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From Miss Representation to Real Representation: Fighting Gender Stereotypes in Media

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November 16th, 2011

By Guest Blogger Anna Louie Sussman. (Cross-posted from Women In the World Foundation, a project of Newsweek/The Daily Beast.)
In the summer of 1993, Jennifer L. Pozner was a rising sophomore at Hampshire College, a journalism major with dreams of becoming a columnist - the next Barbara Ehrenreich or Molly Ivins, she hoped. Then The […]

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DVR Alert: Saturday Nov 12, “Miss Representation” brings WIMN to OWN (again)

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November 11th, 2011

DVR Alert: Tune in to OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) TOMORROW, Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11am Eastern, for the re-airing of the award-winning documentary “Miss Representation.” The film features insights from me, Rachel Maddow, Jean Kilbourne, Gloria Steinem, Malkia Cyril, Cory Booker, Caroline Heldman, Barbara Berg, Carol Jenkins, Rosario Dawson, Margaret Cho, Katie Couric and […]

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Changing the Landscape With Women’s Media

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October 26th, 2011

By Guest Blogger Ariel Dougherty, cross-posted at the Women’s Media Center.

After the Oprah’s Documentary Club film “Miss Representation” aired on OWN last week, some opportunities to broaden consciousness about empowering media slipped through the ether amid the post-film discussion.
The bombardment of negative imagery from corporate media is surely extensive. Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom has […]

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“Miss Representation” Viewers: Welcome to the Media Justice Movement!

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October 20th, 2011

This post is cross-posted with www.MissRepresentation.org, in advance of the film’s debut tonight on OWN, 9pm (8c).

In Miss Representation, actress-activist Rosario Dawson talks about how important it is for women to write their own stories. This is equally important in entertainment and in journalism alike.Yet as I discuss in the film, today’s media climate is […]

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DVR Alert: TONIGHT, “Miss Representation” brings WIMN to OWN

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October 20th, 2011

DVR Alert: Tune in to the award-winning documentary “Miss Representation” TONIGHT, Oct. 20, 9pm(8c) on OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network).
I had the honor of being an adviser on — and being interviewed in — this powerful film about women and the media. “Miss Representation” is the first mainstream film to delve into sexism in […]

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Tie a Purple Ribbon, Too

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October 12th, 2011

Pink-illuminated skyscrapers greet me in downtown Philadelphia by night, and packages of pink-frosted cupcakes entice at my local Acme by day. It seems there’s no corner of our culture that’s NOT reminding us it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. First established in 1985 to encourage women to get mammograms, it has metastasized into a […]

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Slutwalk: The Media, The Message and the Gaze

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October 11th, 2011

Guest Blogger Coco Papy

“Sluts are a figment of the patriarchal imagination…” –Nicole Ouimette
“You know there is a rapist out here, right?”
I pause, unsure of what exactly is happening. A Brooklyn police officer is now standing directly in front of me, so close I can see his uniform stitching and smell his breath. I have […]

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In CA? Join WIMN at the Women, Media, Revolution conference, 10/5-7

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October 4th, 2011

WHAT: “Women, Media, Revolution,” the 2011 Women PeaceMakers Forum
WHEN: October 5 - 7, 2011
WHERE: University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
COST: None; Events are free and open to the public and the media.
When I founded Women In Media & News in 2001, it was with the core principle that […]

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Reality Bites Back on Ms. magazine’s “Top 100 Feminist Non-Fiction Books” list

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October 3rd, 2011

I am extremely humbled to announce that my book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, has been voted by Ms. readers onto Ms.’s Top 100 Feminist Non-Fiction Books list.
The magazine is revealing their Top 100 list in batches of ten books at a time, and so far I am blown […]

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EVENT, 9/18/11: Jennifer L. Pozner and Laura Flanders at the Brooklyn Book Festival

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September 14th, 2011

As a born-and-bred Brooklynite — and a lit geek, ‘natch — I’m thrilled to be bringing my book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV to the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, along with brilliant writers including Laura Flanders (GRITtv host, author, and fellow WIMN’s Voices blogger), Jeremy Scahill, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and […]

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