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We Must Stop Shell Oil

(24) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 5:55 PM

I've been in Vancouver for two days where I joined with Greenpeace activists, First Nations peoples, parents, grandparents, professors, students at an amazing 6-hour "Toast The Coast" rally on Jericho Beach to celebrate the pristine beauty of the Northwest coastline and to stop Big Oil from devastating it: Shell's preparing...

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Déjà Vu All Over Again: From Akin to Ellmers to Aiken

(104) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 3:32 PM

In 2012, then Senate candidate Todd Akin's statement that "legitimate rape" rarely causes pregnancy unleashed a storm of media controversy, and lost him the support of many in his party.

Flash forward to last week. North Carolina Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, who is running against Clay Aiken this November,

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The Truth About My Trip To Hanoi

(1090) Comments | Posted July 22, 2011 | 6:51 PM

I grew up during World War II. My childhood was influenced by the roles my father played in his movies. Whether Abraham Lincoln or Tom Joad in the Grapes of Wrath, his characters communicated certain values which I try to carry with me to this day. I remember saying goodbye...

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Show Me the Women -- In Hollywood

(294) Comments | Posted February 25, 2010 | 8:28 PM

Without women, the greatest moments in film this year would not have been possible. Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan and I founded Women's Media Center (WMC) five years ago to keep proving that very point: women are not only assets but requirements for a truly democratic media -...

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Fostering Success

(1) Comments | Posted December 29, 2009 | 7:46 AM

Second Chance Homes from Stuart Productions on Vimeo.

The noted poet and author Maya Angelou eloquently and poignantly stated that "children's talents to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives."...

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Expanding the Narrative

(114) Comments | Posted September 14, 2009 | 5:40 PM

I recently signed a letter protesting the Toronto International Film Festival's decision to showcase and celebrate Tel Aviv. This in the very year when Gaza happened. The decision made the festival a participant in the newly launched campaign to "rebrand" Israel. Arye Mekel, the Israeli Foreign Ministry's Director General for...

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Community-Based Doulas: A Good Investment in the Future

(98) Comments | Posted July 6, 2009 | 8:31 PM

The bond between a parent and child is the primary bond, the foundation for the rest of the child's life. The presence or absence of this bond determines much about the child's resiliency and what kind of adult they will grow up to be. For some, being a parent who...

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Time For New Ideas In Prevention of Teen Pregnancy

(181) Comments | Posted May 6, 2009 | 9:12 AM

Today, May 6th is the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. It provides Americans an opportunity to engage in a national dialogue centered on educating, engaging and empowering Americans to invest in our future by investing in our youth. After more than a decade of dramatic decline in adolescent pregnancy...

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Abstinence-Only-Until-Marriage Programs Have Not Reduced Teen Pregnancy

(480) Comments | Posted April 17, 2009 | 11:56 AM

It's about time we make the well-being of our young people more important than ideology and politics. As a country, we benefit from investing in their future by investing in teen pregnancy prevention. Our youth deserve the opportunity to complete their high school and college education, free of early parenthood....

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Celebrating Women in the Media

(5) Comments | Posted May 10, 2007 | 3:08 PM

I'm convinced that one of the most important tasks before us is to achieve true equality and diversity in the media. That's why I co-founded The Women's Media Center, a non-profit that has as its main aim, "Making Women Visible and Powerful in the Media." What we see and...

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