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Archive for December, 2008

Self esteem too low? Try surgery….

pkamens Icon Posted by Paula Kamen

December 30th, 2008

They come from 5 different women’s magazines and span four years, but the 35 articles that a Canadian researcher studied have a strikingly similar narrative. In magazines that include O Magazine and Cosmopolitan, the patient gets her physical lift, without ever considering emotional risks.
The researcher, undergraduate student Andrea Polinijo, of the University of British Columbia, […]


Young Girls as a Holiday Treat

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

December 21st, 2008

We all wanted love, validation, to feel special. And typically we sighed, picked up the phone, mustered our courage and dialed our pimply-faced puppy love interest. Carolina phones her pimp, a man she calls ‘daddy.’


Social change films sought for documentary grant opp

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 18th, 2008

Feminist, social justice filmmakers tend to learn really early that fundraising for such projects can be as or more challenging that actually creating the films themselves. Which is why I’m happy to pass on this grant announcement, sent to Women In Media & News today:
Submissions are now open for the 2009 Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund, […]


Bush, Rumsfeld & Co. found responsible for torture; cable news (save Rachel Maddow) responds with a yawn

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 12th, 2008

This morning’s Washington Post (Dec. 12, 08) headline couldn’t have been more definitive: “Report on Detainee Abuse Blames Top Bush Officials“:
“A bipartisan panel of senators has concluded that former defense secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and other top Bush administration officials bear direct responsibility for the harsh treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, and that their […]


The Most Important News You Haven’t Seen

dfarsettas Icon Posted by Diane Farsetta

December 8th, 2008

It’s a story of covert propaganda, secretly advancing business interests and helping lead the United States into war. It’s got serious implications for our media system and our democracy. So why isn’t it getting more attention?
In April 2008, Pulitzer prize-winning New York Times reporter David Barstow exposed a secret Pentagon program, to recruit […]


Live Blogging: Realizing the Promise

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

December 4th, 2008

Grassroots Organizing Leaders and representatives from the President Elect Barack Obama transition team have come together to discuss the people’s agenda for change. What does change mean from the community organizers, leaders and millions of voters that voted for change. Leaders from Center for Community Change and the Gamaliel Foundation has pulled together members from […]


New documentary: Infiltrating the Underground

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 1st, 2008

As long-time readers of this blog will remember from numerous posts here, WIMN’s Voices blogger Anne Elizabeth Moore’s book Unmarketable: Brandalism, Copyfighting, Mocketing, and the Erosion of Integrity offers one of the most important discussions you can find — anywhere — about the dangerous effects of commercialism over contemporary media, culture and life.
Now, Anne […]