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Archive for August, 2006

On Katrina’s anniversary, compare corporate v. indy media coverage

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 28th, 2006

AOL news wonders: Will Bush’s image recover from Katrina?

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Tits and Ass Boost Military Morale

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

August 27th, 2006

Over the years there has been an ongoing debate as to what role women should and do play in today’s military. Well it seems that one of the ways we gals can get involved in the war effort is to entertain the troops, just like Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell a few wars ago. […]

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“Pregnancy porn” critiqued in Glamour

pkamens Icon Posted by Paula Kamen

August 26th, 2006

In 2004, Salon’s Rebecca Traister dubbed it “pregnancy porn.” That refers to the endless and luridly detailed barrage of celebrity “bump” media coverage. Not only are excessive and ubiquitous details about Angelina’s baby, Katie’s baby, and Britney’s babies merely annoying, but they also are a symptom of a larger media and consumerist Baby […]

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Action Alert: Thank ABC News for Forbes critique - transcipt to follow when available

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 25th, 2006

ACTION ALERT from Women In Media & News (WIMN):
Thank ABC World News for Giving Voice to Women’s Media Criticism
[Editor’s Note: Quotes below were updated to reflect the ABC News transcript available on Nexis.com]
Every once in a while, a major corporate news outlet runs a piece so well reported that it bears a round of applause. […]

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U.S. News & World Report blog sites WIMN, scorns Slate, devises unique floor-mopping method

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 25th, 2006

No time today for that more in-depth post I promised delving into the shoddy research used to justify that inane Forbes attack on working women, but did want to note that US News & World Report blogger Bonnie Erbe (also the host of PBS’s only all-women, non-partisan news debate show To The Contrary), has chimed […]

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Open letter to Slate: Jack Shafer insults women, wonders why women are insulted (more on the Forbes flap)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 24th, 2006

In response to the Forbes “Financially dependent wives will keep your house clean and complain less when you cheat on them” piece that was the subject of such debate yesterday (see my last post for a link round-up of women’s rapid responses to the piece and the story’s URL), Slate’s Jack Shafer wrote a priggish […]

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Project Plus Size, other Bravo observations

pkamens Icon Posted by Paula Kamen

August 23rd, 2006

Ever since I discovered Bravo’s always-entertaining Project Runway at the health club (all the gay guys around me were watching it on their elliptical-machine TV screens), I’ve been hooked. It’s in a league of its own as a Class-A reality series: filled with intriguing personalities, inventive challenges, and insightful looks into the madness and […]

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A word of advice: Don’t marry misogynists (or trust their sloppy news copy) - Part 1

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 23rd, 2006

Tune in to Uprising Radio tomorrow morning, Aug. 24, 11am Eastern time and 8am Pacific, or log on throughout the day, for an interview between radio host (and WIMN’s Voices blogger Sonali Kolhatkar) and me (if your reading this blog, you probably know that I founded and direct Women In Media & News, the women’s […]

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Latest threat to marriage: “Career girls”

ksavoies Icon Posted by Keely Savoie

August 23rd, 2006

In case you missed it, Michael Noer of Forbes threw out a gem of sociological myth steeped in scientific fiction today. The best (worst) part is when the the author links career women to divorce to “alcoholism, clinical depression and suicide [and]….increased rates of cancer, stroke, and sexually-transmitted disease.
There could not be a […]

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Women Speaking Out about the Violence in the Middle East

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

August 23rd, 2006

As Cynthia Enloe has pointed out many times, it is very important to ask how armed conflict and militarism affects women. How are their lives impacted, what are their needs, and what are their thoughts. Unfortunately, every time anyone fires a rocket or a gun, news about women and what they are saying […]

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