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Liveblogging #WAMNYC: keynote by Colorlines’ Rinku Sen

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 31st, 2012

Rinku Sen, the visionary leader of Applied Research Center and ColorLines (which I consider the most important racial justice media outlet in the country) is giving the #WAMNYC keynote. I am paraphrasing this — the notes below are not verbatim, and not at all her comments in their entirety. Please attribute any errors to me, […]


Tie a Purple Ribbon, Too

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

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 […]


SlutWalk: Does The Media Make the Message?

jchius Icon Posted by Joanna Chiu

May 26th, 2011

As a journalist who writes about feminism, gender and sexuality, I have been keenly interested in SlutWalk, a protest against victim-blaming which first took place in Toronto on April 3, after a local police officer said at a safety seminar that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.”
I wasn’t […]


The 9/11 media legacy I will never forget: “buy Snow White on DVD”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 11th, 2010

Every year on 9/11, corporate media push the PTSD buttons they installed in us on that first day, and those first few weeks, with 24-7 looped coverage of the Twin Towers getting struck by the planes, bursting into flames, and falling down, set to the backdrop of mass screaming, sobbing, confusion, panic.
Amid my own […]


Will Media Report FL Shooting As Gender-Based Hate Crime?

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

June 8th, 2010

It happened again. Another violent guy shot and killed his wife — and went on to gun down six other women unfortunate enough to be in his path before committing suicide. Four women are now dead; three others are in critical condition. And some media outlets (such as the AP story on Yahoo! News, “5 […]


My Mother’s Abortion Decision

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

April 30th, 2010

In 1973, the federal government started to pay for abortions for very poor women under Medicaid. It took three years until the Hyde amendment put a stop to it.
In addition, abortion services are not […]


Precious, my Precious: Black Female Citizenship, Complexity, and the Politics of Unrelenting Survival

mcyrils Icon Posted by Malkia Cyril

November 16th, 2009

As I sit against the florescence of the television screen, watching the conservative Fox News pundit Glenn Beck drive political nails into progressive leaders using the fear of U.S. blacks and immigrants of color as his hammer, my memory harkens back to the year in which the book Push was set, 1987. During that time, […]


Sotomayor and Progress

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

September 29th, 2009

Sotomayor’s elevation to the high court should inspire the many she is said to represent –women, Latinas/non-whites– and the nation that has presumably been enriched by the social advancement that her confirmation heralded, to embrace the challenges that were left in the wake of “progress.”


National Hispanic Media Coalition Inquiry on the Role of Media In Hate Crimes

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 13th, 2009

Earlier this week, the National Hispanic Media Coalition submitted the following letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, regarding the role of telecom in hate crimes. Women In Media & News, the media analysis, education and advocacy group that hosts this blog, was among the signers of the letter.
August 11, 2009
Mr. Lawrence Strickling
Assistant […]


Liveblogging Allied Media Conference: Sex workers and the media

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 17th, 2009

Quick hit: Sex Workers and Media at the Allied Media Conference
I’m attending an enlightening discussion about the impact of corporate media coverage of the sex industry on the lives of sex workers — and the reasons why sex workers have created their own media to tell their own stories, on their own terms, to expand […]