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Media Matters Sexist Press Release on Chris Matthews Sexist Remarks

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January 18th, 2008

Seems like every time I turn around, some misogynist moron is demanding to know what the feminists are doing about this, that or the other issue. Well here’s a newsflash–we are up to our eyeballs dealing with so many issues it would make your head spin. But see here’s the deal, we do […]

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Jennifer Drew on the Harms of Gender-Neutral Language in Discussing Violence Against Women

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December 12th, 2007

Cross-posted from the Feminist Peace Network blog:
UK activist Jennifer Drew is on a roll with totally spot-on analysis of how the media and politicians perpetuate violence against women with gender-neutral language. In a blistering critique published on The F Word, she writes,

“Take, for example, these phrases and sentences: “Stop violence against women”. “Xxx […]

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This Week’s Episode of the Feminist Blame Game

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December 4th, 2007

Cross-posted from the Feminist Peace Network website:
One of the most super cool things about being a feminist is that you get blamed for pretty much everything. Tammy Bruce’s adorable little diatribe on Fox News condemning feminism because neither NOW or the Feminist Majority have issued statements about the teacher in Sudan who was incarcerated […]

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Unilever Ditches Self Esteem as a Marketing Concept in Favor of Good Ol’ Misogyny

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November 20th, 2007

cross-posted from the Feminist Peace Network blog:
Remember Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty which got so many kudos for talking about self-esteem and positive body image at any age? Turns out that Unilever, the company that makes Dove, actually has no qualms about objectifying women to make a sale. Many thanks to Ben Atherton-Zeman […]

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The National White Guy Book Awards

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November 15th, 2007

It was once again a seriously bad year to be a woman or a person of color when it comes to the National Book Awards, all of whom went to men, 3 of whom were white, one was a Native American. Most of finalists were male as well, although the roster of judges was fairly […]

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The Harmful Use of Gender-Neutralizing Language when Discussing Expoitation Against Women

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November 1st, 2007

The following, cross-posted from the Feminist Peace Network blog, provides yet another disheartening example of the harmful use of gender neutralizing language when discussing the sexual exploitation of women. It is important to note however that the Guardian story mentioned below is one of the few instances of the sexual exploitation of Burmese girls […]

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Huffington Headline in the Gutter

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October 30th, 2007

Kudos to the folks at Progress Action for catching the discrepency between the headlines that The Huffington Post and Buzzflash used for the same story.
The Huffie version read,
“Ford Saw Clinton As Sex Addict: New Bio”
And Buzzflash penned it this way,
“In his newest book, published posthumously, Gerald Ford viewed the Iraq war as a mistake, […]

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Breast Cancer Sells

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October 24th, 2007

I have an article out on Alternet today that may be of interest to WIMN readers on how women’s mass media magazines (you know, the ones on the magazine rack at the grocery store) cover breast cancer and (don’t) cover domestic violence. You can check it out here.

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Deliver Us From Dick

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October 23rd, 2007

The cover of the October 29 issue of Newsweek has two headlines, side by side that illustrate with unfortunate perfection the frame we are given when it comes to whether or not to vote for a woman. The first headline reads “Hillary’s Secrets” (remember this is Newsweek, not the National Inquirer) and right next […]

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And What About Naomi?

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September 28th, 2007

Cross-posted from the Feminist Peace Network blog:
Check out the following transcript of author Naomi Klein and Amy Goodman on Democracy Now verbally skewering (that’s probably putting it politely) former Fed chief Alan Greenspan. I thought it was quite brave when Greenspan appeared on Jon Stewart recently to plug his new book, but compared to […]

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