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Keeping the Spotlight on Abortion Rights

Keeping the Spotlight on Abortion Rights

| January 15, 2014

Lizz Winstead keeps finding new ways to raise awareness of, and money for, the fight for reproductive rights. More »

Shedding New Light on Race and the Movies

Shedding New Light on Race and the Movies

| January 8, 2014

Several notable films featuring black lead characters garnered much media attention in 2013. But a new study of 500 films takes a deeper look at who audiences are seeing on screen—and how that is affected by who is behind the camera. More »

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Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

| January 2, 2014

An innovative new project is giving feminists worldwide the tools to be visible, connected, and more powerful. More »

The Winter Holiday War: It’s Older Than You Think

The Winter Holiday War: It’s Older Than You Think

| December 18, 2013

In the midst of media-fed notions of a “war on Christmas,” let us remember that mid-winter holidays have a long and rich history, and that the season belongs to all of us. More »

The Major News Story Nobody’s Running

The Major News Story Nobody’s Running

| December 11, 2013

A new policy proposal to the UN threatens to undo decades of progress in the fight against prostitution. Robin Morgan asks: Why isn’t this considered news? More »

Cultural History Meets Multimedia: Stories of Chinese Women Immigrants

Cultural History Meets Multimedia: Stories of Chinese Women Immigrants

| December 4, 2013

Two new works by dancer and choreographer Lenora Lee give a new perspective on human trafficking, past and present. More »

A Personal Interview with Mazie Hirono, Hawaii’s First Woman Senator

A Personal Interview with Mazie Hirono, Hawaii’s First Woman Senator

| November 27, 2013

In an excerpt from Hirono’s interview on “Women’s Media Center Live With Robin Morgan,” which aired November 23 and is available by podcast at wmclive.com and iTunes, Senator Hirono talks about the women who have inspired her, and her commitment to support other women in politics. More »

Where Are All the Young Feminists? Meet the Girls of Generation Now

Where Are All the Young Feminists? Meet the Girls of Generation Now

| November 20, 2013

In the midst of media-perpetuated victim-blaming surrounding the highly publicized sexual assaults and cyberbullying young women have suffered from Maryville to Steubenville, a group of New York City teens are using theatre to raise awareness and take a stand against slut-shaming in schools. More »

Second-Ever City Council Hearing on Street Harassment

Second-Ever City Council Hearing on Street Harassment

| November 13, 2013

In Philadelphia, anti-street harassment activists are teaming up with the City Council to take action. More »

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Using Student-Made Films to Confront Campus Sexual Assault

Using Student-Made Films to Confront Campus Sexual Assault

| November 6, 2013

Student filmmakers and their professors at five far-flung colleges have united to create a diverse collection of short films to promote campus sexual assault awareness and prevention. So far, the films have reached 400 additional schools, and counting. More »