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Archive for October, 2010

BURN THIS BOOK SAYS PALIN

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

October 31st, 2010

Fantastic outburst on Larry King against Flanders’ latest book on Tea Parties.

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Denver Post: Reality Bites Back is “an entertaining and sharp-eyed takedown”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 30th, 2010

After years of work and a great many WIMN’s Voices posts, my book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, will officially hit the shelves on Monday, Nov. 1.
In a review today titled “Reality TV’s messages get a smackdown from feminist critic’s book,” the Denver Post’s Joanne Ostrow calls it “an […]

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“Renewable Girls” Peddlar Responds

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

October 27th, 2010

On marketing progressive products with repressive and regressive imagery.

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30-second Action: VOTE for WIMN’s media literacy workshop for the National Conference on Media Reform

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 24th, 2010

30-second-action: Do you think challenging representations of gender and race in entertainment media should be a crucial aspect of media literacy — and of a media justice agenda?
I do. So does media literacy advocate, novelist and media producer Sofia Quintero. We’re excited to present this session at the 2011 National Conference on Media Reform […]

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Using Sex to Sell Solar Power

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

October 23rd, 2010

What do you get when you combine women+media+the environment? For a San Francisco entrepreneur calling himself John B., you get a 2011 calendar promoting solar power through scantily-clad women!! His “Renewable Girls” calendar features 12 voluptuous women with vapid expressions posing Playboy-style with panels– supposedly as a way to encourage interest in clean energy. […]

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Reality Bites Back readers wonder: what’s scarier, reality TV, Fox News, or skeletons?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 23rd, 2010

I was much quieter here at WIMN’s Voices for the last year or two while writing Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, than I had been in the past. Now that the book is done and pre-orders have shipped (only one week until it hits shelves on Nov. 1!), I’ll be […]

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WIMN workshop at SPARK Summit: Challenging media sexualization of girls

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 21st, 2010

Quick reminder: if you’re in New York City, Hunter College is the place to be tomorrow, as media literacy activists, media makers, youth educators, girls’ rights advocates, scholars — and, importantly, girls themselves — will be coming together for the SPARK Summit (Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge).
On behalf of Women In Media & News, I’m […]

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New in the Reality Bites Back readers gallery: L.A., Philly, Seattle

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 18th, 2010

On Saturday, I introduced you to six people in the Reality Bites Back readers gallery: Andrew from Brooklyn, Veronica from Chicago, the interns of Reel Grrls in Seattle, and a very precocious (or, well, hungry) kid in Los Angeles.
Today, it’s time to meet four new members of our reading community:
Straight from the belly of the […]

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Getting in step in southern Africa

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

October 17th, 2010

The 4th Gender and Media Summit ended in Johannesburg on Friday with a strong statement linking the findings of recent global and regional studies on the representation of women in the content of news media with issues relating to freedom of expression, democracy and citizen participation, and pointing out that, while more blatant forms of censorship may be subsiding in southern Africa, the region’s media daily silence large segments of the population, notably women.

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Reality Bites Back Readers Gallery: Join these readers from NY, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 16th, 2010

Though my book, Reality Bites Back : The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, officially launches on November 1, I’m thrilled to announce that pre-orders began shipping last week. Around the country, folks like you have begun reading it — and amazing feedback has already been pouring in via Twitter, Facebook, and email.
Making it […]

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