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Archive for January, 2008

Media Matters Sexist Press Release on Chris Matthews Sexist Remarks

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

January 18th, 2008

Seems like every time I turn around, some misogynist moron is demanding to know what the feminists are doing about this, that or the other issue. Well here’s a newsflash–we are up to our eyeballs dealing with so many issues it would make your head spin. But see here’s the deal, we do […]

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Fellowship opp for women human rights reporters

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 17th, 2008

Heads up to those of our readers who are also reporters, especially those who report on human rights issues: you might want to take advantage of a great opportunity from the International Women’s Media Foundation: the IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship.
The International Women’s Media Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2008-09 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. The […]

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Golden Globes Sheds Light on Surprising Feminist Sleeper, “Mad Men”

pkamens Icon Posted by Paula Kamen

January 16th, 2008

Just by judging the show by its title, “Mad Men,” you may not immediately recognize it as a feminist groundbreaker. After all, it’s ostensibly about hard-driving, womanizing and drinking ad execs on Madison Avenue in NYC circa 1960.
But at the heart of the drama are the conflicted lives of its women directly confronting […]

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How the Gilmore Girls could have helped Hillary Clinton predict her political fate

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 10th, 2008

Who knew that the “Gilmore Girls,” those fast-talking dames of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s pithy imagination, would turn out to be prescient political analysts.
I know, I know — “Where is she going with this?”, you’re thinking.
Well, in light of Scott Spradling’s obnoxious demand that Hillary Clinton defend her personality during last week’s Democratic debate, it […]

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WIMN on Al Jazeera - I guess the whole world cares about Hillary’s almost-tears…

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 10th, 2008

Yesterday, I discussed U.S. election coverage — especially coverage of Hillary Clinton — on Press TV’s “Four Corners,” an Iranian program.
Today, some time between 3:30 and 3:45, I will be discussing media coverage of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign on Al Jazeera (the Arabic broadcast news network — I’ll be speaking via a translator, which […]

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WIMN weighs in on Hillary Clinton campaign coverage on TV and radio Wed and Thurs [updated]

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 9th, 2008

[UPDATE: Please note, due to an unavoidable logistical error, my appearance on the radio segment below had to be postponed. Apologies. However, video from the “4 Corners” Press TV segment mentioned below is now available - jump to 26 minutes into the segment. ]
From pundits and op-ed writers to cable news anchors to indy bloggers, […]

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Susan Stanton, Gender, and Lyndon Johnson’s Gall Bladder

jboylans Icon Posted by Jennifer Finney Boylan

January 6th, 2008

The trans community has been upset in the last week or so over this article published by the St. Petersburg Times (FLA) concerning “Susan Stanton’s Lonely Transformation.”

It’s a follow up article on the story of male-to-female transitioning transsexual Susan Stanton who, as Steve, was city manager of Largo, Florida until spring of 2007, when […]

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Liveblogging the Democratic debates — Gibson (hearts) all the candidates

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 5th, 2008

ABC’s Charles Gibson, again useless, randomly interjects that after covering DC for a long time, he hears people say that DC is resistant to change, so “God love all of you” for talking about wanting change.
Are you kidding me? The debate moderator doesn’t interject clarifying questions about the candidates’ public policy records as compared […]

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Liveblogging the Democratic debates — Gibson is useless, Clinton has “feelings”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 5th, 2008

Can you imagine a less effective debate moderator than former sock-puppet pusher Charles Gibson?
I’m on the road, so can’t liveblog the Democratic debates fully tonight. But, I’ve been watching the debate and will post at least a brief wrap-up of the problems I’m identifying with the way that Gibson is framing his questions to […]

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ABC swaps stereotypes (and, er, wives…)

varreolas Icon Posted by Veronica Arreola

January 3rd, 2008

The season premiere of “Wife Swap,” that high brow reality TV show on ABC, returned tonight with a vengeance.
Who are the lucky stereotypes? Feminism and beauty pageant contestants. But no, Mrs. South Carolina and Ms. Women’s Studies are not set for a show-down of mass proportions. Rather a strong feminist mom is taking over […]

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