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Archive for December, 2006

Army subpoena threatens Free Press, chills political speech

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December 30th, 2006

By Guest Blogger Jen Angel
Last week, journalist Sarah Olson was subpoenaed to testify at the January 4 pretrial hearing for the court martial of Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada. Sarah, who has interviewed Lt. Watada, is being called by the prosecution to corroborate the statements of Lt. Watada, the first commissioned officer to […]

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The 1950’s Cure for Breast Cancer

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

December 30th, 2006

This is cross-posted from the Feminist Peace Network blog. I had hoped that this was a spoof, but alas, it seems to be ‘hard’ news.
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Hey girls, guess what? If you stay home and do housework, you can cut your risk of breast cancer! According to a study by Cancer Research UK, a […]

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Babbling with Edgy, Hip, Urban Parents

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December 22nd, 2006

Guest Blogger: Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser
Promising to be hip, edgy, funny, irreverent, for women, men, parents and non-parents alike, a new online parenting magazine—Babble: A Magazine for the New Urban Parent—was launched earlier this month by the editors of Nerve.
The magazine aims to be less sentimental or service oriented than mainstream parenting magazines. It also […]

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Project Girl: A Media Self-Defense Course for Pre-teens and Teens

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December 19th, 2006

I stood in front of a room full of 11 to 14 year-old girls and wondered — when was the last time I thought about what it was like to be in junior high? My conclusion: probably when I was that age myself. Yet, marketers and other media manipulators think about these […]

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Concern Trolls On Hillary Clinton

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December 18th, 2006

Concern trolls are a subcategory of trolls on blogs. Concern trolls pretend to be on the side of the blogger or the blog readers but sneakily put in opinions and arguments which are the very opposite, all the time bemoaning the horror, horror!, that such arguments can be true, because they totally destroy “our” positions […]

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How the media is covering murders of women in the U.K.

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

December 16th, 2006

The following is commentary by English activist Jennifer Drew which she has given permission to share:
“The media’s search for ever more sensational ‘news’ remains unabated here in the UK. These women who were so brutally murdered by a man/men continue to be referred to as ‘prositutes, tarts, working girls etc.’ www.truthaboutrape.co.uk has just published a […]

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BBC to air rape reality show

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

December 16th, 2006

Many thanks to Jennifer Drew for passing along this heinous idiocy. I would comment further but I cannot think of anything that can be remotely expressed in civilized language:
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The BBC once known as a respected and objective organisation has sunk to a new low in its battle for ratings. A programme entitled ‘The Verdict’is […]

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Holiday Videos with a Green Message

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December 14th, 2006

The conservation group Environmental Defense has found a creative way to use electronic media and “viral marketing” to let people express their concern about global warming. Namely, a video contest that asks them to write and perform their own songs about climate change.
It all began with Environmental Defense’s own staff, who recorded such […]

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What She Wore

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

December 14th, 2006

Alternet has just posted my commentary, “What She Wore” which looks at media persistance in including a description of a woman’s physical appearance when they write about her. There is a lively discussion in the comments section. Worth noting, the woman alluded to in the description of Marie Clare’s November issue is May […]

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WIMN’s Voices still needs your vote for Best New Blog of 2006 - plus, other endorsements

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 14th, 2006

Polls are still open today and tomorrow for the 2006 Weblog Awards. If you find the media analysis, information and advocacy we offer in this forum engaging and useful, please take a few seconds and vote for WIMN’s Voices for Best New Blog . Vote today, vote tomorrow, and encourage others to do the […]

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