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Archive for October, 2007

AP looks at paycheck to paycheck difficulties

hbousheys Icon Posted by heather boushey

October 23rd, 2007

The U.S. economy does not produce enough good jobs, and as a result, many families are unable to afford basics like housing, food, or health care. This Associated Press piece documents the ways that some families are coping.
What is interesting about this article is that the stories highlighted are about people who either have […]

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The Baby, The Bathwater

amoores Icon Posted by Anne Elizabeth Moore

October 22nd, 2007

I went to the NAMAC conference this weekend, which I describe elsewhere and was insanely fun, but for days, one of the questions from the audience after the panel I was on was stuck in my craw.
The issue pretty much revolved around the use of the phrase “not throwing the baby out with the […]

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Tune in: WIMN on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday, 10:40am

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 19th, 2007

[Update: To those of you who tuned in to CNN to watch this segment and didn’t see me on it — apologies. Due to a bizarre miscommunication between the car service and the CNN studio, I hopped into the car, opened up my laptop and began to work… looked up a half an hour later […]

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Media policy job announcement

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 18th, 2007

Another in the list of job openings in the growing field of media reform. As always, if you want to list your journalism, media activism or media related job on WIMN’s Voices, send announcements to info[at]wimnonline[dot]org
Open Position: Media Policy Working Group Program Coordinator
Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media (GFEM) is an association of grantmakers committed […]

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Girls Rule But Shouldn’t

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

October 18th, 2007

My title gives you the very short version of a very long article “The New Girl Order” by Kay S. Hymowitz in the City Journal . And what is “the new girl order”, according to Hymowitz? It is a world where young women delay marriage because they just want to have fun. Think “Sex and the City”:

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Telling half the story

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

October 17th, 2007

I understand there have been a couple of recent television programmes in the US featuring Indian women (Wombs For Rent - Surrogacy in India on “Oprah”) and/or gender-related issues in India and elsewhere in the “Third World” (Child Brides: Stolen Lives on PBS ).

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Moving the media dialog about women and work

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

October 17th, 2007

Editorial note from WIMN: On Monday, WIMN’s Voices blogger Heather Boushey posted about an event bringing leading women journalists, researchers and advocates together to discuss and debate the continued (and often inaccurate) media controversy over what media insist on calling “the opt-out” phenomenon related to women and work. Here’s a brief report-back from the event.
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Murdoch puts stake in Buffy-lovers’ hearts

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 16th, 2007

Most of the time, my writing about the profit motives of big media focuses on the negative consequences of media economics over mainstream journalism and the free-flow of information, or on the production and promotion of increasingly violent, misogynistic portrayals of women in entertainment fare.
This time, I have nothing that lofty to report… except […]

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The Opt Out Story Continued …

hbousheys Icon Posted by heather boushey

October 15th, 2007

Do you want to know whether women are indeed leaving the labor market and “opting out”? Then come to this terrific event at the New School in New York City.
WORKING MOTHERS: WHO’S OPTING OUT?
Tuesday, October 16, 7 p.m., $8 admission
The New School, New York City
Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 […]

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Beauty and the Chemical Beast

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

October 15th, 2007

A British paper dares to warn women of cosmetics’ potential health dangers

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