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02/22/2020

“I think the public's gonna say what's good for the goose is good for the gander, and if Elizabeth Warren continues in the primaries, [Bloomberg] better find better answers than he had the other night.” - Genevieve Wood

02/22/2020

“I think the public's gonna say what's good for the goose is good for the gander, and if Elizabeth Warren continues in the primaries, [Bloomberg] better find better answers than he had the other night.” - Genevieve Wood

02/22/2020

If you live in the New York area, be sure to catch a brand new episode of To The Contrary on Thirteen WNET New York at 11:30!

02/22/2020
Bloomberg's Women Problem

Michael Bloomberg must release women from NDAs if he wants to be the nominee, says Fmr. Rep. Donna Edwards #Democrats #Election2020

Fight Like a Woman: The Ladies Who Risked it All to Get Women the Vote. From New York Daily News.https://buff.ly/2PeOC3H
02/22/2020

Fight Like a Woman: The Ladies Who Risked it All to Get Women the Vote. From New York Daily News.
https://buff.ly/2PeOC3H

02/21/2020
Air Dates | To The Contrary

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

02/21/2020

”When the bar is being lowered on health, or releasing of taxes, then everybody is held to a much lower bar, and that is what has happened to this whole set of candidates, Trump and the Democrat.” - Eleanor Holmes Norton

From the To The Contrary blog: Was the Super Bowl NSFW?
02/21/2020
Was The Super Bowl NSFW? | To The Contrary

From the To The Contrary blog: Was the Super Bowl NSFW?

Written by: Emma Thorp In the musical entertainment industry, few entertainment opportunities top the coveted slot of the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Artists from Prince to Katy Perry to Janet and…

Pushing for 'Political Courage,' Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Slate of Progressive Women Challenging Establishment. From Commo...
02/21/2020

Pushing for 'Political Courage,' Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Slate of Progressive Women Challenging Establishment. From Common Dreams.
https://buff.ly/3bVOgsD

American Women Seek More Than $66M In Damages From U.S. Soccer. From CBS Denver.https://buff.ly/2vPB7km
02/21/2020

American Women Seek More Than $66M In Damages From U.S. Soccer. From CBS Denver.
https://buff.ly/2vPB7km

02/21/2020

We wrapped! Be sure to check your local listings to find out when #ToTheContrary airs in your area.

02/21/2020

Discussion Harvey Weinstein

02/21/2020

Hey #TTC Viewers! We're back in the studio with another episode of #ToTheContrary
Joining Bonnie Erbe this week are Del. EleanorNorton, Genevieve Wood, Patrice Onwuka & Frmr Rep. Donna Edwards

Melania’s Class Boosts Women Support for Trump: Survey. From Washington Examiner.https://buff.ly/2HHONAi
02/21/2020

Melania’s Class Boosts Women Support for Trump: Survey. From Washington Examiner.
https://buff.ly/2HHONAi

02/21/2020

This week on #ToTheContrary our panel will discuss Bloomberg's first debate - does he have a woman problem? Also, what's next for #BoyScoutsofAmerica after filing for bankruptcy. Lastly, retirement readiness. A new report looks into whether women are prepared.

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What could improve women's retirement outlook? here is an article from Forbes:
02/20/2020
What Could Improve Women's Retirement Outlook

What could improve women's retirement outlook? here is an article from Forbes:

Only 23% of the U. S. women surveyed correctly answered three basic financial literacy questions dealing with interest rates, inflation and risk diversification.

Boy Scouts Says It's Safe, and Offers Sex Abuse Victims Just 80 Days to File Claim. Victims Balk. From USA TODAY.https:/...
02/20/2020

Boy Scouts Says It's Safe, and Offers Sex Abuse Victims Just 80 Days to File Claim. Victims Balk. From USA TODAY.
https://buff.ly/2wqdi2D

#MeToo Moment: Bloomberg on Debate Hot Seat for Comments About Women, NDAs. From NBC News.https://buff.ly/3bWCHRN
02/20/2020

#MeToo Moment: Bloomberg on Debate Hot Seat for Comments About Women, NDAs. From NBC News.
https://buff.ly/3bWCHRN

02/20/2020
Meeting with the President and Founder of PETA

Today we are interviewing the President and Founder of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) @ingridnewkirk on her new book ‘Animalkind: Remarkable Discoveries About Animals and Revolutionary New Ways to Show Them Compassion’

Melania Trump Receives University's 'Woman of Distinction' Award Amid Pushback From Students. From the Hill.https://buff...
02/20/2020

Melania Trump Receives University's 'Woman of Distinction' Award Amid Pushback From Students. From the Hill.
https://buff.ly/37NSsHn

Women's advocacy group calls on DNC to block Bloomberg from debate, from the Hillhttps://buff.ly/2SIPK1L
02/19/2020

Women's advocacy group calls on DNC to block Bloomberg from debate, from the Hill
https://buff.ly/2SIPK1L

Women Predominate Among the Most Disengaged Nonvoters, from POLITICO
02/19/2020
Women predominate among the most disengaged nonvoters

Women Predominate Among the Most Disengaged Nonvoters, from POLITICO

While the numbers of women political activists continue to soar, there’s another group of women that’s less informed and less convinced that voting matters than their male counterparts.

I Like Theater, Dining and Chasing Women': Mike Bloomberg in His Own Words. From the Guardian.
02/19/2020

I Like Theater, Dining and Chasing Women': Mike Bloomberg in His Own Words. From the Guardian.

Gender Equality and the World of Work
02/18/2020
Gender equality and the world of work | Letters

Gender Equality and the World of Work

Letters: Working practices need to be overhauled to address the gender pay gap, says Patricia Murphy, and separation from a newborn baby is incredibly painful for many mothers, says Alison Watson

RIP to Golf Legend Mickey Wright
02/18/2020
Mickey Wright leaves a legacy of big wins, beautiful swing

RIP to Golf Legend Mickey Wright

The swing was so fundamentally sound that it got the attention of anyone who knew and cared about golf, even those considered to be among the greatest to ever play. The appeal was so strong...

02/17/2020
Segregation

Bonnie Erbe asks: how do you make America less segregated in terms of housing?

02/16/2020
Racial Healing

Donna Edwards says having conversations is important, but to dismantle racist systems, we will need to do a lot more

02/16/2020

“If we want to keep Title IX, why do you separate men and women in the first place? Right? If we want to keep Title IX law and wipe out the physical distinctions between men and women, we are going to be unfair to women, right?” - Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton

02/16/2020

"Research demonstrates that when people voluntarily get to talk with one another and interact, then they start to change their perceptions. When it comes to systemic changes, I think we need to start from what have we accomplished." - Patrice Onwuka

02/16/2020

“I think that we are not talking about trans-women overwhelming women's sports. I mean, really a couple of handful of instances where this happens. I think it's important to know when we have instances of hormone therapy, that then impacts physical qualities and abilities and we need to know a lot more about that. But given the numbers, I don't think this is something that's going to jeopardize women's sports.” - Donna Edwards

02/16/2020

“I feel more empowered as a black conservative. We talked about before, our commonality is, for example, our patriotism, or our religious beliefs, our faith in God.” - Liz Matory

02/16/2020

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02/16/2020
Day of Healing

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton talks about the #RacialDayofHealing

02/16/2020

“Just because you consent to go into a hotel room doesn't mean that you consent to being raped or to have a sexual assault committed against you. Absolutely, ‘no’ still means ‘no.’” - Donna Edwards

02/15/2020

“When you start to make the argument that anyone who identifies as a girl or as a woman can participate, you have unintended consequences that limits sports, athletic opportunities for girls who are born biologically female.” -Patrice Onwuka

02/15/2020

"The interesting thing about our culture now is that because everything's so hyper sexualized, it's actually more empowering for women to be more modest, and also men to be more respectful.” -Liz Matory

02/15/2020

If you live in the New York area, a brand new episode of #ToTheContrary is live now on ThirteenWNET!

02/15/2020

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Abductive reasoning says that the numerous (thousands to millions to billions to trillions) arguments against the existence of any "god" or "gods" add up to the conclusion of nonexistence. Legal rights and freedoms only apply to real things! This means that no one has religious rights or religious freedoms, by legal doctrine. Ironically, the doctrine relates to the "fruit of the poisonous tree" one. We have education and laws dealing with sanity because sane, rational, constructive, critical thinking is vital. No room for "faithful"/delusional mistaken thinking when real problems are growing out of control. Myriad studies link religiosity to various forms of social malaise. Try to get some 1st Amendment quoting judge to argue that rights/freedoms can be based, without regard to real things, on nonexistent parties, such as a "god" or "gods". Prayer is mathematically impossible. Communication of any sort, from all of history, is known to be only possible at finite/limited distances. All of calculus-related mathematics (and how the modern world has been engineered), requires that finite numbers (such as for distances) and linear infinity (directly implied by any Abrahamic "omnipresent god" that "exists" without a limiting wall/cage of some sort) cannot be equated, only related by transcendental numbers (or linear infinity can be used to find finite limits). Simply: limited and unlimited are not the same concepts. Getting rid of the negations: limited equals limited. "Man created in God's image": by the same thinking, man has a shape, an image, and is finite. The claimed "god" or "gods" from the major (Abrahamic) religions all require that it be omnipresent, without a limiting wall or cage, thus infinite in size/scope. This even more obviously shows an attempt to equate, not relate, finite things to claimed infinite things. Mathematically impossible. Creationism is barred by the solution to the Basel problem and the Riemann Zeta Function provable Law of Conservation of Mass - all closely related to Big Bounce theory. Richard Dawkins and "The God Delusion" book. Bill Maher and the "Religulous" documentary. There are books dedicated to exposing the absolutist claims of the Abrahamic religions: claimed omnipotence, omniscience, omnibenevolence, and omnipresence. The internet is rife with valid arguments against any "god" or "gods" including many one-line or one-paragraph plaintive arguments. The Founding Fathers, especially Thomas Jefferson, rightly, roundly ridiculed the many inanities of religions, forging the U.S.A. to get away from the religious wars and their crippling expenses, in Europe. America fearfully reacted to the Nuclear Age with a Red Scare and Christian revivalist crap that has eroded our infrastructure, jailed many innocent people, spread fear and hate to every corner of society, turned the media into wanton liars, drugged the inner cities, contributed to planned obsolescence and unhappiness, created dangerous economic bubbles, turned our budgets into a Ponzi scheme for the military-industrial complex, wasted many resources, directly and indirectly fostered diseases, wars, and starvation throughout the developing world, and persecuted our best and brightest in sadistic and spooky ways. America has illegally silenced about a quarter of itself - the righteously outspoken ones. America has messed around with other countries far more than it's policed anything. America and the world are on a path to horrible ruin for as long as humanity is denied a fundamental understanding of reality. Enslaving lies will be ended, or they'll end humanity as we know it. There must be a carefully thought out, peaceful plan to transition to the truth, considerable costs of closely embracing reality be damned.
Thanks Bonnie, I just saw the Nan Hunter episode. It really triggered a bunch of questions in my mind particularly after last week's maelstrom. Will the moderates in SCOTUS remain moderate or will we be facing a dismantling of rights now that partisanship seems to be seeping in? Love the show!
I really like this episode, so I'm posting here for others to watch:
I would like fans of the show to consider how great it would be to volunteers and non-profits if THEY COULD HAVE MEDICAL COVERED !!!!!!!
Misogyny :. When there's a power difference, there should be others in attendance. If equal, not necessarily needed. For instance, Weinstein never attempted to abuse females who were powerful stars in their own right because the consequences would have been too great. Women or young men who are subservient to another for job, college program acceptance, etc. require support and protection from any who would abuse their authority.
I'm disappointed at the smear job this show has been running on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this month. In two episodes she was blamed for killing Amazon coming to NY, as if that was ever a good thing in the first place. Amazon is well known for paying slave wages, horrible working conditions and avoiding taxes, and shame on everyone for failing to mention that. Her second great offense was when her chief of staff tweeted something that offended Nancy Pelosi; apparently speaking truth to power is just as unpopular on To the Contrary as everywhere else.
7/20/19 Today the two republican ladies used the word communism/socialism twisting the truth of democratic socialism. Their perception is showing their ignorance. The ideal of democratic socialism resides in the Nordic countries and other European countries. Spain has achieved the position of being the healthiest country. Italy is second. The United States is number 35 behind Cuba which is no. 30. This is just one example of this country's failing. You two republican ladies are an example of how a nationalist thinks. Patriotism is NOT the main problem in this country. Party labels and money influence in politics are crippling the system. Calling people communists misleads the folks who don't understand the difference between democratic socialism and communism. You sit there and smugly call people communists who actually hate communism. I am a progressive and, I first of all, support human rights for all. You two incite hatred. You absolutely do not represent peace. In a true democracy, we enjoy freedom of speech so, therefore, I can be supportive of democracy and be critical of our government. The day we can't freely do this is when fascism takes root. Our government needs healthy criticism for change to occur. I'm appalled by you two republicans, one of which seems to have personal issues as a response have switched to the republican party. There is so much more I could say but I know it falls on deaf ears.
The answer to the vaping problem is so simple it's no wonder pols can't figure it out. Prohibit vaping companies from adding nicotine to their products. No nicotine=No addiction=No fun
So, does the feminist in you side with the girls or does the leftist in you side with the boys ?
I am very disappointed in the conversation you had around abortion today... If you watch the tape you will see that everytime the more conservative pundits tried to speak, they were talked over, while the liberal voices completely dominated the conversation. There are many of us out here who agree with progressive except when it comes to abortion. Being mocked because we believe a fetus is a life drives us into the arms of the right. As women we can do better and at least listen to each other!
Most slanted opinion show on television..its okay ladies, none of you have to worry about abortion. Who would lay a hand on you.