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

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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

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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

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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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WIMN workshop at SPARK Summit: Challenging media sexualization of girls

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October 21st, 2010

Quick reminder: if you’re in New York City, Hunter College is the place to be tomorrow, as media literacy activists, media makers, youth educators, girls’ rights advocates, scholars — and, importantly, girls themselves — will be coming together for the SPARK Summit (Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge).
On behalf of Women In Media & News, I’m […]

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ColorLines on race and reality TV: from cultural transgression to minstrel shows

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

October 12th, 2010

Today at ColorLines, Neelanjana Banerjee looks at race, representation and reality TV and asks, as per the story’s headline: “Is Reality TV a Revolution for Race or the New Minstrel?”
A smart, nuanced and well-reported piece, Banerjee notes that:
“A series of NAACP reports have tracked the dismal representation of African Americans and other […]

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GRITtv: Chicago moms occupy Whittier field house to demand library for their kids

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October 10th, 2010

A group of Latina moms in Chicago are engaging in one of the most inspiring and sustained protests in years, far from the corporate media (and even feminist media) spotlight.
For more than three weeks, these mothers have been occupying the field house of the Whittier Dual Language Elementary School. Their goal: prevent the […]

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Glenn Beck verses Donald Duck: Video remix for trying times

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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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Livetweeting Top Model premiere: batsh*t Tyra, “fat” emaciated girls, ubiquitous racist fights–everything we’ve come to expect…

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 8th, 2010

OK, it’s official: my summer reality TV fast (a needed respite after sending the manuscript for Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV off to my publisher) is over. To mark the occasion, I livetweeted analysis of the season premiere of America’s next Top Model, Cycle 15 — yes, 15.
Long-time WIMN’s Voices […]

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Making up for make-up: a win for the feminist blogosphere

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August 17th, 2010

By Guest Blogger Janna A. Zinzi, cross–posted at Feministe.
Over the last month or so, I’ve been following this story about trendy makeup company MAC’s inappropriate collaboration with design duo Rodarte. It was reported that the unnamed collection, due to launch in September, was inspired by Rodarte’s trip through Texas which exposed them to Mexican […]

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Reflections on an Interracial The Bachelorette Finale: A Series Ender In Tweets

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August 3rd, 2010

Last night Ali Fedotowski, ABC’s “single gals should give up their careers to search for husbands lest they be miserable forever” cautionary tale — AKA, the star — of The Bachelorette season six, got engaged to Roberto Martinez. (By the way, no talk in the “After the Final Rose” post-script of Ali trying to win […]

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