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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

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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

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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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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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Athena Film Festival: Celebrating Women’s Cinema, Leadership

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February 9th, 2011

By Guest Blogger Melissa Silverstein
The Athena Film Festival kicks off this week. The lineup has something for everyone. There are some films that are a couple of years old but are gems, some that recently played in theaters, some about to come out in theaters, and some making their way around the festival […]

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How I Fought a YouTube Takedown and (Eventually) Won

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February 3rd, 2011

By Guest Blogger Anita Sarkeesian<
On January 10th, 2011 I realized that one of my YouTube videos, “Too Many Dicks: Video Games Remix,” was suddenly unavailable. I was a little shocked since I hadn’t even received an email letting me know the remix had been removed, or for what reason. I still don’t know […]

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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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Jezebel on me, TLC, and Tea Party intimidation: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska Is Afraid Of Its Own Viewers”

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December 14th, 2010

Yesterday, a Jezebel headline about my weekend brouhaha with Sarah Palin’s Alaska summed up what I promised TLC I wouldn’t discuss on record: “Sarah Palin’s Alaska is scared of their own viewers.”

Jezebel’s Anna North’s post brings into stark relief how certain segments on the right are using fear and intimidation to create a chilling effect […]

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

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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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