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Gerald Gardner’s research helped end gender-segregated ads

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

July 31st, 2009

I found my first job in 1963 by looking through the “jobs for women” section of the classified ads in the local Colorado Springs newspapers. It would take another decade for those gender-segregated ads to disappear, and then only because National Organization for Women had filed its landmark complaint against the now defunct Pittsburgh Press . That case went would go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and result in the 1973 ruling saying the practice was illegal.

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Cartoon: Your Yucky Body (Embrace Your Shape Edition)!

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

July 29th, 2009

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Seriously, even Vogue has an annual “Shape” issue where they patronizingly allow someone as (*GASP*) huge as Beyonce or Kate Winslet on the cover in addition to their usual sub-zero model roundup… then offer drastic dieting tips… all while mysteriously claiming to promote body acceptance: And don’t miss the small print under the […]

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Fox’s “More To Love” Likely Just More of the Same

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 28th, 2009

I’ve been twittering about Fox’s new plus-sized dating show, “More To Love,” at @jennpozner and @RealityTVBook (and will livetweet it tonight), and I invite you to join me at Twitter tonight with questions and comments about the debut episode.
Ironically, I haven’t had time to blog about this show — or much else — lately, because […]

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“So Long, Sarah”

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

July 27th, 2009

Grist, the online environmental magazine, had this very creative and accurate (if a bit mean-spirited) editorial on Sarah Palin’s resignation from her post as governor of Alaska.
Click on the “greeting card” and you’ll see what I mean.
Palin’s no friend of the earth, and the cartoon (or whatever you’d call it) made me laugh. […]

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A Giant Step Forward for the Life Course

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

July 24th, 2009

The President’s plan to offer long-term health insurance is a flawed but important step forward to solving a huge social problem. This is not just a Boomers’ problem.
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The View from Detroit: Allied Media Conference

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 18th, 2009

Saturday morning at the Allied Media Conference, and I’m waking up thinking about how impressive the “future is now” vibe has been at #AMC09. I can honestly say I’ve never been to as tech-savvy a conference, specifically in relation to the use of information communications technology. For example, a major highlight of last night’s keynote […]

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Liveblogging Allied Media Conference: Media Justice: What’s Next?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 17th, 2009

I’m attending “Media Justice: What’s Next?” at the Allied Media Conference.
This rich, deep fishbowl conversation has focused on the reasons why media justice activists do our work, and varied methods media justice organizers are acting in the service of transformational social justice and expanding power of traditionally oppressed communities, and creating positive change around […]

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Liveblogging Allied Media Conference: Sex workers and the media

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 17th, 2009

Quick hit: Sex Workers and Media at the Allied Media Conference
I’m attending an enlightening discussion about the impact of corporate media coverage of the sex industry on the lives of sex workers — and the reasons why sex workers have created their own media to tell their own stories, on their own terms, to expand […]

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Join WIMN (and women) at the Allied Media Conference, Friday July 17

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

If you are attending the Allied Media Conference in Detroit this week, I hope you will join Women In Media & News from 12:15 - 2pm on Friday, July 17, at our session:
Strengthen Women’s Media & You Strengthen the Women’s Movement
Facilitators:
Ariel Dougherty, Women’s Working Group of the USSF;
Jacqui Patterson, Women of Color United;
Sonali Kolhatkar, Uprising […]

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Liveblogging Women’s Media Equity Summit: Resources needed

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

Small groups broke out and brainstormed for an hour to answer the question:

What resources would strengthen your community’s capacity to sustain yourselves as media makers?

The following bullet point list represents the summation/report-back from the small groups about what resources we need to effectively sustain our work.
(As always, please note that I have done my […]

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