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My Mother’s Abortion Decision

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

April 30th, 2010

In 1973, the federal government started to pay for abortions for very poor women under Medicaid. It took three years until the Hyde amendment put a stop to it.
In addition, abortion services are not […]

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Muckraking with no public purpose

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

April 25th, 2010

A story with all the ingredients of a soap opera has dominated the front pages and prime time bulletins of much of the Indian news media over the last fortnight.

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Nightline asks why black women can’t get a man

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April 23rd, 2010

By Guest Bloggers Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Courtney Young

The never-ending story “Why Can’t a Successful Black Woman Find a Man?” received another public forum on Wednesday night. This time it was neither BET nor TV One spewing the oft repeated statistic that 43% of black women have never been married. This time it was […]

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Anti-Abortion Ad Uses Campus Newspapers To Spread Inaccurate Propaganda

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April 22nd, 2010

By Guest Blogger Alex DiBranco

The Human Life Alliance provides “educational” resources in the form of a 12-page iCare ad insert to campus newspapers. Yet this so-called advertising supplement is only advertising an ideology, and is riddled with typical anti-choice lies — revealing it as but a part of the right-wing’s ongoing campaign to use media […]

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VIDEO from #140Conf: Joan Walsh, Blaire Kelley, Liza Sabater and Elon James White on Race and Politics on Twitter

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 21st, 2010

Although the first day of #140Conf (the #140 Conference: The State of Now) was too pale-male-stale, one panel stood out as a highlight not only for the diversity of its participants but for the humor, insight and strategic advice participants brought to the conversation.
In Finding Common Ground: Discussion of issues of race and politics in […]

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“Advertising hasn’t changed” since “Mad Men” –Hank Wasiak at #140Conf

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 20th, 2010

During his #140Conf solo speech “Why Madison Avenue Should Love Social Media - The Thoughts of a Mad Man Turned Twitterholic,” Hank Wasiak (@hankwasiak on Twitter), who describes himself as an “Author, TV Host, Ad Guy,” made one key point I want to share with you.
I find it is always quite useful to listen […]

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Twitter Feeds to Follow from the #140Conf - 140: The State of Now

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 20th, 2010

Quickly: I haven’t been able to livetweet the early sessions of the #140 Conference: The State of Now, but if you’re interested in learning about:
– educating about the politics of race online
– social media as real-time news and information-gathering systems
– Interacting with the television audience in Real Time
– and more…
I encourage you to read the […]

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DVR Alert: WIMN’s Jennifer L. Pozner on Geraldo At Large, Fox News, Sunday, 10pm, to discuss media coverage of Kate Gosselin

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 18th, 2010

[UPDATE, 5:15pm: This segment has just been canceled. Sorry for any confusion; that’s the way live news sometimes goes.]
DVR ALERT: I’m going to be on “Geraldo At Large” on Fox News tonight at 10pm, to discuss media coverage of reality TV star Kate Gosselin.
Gosselin, currently featured on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” has been […]

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Equal Pay for Equal Work for Older Workers Too

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

April 17th, 2010

An op-ed in the Boston Globe (April 15th, 2010) urges Americans to care for the happiness of our older citizens as the writer says the Japanese are beginning to do. The article focuses on a Japanese businessman who provides temp jobs for 370 people over 60 who have been forcibly retired.
Multiplied across […]

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The Magic Tween TV Formula

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April 8th, 2010

By Guest Bloggers Lilith and Jezebel, Evil Slut Clique
As the mother of a tween, I watch a lot of “tween TV.” I started to notice that while many of the current hit shows on Disney and Nickelodeon are vastly different on the surface they’re really all the same show.
(And yes, I know I […]

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