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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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Beyond Pink-a-Palooza: The Breast Cancer News You’re Not Hearing

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October 10th, 2010

Another October has rolled around, and with it pink-ribboned Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Seemingly more than with any other cause, businesses hop on the bandwagon to lend support for this all-too-common women’s cancer through various rosy-hued promotions. Some can seem frivolous (pink M&Ms) or downright suspect (Sutter Home Zinfandel—consuming alcohol is considered a […]

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Cartoon for Women’s eNews: Pre-Existing Condition

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

September 1st, 2009

Starting this month, I’ll be doing biweekly cartoons for the fabulous Women’s eNews (which will also be debuting a fabulous new website design sometime soon). Here’s the first one, “Pre-Existing Condition.” For more on this topic, see “Reformers Say Maternity Benefits Make Dollar Sense” and “Push Is On to Cover Prenatal Care in Health Plan”

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Cartoon: Your Yucky Body (Embrace Your Shape Edition)!

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

July 29th, 2009

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Seriously, even Vogue has an annual “Shape” issue where they patronizingly allow someone as (*GASP*) huge as Beyonce or Kate Winslet on the cover in addition to their usual sub-zero model roundup… then offer drastic dieting tips… all while mysteriously claiming to promote body acceptance: And don’t miss the small print under the […]

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“So Long, Sarah”

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

July 27th, 2009

Grist, the online environmental magazine, had this very creative and accurate (if a bit mean-spirited) editorial on Sarah Palin’s resignation from her post as governor of Alaska.
Click on the “greeting card” and you’ll see what I mean.
Palin’s no friend of the earth, and the cartoon (or whatever you’d call it) made me laugh. […]

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Toon: McCain on Women's Quote "Health"

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

October 22nd, 2008

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This cartoon is of course based on a real quote from John McCain during the last debate:
‘Just again, the example of the eloquence of Sen. Obama. He’s health for the mother. You know, that’s been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That’s the extreme pro-abortion position, […]

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Daily Show’s economic reporting review: financial news for dummies

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 10th, 2008

What would happen if Beat the Press author Dean Baker decided to take some comedy writing courses, leave the Center for Economic and Policy Research and get a gig over at Comedy Central?
Well, his first segment might look a little like last night’s Daily Show bit skewering the infantile nature of media coverage of […]

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Wanted: Female Cartoonist

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August 8th, 2008

By Guest Blogger Jen Sorensen

(illustration by Jen Sorenson)

Why are there so few female political cartoonists? I’ve been asked that question many times over the years. It’s OK, I don’t mind. We’re something of a rare breed. Exact statistics are difficult to find—even the national group Association of American Editorial Cartoonists can only estimate the national […]

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Come party with WIMN in the Bay Area

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 3rd, 2008

This goes out to all our Bay Area friends — WIMN’s having a party on July 17, and I hope to see you there. Feel free to forward this post to any Bay Area journalists, media producers, media activists, feminists, progressives and others who you think might like to eat, drink, network and collaborate.
–Jenn
You’re invited! […]

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Liveblogging from the feminist media justice panel at the NCMR

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

June 7th, 2008

Saturday, 12:15: Right now, at the National Conference of Media Reform, I have the immense pleasure of moderating a panel called “There Is No Media Justice Without Women: Models for Feminist Social Justice Media Activism” with some of the women I respect most in the world — women who are simultaneously as creative, funny and […]

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