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Why Women in Media Matter to the Future of Progressive Leadership

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June 18th, 2009

By Guest Blogger Jennifer Nedeau
Chief Technology Officer, New Leaders Council
It is with much gratitude that I am able to honor Jennifer L. Pozner, Executive Director of Women in Media & News (and editor of WIMN’s Voices) with a “40 Under 40” Award from New Leaders Council.
The “40 Under 40” Awards were created to […]

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Studios Won’t Cast Women as Leads Because “Women Don’t Go to Movies”

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June 9th, 2009

By Guest Blogger Nia Vardalos

A little-known fact: some studios recently decided to no longer make female-lead movies.
Lately, I’ve been in meetings regarding a new script idea I have. A studio executive asked me to change the female lead to a male, because… “women don’t go to movies.”
Really?
When I pointed out the box office successes of […]

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Jackasses on Sotomayor

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June 4th, 2009

OK, let’s get this right: Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is making the rounds of the Capitol this week and some jackasses are still saying she has to explain her “wise Latina” comment?
In a 2001 speech Sotomayor said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often […]

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Jackasses on Sotomayor

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

June 4th, 2009

OK, let’s get this right: Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is making the rounds of the Capitol this week and some jackasses are still saying she has to explain her “wise Latina” comment?
In a 2001 speech Sotomayor said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often […]

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Jackasses on Sotomayor

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

June 4th, 2009

OK, let’s get this right: Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is making the rounds of the Capitol this week and some jackasses are still saying she has to explain her “wise Latina” comment?
In a 2001 speech Sotomayor said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often […]

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TONIGHT, 8pm EST: GRIT TV with Laura Flanders on Murder of Dr. George Tiller, with WIMN’s Jennifer L. Pozner (VIDEO HERE)

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June 1st, 2009

Quick hit: If you have Free Speech TV, tune in to Grit TV with Laura Flanders tonight at 8pmEST for a more in-depth discussion of the murder of Dr. George Tiller than you’ll find in most media accounts. Or, watch the segment here:

The segment — titled “What Should Change in Wake of Tiller Murder?” […]

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