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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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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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VIDEO from #140Conf: Joan Walsh, Blaire Kelley, Liza Sabater and Elon James White on Race and Politics on Twitter

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

April 21st, 2010

Although the first day of #140Conf (the #140 Conference: The State of Now) was too pale-male-stale, one panel stood out as a highlight not only for the diversity of its participants but for the humor, insight and strategic advice participants brought to the conversation.
In Finding Common Ground: Discussion of issues of race and politics in […]

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Who Will Defend the Rights of People of Color to an Open Internet? We Speak for Ourselves.

mcyrils Icon Posted by Malkia Cyril

April 7th, 2010

In every competition, there’s a winner and a loser.
The open Internet protections being debated by the Federal Communications Commission right now will determine who wins and who loses in the fight over whether big companies or regular people will control the Internet. I want everyday people to win.
In the fight over who will control the […]

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Precious, my Precious: Black Female Citizenship, Complexity, and the Politics of Unrelenting Survival

mcyrils Icon Posted by Malkia Cyril

November 16th, 2009

As I sit against the florescence of the television screen, watching the conservative Fox News pundit Glenn Beck drive political nails into progressive leaders using the fear of U.S. blacks and immigrants of color as his hammer, my memory harkens back to the year in which the book Push was set, 1987. During that time, […]

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National Hispanic Media Coalition Inquiry on the Role of Media In Hate Crimes

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

August 13th, 2009

Earlier this week, the National Hispanic Media Coalition submitted the following letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, regarding the role of telecom in hate crimes. Women In Media & News, the media analysis, education and advocacy group that hosts this blog, was among the signers of the letter.
August 11, 2009
Mr. Lawrence Strickling
Assistant […]

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What Were Laura Ling and Euna Lee Reporting Before They Became the Story?

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August 12th, 2009

By Guest Blogger Tristin Aaron
One week ago today, journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling stepped back onto American soil after being detained in North Korea for over four months. Their safe return was covered widely in the American media, and rightfully so. Yet their reason for traveling to North Korea has been all but forgotten […]

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Gerald Gardner’s research helped end gender-segregated ads

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July 31st, 2009

I found my first job in 1963 by looking through the “jobs for women” section of the classified ads in the local Colorado Springs newspapers. It would take another decade for those gender-segregated ads to disappear, and then only because National Organization for Women had filed its landmark complaint against the now defunct Pittsburgh Press . That case went would go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and result in the 1973 ruling saying the practice was illegal.

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Liveblogging Allied Media Conference: Sex workers and the media

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 17th, 2009

Quick hit: Sex Workers and Media at the Allied Media Conference
I’m attending an enlightening discussion about the impact of corporate media coverage of the sex industry on the lives of sex workers — and the reasons why sex workers have created their own media to tell their own stories, on their own terms, to expand […]

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Liveblogging Women’s Media Equity Summit: Resources needed

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 16th, 2009

Small groups broke out and brainstormed for an hour to answer the question:

What resources would strengthen your community’s capacity to sustain yourselves as media makers?

The following bullet point list represents the summation/report-back from the small groups about what resources we need to effectively sustain our work.
(As always, please note that I have done my […]

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