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Off Our Backs In Financial Trouble

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July 11th, 2008

Off Our Backs, the venerable feminist journal that has been publishing now for 38 years is in deep financial trouble and may not be able to continue publishing. This week the collective that publishes the magazine sent out a plea for funds. Print media in general is struggling these days, but as many […]

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Women (Not) In The Media

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June 17th, 2008

Due in large part to the hard work of many feminist media activists, gender issues are now assumed to be a regular part of the media justice discussion. But that is still a far cry from an actionable platform for making gender justice an integral part of the media reform agenda.
The implications of such a […]

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The Lois Lane Factor—Gender As A Media Reform Issue

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June 4th, 2008

I have always thought that the creators of Superman missed a bet. Had they been a tad more gender sensitive, they would have realized that as a girl reporter, Lois Lane possessed the power of invisibility, a special power unfortunately still possessed by women in the media today. Despite many gains for women […]

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It’s About Time List Update

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May 7th, 2008

Our list of influential women leaders is growing, here is the updated list, please note that if a submitted name is already on the Time list, then I didn’t include it here:

Barbara Brenner–Breast Cancer Action
Jennifer Drew–English activist working to highlight misogynist media portrayals of sexual assault.
Cathy Webster–1000 Grandmothers
Geena Davis
Leuren Moret and Helen Caldicott for raising […]

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Time Magazine Doesn’t Think Women Are Influential

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May 3rd, 2008

In its annual exercise of misogynist myopia, Time Magazine has decreed that only 25% of the world’s most influential people happen to be women, and at that 8 of those women are in the arts and entertainment field (although 3 of them were listed in the Heroes and Pioneers category).
So, much like the list […]

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The Skyrocketing Number of C-Sections: Time’s Misleading Assertion That It is Moms Who Are Mostly Responsible For Driving Up The Rates

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April 21st, 2008

According to Time magazine, “Choosy Mothers Chose Cesarians“. Just like choosy mothers pick the best day care or pre-school or what kind of food to feed their children? Well not exactly.

“Rates of C-sections have been climbing each year in the past decade in the U.S., reaching a record high of 31% of […]

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Rachel Maddow–You Go Girl!

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April 3rd, 2008

I don’t have time to blog about this at length, but there is nothing sweeter than watching a very talented woman elegantly and eloquently make it very clear that she knew exactly what she was talking about while a know it all talking head implies that she doesn’t. Rachel Rocks!

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Rosa Brooks: The Misogynist Marketing Of Disney Princesses

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April 2nd, 2008

Rosa Brooks recent column about the toxicity of Disney princesses is totally righteous. She writes,

“Start with some light feminist analysis. It will not have escaped you, Mothers of America, that Disney princesses — Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and the rest — rarely slay dragons, play sports, pilot jets or do open-heart surgery. Instead, […]

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Target Corp. Makes Women The Target

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January 25th, 2008

Yes, you guessed it, that is a Target ad and no actually we don’t think targeting women with their legs spread wide on a bullseye, even if it happens to be your corporate symbol is a good marketing strategy. But to add insult to injury, when another blogger wrote to protest the ad, […]

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Amy Goodman Re-Hosts the Nevada Debate and Includes Kucinich

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January 19th, 2008

As we all have no doubt figured out, the process of electing a president in the U.S. is deeply flawed–suspect voting machines, a bizarre primary process and ‘news’ networks that seem to think they can exclude candidates from debates–General Electric owned NBC’s exclusion of Dennis Kucinich from the Nevada primary debate is the latest example. […]

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