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WHEN DISASTER STRIKES, SO DOES BIAS

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

August 28th, 2011

The deficit crisis is an artifical triage situation created in a recession to diminish aid to those over 65 as well as others in need

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Learning from the Mammography Debate

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

December 1st, 2009

The spontaneous eruption over the new mammography regulations, and the confused history of the debate, warn us about the general relationships between government-issued medical guidelines, insurance coverage limits, and doctors’ discretion. […]

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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 […]

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A Giant Step Forward for the Life Course

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

July 24th, 2009

The President’s plan to offer long-term health insurance is a flawed but important step forward to solving a huge social problem. This is not just a Boomers’ problem.
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Visioning at the Women’s Media Equity Summit

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

Report-back from the Women’s Media Equity Summit: Visioning Activity
Note: I can’t possibly type as fast as the women in this group speak, so I’ll do my best to capture the essence of what is said, and as a journalist I will attempt to quote accurately. But, understand that there will be typos, paraphrased comments, etc.
Youth […]

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Women’s Media Equity Summit begins

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

It’s 8:45 am in Detroit, MI, and our facilitator, Adrienne Maree Brown of the Ruckus Society, is leading us in an opening intro. We’re only half-way through the around-the-room introduction of attendees of the Women’s Media Equity Summit of the Allied Media Conference. I think this gather’s motto could be, “We meet more inspiring women […]

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Aging is NOT a Collection of Diseases

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

August 6th, 2008

No social gerontologist or cultural critic would say that aging is a “collection of diseases”–as Prof. David Sinclair of Harvard shockingly does in the Sunday Boston Globe issue on the so-called Boomers (July 27, 2008).
First of all, because 20% of those over eighty–aka “the aging”–have no chronic illnesses.
But mainly because–whether they suffer from illnesses […]

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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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Disability Becomes the New Fashion Black on the BBC

pjeridos Icon Posted by Patricia Jerido

July 2nd, 2008

Britain’s Missing Top Model began last night on the BBC network. This new reality show has eight women with disabilities competing to become a top-model. As you can imagine this show can offer some real insights for people without disabilities to better understand those who live with disabilities. Also for people living with disabilities a […]

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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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