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Archive for September, 2007

A couple of thoughts from JAWS - Journalism & Women Symposium

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 30th, 2007

The online access has been spotty this weekend at the JAWS (Journalism & Women Symposium) conference — or “JAWS Camp,” as it’s fondly known to members — which is why I haven’t been liveblogging the whole conference. But a few quick refelctions during a moment of rare WiFi accessibility:
– Cheryl Hilliard Tucker, Executive Editor of […]

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WIMN at JAWS - Journalism & Women Symposium

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 29th, 2007

Quick note — there’s a powerful set of women in journalism gathered in Door County, Wisconsin this weekend for the annual Journalism & Women SYmposium (JAWS) conference. Last night, I led one of twelve discussion groups about what bothers female journalists about representations of women in news media — and what we as journalists can […]

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VIDEO: Andi Zeisler on CNN about Isiah Thomas and bitchy semantics

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 28th, 2007

WIMN’s Voices blogger (and the fabulous editorial director of Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture magazine) Andi Zeisler appeared yesterday on CNN — to read her previous post announcing the segment, see http://www.wimnonline.org/WIMNsVoicesBlog/?p=812.
The video is available here.
Andi will likely be writing about her reflections on the segment some time soon, so check back.
And, incidentally, […]

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And What About Naomi?

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

September 28th, 2007

Cross-posted from the Feminist Peace Network blog:
Check out the following transcript of author Naomi Klein and Amy Goodman on Democracy Now verbally skewering (that’s probably putting it politely) former Fed chief Alan Greenspan. I thought it was quite brave when Greenspan appeared on Jon Stewart recently to plug his new book, but compared to […]

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New Cartoon! Your Yucky Body: Disgusting Diet Trends

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

September 27th, 2007

Partly inspired by the disgusting facts about the weirdly popular diet drug Alli, but partly by a personal experience. A few years ago I had a horrible case of pneumonia that left me bed-ridden and barely able to breathe for three miserable weeks. When I returned to the world of the living, sickly and weak, […]

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Mikhaela Reid cartoon slideshow at Center for New Words in Cambridge 9/28 (tonight)!

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

September 27th, 2007

I’m back on my mini book tour for Attack of the 50-Foot Mikhaela! Next stop: Beantown (or next to it, anyway!)

Who: Angry cartoonists Mikhaela Reid & Masheka Wood

What: Slideshow/signing/discussion for Attack of the 50-Foot Mikhaela!: Cartoons by Mikhaela Reid w/ a foreword by Ted Rall and Deep Doodle: Cartoons by Masheka Wood!

When: Friday Sept. […]

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Action Alert: Tampa Tribune repeats long-debunked myth of “feminist bra-burning”

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

September 27th, 2007

WIMN Action Alert: Bra Burning Edition
By Guest Blogger Suzie Siegel
On Sept. 26, The Tampa Tribune ran an article that repeated the old myth that feminists burned bras in the 1960s. A separate timeline said feminists encouraged “bra-burning rallies.”
This might be a great time to write a letter to the editor, asking for a correction: […]

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I’m Talking about Thomas on CNN….

azeislers Icon Posted by Andi Zeisler

September 27th, 2007

…Isaiah Thomas, that is, on tonight’s episode of CNN’s Out in the Open, which airs at 8pm ET, 5pm PT. The subject is Thomas’s alleged repeated use of the word “bitch” when addressing former Knicks marketing VP Anucha Browne Sanders. (See Jemele Hill’s great post below for more on the case.)
Anyway, if I understood the […]

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The Fashion Industry’s Faux Sentiment for the Eating Disordered

cmartins Icon Posted by Courtney Martin

September 26th, 2007

Newsweek just interviewed me about the controversy starting to brew around an Italian fashion ad that features a truly anorexic model. The designer claims it is an effort at public awareness. I believe it is simply another effort to use shock to sell.
One of the things I write about in my book is the media’s […]

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Deeply disturbing

ksavoies Icon Posted by Keely Savoie

September 25th, 2007

women find deeper male voices to be more attractive, judging them to be more dominant, older, healthier and more masculine sounding….Men, on the other hand, find higher-pitch voices in women more attractive, subordinate, feminine, healthier and younger sounding.

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