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Archive for June, 2008

Research Assistance Needed for Book on Reality TV and Gender (and race/class/sex/marriage/consumerim/more)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

June 16th, 2008

REQUEST FOR RESEARCH ASSSITANCE:
WIMN’s Voices readers know that I’ve been monitoring reality TV for years. Now, I’m hoping you or someone you know — friend, student, TV fan, disgruntled reality TV producer, underpaid reality writer who wants to be a “mole,” whatever — might be able to help out with some video research assistance.
I’m at […]

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Russert (and Million Others) RIP

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

June 16th, 2008

What if in journalism, mourning wasn’t just for journalists?

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Reflections for journalists who say they can’t find women (especially women of color) as sources, columnists and pundits

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

June 15th, 2008

Something struck me as I glanced at the ten posts listed on the front page of WIMN’s Voices today: eight of the ten posts were written by women of color. While this isn’t particularly out of the ordinary here, it certainly offers a good rebuttal to media outlets that blame the near invisibility of women […]

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A Woman’s Place on the Border

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

June 15th, 2008

Road trip across South Texas in my pick-up truck, a run-in with Border Patrol agents and sniffing out the Texas Ranger myths, as I followed the trail of the bloody oppressive south Texas history to frame the current issue…My feelings about this border wall, the reasons why this report had to go “personal” spring from stories embedded in the land, family stories, stories of men and revolution, of the Rangers and vigilantes who slaughtered thousands of Tejanos. Those stories mostly published in books by men are preserved in families like mine by the women, dogged researchers who flock to genealogy conferences and knit together the quilt of my past, my heritage.

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Where Does Hillary Go From Here? My radio segment on KPFA with Amanda Marcotte and Kim Gandy (and how WIMN made it happen)

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

June 14th, 2008

The other day, I participated in a debate on San Francisco’s KPFA “The Morning Show” , a discussion about, among other things, how Hillary Clinton will participate in the campaign ahead, the role of media sexism up until now, differences between feminist who supported Clinton and feminists who supported Barack Obama, and more.
Host Aimee […]

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Photos from NCMR2008: the fabulous women (and men) of WIMN, MAGNET and more, at work and at play

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

June 14th, 2008

After a lot of liveblogging, report-backs and reflections from Women In Media & News and our allies’ experiences at the National Conference on Media Reform, I just realized that there’s one thing WIMN’s Voices hasn’t brought you — pictures! But, never fear, here we are, in all our Flickr’d glory:
– My full photo set […]

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Between the Right and Racial Justice: Wedging The Movement for Media Reform

mcyrils Icon Posted by Malkia Cyril

June 13th, 2008

Co-written with Jen Soriano, Center for Media Justice. Conservative Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has done it again.
Sensationalism, exaggeration, and inaccuracy are the cornerstones of Right-wing punditry — so it wasn’t surprising when Fox’s Bill O’Reilly ripped the 2008 National Conference on Media Reform with ridiculous and unsubstantiated claims that “lunacy”, “danger” and “hatred” dominated […]

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Race and the City or Why Do the White Girls Always Sit Together on Television

pjeridos Icon Posted by Patricia Jerido

June 13th, 2008

In a recent interview, Sex and the City (SATC) producer Michael King said he added an African-American character to the cast (played in the movie by Jennifer Hudson) as a response to African American women saying to him that they love the show “but where are the sisters?”
While it is great to see Mr. King […]

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Excited to Join WIMN’s Voices!

pjeridos Icon Posted by Patricia Jerido

June 12th, 2008

Hello Everyone,
My name is Patricia Jerido and I’m the Executive Director at GoLeft.org. At GoLeft we use popular culture as a tool for organizers to expand their reach and connect with audiences on the issues that they care about. We look for those areas in pop culture that discuss or promote progressive issues and offer […]

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Washington Post Writer Gets It Wrong: A Feminist Focus Includes Everybody

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

June 11th, 2008

Note: I wrote this op-ed with Adele M. Stan, hoping to respond in the Washington Post’s Outlook section. That didn’t happen, so instead, we wanted to share our thoughts with you, readers of WIMN’s Voices. We’d love to hear your feedback in the comments.
Feminism is a failure. Just ask Linda Hirshman, who used a hefty […]

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