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A Voice for Children in the Media Reform Movement

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April 14th, 2011

By Guest blogger Shara Drew
This weekend I attended the National Conference for Media Reform (NCMR) here in Boston. The event, coordinated by our friends at Free Press, brought together over 2500 advocates for media justice from all over the world. It was electrifying to be among so many passionate, creative, hardworking media reform […]

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No Gender Gap in Wages? So Carrie Lukas Argues. Part 1.

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April 13th, 2011

Carrie Lukas tells us on Equal Pay Day that there is no gender gap in wages, that the differences are wholly due to women’s “free” choices. I beg to differ. Hence these two long posts answering her arguments.

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No Gender Gap in Wages? So Carrie Lukas Argues. Part 2.

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April 13th, 2011

Let’s continue with Carrie Lukas’ argument that there is no gender gap in wages.

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Rush Limbaugh’s Breast Obsession

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April 13th, 2011

By Guest Blogger John K. Wilson
Today, radio host Rush Limbaugh focused on women’s breasts. He brought up a story that he’s been telling for decades, even though it’s all a lie. According to Rush, there was a scientific study years ago that proved, “The higher the bust size, the lower the IQ at Tufts.” He […]

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Make-up and Hot Pink Toenails- Not Just a Girl Thing

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April 10th, 2011

My toddler son has a thing for all things wheeled. He can easily distinguish a skip loader from a backhoe and a semi-truck from a dump truck. He’s also intrigued by my jewelery box, stacking bracelets high up his pudgy arms. After watching Mommy’s daily morning ritual of applying some eyeshadow […]

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WIMN at the NCMR: Book signing and media literacy workshop

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April 9th, 2011

I’m representing Women In Media & News (WIMN) at two events today at the National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR11), and I hope to see many of you at one or both:
BOOK SIGNING:
Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV on Saturday, 10:30-11am, in the main exhibition hall. As a sneak peek, […]

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Liveblogging NCMR11: Media Reform through Media Education session at the National Conference on Media Reform

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 8th, 2011

Hey folks, I’m going to be be posting quite regularly in the next two days from the National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR11). I’ll be doing a book reading for Reality Bites Back Saturday at 10:30am, and I’ll be co-facilitating with Chica Luna and Sister Outsider cofounder Sofia Quintero, titled, “Keeping It Unreal: Decoding Gender, […]

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Blaming the victim: a Texas memory

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April 5th, 2011

I watched a woman be sacrificed by my community, and I felt betrayed. As Cleveland draws its lines around race, power and reputation, I wonder if girls there—white, black, Latina and Asian—feel like I once did, scrutinized by outsiders looking in, but abandoned at home.

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