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Archive for February, 2008

How To Dis Women, Hilariously

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

February 29th, 2008

Joel Stein gives us a very handy lesson on that in his most recent column, fetchingly called “A little something for the ladies.” Note the term “ladies” and the “little something”! Could it be….a diamond ring? Ooh, shiny! Gimme, gimme! If not I shall stomp my tiny foot and cry! And you will not get laid for a century at least!

The column isn’t about what to give your little lady on Valentine’s Day to get the blowjob you’ve paid for, nope. It’s about women as political animals. Well, as political pet animals, really. It’s also a very very funny column, and I’m going to show you how you, too, can write a funny column like that.

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Event Tonight: Race, Class & Gender Bias in Katrina Reporting

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

February 28th, 2008

Posted a longer description of this talk earlier this week, but a quick reinder for those of you in the tri-state area:
WHAT: “Race, Class, Gender, and Katrina: The Human Impact of Disasterous Reporting”
WHEN: 02/28/2008, 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Rutgers University Student Activities Center, River Lounge, 613 George St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Please note: This lecture is free […]

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Tony Snow on moving from Fox News anchor to Press Sec’y for the Bush administration

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

February 28th, 2008

I’ve been posting less frequently lately because of computer problems, but I couldn’t resist dashing off a quick hit on former White House Press Secretary (and former Fox News anchor) Tony Snow’s conversation on last night’s Colbert Report. I probably would have laughed at — but not bothered to blog about — Stephen Colbert’s blatant […]

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Free WIMN event: Race, Class, Gender & Katrina: The Human Impact of Disasterous Reporting

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

February 26th, 2008

Even though the human, environmental and economic impact of Hurricane Katrina is still deeply felt throughout the regions that were ravaged by the disaster, the ongoing personal and political tolls of Katrina have fallen away from the headlines and out of public debate.
This is just one of many ways media have failed the […]

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Mental Illness as Spectator Sport

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

February 25th, 2008

Rather than gleefully gawking, the media should use Britney Spears’ troubles as an opportunity for public education on, and de-stigmatization of, mental health issues

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Annual State of the Black Union and Only Hillary Attends?

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

February 24th, 2008

Yesterday, the State of the Black Union was held in New Orleans, highlighting the political challenges and issues still impacting Americans based on their race and economic status. Hillary Clinton was the only presidential candidate who arrived to discuss the issues; the other candidates, including Barack Obama, did not appear. You can read Taylor […]

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Help WIMN replace our broken computer!

varreolas Icon Posted by Veronica Arreola

February 22nd, 2008

You know that we don’t ask for your financial support very often. We’re asking now because we really need it. After years on its last legs, the computer our tireless Executive Director uses has bitten the dust. Kicked the bucket. Kaput.

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“MILF Island” and “Slut Wars” — satiric genius, or Fox reality almost-rans?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

February 20th, 2008

Last year “The TV Set” — David Duchovny’s answer to why television sucks so hard — spoofed creatively bereft, profit-hungry, soulless network execs who eschew quality programming in favor of bottom-feeder fare such as the aptly-named reality-show-within-a-show, “Slut Wars.” (Anyone who’s seen an episode of the currently-airing “Paradise Hotel2” or “Flavor of Love 3” might […]

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You Can’t Say That on Television: Jane Fonda and the C-Word

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

February 18th, 2008

By Guest Blogger Jessica Wakeman
It was a nutty week for women’s “down there” parts.
First, it became legal to buy “obscene devices” in Texas.
Then, Mark Halperin from Time magazine said that John Edwards thinks Barack Obama is a “pussy.”
Then, Jane Fonda, while talking up The Vagina Monologues, alongside badass playwright Eve Ensler, dropped the c-word […]

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Media coverge of military rape sporadic, sensational

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February 15th, 2008

By Guest Blogger Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser
Notice how media coverage of rape or murder by military personnel from this country seems to fall into a separate category from other similar cases, as if these crimes are different because of who committed them?
From KBR to pregnant Marine Corporal Maria Lauterbach (http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/01/12/missing.marine/), I believe the media covers […]

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