• Gender Equality in Islam

    Gender Equality in Islam

    A new crop of female Islamic scholars says there is nothing in the Koran that treats women unequally. Instead, they argue, Muslim women have been marginalized by cultural practices and patriarchal interpretations.

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  • Vatican & Nuns; Reddit & The Wage Gap;<br> Stay-at-Home Moms

    Vatican & Nuns; Reddit & The Wage Gap;
    Stay-at-Home Moms

    The Vatican cut short its investigation of the largest order of American nuns. Interim CEO Ellen Pao bans salary negotiations for entry-level positions in an attempt to level the playing field. Is motherhood a career?

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  • Hillary Clinton Announcement;<br>Pay Gap; Safe Sex in College

    Hillary Clinton Announcement;
    Pay Gap; Safe Sex in College

    The start of Hillary's presidential run is imminent. How the wage gap persists in so-called liberal institutions and in the offices of Democrats. ew research shows some students may be putting themselves in danger.

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  • Religious Rights Debate; <br> Allowance Equity; Fashioning Fat

    Religious Rights Debate;
    Allowance Equity; Fashioning Fat

    Religious Rights Debate: LGBT activists pressure Arkansas & Indiana to make changes to "religious freedom" laws, as a woman is sent to prison for a miscarriage. Allowance Equity: Boys do less chores than girls, but on average get more allowance for their work. Fashioning Fat: Prof. Amanda Czerniawski went undercover as a plus-size model to study the industry through the lens of a sociologist.

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  • Afghani Women Leaders;<br>Women's Colleges; All-Female Mosque

    Afghani Women Leaders;
    Women's Colleges; All-Female Mosque

    Women forming part of Afghani president Ashraf Ghani's delegation say support from the US is vital. The closing of Sweet Briar College may point toward a demise of all-women's schools. We speak with one of the woman behind the first mosque in the US for women only.

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Full Episode

Vatican & Nuns; Reddit & The Wage Gap; Stay-at-Home Moms

Vatican & Nuns; Reddit & The Wage Gap; Stay-at-Home Moms

Vatican & Nuns: The Vatican cut short its investigation of the largest order of American nuns. Reddit & The Wage Gap: ...


TTC Extra: Gender Equality in Islam Preview

TTC Extra: Gender Equality in Islam Preview

Dr. Azizah al-Hibri explains the goal of her group, Karamah. Don't miss this special documentary edition of To The Contrary ...

Women's News

Harvard Business School Launches New Effort To Attract Women

April 27, 2015  | Read More »

It’s been more than 50 years since Harvard Business School started admitting women, yet the elite institution is still figuring out how to best attract and support them. Its latest effort: a recruiting program targeting women's colleges -- places that are not traditional feeding grounds for the male-majority business school.

The State Still Controls Women's Bodies. Especially Brown And Black Ones

April 27, 2015  | Read More »

The US has a long history of policing women’s bodies and their reproductive choices, especially if they are poor, women of color, or sexual minorities. These experiences are often overlooked in discussions about women’s health, despite the fact that they uniquely reveal just how discriminatory, uninformed and troubling state interference in reproductive health is.

Women’s Program Addressing Gun Violence

April 27, 2015  | Read More »

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — “Lock it for Love” is a program of the group Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice. They’ve been working on social justice issues for a decade now, and they’re addressing gun violence as a public health issue.

Removal Of Ovaries Reduces Risk Of Breast Cancer Death In Women: Study

April 27, 2015  | Read More »

Women who have the BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations have up to 70 percent increased odds of developing breast cancer. They are also likely to develop second primary breast and ovarian cancers once they do develop the condition.


Gender Equality in Islam

April 24, 2015 Gender Equality in Islam

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, we aired a new documentary Gender Equality in Islam.

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About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

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