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Barack the Riveter? A new media take on an old image

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November 30th, 2008

By Guest Blogger Frieda Werden
In the weeks since Barack Obama won the U.S. election, I’ve been reflecting on some curious new media imagery. A Canadian Facebook friend sent me this picture:
She changed the caption from “Yes We Can” to “Yes We Did.” The original montage is on several websites with no artist […]

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Discussing the B word

varreolas Icon Posted by Veronica Arreola

November 26th, 2008

On Monday I was featured on the WGN News at Nine, a local Chicago station, about the B word - bitch. It went well. No issues about the piece other than they gave me the title of “Dr.” when I don’t have my PhD.
But the negative comments I heard second hand were directed towards […]

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Elizabeth Hasselbeck is the voice of reason?

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November 16th, 2008

Out of the all media pieces I have seen in the last week as the world learns that Thomas Beatie is pregnant with his second child, none floored me as much as this piece from “The View” where it is Elizabeth Hasselbeck that brings the conversation back to a sense of reality “”Having another baby […]

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Searching for Sarah Palin

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

November 7th, 2008

As it updates marketers on the latest tactics and trends in their industry, Advertising Age often provides rather illuminating (if depressing) information for progressives. Case in point: the trade publication’s “fact pack” this week, about search engine marketing.
The booklet contains lists of the most popular recent online searches on various topics. Not […]

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EVENT REMINDER: Tonight, 6-9pmPST, Seattle: Post-election roundtable: Gender, Race and the Media in Election 08 — what happened, and what comes next?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 6th, 2008

What, you thought we’d want to take a nap after a long, contentious election season? Not likely…
Last night, WIMN’s Voices was one of about a dozen feminist blogs to host “The Day After,” a national feminist town hall forum organized by Center for New Words. The town hall was two-fold: CNW convened a group […]

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NOW, 11/5, 7pmEST/4pmPST, national, interactive Feminist Town Forum online and in Boston

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 5th, 2008

REAL TIME UPDATE, 7:15pm: CNW is dealing with technical difficulties with the live feminist town hall forum. Right now, the video playing below is previously recorded video from various public forums prior to the election. There is a live chat going on that you can take part in via Mogulus, but stay tuned […]

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Seattle event, 11/6: Gender, Race and the Media in Election 2008

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 4th, 2008

As regular readers of this blog know, I’ve been on the road a great deal over the past two months, bringing WIMN’s multimedia lecture, “When Anchormen Attack! Gender, Race and the Media in Election 2008″ to more than a dozen communities across the country. It has been enormously gratifying to delve into these issues in […]

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Today, Vote! The Day After: Join The National Feminist Town Forum, 11/5/08, 7pm EST

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 4th, 2008

After two long years of coverage of campaign ‘08, election day is finally upon us. Today, go out and vote. Encourage everyone you know to do the same.
But, since democracy entails more than one civic action every four (or two) years, Women In Media & News would like to encourage you to remain active […]

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“Relentless Attrition” Starts in Thirties?!

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

November 1st, 2008

Now it isn’t just ads selling cosmetic surgery that tell you how young you start declining. Two writers in the prestigious New York Review of Books (October 23, 2008) tell us that “nature” is indifferent to people over fifty, especially women, on the grounds that they have stopped reproducing. Then Diane Johnson and Dr. […]

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