• Immigration; Cosby Accusations;<br>Ms. Awards & Gloria Steinem

    Immigration; Cosby Accusations;
    Ms. Awards & Gloria Steinem

    President Obama pushes an executive order that could shield millions from deportation. Over a dozen women allege Bill Cosby raped them, bringing up questions about statutes of limitations Ms. magazine honors women fighting assault & Gloria Steinem says rape can be eliminated.

    Watch Video
  • The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

    The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

    Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost always white, middle to upper class and from the Northeast. Today, there are more women and minorities, but they are underrepresented. The State Department is working to remake the institution into one that looks like America today; diverse and multi-cultural.

    Watch Video
  • Women & Midterm Elections;<br>Maternity Leave; Melanne Verveer

    Women & Midterm Elections;
    Maternity Leave; Melanne Verveer

    How female voters and candidates shaped the midterm elections. Helpful policies can have unintended consequences. Melanne Verveer on why including women in peace negotiations will lead to a more secure world.

    Watch Video
  • Women & Midterm Elections;<br> Female Marines; Lean Together

    Women & Midterm Elections;
    Female Marines; Lean Together

    With women expected to play a huge role at the polls, how will female candidates perform? Women getting farther into the marines' infantry training courses, though not completing them. The Independent Women's Forum offers an alternative to the progressive agenda.

    Watch Video

Full Episode

The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

The Foreign Service: In Search of Diversity

Foreign Service Officers are the face of America around the world. At a time in the not so distant past, FSOs were almost ...


TTC Extra: Pro-Choice Activists Launch

TTC Extra: Pro-Choice Activists Launch "1 in 3 Campaign"

Pro-choice activists say its time to change the culture of shaming women who have had an abortion. The "1 in 3 Campaign" is ...


For Women in Science

November 24, 2014 For Women in Science

by Cari Stein

To the Contrary Executive Producer

There is a gender gap in STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  That fact is no surprise to our viewers.  To the Contrary has been reporting on the issue for years now. Not too long ago we discussed the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s findings that 15-year-old girls around the world, outperform boys in science – EXCEPT in the United States, Britain and Canada.


But what is surprising is that the gap is not  being closed in any appreciable way.  So what can be done?  One solution is to highlight successful women scientists, technology wizzes, engineers and mathematicians.   Even more powerful is when that is  coupled with mentorships.  Earlier this month the two came together as L’Oreal USA celebrated their 2014 For Women in Science Fellows. 

Read More »

Immigration; Bill Cosby; Ms. Magazine Awards

November 21, 2014 Immigration; Bill Cosby; Ms. Magazine Awards

This week on To The Contrary with Bonnie Erbe, our panelists discuss the immigration showdown, rape accusations against Bill Cosby, and the Ms. Magazine Wonder Awards and why Gloria Steinem says sexual assault can be eliminated.

On the panel this week joining host  Bonnie Erbe is Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton; Republican Strategist, Rina Shah; Former President Women’s Campaign Fund, Siobhan "Sam" Bennett; The Daily Signal’s Genevieve Wood

Click “read more” to see what they had to say!

Read More »

Women's News

International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women Quotes: Strong Sayings That Will Encourage You To Act Up!

November 25, 2014  | Read More »

On November 25 we celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This date was chosen after the horrible deaths of three Dominican sisters who were fighting to have a country free of dictatorship back in 1960. According to the UN, 35% of women and girls globally experience some form of physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime with up to seven in ten women facing this abuse in some countries. It is estimated that up to 30 million girls under the age of 15 remain at risk from FGM/C, and more than 130 million girls and women have undergone the procedure worldwide.

Improving Women's Nutrition Through Their Work

November 25, 2014  | Read More »

What if nutrition efforts focused on the places where large populations of teenage girls and young women are most likely to congregate – their workplaces? As more and more young women stream into labour market in countries with the greatest nutrition challenges, there is an opportunity to reach hundreds of millions of women with education about nutrition. And better still, there is a chance to improve their diets by providing nutritious foods at work.

Depression Hits Women In Top Jobs Harder Than Men, Study Says

November 25, 2014  | Read More »

Depression symptoms among women increase as they climb the workplace ladder, whereas, for men they generally decrease, according to a new study from University of Texas at Austin.

How Should Salaried Women Plan Their Taxes

November 25, 2014  | Read More »

Women are claiming equality with men in every field of life and keeping this in mind, the tax provisions are also common for salaried men as well as salaried women. A couple of years ago, there used to be extra rebate of Rs 5,000 for tax-paying women, but that was withdrawn and now the provisions of the Income Tax laws treat salaried women at par with salaried men. There are no special benefits which are only available for the female segment compared to the men folk.

Support for pbs.org provided by:


What did you learn from this week's episode of To The Contrary?

Answer questions correctly and we'll send you To The Contrary memorabilia!

Take the Latest Quiz »

The Host

About the Host - Bonnie Erbé

To The Contrary Host: Bonnie Erbé

Bonnie Erbé is a nonpartisan, award-winning American journalist and television host based in the Washington, D.C. area who has ...

More »

TTC Newsletter

Sign up for the TTC Newsletter! Enter your name and email address below: