• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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 ...


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

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Empowered Women International

November 18, 2014 Empowered Women International

Empowered Women International is an organization dedicated to creating jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities for immigrant, refugee, low-income, and at-risk women by offering them the resources and platform to cultivate the skills and prospects needed to succeed. At their annual Artisan Gifts & Food Marketplace event held at the Silver Spring Civic Center, they invite everyone to engage in a dynamic shopping experience of a market that benefits women, families, and the local economy.


Click "read more" to meet some of these inspiring women!

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Women's News

New Global Study Calls Violence Against Women ‘Epidemic’

November 21, 2014  | Read More »

When it comes to stopping violence against women, actions speak louder than words. So even though there’s increased worldwide awareness about violence against women, the problem won’t be solved unless countries make significant policy and financial changes to support victims, according to a five-part series of studies in The Lancet, one of the world’s premier medical journals.

Women Share Their Secret Abortion Stories For 1 in 3 Campaign

November 21, 2014  | Read More »

One in three women has had an abortion in the United States—but their stories often remain private. A new campaign aims to change that.

Chelsea Clinton: Why Community Is The Key To Advancing Women's Economic Opportunities

November 21, 2014  | Read More »

The full participation of women and girls is the great unfinished business of the 21st century. We have hard work ahead of us to ensure that women and girls have the same rights, opportunities and expectations as men and boys.

The Slippery Slope of Twitter's Attempts to Stop Harassment Against Women

November 21, 2014  | Read More »

Internet harassment, especially toward women, has lately been the subject of heightened public concern. In response, Twitter has teamed up with an activist group, Women, Action, and the Media (WAM), to curb "gendered harassment." Few would object to stronger measures against threatening or abusive online behavior. But Twitter's initiative raises the specter of politically selective censorship — and of a paternalism no less demeaning to women than sexual slurs.

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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 ...

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