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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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In CA? Join WIMN at the Women, Media, Revolution conference, 10/5-7

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 4th, 2011

WHAT: “Women, Media, Revolution,” the 2011 Women PeaceMakers Forum
WHEN: October 5 - 7, 2011
WHERE: University of San Diego, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre
COST: None; Events are free and open to the public and the media.
When I founded Women In Media & News in 2001, it was with the core principle that […]

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EVENT, 9/18/11: Jennifer L. Pozner and Laura Flanders at the Brooklyn Book Festival

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 14th, 2011

As a born-and-bred Brooklynite — and a lit geek, ‘natch — I’m thrilled to be bringing my book, Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV to the fifth annual Brooklyn Book Festival, along with brilliant writers including Laura Flanders (GRITtv host, author, and fellow WIMN’s Voices blogger), Jeremy Scahill, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and […]

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Door open for women in media policy

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July 12th, 2011

As a result of a court decision last week, women and people of color have an open door to advocate for media policy that will serve to expand their media ownership.

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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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SlutWalk: Does The Media Make the Message?

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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 […]

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WIMN at the NCMR: Book signing and media literacy workshop

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 9th, 2011

I’m representing Women In Media & News (WIMN) at two events today at the National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR11), and I hope to see many of you at one or both:
BOOK SIGNING:
Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV on Saturday, 10:30-11am, in the main exhibition hall. As a sneak peek, […]

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DVR Alert: TONIGHT, 8:45pm, “Connect with Mark Kelley”: I talk with CBC News about the 25th Anniversary of “The Real World”

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March 9th, 2011

Quick hit: Tonight, to mark the premiere of the 25th season of The Real World, I’ll be on the CBC News show Connect with Mark Kelley to discuss how reality TV has morphed from one iconic (yet fringe) MTV show about strangers living together in 1992, to the landscape-altering genre it became once it traveled […]

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Eco Mag Joins Call to Protect Reproductive Rights

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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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Hazel Trice Edney takes Black Journalism to a New Future

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November 21st, 2010

Timing is everything.

When I heard that Hazel Trice Edney was leaving the National Newspaper Association (NNPA) (www.nnpa.org) as editor in chief a few weeks ago to start her own electronic news service, I thought, “Why now?” But in my heart, I knew why. Her talent and vision for Black journalism had already moved into the future, and she needed the freedom to lead it to a new conclusion.

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