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The Bachelor and Bachelorette race discrimination lawsuit: read the complaint here

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

May 3rd, 2012

I’m working on story for The Daily Beast about a racial discrimination lawsuit filed late in April against ABC and the various production teams behind “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” I’ve interviewed reality TV producers, high-level media executives, former and aspiring future Bachelor cast members, entertainment lawyers and TV reporters for this piece, which I’ll […]


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


Media coverage of tortured Afghan girl: Did journalists do more harm?

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

January 20th, 2012

By guest blogger Jessica Mack
If you don’t know who Sahar Gul is, sadly, you can Google her name and find dozens of images of her young and badly beaten face. She is a 15-year-old Afghan girl who was recently rescued by police from her in-laws’ basement, where she’d been imprisoned and tortured for nearly a […]


Best Thing on the Internet Today: #SOPA author is an online pirate!

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

January 18th, 2012

Now that it is well past midnight EST and I’m no longer keeping new content off of WIMN’s Voices as part of the SOPA Strike against online censorship, I can finally post my favorite thing on the Internet on Jan. 18.
Hipster puppies? A perennial favorite, but no. A video of the Muppets edited to […]



mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

August 28th, 2011

The deficit crisis is an artifical triage situation created in a recession to diminish aid to those over 65 as well as others in need


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…


Future of media report - a feminist challenge

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

June 16th, 2011

Finding women and people of color in the long-awaited Federal Communications Commission report The Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age is an exercise in near futility. The 478-page report integrates details on the status of various media platforms and assesses mediated informational needs by communities within the United States in the years to come, ending with a short chapter on recommendations.

Yet those of us know through experience that when women and people of color are omitted or barely mentioned in such a comprehensive undertaking, their interests are most certainly not going to be part of any structural changes. If Congress and the FCC follow this report, the future of media promises to be as white and male as the present.


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

GuestBloggers Icon Posted by Guest Blogger

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 […]


SlutWalk: Does The Media Make the Message?

jchius Icon Posted by Joanna Chiu

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 […]


No Gender Gap in Wages? So Carrie Lukas Argues. Part 1.

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

April 13th, 2011

Carrie Lukas tells us on Equal Pay Day that there is no gender gap in wages, that the differences are wholly due to women’s “free” choices. I beg to differ. Hence these two long posts answering her arguments.