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Archive for May, 2007

Boobs in the News

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

May 31st, 2007

As I wrote last week, the major press may not think chemical causes of breast cancer are particularly riveting news. But — hubba hubba! — breasts themselves sure are, at least according to ABC news.com. Check out “Cleavage: What’s Appropriate, What’s Not: How to Show Off Breasts Best in the Office, on the […]

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Rape: Both Marketable and Hilarious

azeislers Icon Posted by Andi Zeisler

May 30th, 2007

Bitch reader Amy Pitts wrote in with a heads up on a new ad campaign from fancy messenger-bag peddler Timbuk2 that appears to play the rape of a teen for big yuks. Featuring a tear-stained, prom-dressed blond on one side of the page and a greasy, bewifebeatered guy on the left, the copy reads “Just […]

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Interview between WIMN’s Voices bloggers: Sonali Kolhatkar talks to Courtney Martin on Uprising Radio

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 30th, 2007

Quick media hit — listen to an interview between two fab WIMN’s Voices bloggers:
Courtney E. Martin, author of Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body, and Sonali Kolhatkar, host of Uprising Radio.

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Memorial Day musing about women, media and peace activism

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 29th, 2007

I woke up today, the day after Memorial Day, to an Associated Press article about Cindy Sheehan leaving the anti-war movement. “‘It’s up to you now’: Sheehan quits,” the headline blared. The AP story opened this way:
“FORT WORTH, Texas - Cindy Sheehan, the soldier’s mother who galvanized an anti-war movement with her monthlong protest outside […]

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60-yr-old mom has twins; media ask, “How Old is Too Old?”

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

May 26th, 2007

By Guest Blogger Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser
With headlines like “Woman Defends Decision to Give Birth at 60,” “How Old is too old?” and “Age Has Been Redefined,” Frieda Birnbaum, age—you guessed it—60, had twin boys this week via cesarean section, becoming the oldest woman in the U.S. to bear twins. Birnbaum caused a few media […]

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American Idol or big fatty? Ask the diet-obsessed talking head!

azeislers Icon Posted by Andi Zeisler

May 25th, 2007

Our new American Idol, 17-year-old Jordin Sparks, hadn’t even claimed her title on Wednesday’s finale when her weight came under scrutiny. Yeah, the criticism came from a woman who looks like she could barely consume an entire cocktail frank by herself. And okay, the forum for the critique was Neil Cavuto’s Your World show on […]

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Saturday, 8pm: WIMN’s Jennifer L. Pozner rejects “The Bachelor” on “Geraldo At Large”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 25th, 2007

MEDIA APPEARANCE:
When: Sat 5/26, 8:00 - 9 PM, EST
Station: Fox News Network
Why?: Read on…
When critiquing media content and the outlets that produce it, it’s important to avoid overgeneralization. As I mention in my Bitch magazine article, “How To Write a Protest Letter“:
“Don’t complain that your local paper ‘never’ reports on women’s issues or […]

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Black Women in Comics Panel: “Having Our Say: Black Women Discuss Imagery”

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

May 25th, 2007

In February of this year, comics writer Cheryl Lynn Eaton founded The Ormes Society to celebrate and promote the work of black women comics creators and professionals and to reach out to black women comics readers. The Society is named for pioneer Zelda “Jackie” Ormes, currently considered to be the first syndicated African-American woman cartoonist. The Society started with about 13 members but is now 20 strong and growing. As Cheryl Lynn explained in her blog…

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Breast Cancer’s Chemical Culprits

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

May 24th, 2007

Why can’t the environmental links to the disease gain media traction?

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Malalai Joya Needs Help

skolhatkars Icon Posted by Sonali Kolhatkar

May 23rd, 2007

In a follow-up to my earlier blog posting about Afghan parliamentarian Malalai Joya, here is … *** An Urgent Message from the Defense Committee for Malalai Joya ***

In the past few weeks, after Malalai Joya’s return from a successful international tour and interview with a local TV station in Kabul, the warlords and criminals […]

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