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Archive for October, 2008

Damn it. Gossip Girl finally has one great line — but I got there first. (And, last chances to catch WIMN’s fall lecture series.)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 27th, 2008

OK, compared to all I’ve complained about related to the media since we founded WIMN’s Voices years ago, what I’m about to gripe about is piddly. But after three years of using this blog to elevate public debate about media, gender and politics, I’m going to indulge in what most people usually use blogs for […]

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Food industry marketing still exploits kids, notes US News & World Report

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October 27th, 2008

By Guest Blogger Mara Einstein
U.S News & World Report came out with an article alerting us yet again to the dangers of food industry marketing. Called “10 Things the Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know,” the piece outlines some of the inside workings of the food industry, practices that are bad for your […]

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Human rights and solidarity vs $100K-a-month on PR and lobbying

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

October 24th, 2008

On Monday, I was fortunate to hear 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner and Iranian human rights lawyer Dr. Shirin Ebadi speak. This truly remarkable woman condemned her government’s continued repression of women and religious minorities, which she said is based on a misinterpretation of Islamic law. She also criticized the United States, for […]

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Toon: McCain on Women's Quote "Health"

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

October 22nd, 2008

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This cartoon is of course based on a real quote from John McCain during the last debate:
‘Just again, the example of the eloquence of Sen. Obama. He’s health for the mother. You know, that’s been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That’s the extreme pro-abortion position, […]

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NJ Event Reminder, TODAY: When Anchormen Attack!: Gender, Race and the Media in Election 2008

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 22nd, 2008

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT, TODAY: Quick reminder — as mentioned here last week, I will be presenting WIMN’s multimedia program, “When Anchormen Attack! Gender, Race and the Media in Election 2008” at Ramapo College of New Jersey tonight, Oct. 22, at 7pm.
The lecture will be held in the Sherp Theater in the Berrie Center on Ramapo’s […]

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Another Mad Men moment

pkamens Icon Posted by Paula Kamen

October 20th, 2008

The issue here is acquaintance rape, how it was just one of those many unpleasant things accepted as “just life” (as Gloria Steinem has quipped) before feminists named it.

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Sarah Palin grits her teeth on SNL, Amy Poehler raps an instant classic

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 19th, 2008

My first impression of GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin’s appearance on Saturday Night Live last night? Well, I suppose the cold open was more fun than a moose hunt (says the city dweller who favors gun control).
While there was some entertainment value in the hall-of-mirrors aspect to Palin looking on as Tina Fey skewered […]

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Eyes on the Border

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

October 13th, 2008

Clearly one of the biggest challenges in relating this story is that the “border” is but a distant place, an idea, if you will, in the minds of most people in the U.S. But the laws of the land have a tendency to bend and falter when on the margins of this nation.

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Hey Nike: want to help girls? Forget viral videos, just knock off the sweatshop labor

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 12th, 2008

I hadn’t heard of an organization called “The Girl Effect” before five minutes ago, when a friend forwarded this viral video, which uses a basic storyboard format to make the case that educating and providing microloans to girls and women is a core step toward solving global poverty, HIV, inequality and more. It’s a point […]

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MO 10/14, MA 10/16, NJ 10/22, WA 10/29 and 10/30: Seven chances to see WIMN’s multimedia presentation, “When Anchormen Attack!” on race, gender and the media in election 08

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 12th, 2008

If you’re in Missouri or Massachusetts this week, I’d love to see you when I bring WIMN’s multimedia lecture “When Anchormen Attack! Gender, Race and the Media in Election 2008” to your neck of the woods this week:
Oct. 14, 7pm: University of Missouri-Columbia (logistics here)
Oct. 16, 11:30am - 1pm, Lasell College, Newton, MA (Dewitt Hall; […]

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