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Archive for July, 2006

So Heidi Klum’s not your average Shape of a Mother?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 26th, 2006

As some of you know, WIMN runs a program called the POWER (Perspectives Of Women Expand Reporting) Sources Project, which connects journalists with a national, diverse network of female sources for their stories. Yesterday, a CanWest reporter contacted us for help finding women who could comment on a new website called Shape of a Mother, […]

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Here We Go Again: Media Fret Over Women’s “Domination” of TV News

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

July 25th, 2006

Um, how many times do I have to blog on this topic?
This past weekened (7/23), the Washington Post published an article titled “Men, Signing Off: As More Women Become TV Anchors and Reporters, Males Exit the Newsroom.” This tired, sexist refrain — noting that women now hold a majority of some TV […]

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Sexual Harassment as Foreign Policy

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

July 24th, 2006

In all due fairness, my local newspaper is no better or worse than most, it just happens to have the unfortunate luck of being the first thing I read in the morning, and thus perhaps disproportionately becomes fodder for this blog. This morning they ran a fun little quiz in the Features section (that’s […]

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Pew blogger study: Half of all bloggers are women

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 20th, 2006

WIMN’s Voices knows, Feministing.com knows, Echidne of the Snakes knows, Carnival of Feminists knows, BroadSheet knows… and now the folks at Pew (and hopefully all those journalists who persistently, and vapidly, claim that blogging is a primarily-male sport) know:
Half of all bloggers are women.
That is, according to a new Pew Internet & American […]

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There’s a war on, but don’t worry: “Oprah’s not gay!”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 18th, 2006

Death, destruction and needless, endless bloodshed in Israel and Lebanon, on the heels of continued death, destruction and needless, endless bloodshed in Iraq.
Luckily, the Associated Press (both print and video), Reuters, the Chicago Sun Times, the Washington Times, theChicago Tribune and People magazine are all on the job in this extremely depressing news […]

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Summer Net Surfing & Recommended Reading

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

July 16th, 2006

An ongoing list of eco-media I’ve recently discovered created by and/or about women. Individually and collectively, they reinforce the reality that environmental issues touch every aspect of our lives.

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Invisible Stories

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

July 8th, 2006

Since not too many of us read the Times of India, I am indebted to Lynette Dumble of the Global Sisterhood Network for passing this story along. The American press is always quick to cover President Bush’s promises to help the women of whatever country he happens to be in the mood to invade. […]

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Lil’ Kim gets out of prison and is called “fat” and “bulldyke”

stalvis Icon Posted by Silja J.A. Talvi

July 6th, 2006

Lil’ Kim’s stint in prison for perjury made national and international headlines. It’s odd to consider that the most attention the “issue” of women in prison has received has been on gossipy “reporting” on Martha and Lil’s journeys to the cellblock, but that’s the cult of celebrity for you: If it’s about rich and famous […]

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Media Inequity in the Duke Rape Case

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

July 3rd, 2006

Two months ago, I wrote that Duke University had hired the high-powered public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, to help manage media coverage of the rape charges against Duke lacrosse players. I asked:
… whether media activists should call out inequalities in PR representation. Duke is obviously allocating funds to make sure that its story is […]

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