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Liveblog Recap of 16 & Pregnant reunion and MTV abortion special No Easy Decision

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 29th, 2010

Welcome. Earlier this evening, I posted this “Viewers Guide to MTV’s Abortion Special: Send young women your love, but give Dr. Drew the side-eye.” I hope you’ll find it useful as you watch the abortion special that is airing right now. I’ll be liveblogging here for the next half hour.
Due to the snowpocalypse, I didn’t […]

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Viewers Guide to Tonight’s MTV’s Abortion Special: Send young women your love, but give Dr. Drew the side-eye

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 28th, 2010

As Entertainment Weekly reported last week, MTV will air No Easy Decision, a one-time special about teens who have had abortions, tonight at 11:30pm EST, an unfortunate ratings graveyard timeslot. (Exhale, a support organization for women who have had abortions, has organized an excellent companion campaign, “16 & Loved,” where you can send your love […]

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Reviewers say: Reality Bites Back makes a great gift!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 23rd, 2010

Are you a last-minute Christmas gift-giver? Do you owe belated Chanukah and Solstice presents? Well, take it from Feministing, Isak, Hello Ladies and Women’s Voices for Change: Reality Bites Back makes the perfect gift!
I wrote the book to spark a national conversation about the meaning and impact of reality TV on our culture, and in […]

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Jezebel on me, TLC, and Tea Party intimidation: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska Is Afraid Of Its Own Viewers”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 14th, 2010

Yesterday, a Jezebel headline about my weekend brouhaha with Sarah Palin’s Alaska summed up what I promised TLC I wouldn’t discuss on record: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska is scared of their own viewers.”

Jezebel’s Anna North’s post brings into stark relief how certain segments on the right are using fear and intimidation to create a chilling effect […]

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My TLC podcast canceled–apparently, I make Sarah Palin “political.”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 12th, 2010

Earlier today, I announced that I was invited to be a guest on TLC’s podcast about Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new reality show starring and executive produced by the former Governor, GOP VP nominee, and potential future POTUS candidate. I wrote to give you all a sneak peek into what I planned to talk about […]

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Reality Bites Back at…Sarah Palin’s Alaska, TONIGHT, 10:20pm EST

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 12th, 2010

Am I being Punked? Perhaps. But at 10:20 EST, I’ll be a guest on TLC’s TalkBack Live podcast to follow tonight’s new episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new reality show starring — and executive produced by — the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee, former half-term Gov. of Alaska, and Fox News contributor. In the […]

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NYC feminist comedy event tonight–feminism, funny and fearless!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 9th, 2010

Reminder to NYC progressives: TONIGHT: “The F-Word: Feminism, Funny and Fearless!” Women In Media & News is happy to be a supporting partner of tonight’s comedy fundraiser for Paradigm Shift.
Hosted by the infamous
ABBI CRUTCHFIELD (MTV, NBC Stand-Up For Diversity Finalist) &
JEN DZIURA (Williamsburg Spelling Bee, McSweeney’s)
Co-founders of New York’s all-female Ladybits Comedy!
Featuring […]

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