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Archive for November, 2006

WIMN on the Road: Broadcasting, B0mbs and Babes in Geneva, NY (streaming radio, too)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 28th, 2006

WIMN Event Announcement:
If you live in or near Geneva, NY, I’d love to see you at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Nov. 29, where I’ll be giving a multimedia presentation entitled, “Broadcasting, Bombs and Babes: Women’s Activism for Media Justice” as a featured speaker for HWS’s Fisher Center for the Study of Women and […]

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Pre-pregnancy postscript

ksavoies Icon Posted by Keely Savoie

November 28th, 2006

In the continuing saga of pre-pregnant women, the New York Times added another nugget of mental gristle for all us incubators (and the straight men who love us) to gnaw on today: prenatal care should apparently be a part of every woman’s life throughout her fertile years, even when they are not planning […]

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WSJ: Women CAN Have It All!

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

November 27th, 2006

Last week (November 20), The Wall Street Journal Online came out with a list of “50 Women to Watch,” based on accomplishments and influence rather than glamour. Philanthropist Melinda Gates is ranked No. 1; the rest of the top 10 are corporate chieftains including the female CEOs of Pepsico, ADM, […]

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Bob Herbert: Iraq burns, we shop - and women die

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 27th, 2006

It’s been a long time since anyone has heard me say this, but brace yourselves: I’m giving thanks this post-Thanksgiving week for two New York Times columnists — one for what he writes, another for pulling his poisoned pen off their influential op-ed page.
Yep, indeedy - I know, it surprises me, too.
Let’s start […]

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Take Back the Tech

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

November 27th, 2006

Brava to the women at the Association for Progressive Communications, Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP)
for their Take Back the Tech Campaign which runs Nov. 25 through Dec. 10. The campaign is designed to raise awareness between technology and violence against women. Their website has some excellent material on the relationship between […]

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The Real Enemy?

stalvis Icon Posted by Silja J.A. Talvi

November 25th, 2006

I was recently honored to find out that I had received a top award as a part of the first National 2006 New America Ethnic Media Awards, in the Immigrant Rights category. NAM represents what’s really going *well* in American media: the growth and wide appeal of independent, ethnic media, and I can’t tell you […]

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Women in War–Connections and Disconnections

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

November 25th, 2006

Church Gal has an interesting analysis of the connection between violence against women as a form of entertainment versus violence against women in the context of military action. Talking about the difference between Girls Gone Wild’s Joe Francis and Steven D. Green, charged with raping a 14-year old Iraqi girl, she says,
“But if we […]

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Looks like Fox will be Airing Christmas Specials Afterall

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

November 20th, 2006

As most of you probably have heard by now, the OJ special and book have been cancelled (happened about 30 seconds after I posted that last update). Looks like Fox’s fair and balanced came back at ‘em. As former Ms. Magazine writer Mary Kay Blakely so accurately pointed out many years […]

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OJ Special Update

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

November 20th, 2006

Just a bit of an update about the OJ Simpson book and special on how he would have done it if he did it. Several Fox affiliates have already said they won’t air the special. So this might be a good time to call your local affiliate and let them know what you […]

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Recommended Reading

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

November 19th, 2006

It’s Fall 2006, and Venus is rising.

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