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Archive for November, 2007

Media and African American Women: A snippet of a view of the invisible majority

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

November 30th, 2007

Women of Color make up a significant portion of the 51% of women in the United States but still the media knows so little about them. The minor facts that are discovered are usually mistaken for the minority instead of the majority. When there are so many issues that cross cultures but the impact on these women’s lives are generally missed by what would be considered “popular culture.”

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Media Justice Event, 11/29: An evening of independent music, film and performance with MAGNET - the Media Action Grassroots Network

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 28th, 2007

This weekend, members and allies of MAGNET, the Media Action Grassroots Network, will be gathering in New York City to offer skills-building media activist trainings, an indy-media filled party, and a series of strategic discussions among media justice leaders.
Tomorrow — Thursday, Nov. 29 — you are invited to MAGNET’s “Jumpoff” party, described below by […]

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Clinton, Couric, and Chris Matthews’ Sexist Spin

gfeldts Icon Posted by Gloria Feldt

November 28th, 2007

When it comes to Chris Matthews’s interpretation of Hillary Clinton’s words—any of her words—she’s damned if she yeas and damned if she nays.

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NBC and Black women: coverage doesn’t live up to the hype

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

November 27th, 2007

By Guest Blogger Rose S. Afriyie
I hate to be the person who is “never satisfied.” It would seem that it is a great stride that NBC’s feature on the state of Black women in America is happening at all. But save Essence, editor in chief, Angela Burt-Murray’s sharp new haircut, I can’t help but be […]

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Cartoon | Egg Rescue Squad: Defending the Rights of Microscopic Americans Everywhere!

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

November 27th, 2007

Inspired by a proposed law in Colorado giving Constitutional rights to human eggs.

Out now! | “ATTACK OF THE 50-FOOT MIKHAELA!” by Mikhaela Reid, with foreword by Ted Rall. Buy now at: www.lulu.com/content/781402

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What I’m thankful for… the wonderful women of WIMN

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 22nd, 2007

Just a quick note this holiday morning to say that, on behalf of Women In Media & News and WIMN’s Voices, I am truly thankful for:

…the wonderful community of writers, activists, thinkers and leaders who are our WIMN’s Voices bloggers (all those listed on the left, as well as many who have signed up […]

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MTP: If Only They’d Left it to the “Girls”

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

November 20th, 2007

Whether to be cheered or downcast? That’s the question. TV wasn’t born a male preserve, it’s just grown up that way.
I was thinking about that this weekend as I watched NBC celebrate Meet the Press. MTP is the longest, continuously-running program on US television. At the end of this Sunday’s show, a list of past […]

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Unilever Ditches Self Esteem as a Marketing Concept in Favor of Good Ol’ Misogyny

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

November 20th, 2007

cross-posted from the Feminist Peace Network blog:
Remember Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty which got so many kudos for talking about self-esteem and positive body image at any age? Turns out that Unilever, the company that makes Dove, actually has no qualms about objectifying women to make a sale. Many thanks to Ben Atherton-Zeman […]

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Tina Fey’s “30 Rock” snipes at (and promotes) product placement

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 17th, 2007

Earlier this month, as a petulant and pointed snipe at NBC for forcing most of their programs for a week to incorporate a “green” message regardless of whether such themes would be relevant to individual comedies and dramas, Tina Fey’s “30 Rock” bit the ankles of her network’s parent company, General Electric, with an episode […]

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Out of touch, much, Grande Dame Winfrey?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 17th, 2007

I’ve written before about the conspicuous consumption, product placement and brand-worshipping spectacle that is the Oprah Winfrey Show’s annual “Oprah’s Favorite Things” episode, so I won’t do that again, at least not for now.
Right now, all I want to mention is that on today’s Oprah Winfrey Show, the Queen of All Media devoted her […]

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