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Archive for March, 2008

Not enough coverage of women’s sports? Blame “the market,” Trib sports editor says

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March 18th, 2008

EDITOR’S NOTE: For the last two years, WIMN’s Voices has published media analysis from women writers exclusively, in part to answer the marginalization of women’s voices on the nation’s op-ed pages and in other print and broadcast news beats — and top-traffic powerblogs — by positioning a diverse group of pro-feminist intellectuals as media analysts, […]

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3/18 and 3/20: WIMN in Tennessee and Ohio

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 17th, 2008

So, my whirlwind, cross-country media literacy tour continues — I’ll be speaking in Blountville, TN and Cuyahoga, OH on Tues., Wed. and Thurs. — events are free and open to the public for those of you in these two states (details below).
In just the last two and a half weeks, on behalf of Women In […]

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WIMN event, 3/14: Jennifer Pozner unravels reality TV’s twisted fairy tales at NYU

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 13th, 2008

On behalf of Women In Media & News’s multimedia lecture series, I’ve spoken on women, media, politics and pop culture at five colleges in four states (including at Vincennes University in Indiana later today)… but it’s been years since I’ve lectured in WIMN’s own backyard.
I’ll be correcting that on Friday, March 14 at 6:30pm, […]

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I know I should be psyched to go see Girls Rock: The Movie

amoores Icon Posted by Anne Elizabeth Moore

March 12th, 2008

But I’m just not.
I’m concerned that in all the hype over the proof! Finally! That girls can represent themselves on a musical stage, that we’re overlooking the fact that, once again, men here are doing the representing. But because it’s a film, in which the two male filmmakers do not appear, it’s easy to […]

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Julie Serano on Bailey & Dreger

jboylans Icon Posted by Jennifer Finney Boylan

March 12th, 2008

My friend Julie Serano–trans activist and writer– posted this over on Feministing– and, while I know the perils of cross-posting between there and here, I thought this was a good insight on the most recent Bailey dustup regarding trans issues. So here’s her post:
March 07, 2008
A “Bailey Controversy” Follow-Up, by Julia Serano
Julia Serano […]

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Koohan Paik, Eco-Myth Buster

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March 10th, 2008

I love a good culture jam — when folks with a mission slip a subversive message into what seems to be a conventional medium. That’s what two ecology-minded videos by Asian-American producer/director/writer/actress Koohan Paik do brilliantly. But though “Greensumption” (made in collaboration with globalization gadfly Jerry Mander) and “Discover Kauai” skewer over-consumption and […]

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IWD Ignored by News

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

March 8th, 2008

Why do the news media ignore our annual March 8 commemoration of women, International Women’s Day?

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WIMN’s International Women’s Day event 3/8: Anne Elizabeth Moore and Jennifer L. Pozner on women, media, marketing and more

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 7th, 2008

In honor of International Women’s Day, Anne Elizabeth Moore — WIMN’s Voices blogger, independent journalist, indy artist and author of Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing and the Erosion of Integrity, will be reading from her groundbreaking book (and discussing her recent work teaching self-publishing to teenage girls in Cambodia) at Bluestockings Books in Manhattan on Saturday, […]

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Photos from WIMN at San Antonio College

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 3rd, 2008

Hey all, for those of you who wrote to me and wished you were in San Antonio to hear my talk today on reality TV in San Antonio, Texas, I can give you the next best thing — a few pics from the event.
Thanks to WIMN’s newest blogger, Deanne Cuellar, director of the Texas […]

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Gender and “Causes” in Marketing

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

March 3rd, 2008

After saturating our social environment with ads, marketers are using new approaches to break through the clutter. So there are stunts like closing a national coffee chain for three hours. (Did Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert both have to ironically fall for that?)
And there’s buzz marketing, which commercializes human interactions. (Fellow WIMN’s […]

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