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Archive for May, 2008

Saturday Morning Coffee Questions about Women and Voting Power

gfeldts Icon Posted by Gloria Feldt

May 10th, 2008

I’ve been interviewed many times over the years by AP reporter David Crary, and he always does a great job of capturing sensitive and complex cultural issues that many other journalists can only simplify into polarized extremes. His byline article today, in which he also interviews several of my most esteemed colleagues and fondest friends-with whom I don’t necesarily agree on this issue–is no exception.
FEMINISTS SHARPLY DIVIDED BETWEEN CLINTON, OBAMA

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Request for followers of race and reality TV: share your thoughts, articles, blog posts, video clips, damning TV or entertainment press quotes

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 9th, 2008

Quick question to WIMN’s Voices readers: do you have specific thoughts to share about racism (or representations of race in general) in reality television, especially through a gendered lens? If so, your insights could help inform the first book that will seriously tackle the subject.
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably know […]

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It’s About Time List Update

lmarshalls Icon Posted by Lucinda Marshall

May 7th, 2008

Our list of influential women leaders is growing, here is the updated list, please note that if a submitted name is already on the Time list, then I didn’t include it here:

Barbara Brenner–Breast Cancer Action
Jennifer Drew–English activist working to highlight misogynist media portrayals of sexual assault.
Cathy Webster–1000 Grandmothers
Geena Davis
Leuren Moret and Helen Caldicott for raising […]

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Sexism in sports media down under

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

May 6th, 2008

This communication from Anne Walker in Melbourne makes it clear that sexism of the crudest kind is still alive and kicking, showing up in different places in different forms at different times:
“Sam Newman is a well-known football personality here in Australia and is a key member of an entertainment show called ‘The Footy Show […]

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Last post from Mediz conference: Some thoughts on media activism

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

May 5th, 2008

“Institutions that are not changed cannot become agents of change. Just as gender has to be mainstreamed in government it has to be mainstreamed in the media. There are no quick fixes; no short cuts.”

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LiveBlogging from Istanbul’s first conference on sexism in the media: Ammu Joseph is brilliant

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 4th, 2008

OK, I know you’re all going to think I’m biased because Ammu Joseph collaborates with WIMN by writing about international media and media activism here at WIMN’s Voices. (In fact, if you didn’t see her earlier post from the conference today, check it out, it’s definitely worth a read.) But having just listened to Ammu’s […]

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Liveblogging from Mediz conference in Istanbul: Coverage of rape and murder in Goa

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

May 4th, 2008

I had been asked to make a presentation during the second forum of the conference, focusing on issues concerning women working in the media, but - due to some last-minute communication gaps - I found myself slotted instead into session five, on ways out of sexism in the media, scheduled for Sunday. I thought […]

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Photos from feminist media conference in Istanbul, Part I

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 4th, 2008

Some photos from the Mediz conference on sexism in Turkish media taken with panelists at the site, as well as during a bit of post-conference sightseeing in Istanbul, Turkey.
Ammu Joseph chats with the man in charge of CNN Turk:

Me, with Fernanda Zanuzzi, a feminist radio activist from Spain:

A young Turkish photographer documents the Mediz […]

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Liveblogging from Istanbul’s Mediz conference: Diagnosis and Exposure of Sexism in the Media - Mediz Analysis

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 4th, 2008

Today’s morning panel at the Mediz conference on sexism in the media in Turkey, “Diagnosis and Exposure of Sexism in the Media - Mediz Analysis,” has seven speakers including the moderator, who are all discussing the results of their first major content analysis study of representations of women in print media, television, radio and the […]

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Um, am I in Istanbul?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 4th, 2008

There is simply no escape from U.S. corporate media…anywhere.

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