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Archive for December, 2007

Tragic end to a tumultuous life

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

December 29th, 2007

The assassination of Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Thursday evening has made front page headlines across the world…

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Happy Merry Christmas

amoores Icon Posted by Anne Elizabeth Moore

December 24th, 2007

Christmas has finally arrived in Phnom Penh, or will tonight at midnight, and I’m living with 32 smart Khmer young women attending college for the first time, set to become the first generation of women leaders in Cambodia. Tonight we will celebrate. They like Christmas because Christmas is the present holiday; I like it because […]

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Join Susan Faludi in helping WIMN fight to transform the media

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 23rd, 2007

If you value WIMN’s Voices–and you want to amplify women’s voices online, in print, on TV and radio, and in the public debate at large–we need your help.

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You Looking at Me?

gfeldts Icon Posted by Gloria Feldt

December 21st, 2007

You know Hillary is no longer seen as the inevitable front runner in Iowa when Maureen Dowd (almost, at least till she gets to her punch line) writes something positive about her.
In response to the latest Drudge-Limbaugh-sexist bloggers’ echo chamber campaign to denigrate Hillary for—gasp!–looking like a 60-year-old woman, when men of that […]

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Britney Spears’ Sister Jamie-Lynn, Teen Sexuality and the Media

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

December 20th, 2007

I recently posted a piece on teen sexuality, the Internet, and media. I felt compelled to respond to the recent media attention on Britney Spears’ sister, Jamie-Lynn, who at age 16 is pregnant. I will not discuss her deal with Disney or whether her sister who was married before she had her children is to blame for her behavior. I want to discuss the difference in how teen pregnancy and sexuality is discussed in the media and the justice system based on who the “teen” happens to be.

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Join Susan Faludi in helping WIMN fight to transform the media

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 20th, 2007

If you value WIMN’s Voices–and you want to amplify women’s voices online, in print, on TV and radio, and in the public debate at large–we need your help.

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The Page Scandal brings attention back to Teen Sexuality, the Internet and Media

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

December 19th, 2007

If you spend your time outside the Washington DC political beltway you would not have known who the Pages of Congress were. The Foley incident made the program known to national news. Today every step these Pages take are scrutinized by the public. The recent incident included oral sex, one teen to the other, and shoplifting.

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Jennifer Drew on the Harms of Gender-Neutral Language in Discussing Violence Against Women

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

December 12th, 2007

Cross-posted from the Feminist Peace Network blog:
UK activist Jennifer Drew is on a roll with totally spot-on analysis of how the media and politicians perpetuate violence against women with gender-neutral language. In a blistering critique published on The F Word, she writes,

“Take, for example, these phrases and sentences: “Stop violence against women”. “Xxx […]

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Celebrating Falsies

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

December 7th, 2007

No, not that kind… The Falsies Awards, the Center for Media and Democracy’s very tongue-in-cheek annual look at the worst polluters of our information environment.
I had great fun writing up this year’s awards. Maybe you can tell:
Falsies Awards winners must stop by CMD’s office in Madison, Wisconsin, to collect their prizes. This year’s […]

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This Week’s Episode of the Feminist Blame Game

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

December 4th, 2007

Cross-posted from the Feminist Peace Network website:
One of the most super cool things about being a feminist is that you get blamed for pretty much everything. Tammy Bruce’s adorable little diatribe on Fox News condemning feminism because neither NOW or the Feminist Majority have issued statements about the teacher in Sudan who was incarcerated […]

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