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The Summer of Feminista

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July 6th, 2010

In June I was asked to be on a panel entitled, “Influential Voices.” Yes, this still embarrasses me! Me? Influential? But as I sat there and was asked what I thought I was bringing to the conversation online by blogging, it hit me…hard. “I bring a Latina voice. A unique Latina voice to every conversation.” […]

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Book Review: Enlightened Sexism by Susan Douglas

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March 30th, 2010

This was originally posted at Viva la Feminista

Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message that Feminism’s Work is Done by Susan Douglas falls flat to connect to the audience Douglas targets.
Douglas attempts to unveil the contradictions in society, especially pop culture, that allows us, men and women, to believe we live in a post-feminist world but in […]

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Event: WIMN’s Jennifer L. Pozner presents Project Brainwash on women and reality TV at Central Washington University, 10/28

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October 27th, 2009

WIMN Executive Director, Jennifer L. Pozner, haven’t been blogging much in recent months as she’s been working on her forthcoming book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV. Tomorrow night, on behalf of WIMNs multimedia lecture series, she’ll be presenting:
Project Brainwash!: Why Reality TV Is Bad for Women (…and men, people of […]

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This is why we need more women in media

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August 15th, 2009

Reposted from Viva la Feminista and Feministe
In the last six months or so, Chicago has had its fair share of townhalls and gatherings trying to figure out what the heck is happening with corporate media. What will happen when the newspapers finally fail? Will they? Where did the journalists go? After the first townhall, that […]

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WIMN in the media

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August 7th, 2009

Happy Friday everyone!
If you haven’t picked up the current issue of Ms. magazine you are missing out on a great article, summarized online, on mom blogs that includes me. And yes, that’s my mug on page 3 too. I’m so proud to have been included in the article because it sheds a rare light […]

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Blogging feminism and motherhood

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May 14th, 2009

Nona & I talked over the phone for a good 45 minutes about this article. I knew immediately that she got the issue as I was communicating it. Her prompt was simple - why aren’t young feminists connected to mother issues and vice versa?
As someone who has been a feminist activist in some form or […]

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WIMN Media Training

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April 16th, 2009

In March I was honored to lead my first WIMN Media Training. The training was held in Washington, DC and was the for the United Methodist Women’s Division Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The group of women gathered to learn more about green living issues and strategize how they can advocate to the public and elected officials […]

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My feminism has grown along with the Internet

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January 8th, 2009

When I entered college in Chicago in 1993, I had no idea what email was. In fact, it took me almost all fall semester to send an email to my friend in Maine. But by the time I graduated, I had my own website and a pseudo-blog on it. What happened? The 1994 Republican takeover […]

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Discussing the B word

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November 26th, 2008

On Monday I was featured on the WGN News at Nine, a local Chicago station, about the B word - bitch. It went well. No issues about the piece other than they gave me the title of “Dr.” when I don’t have my PhD.
But the negative comments I heard second hand were directed towards […]

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Elizabeth Hasselbeck is the voice of reason?

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November 16th, 2008

Out of the all media pieces I have seen in the last week as the world learns that Thomas Beatie is pregnant with his second child, none floored me as much as this piece from “The View” where it is Elizabeth Hasselbeck that brings the conversation back to a sense of reality “”Having another baby […]

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