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Site launch: Reality Bites Back book website is live (with a book blog)!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 31st, 2010

As many long-time WIMN’s Voices readers know, I spent the bulk of 2009 - 2010 writing Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, which will be published by Seal Press on Nov. 1.
Until then, you can learn more about the book at the newly launched RealityBitesBackBook.com, where you can read excerpts, […]

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To TechCrunch’s Battle of the Sexes: No One’s Blaming Anyone

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August 29th, 2010

By Guest Blogger Cindy Gallop

This weekend a storm blew up in the blogosphere. It began on Friday with Shira Ovide’s piece on WSJ.com, “Addressing the Lack of Women Leading Emerging Tech,” which quoted Rachel Sklar:
“Part of changing the ratio is just changing awareness, so that the next time Techcrunch is planning a Techcrunch Disrupt, […]

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Designer Death (Trigger Warning)

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August 22nd, 2010

Ain’t nothin’ hotter than a dead girl. -Jennifer L. Pozner, Editor of WIMN’s Voices
Vogue Italia’s recent oil spill shoot and Rachel Zoe’s “I Die” fashion spread join Lindsay Lohan’s set of “artistic” photos shot (no pun intended) with Tyler Shields earlier this year.

Like a lot of other people, I don’t find violence against women funny, […]

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Making up for make-up: a win for the feminist blogosphere

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August 17th, 2010

By Guest Blogger Janna A. Zinzi, cross–posted at Feministe.
Over the last month or so, I’ve been following this story about trendy makeup company MAC’s inappropriate collaboration with design duo Rodarte. It was reported that the unnamed collection, due to launch in September, was inspired by Rodarte’s trip through Texas which exposed them to Mexican […]

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Politico Can’t Find Enough Space for Woman Blogger Who Ran for Office and WON

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August 15th, 2010

This post was originally featured at PunditMom.
The media love to mock women in the political world by using sexist terms that demean us and make us out to be something not worthy of serious consideration. We saw that time and time again during the 2008 presidential election as talking heads not-so-subtly suggested […]

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Reflections on an Interracial The Bachelorette Finale: A Series Ender In Tweets

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 3rd, 2010

Last night Ali Fedotowski, ABC’s “single gals should give up their careers to search for husbands lest they be miserable forever” cautionary tale — AKA, the star — of The Bachelorette season six, got engaged to Roberto Martinez. (By the way, no talk in the “After the Final Rose” post-script of Ali trying to win […]

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