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Archive for August, 2007

Birthday musings from a media critic

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 30th, 2007

So, it’s my birthday today. I’ve never been one to try to hide my age (33), and I don’t dare say 33 feels old (it doesn’t, actually), lest Jessica Valenti yell at me again for thinking I’m aging out of the “young feminist” demo.
What with reminders from Friendster, MySpace and auto-remind alerts on Blackberries, […]

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Conversation with an Independent Video Mentor: Part Two

smackleys Icon Posted by Stephanie Mackley

August 28th, 2007

Jeanne Costello, former Executive Director of Durango Community Access Television, and I talk about how independent video and Public Access Television can change our local communities and why women can enjoy a unique freedom in the video world. To find a Public Access Television channel in your area, click here and for another great directory, […]

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Seattle P.I.: What’s a “spurned den mother,” anyway?

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

August 28th, 2007

By Guest Blogger Carla DeSantis
For the past 15 years, I have been a professional advocate for women in music. You may wonder exactly why women in music need an advocate. Sure, there are plenty of women in music, but these days you rarely see anyone under age 40 playing instruments covered in mainstream […]

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Anti Death Penalty Demo Gets Zero Press

fberrigans Icon Posted by Frida Berrigan

August 28th, 2007

I did not have a good Monday morning. I was already late when I got a flat tire on my bicycle.
I was headed to Harlem for an event aimed at encouraging Representative Charles Rangel to do more in the case of Kenneth Foster, to get Rangel (who is against the death penalty) to join […]

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Conversation with an Independent Video Mentor: Part One

smackleys Icon Posted by Stephanie Mackley

August 27th, 2007

I talk with Jeanne Costello, former executive director of Durango Community Access Television, about why she believes in advocacy video and how cable access television can transform anyone into an independent media maker.

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Nuclear Spin from a Former Bushwoman

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

August 27th, 2007

As is often the case with women and media issues, fellow WIMN’s Voices blogger Laura Flanders first noticed the trend. In her 2004 book “Bushwomen: Tales of a Cynical Species,” Flanders wrote of former EPA administrator and New Jersey governor Christine Todd Whitman:
Call her the Mighty Mouse of the GOP. When the party’s […]

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Pimp My Pageant

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

August 24th, 2007

Supremely sexist, “Miss Teen USA” has been dummied down and tarted up.

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Now until Aug 31: Support WIMN, get great books! (Order your back to school books now, too!)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 24th, 2007

Want a super quick-and-easy way to:
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Yeah, I know you do!
From now until the end of August — just one week left!! — 10% of the purchase price of every […]

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August 26, National Women’s Equality–oops–Toilet Paper Day

gfeldts Icon Posted by Gloria Feldt

August 24th, 2007

“Another of those silly jokes she forwards to her whole list,” I thought as I warily opened the e-mail from my friend and former U. S. Senate candidate, Claire Sargent.
But this was no joke. Claire had forwarded a message from another long time tiller of the women’s equality fields, Paula Cullison, who reported that […]

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In San Antonio, an “Alternative” Editor Shouts Feminist! to defend Her Bad Journalism

brenaudgonzalezs Icon Posted by Barbara Renaud Gonzalez

August 23rd, 2007

I hate it when this happens to good women who sleep with bad men, even if it’s your own husband.

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