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Whose body is it anyway?

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

April 15th, 2012

Gloria Steinem’s recent talk at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi kicked up quite a storm. A few days after the event the Delhi edition of The Hindu, a leading Indian newspaper in English, provided uncommon space to different takes on issues of sex work/prostitution and human trafficking, the subject of Steinem’s talk.

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Lunafest Promotes Women’s Films, Health

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

March 3rd, 2012

What could bring hundreds of diverse women (and a handful of men) to Philadelphia’s Lutheran Theological Seminary on a rainy Friday night? Not a sermon, but a celebration with a mission: Lunafest.

For more than a decade, the makers of the Luna energy bar have teamed up with the Breast […]

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Vigil-aunties beware!

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

January 27th, 2012

A recent report in The New York Times, For Many in Pakistan, a Television Show Goes Too Far, flags a raging controversy that “could well be the beginning of a media consumer rights movement” in the country

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Media, Sexuality, and Self: Jaclyn Friedman wants to know what you really, really want

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 21st, 2011

For years, I and other WIMN’s Voices bloggers have critiqued the many ways corporate media hypersexualize girls, reinforce rigid gender stereotypes, and contribute to rape culture. From cable news to reality TV, from newspapers and magazines to movies, music videos and games, images of women’s sexuality are commodified, ever-present… and rarely centered on women’s pleasure. […]

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DVR Alert: Saturday Nov 12, “Miss Representation” brings WIMN to OWN (again)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 11th, 2011

DVR Alert: Tune in to OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network) TOMORROW, Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11am Eastern, for the re-airing of the award-winning documentary “Miss Representation.” The film features insights from me, Rachel Maddow, Jean Kilbourne, Gloria Steinem, Malkia Cyril, Cory Booker, Caroline Heldman, Barbara Berg, Carol Jenkins, Rosario Dawson, Margaret Cho, Katie Couric and […]

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DVR Alert: TONIGHT, “Miss Representation” brings WIMN to OWN

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 20th, 2011

DVR Alert: Tune in to the award-winning documentary “Miss Representation” TONIGHT, Oct. 20, 9pm(8c) on OWN (the Oprah Winfrey Network).
I had the honor of being an adviser on — and being interviewed in — this powerful film about women and the media. “Miss Representation” is the first mainstream film to delve into sexism in […]

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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 […]

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Slutwalk: The Media, The Message and the Gaze

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October 11th, 2011

Guest Blogger Coco Papy

“Sluts are a figment of the patriarchal imagination…” –Nicole Ouimette
“You know there is a rapist out here, right?”
I pause, unsure of what exactly is happening. A Brooklyn police officer is now standing directly in front of me, so close I can see his uniform stitching and smell his breath. I have […]

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Out of the closet

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

July 14th, 2011

Sexual harassment experienced by female journalists in the line of duty recently became a topic of discussion in Indian media circles, thanks largely to a newspaper article…

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SlutWalk: A Black Feminist Comment on Media, Messages and Meaning

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May 27th, 2011

By Guest Blogger Tamura A. Lomax

If you’ve been boycotting newspapers, magazines, TV news and the blogosphere for the past few weeks, or if terms like “rape,” “slut” or even “sex” lead you to hurriedly put down the newspaper or magazine and turn the TV channel (as they do for my media-savvy grandmother), then you may […]

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