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Archive for May, 2006

Greetings from the Time Warp

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

May 31st, 2006

Just when I’m pretty sure it’s 2006, something in the press will remind me that we still haven’t left the ‘50s.

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The Tale Of Two Women

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

May 30th, 2006

What an odd coincidence it is that the New York Times and the Washington Post both decided to have articles on female politicians this morning, the Times on Nancy Pelosi and the Post on Hillary Clinton. Hecate has an interesting take on this tale of two women as girls trying to get into the boys’ treehouse, and there’s some of that going on for sure.

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X-Men’s Last Stand: One for Patriarchy

mnixons Icon Posted by Makani Themba Nixon

May 29th, 2006

I came out of the latest installment of the X-Men movie series, “The Last Stand,” like most fans of the comic book: deeply disappointed. Some were upset by the limited screen time of aficionado favorites like Angel (precursor to Archangel) while others lamented the two dimensional vilification of Magneto, X-Men antagonist and leader for […]

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Today Show: Goerge Clooney robs rape crisis centers

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 28th, 2006

*Note: This post was updated on June 1 to include an excerpt from the official transcript.
On Sunday’s Today show, anchor Lester Holt interviewed Charity Navigator’s Trent Stamp about “donor fatigue” in the wake of numerous national and international natural disasters. Over b-roll footage shot by George Clooney in the Sudan, Stamp claimed that, […]

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Ms. David Vs. Global Goliath

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

May 27th, 2006

If not for a certain woman, the movie of the moment might never have been made.

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She Draws Comics vs. Masters of American Comics

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

May 27th, 2006

Last week I was pleasantly surprised to learn I was included in the She Draws Comics: A Century of Women Cartoonists exhibit at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in New York. (Which is still up for a few months, so get down to Soho and check it out if you’re in the area). […]

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Underreported story: Katrina/Rita survivors poised to lose unemployment insurance

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 25th, 2006

The continued devastation and poverty facing families in the Gulf Coast region has remained (at least intermittently) in the headlines – but we haven’t heard nearly enough coverage of the fact that unless a key bill gets passed before the weekend, approximately 80,000 workers unemployed due to hurricanes Katrina and Rita will lose their benefits […]

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LA Times reports: No sex without pregnancy

ejgraffs Icon Posted by E.J. Graff

May 25th, 2006

Karen Kornbluh has sharply pointed out the ridiculous logic behind the idea that moms can’t work at important jobs (more on that here).
Now let’s go to the other portion of that logic: women shouldn’t have sex unless it can lead to pregnancy.
That’s the idea behind what the Los Angeles Times is reporting today: that the […]

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Karen Kornbluh: “When things get tough, choose the old white guy”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 25th, 2006

Karen Kornbluh on TomPaine.com has blogged a very apt analysis of ABC’s recent replacement of pregnant Elizabeth Vargas with baby boomer Charles Gibson as anchor of World News Tonight:
ABC, facing a ratings disaster, has replaced Elizabeth Vargas with Charlie Gibson who will anchor the evening news through the 2008 election when Bob Woodruff, originally Vargas’s […]

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The Cacophony Over RU 486

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

May 25th, 2006

Here is a link to an article that I just published about the chest-pounding hystrionics over several deaths that have been linked to RU 486. While the article does not specifically discuss the role of the media in this story, the bottom line is that there would be no story if the media didn’t […]

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