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NYC BOOK LAUNCH PARTY and TWEET-UP TONIGHT!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 10th, 2010

REALITY BITES BACK BOOK LAUNCH PARTY TONIGHT!!! NYC TWEET-UP!!!
OK, I know, all caps and three exclamation points = excessive. Still, New York City, I’m just that excited to invite you to this celebration, which has been a loooong time coming.

WED. NOV. 10: Reality Bites Back Book Launch PARTY & TWEET-Up!
Time: 7:30 - 10:30
Place: The fabulous […]

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VIDEO: “Reality Rehab” Webisode 3: The “Real” Housewife

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 4th, 2010

On Monday, to celebrate the official publication of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, I blogged the launch of Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn, a book trailer and satirical web series spoofing — and then liberating — reality TV’s stock characters through media literacy therapy. Monday also saw the debut […]

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Canada bites back, Post #1: Reality Bites Back in Macleans, Elle Canada, and The Globe and Mail

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 2nd, 2010

Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV officially hit bookstores yesterday [!!] and I can’t tell you how excited I am. You know who else is excited about the book? Canadians. To mark the official publication date, let’s take a look at the warm reception Reality Bites Back is getting from the […]

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30-second Action: VOTE for WIMN’s media literacy workshop for the National Conference on Media Reform

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 24th, 2010

30-second-action: Do you think challenging representations of gender and race in entertainment media should be a crucial aspect of media literacy — and of a media justice agenda?
I do. So does media literacy advocate, novelist and media producer Sofia Quintero. We’re excited to present this session at the 2011 National Conference on Media Reform […]

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Glenn Beck verses Donald Duck: Video remix for trying times

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 2nd, 2010

Remember Buffy v. Edward? Well, it’s time for Glenn Beck v. Donald Duck!
Well, the official title is Right Wing Radio Duck. Brace yourself for the latest from video remix artist Jonathan McIntosh, who won a coveted Mr. Pointy Award for his WIMN’s Voices essay, “What Would Buffy Do? Notes on Dusting Edward Cullen.” His […]

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NYC Event, 9/27: Ladies of the Left: White Women Talk White Privilege, Progressive Media, Anti-Racism

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 24th, 2010

I’m honored to be participating in “Ladies of the Left: White Women Talk White Privilege, Progressive Media, Anti-Racism,” moderated and organized by WBAI’s Esther Armah (Host, Wake Up Call and Off the Page, and guest host, GRITtv).
WHEN: Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
WHERE: The Brecht Forum, 451 West Street bet Bank & Bethune; […]

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Media Literacy: Piercing Content and Who Controls It

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 11th, 2010

I wrote this article on media literacy for On The Issues Magazine’s Spring ‘10 edition, published today. To explore the theme of this edition, “The Feminist Mind,” contributors look at ways readers can enhance their understanding of feminist and progressive values.
Media Literacy: Piercing Content and Who Controls It
by Jennifer L. Pozner
On The Issues magazine, […]

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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 […]

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Nightline asks why black women can’t get a man

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April 23rd, 2010

By Guest Bloggers Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Courtney Young

The never-ending story “Why Can’t a Successful Black Woman Find a Man?” received another public forum on Wednesday night. This time it was neither BET nor TV One spewing the oft repeated statistic that 43% of black women have never been married. This time it was […]

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Equal Pay for Equal Work for Older Workers Too

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

April 17th, 2010

An op-ed in the Boston Globe (April 15th, 2010) urges Americans to care for the happiness of our older citizens as the writer says the Japanese are beginning to do. The article focuses on a Japanese businessman who provides temp jobs for 370 people over 60 who have been forcibly retired.
Multiplied across […]

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