on an interview with Shriver, author and Feminist.com founder Marianne Schnall explores the personal stories and experiences behind Shriver’s decision. More »

Women and Wealth—Taking the Pulse

Women and Wealth—Taking the Pulse

| August 13, 2010

Three recent reports offer contradictory messages about women and finance. Taken together, they suggest that women’s greater financial awareness following the recent recession will take them only part way to greater solvency. More »

Breaching the Concrete Ceiling

Breaching the Concrete Ceiling

| August 9, 2010

As the U.S. economy shows faint signs of recovery, innovative and diverse leadership is essential. At a recent Leadership Summit in New York City, The National Council for Research on Women identified ways of advancing and retaining women of color in positions of responsibility in the business sector. More »

Prop 8: Let’s Get Rid of Marriage Instead!

| August 6, 2010

As the law plays catch-up, Judge Vaughn Walker includes an eloquent analysis of changing gender roles in declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Commentator Sally Kohn argues that the next step should go even further. More »

AIDS Breakthrough for Women

AIDS Breakthrough for Women

| August 5, 2010

In this second WMC report on the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Linda Villarosa explains why the development of a medicinal gel is both a lifesaving step forward for women and an affirmation of women and African Americans working to develop treatments. More »

HIV/AIDS: Raising a Clamor in Vienna

| August 3, 2010

Already an award winning writer, our 14-year-old correspondent at the international HIV/AIDS conference, July 18 to 23, tells and shows us why it was important for her to be among the youth delegates struggling to have their voices heard. More »

Letter from a Mama Grizzly to Sarah Palin

Letter from a Mama Grizzly to Sarah Palin

| July 20, 2010

Commentator Sally Kohn, somewhat confused about Sarah Palin's recent outreach video, asks here for a bit of clarification. More »