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Archive for May, 2008

SATC’s moment

pkamens Icon Posted by Paula Kamen

May 30th, 2008

Whether you hated or loved the show (as a paragon of narcisisstic materialism vs. a refreshingly unapologetic celebration of female sexual liberation), you have to admit that the “Sex and the City Movie,” opening today nationwide, is having a “cultural watershed moment.” Melissa Silverstein well points out the signficance of its blockbuster status as a […]

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Campaign to save “Women” on UN Radio

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

May 29th, 2008

The long-running, landmark “Women” programme on United Nations Radio is in danger of being terminated. Efforts are on to persuade the UN to retain and, in fact, expand it.

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A happy ending?

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

May 28th, 2008

Update on what appears to have been a successful campaign against sexist attitudes and offensive behaviour on ‘The Footy Show’ in Australia

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They’re So Krafty: Marketers Go for the Anti-Ad Demographic

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

May 28th, 2008

It’s hard to come up with ways that advertising could be more obnoxious, but how about this: marketing that pretends it’s not selling anything.
Remember the Kraft / Crystal Light “cause initiative” I blogged about back in March? Kraft’s “uPumpItUp” website invites women to adopt lifestyle “challenges” couched in empowerment rhetoric — while Crystal […]

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Sexism Might Sell, But We’re Not Buying It!

gfeldts Icon Posted by Gloria Feldt

May 25th, 2008

Whatever the outcome of this election year, women’s treatment by the media has been outed and it isn’t going back into the closet anytime soon. On May 23, The Women’s Media Center and Media Matters launched a new and powerful campaign called “Sexism Sells, But We’re Not Buying It,”

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Hillary Clinton, misogyny and the media

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

May 21st, 2008

A recent, shocking article by Marie Cocco in The Washington Post headlined “Misogyny I won’t miss” helped me understand what Hillary Clinton was talking about in her recent interview in the same paper headlined “Clinton puts up a new fight.”

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The stories children are watching

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

May 14th, 2008

In the largest-ever detailed analysis of children’s television, researchers based in different parts of the world tracked gender representation in nearly 20,000 fictional programmes from 24 countries.

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Just the kind of neighbors I never wanted

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 13th, 2008

Per the New York Observer, turns out the 21st (!!) season of MTV’s “The Real World” will be filming in Brooklyn this summer. So, what, now, is this a challenge of some sort?
It’s like the Bunim-Murray producers heard that I’m writing my book, Bachelors, Bridezillas & Beautiful Corpses: Unraveling Reality TV’s Twisted Fairy […]

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Love’s labour’s not lost!

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

May 11th, 2008

In an increasingly market-driven media climate, a network that nurtures value-driven journalism among women has proved to be a lifeline for professionals who believe that there’s more to the media than news brands.

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Madame President: The Option You’re Not Hearing About

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

May 10th, 2008

Whether or not Hillary Clinton drops out of the presidential race, we’ll still have at least two candidates to fill the shoes of potential First Female Commander in Chief. Namely, Rep. Cynthia McKinney and Kat Swift, who are running (along with two men) under the banner of the Green Party of the United States. […]

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