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Archive for November, 2007

New Tabloid Targets Women

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

November 16th, 2007

There’s news for Indian women: Britain’s top-selling Daily Mail and a leading Indian magazine group are about to launch a newspaper targeting women readers in India’s booming media market.

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The National White Guy Book Awards

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

November 15th, 2007

It was once again a seriously bad year to be a woman or a person of color when it comes to the National Book Awards, all of whom went to men, 3 of whom were white, one was a Native American. Most of finalists were male as well, although the roster of judges was fairly […]

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VIDEO of WIMN’s Jennifer L. Pozner debating writers strike, MSNBC and Oprah’s girls school on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” - also, transcript

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 14th, 2007

Here, as promised the other day, is the video of my appearance this Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Howard Kurtz, in which I debated Kurtz, right wing radio host Michael Medved and Hollywood Reporter columnist Ray Richmond on topics including the WGA writers strike, the ludicrous charge that MSNBC is “lurching to the left,” […]

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The Revolution Will Not Be Moisturized

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

November 13th, 2007

Have you read the manifesto?
No, not the Communist Manifesto — the manifesto for “My Black is Beautiful,” Procter & Gamble’s new multi-brand, multicultural marketing campaign.
P&G insists “My Black is Beautiful” is “a movement, not just advertising,” according to the Associated Press. But the campaign “began with P&G research that showed black women were frequent […]

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Big Media on the digital revolution: “we’re gonna get paid no matter where you get it from.” (Writers? Not so much.)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 12th, 2007

Yesterday, I debated the writers strike on CNN’s “Reliable Sources”, where I explained that the media corporations are trying to nickle and dime their writers in the most hypocritical way. (”Well, not even nickel and diming. They’re not even asking for a dime, and they don’t want to give them a nickel,” I told […]

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Striking Writers: Solidarity On The Streets, Not On The Screen

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

November 12th, 2007

By Guest Blogger Sally Kohn
I wish that film and TV writers could care as much about solidarity and justice on screen as they care on the picket lines.
By going on strike, the stage and screen writers are participating in an American tradition of people joining together, recognizing their shared fate and taking action.
On the […]

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What it’s like to be a woman making a documentary film about Michael Moore: Part Two

smackleys Icon Posted by Stephanie Mackley

November 12th, 2007

In this second half of my interview with Debbie Melnyk, documentary film producer and director, she continues her analysis on Michael Moore’s film techniques that developed while producing Manufacturing Dissent. In the documentary, Melnyk and her co-director and co-producer Rick Caine, pursue an interview with Michael Moore, and much to their surprise, the film takes […]

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Women Behind Bars

stalvis Icon Posted by Silja J.A. Talvi

November 12th, 2007

Dear readers,
It’s been far too long since I’ve written anything on this awesome site. There’s a legitimate excuse: I had to finish an intensive work of investigative journalism, and I retreated to my apartment (my cave, as I began to think of it), to finish the book. Although the subject matter took a lot out […]

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Women writers and self care, discussed Monday in NYC

pkamens Icon Posted by Paula Kamen

November 11th, 2007

I want to invite NYC folks to a special reading/lecture/interview on my book Finding Iris Chang: Friendship, Ambition and the Loss of an Extraordinary Mind on Nov. 12 at McNally Robinson Bookstore.
I’ll be interviewed by Beth Merrick, the editor of This Isn’t Chick Lit, who has been a strong advocate of women’s serious […]

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How Feminism Killed the Neanderthals

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

November 10th, 2007

The Boston Globe headline screams: “Stone Age feminism? Females joining hunt may explain Neanderthals’ end.” There you have it. Feminism kills species. That is one of the few horrible things I had not yet heard attributed to feminism. And to find it among the science news of the major newspapers! […]

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