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Archive for April, 2008

New York Magazine’s ‘This Is New York’ Issue Cover: Very White, Lots of Dudes

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April 9th, 2008

By Guest Blogger Jessica Wakeman
I love New York magazine. I read it every week, I interned there in college, I factchecked at the web site out of college, I want to be Ariel Levy or Emily Nussbaum when I grow up. My opinions is that it deserves every award it gets. […]

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No Need to Exaggerate, CNN: The Facts Are Bad Enough

amoores Icon Posted by Anne Elizabeth Moore

April 8th, 2008

Considering the recent death of Dith Pran in a New Brunswick hospital of pancreatic cancer, Christine Amanpour’s recent CNN report on the Cambodian genocide is concerning. She quotes two numbers at the end of the piece—14,000 deaths at Tuol Sleng, formerly known as the prison S-21, and 2 million dead under the Khmer Rouge regime’s […]

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Ownership, not content!

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April 6th, 2008

I’m reflecting on Lynn Ziegler’s story in Women’s eNews of 4/2/08 about women’s low representation in television. She was reporting on the event sponsored by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, held at University of Southern California a few weeks ago at which numerous presenters recounted what is by now a familiar tale of how few women there really are on screen to symbolize what amounts to half the human population.

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WAM! 2008 Wrap-Up

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April 4th, 2008

I can’t believe it’s been a week since I attended my first WAM! conference. I was giddy with anticipation at being at a conference where so many awesome feminist bloggers would be in attendance. Unlike BlogHer 2007, this conference was promoted as pure feminism, no need to have a “fair and balanced” panel of one […]

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Rachel Maddow–You Go Girl!

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

April 3rd, 2008

I don’t have time to blog about this at length, but there is nothing sweeter than watching a very talented woman elegantly and eloquently make it very clear that she knew exactly what she was talking about while a know it all talking head implies that she doesn’t. Rachel Rocks!

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Rosa Brooks: The Misogynist Marketing Of Disney Princesses

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

April 2nd, 2008

Rosa Brooks recent column about the toxicity of Disney princesses is totally righteous. She writes,

“Start with some light feminist analysis. It will not have escaped you, Mothers of America, that Disney princesses — Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and the rest — rarely slay dragons, play sports, pilot jets or do open-heart surgery. Instead, […]

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New tactic, new column

amoores Icon Posted by Anne Elizabeth Moore

April 1st, 2008

As pop culture fuses more and more with advertising—despite that I’m devoting all my available skills to holding that line—I’m finding myself increasingly frustrated at the infiltration of consumerism into all aspects of our lives. It’s a trend I’ve been blogging about (alongside Diane Farsetta and others) here on these very virtual pages. But sometimes […]

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