The Republican War on Women
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Hatcher Library Gallery, Room 100
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- Susan J. Douglas, moderator
University of Michigan, School of Communications
- Anna Holmes
Washington Post, Founder of Jezebel.com
- Katha Pollitt
- Rebecca Traister
This panel of media critics considers a wide range of efforts taken by Republicans that impact women's rights and access to social supports: A compromised version of the Violence against Women Act approved by the House majority that leaves undocumented immigrants , Indian women on reservations and LGBT women unprotected; abortion rights assaults including vaginal probes; Wisconsin's repeal of a law allowing women to bring job discrimination suits in state courts, forcing them to slower federal courts instead; Personhood bills; cuts in Medicaid which will adversely affect women who represent the majority of the poor and the elderly among others. They also consider how the conservative media represents these issues and the needs of women.
This event is cohosted by the School of Communications and the Howard R. Marsh Center for the Study of Journalistic Performance. It is free and open to the public.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.