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Archive for March, 2010

Book Review: Enlightened Sexism by Susan Douglas

varreolas Icon Posted by Veronica Arreola

March 30th, 2010

This was originally posted at Viva la Feminista

Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism’s Work is Done by Susan Douglas falls flat to connect to the audience Douglas targets.
Douglas attempts to unveil the contradictions in society, especially pop culture, that allows us, men and women, to believe we live in a post-feminist world but in […]


Join WIMN at WAM!NYC, Sat. 3/27

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 26th, 2010

Event reminder: If you are in the NYC area, come join Women In Media & News for a lively media literacy workshop at the WAM! (Women, Action & Media) mini-conference tomorrow, Saturday, March 27. The full conference schedule is below. There’s also a happy hour and networking session tonight from 6-9pm at the Black Sheep […]


Newsweek And Sexism

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

March 22nd, 2010

An interesting piece by several women who work at Newsweek discusses the progress of women at the magazine since the early 1970s. … Outside the question of sexuality, the culture now does tell younger women that they can be anything they want if they work hard enough, though this suggestion is made before one enters the labor force or has any children. I suspect that the transition from college to the labor force is when some women hear that feminist alarm clock ringing. And ringing and ringing. It’s ringing, because the job of making the world a fairer place was only begun and not finished.


Reality check

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

March 20th, 2010

Less than a quarter of the people heard, seen or read about in mainstream broadcast and print news worldwide is female, according to a new study.


Susan’s Eye Opening and Instructive Journey

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

March 14th, 2010

To be honest, if I didn’t know Rose Arce, the senior producer of CNN Presents’ Her Name was Steven, I probably would not have watched the television documentary. And that would have been a shame.
(Be forewarned, this isn’t a post about how media cover transgender people. For such analysis, see these related posts, this […]


No Orgasms For You, Old Ladies

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

March 10th, 2010

Want to take a walk with me? We shall stroll down the virtual path I took this morning after seeing the headlines in my Google news about a new study which has tried to map out a person’s “sexual life expectancy”: the expected number of year of sexually active life one can anticipate to have left at any given age.

The headlines told me that the study found a correlation between good health and a longer sex life for both sexes but more for men. They also told me that men had the longer “sexual life expectancy.”


Half the Sky: Using Multimedia to Help Women Globally

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

March 5th, 2010

This past Thursday (March 4), I saw a special, one-night-only nationwide screening of “Half the Sky.” The film, based on a staged event at NYU last fall, is in turn based on the book of the same title by NY Times reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn. It featured readings […]