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No Gender Gap in Wages? So Carrie Lukas Argues. Part 2.

echidneofthesnakess Icon Posted by Echidne of the Snakes

April 13th, 2011

Let’s continue with Carrie Lukas’ argument that there is no gender gap in wages.

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Rush Limbaugh’s Breast Obsession

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April 13th, 2011

By Guest Blogger John K. Wilson
Today, radio host Rush Limbaugh focused on women’s breasts. He brought up a story that he’s been telling for decades, even though it’s all a lie. According to Rush, there was a scientific study years ago that proved, “The higher the bust size, the lower the IQ at Tufts.” He […]

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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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Looks can apparently kill…

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

February 28th, 2011

The sexual assault and battering to which South African broadcast journalist, Lara Logan, was subjected in Egypt on 11 February generated reports and commentary replete with sexism, racism and Islamophobia…

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Will the Comcast-NBC Merger Give You Diarrhea? Ask Liz Lemon!

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February 3rd, 2011

By Guest Blogger Jenn Ettinger
The Comcast-NBC Universal merger was finalized last week, and its impact on our media environment is likely to be grim. Ultimately, this new giant company will control not just vast amounts content, but how people can access that content via broadcast, cable and the Internet. The result will be fewer voices […]

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My TLC podcast canceled–apparently, I make Sarah Palin “political.”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 12th, 2010

Earlier today, I announced that I was invited to be a guest on TLC’s podcast about Sarah Palin’s Alaska, the new reality show starring and executive produced by the former Governor, GOP VP nominee, and potential future POTUS candidate. I wrote to give you all a sneak peek into what I planned to talk about […]

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Newsweek reviews Reality Bites Back: “Everything I Learned About Women I Learned From Reality TV” (Plus: my slideshow: “Reality TV’s 9 Worst Stock Characters”)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 12th, 2010

As a long-time media critic, I can tell you that this is not a sentence I’m accustomed to writing: Corporate media gave me a huge gift yesterday.
As I traveled to Denver (to moderate a panel and have a wine and cheese reception for my book at the Women’s Studies Association conference), Newsweek’s Jessica Bennett reviewed […]

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Reality Bites Back excerpt on Jezebel: The Exquisite Sadism Of America’s Next Top Model

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 11th, 2010

On Tuesday, Jezebel posted (and Gawker cross-posted) an excerpt from the violence against women chapter of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, focusing on “The Exquisite Sadism Of America’s Next Top Model.” By 9am today, the post had received more than 31,000 views, 315 comments, and 414 “likes” on Facebook.
When Jezebel […]

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NEW VIDEO: Reality Rehab with Dr. Jenn: Webisode 2–The Angry Black Woman

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 3rd, 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.
Today, in Reality Rehab Webisode 2, […]

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Canada bites back, Post #1: Reality Bites Back in Macleans, Elle Canada, and The Globe and Mail

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

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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