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Another equation in Black Brown politics

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

January 30th, 2008

And now, now, the burning question rising above the horizon like a shining beacon of the sad state of racial-political analysis: Will Latinos vote for Obama? Can Latinos vote for a Black man?
Can Latinos overcome “long simmering tensions” with Blacks to vote for Obama?

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Trash-talking reality TV in upstate NY, Jan. 31

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 30th, 2008

Quick shout to any WIMN’s Voices readers who happen to be based in or near upstate New York: I’ll be speaking at Elmira College on Thurs. Jan. 31, delivering the most popular presentation in WIMN’s multi-media lecture series, “Bachelor Babes, Bridezillas & Husband-Hunting Harems: Decoding Reality TV’s Twisted Fairy Tales.”
The lecture is free and […]

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NOW-NYS claims Ted Kennedy’s Obama endorsement is “ultimate betrayal” of women: CNN reports the slam; feminist bloggers reject it

varreolas Icon Posted by Veronica Arreola

January 30th, 2008

[EDITORIAL NOTE: This post marks Veronica Arreola’s transition from guest blogger to regular house blogger at WIMN’s Voices.]
Here we are, one week until Super Tuesday and I’m still wrestling with who I am going to vote for. Will it be my senator, Barack Obama, who woos me with his charm and vision? Will it be […]

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Identity Crisis?: Black Women in the Political Debate

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

January 29th, 2008

With a woman as front runner for the Democratic nomination, gender has been a factor in media coverage from the beginning of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, with media regularly focusing on descriptions of her clothing, hair and makeup, her “cleavage” and her “cackle,” way before her “misty” almost-crying moment made headlines. The gender frame has gotten […]

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Time for “The Talk” — Gloria Steinem’s NYTimes op-ed raises questions about race, gender and election year media

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

January 28th, 2008

By Guest Blogger Avis A. Jones-DeWeever

It’s time for “The Talk.”
I met Gloria Steinem yesterday. As a woman, I must admit I was a bit star-struck—proud to be engaged in conversation with one of those rare people in history who mixed passion, courage, and action together in such a way as to inspire others to […]

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Does this font make me look fat? My love/hate relationship with clever marketing

calarios Icon Posted by Celia Alario

January 25th, 2008

I recently had the occasion to travel with my friend Ingrid Gordon who runs an amazing grassroots nonprofit called Gear for Good to the Outdoor Retailer (OR) show in Salt Lake City, Utah. I was watching her in action as she provided fresh and interesting material for the many recreation-oriented reporters and bloggers who […]

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Target Corp. Makes Women The Target

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

January 25th, 2008

Yes, you guessed it, that is a Target ad and no actually we don’t think targeting women with their legs spread wide on a bullseye, even if it happens to be your corporate symbol is a good marketing strategy. But to add insult to injury, when another blogger wrote to protest the ad, […]

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Amy Goodman Re-Hosts the Nevada Debate and Includes Kucinich

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

January 19th, 2008

As we all have no doubt figured out, the process of electing a president in the U.S. is deeply flawed–suspect voting machines, a bizarre primary process and ‘news’ networks that seem to think they can exclude candidates from debates–General Electric owned NBC’s exclusion of Dennis Kucinich from the Nevada primary debate is the latest example. […]

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Once Upon A Time

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

January 18th, 2008

There lived a political pundit called Chris Matthews. He had his very own show on television, intriguingly called “Hardball”, and the show attracted many famous and powerful politicians and many erudite and experienced analysts of politics. Matthews would chat with them on the topics of the day, often expressing iconoclastic and funny opinions. All his friends knew that he had a good heart and that he spoke too rapidly, but otherwise he was a prince among men. And he called it as he saw it. An upright reporter, a warm and compassionate human being, a famous celebrity. What’s not to like?

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NYT Trivializes ‘Nebulous’ Pain of ‘Middle Aged Women’

pkamens Icon Posted by Paula Kamen

January 18th, 2008

For the millions of women in America debilitated by chronic pain, the page one article in Monday’s (January 14) New York Times was like a punch in the gut, taking their quest to get medically treated back decades.
With a tone of barely hidden scorn, the article reinforced the most vicious Civil-War Era stereotypes of women […]

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