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Eco Mag Joins Call to Protect Reproductive Rights

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

February 23rd, 2011

To the chorus of outcry against politicians’ efforts to attack women’s reproductive rights in general and defund Planned Parenthood in particular, add the voice of online environmental magazine Grist. This past weekend, writer Lisa Hymas put out the call to support PP and reproductive health care through political action and personal stories, observing:
A society is […]

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Eco-Sexism Strikes Again

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

January 28th, 2011

New “green” garments seem to target Ally McBeal

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Reality Bites Back at…Sarah Palin’s Alaska, TONIGHT, 10:20pm EST

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 12th, 2010

Am I being Punked? Perhaps. But at 10:20 EST, I’ll be a guest on TLC’s TalkBack Live podcast to follow tonight’s new episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new reality show starring — and executive produced by — the 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee, former half-term Gov. of Alaska, and Fox News contributor. In the […]

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“Renewable Girls” Peddlar Responds

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

October 27th, 2010

On marketing progressive products with repressive and regressive imagery.

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Using Sex to Sell Solar Power

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

October 23rd, 2010

What do you get when you combine women+media+the environment? For a San Francisco entrepreneur calling himself John B., you get a 2011 calendar promoting solar power through scantily-clad women!! His “Renewable Girls” calendar features 12 voluptuous women with vapid expressions posing Playboy-style with panels– supposedly as a way to encourage interest in clean energy. […]

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

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

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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“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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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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Save the Environment, Support Women’s Rights

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

April 22nd, 2009

“A Cleaner, Greener Planet,” a blog post from Aparna Krishnaswamy and Elizabeth Arndorfer’s blog at RH RealityCheck, says it all:
Earth Day never used to be a day when reproductive health organizations were particularly busy. But on this April 22nd, 2009, things are looking very different.
Reproductive health, rights and justice organizations across the […]

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WIMN Media Training

varreolas Icon Posted by Veronica Arreola

April 16th, 2009

In March I was honored to lead my first WIMN Media Training. The training was held in Washington, DC and was the for the United Methodist Women’s Division Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The group of women gathered to learn more about green living issues and strategize how they can advocate to the public and elected officials […]

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