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Archive for September, 2008

FREE, TODAY: Fri.-Sat, Making History symposium at St. John’s U. on Race, Gender & Media in the 2008 Elections (two WIMN bloggers will be presenting)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 26th, 2008

Had hoped to post this reminder earlier this week had no wifi access for the past four days except for cell phone. But — for those of you in the NY area TODAY, Sept. 26 and TOMORROW, Sept. 27 , St. John’s University in Queens, NY is hosting a fascinating, interdisciplinary conference called “Making […]

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“When Anchormen Attack!” — WIMN’s fall lecture tour: MA 9/23, NH 9/24, NY 9/26-27

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 21st, 2008

If you’re in MA or NH, I’d love to see you this week when WIMN’s fall lecture tour will bring me to your backyard. I’ll be delivering “When Anchormen Attack: Gender, Race & the Media in Election 2008“ — the newest program in Women In Media & News’s multimedia lecture series (see below for program […]

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Must-watch tonight: PBS’s Maria Hinojosa on Women and Power

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 19th, 2008

If you’ve seen substantive, provocative, challenging and insightful investigative broadcast journalism over the last couple of years, there’s a good chance you were watching veteran reporter Maria Hinojosa on PBS’s critically important news magazine, NOW.
In an hour-long special documentary edition of NOW tonight (Friday, September 19), Hinojosa takes on the issue of women’s political […]

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Greenwashing Lessons

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

September 19th, 2008

MTV’s new video is cute and edgy, but Debra Lynn Dadd wrote the book on telling truly eco-conscious products from fakes.

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Wake Up And Smell The Estrogen!

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

September 17th, 2008

That sentence was on the cover of one of the old Ms. magazines I just put into the trade basket in my library, and it makes a very good kick-in-the-pants beginning for this rant. And a rant it will be.

To begin with the Bitch magazine is in financial trouble and it needs your dollars to continue. You can donate here.

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Women’s PACs Endorse Obama/Biden Ticket Not Palin

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

September 17th, 2008

In recent weeks, much speculation has been made in the media about how women will be voting in November, for whom, and why. Yet too often the press has focused on superficial, inaccurate or trivializing notions of women’s electoral needs and habits. This week, media had the opportunity to deepen the conversation.
Yesterday Feminist Majority […]

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Incarcerated Women: profits, conditions, resistance, and media: TONIGHT NYC

stalvis Icon Posted by Silja J.A. Talvi

September 17th, 2008

Apologies for the late notice in posting, but I’d love to see you at our event tonight at Bluestockings, on the Lower East Side in NYC. I’ll particularly be emphasizing the rapid rise in the number of female drug war prisoners, supermax confinement, and media coverage of women’s imprisonment.
Here’s more about the event and […]

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Why I’m rallying to save Bitch magazine, and hope you’ll help, too

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 16th, 2008

This is, I believe, the first time in the history of WIMN’s Voices that I’m posting an appeal on behalf of another non-profit. But this is a rare exception because of the long history of collaborative work, and the shared missions and visions of Women In Media & News and Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop […]

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How SNL Got it Right

pjeridos Icon Posted by Patricia Jerido

September 16th, 2008

Since the nomination of Sarah Palin for the Republican vice presidential ticket my email and brain has been overloaded with media articles covering all the reasons why this decision was cynical, wrong and scary. I’ve also seen in a very short time the demoralization of many people who just a month ago were preparing for […]

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Save Bitch Magazine: YouTube video and message from staff

azeislers Icon Posted by Andi Zeisler

September 16th, 2008

As many readers of WIMN’s Voices know, Women In Media & News has a long collaborative history with Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture magazine. Lisa Jervis, co-founder of Bitch, is WIMN’s founding board chair. I’m Bitch’s editorial and creative director, and also among WIMN’s Voices’ original house bloggers. Over the years, we’ve reviewed books […]

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