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Archive for September, 2008

NYC Event, 9/18: WIMN and NOW-NYC present “Not My Reality: How Reality TV Distorts Women, and What You Can Do About It”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 15th, 2008

What: “Not My Reality: How Reality TV Distorts Women and What You Can Do About It”
Multimedia presentation, Panel Discussion and MNN Broadcast
Bachelors with former restraining orders, plastic surgery competitions, women as stupid, shallow, or “slutty” gold-diggers… such is life in reality TV, where product placement advertisers and network producers manufacture biased caricatures of women and […]

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Tina Fey as Sarah Palin (and Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton) satirize media sexism on SNL (also, Samantha Bee on The Daily Show)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 14th, 2008

It’s 5:00 am, but I can’t go to bed before I shared the huge grin I got from watching Saturday Night Live’s Tina Fey (as Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin) and Amy Poehler (as Democratic former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton) parody the topic of sexism in news coverage of the election — from […]

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WIMN’s fall lecture tour update: Wed. 9/10 in Richmond, VA, and fourteen chances to catch WIMN’s analysis of gender, race and the media in the 2008 election

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 9th, 2008

Quick shout to those who care about media, gender and race issues, and the intersecting roles of all three in this historic election — and who happen to live within decent driving distance of Richmond, VA:
I’ll be delivering Women In Media & News’s newest multimedia presentation — “When Anchormen Attack: Gender, Race & the Media […]

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You Tiern Me Right Round, Baby, Round Round.

ksavoies Icon Posted by Keely Savoie

September 9th, 2008

Oh, John Tierney. If it weren’t so irritating, it would be downright pathetic that you’re still beating on that dead ol’ Mars-Venus mare (MVM). Where are you trying to go with this sh*t?
For those of you who do not have the stomach to read the whole article, here it is in a nutshell:
A husband […]

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Alaskan “Hockey Mom” Is Not Exactly Mother Earth

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

September 8th, 2008

Perhaps you’ve seen the video of Sarah Palin asserting a new gas pipeline is God’s Will?

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Update: Journalists Amy Goodman, Nicole Salazar and Sharif Abdel Kouddous released after illegal arrests

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 2nd, 2008

This is an update to yesterday’s post about the illegal arrest of Amy Goodman and two other independent journalists from Democracy Now! at the Republican National Convention, forwarded from Democracy Now!’s website. Women In Media & News applauds the release of these journalists, and strongly condemns the clear intimidation tactics used by law enforcement in […]

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Amy Goodman and two other independent journalists unlawfully arrested at RNC

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 1st, 2008

The following statement comes to us from the independent radio and TV news program Democracy Now! — we are reposting it here, in its entirety. WIMN urges everyone who is concerned with the press freedom to call for these journalists’ immediate release, as per below.
Amy Goodman and Two Democracy Now! Producers Unlawfully Arrested At the […]

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