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Eco Mag Joins Call to Protect Reproductive Rights

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

February 23rd, 2011

To the chorus of outcry against politicians’ efforts to attack women’s reproductive rights in general and defund Planned Parenthood in particular, add the voice of online environmental magazine Grist. This past weekend, writer Lisa Hymas put out the call to support PP and reproductive health care through political action and personal stories, observing:
A society is […]

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Liveblog Recap of 16 & Pregnant reunion and MTV abortion special No Easy Decision

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 29th, 2010

Welcome. Earlier this evening, I posted this “Viewers Guide to MTV’s Abortion Special: Send young women your love, but give Dr. Drew the side-eye.” I hope you’ll find it useful as you watch the abortion special that is airing right now. I’ll be liveblogging here for the next half hour.
Due to the snowpocalypse, I didn’t […]

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Viewers Guide to Tonight’s MTV’s Abortion Special: Send young women your love, but give Dr. Drew the side-eye

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

December 28th, 2010

As Entertainment Weekly reported last week, MTV will air No Easy Decision, a one-time special about teens who have had abortions, tonight at 11:30pm EST, an unfortunate ratings graveyard timeslot. (Exhale, a support organization for women who have had abortions, has organized an excellent companion campaign, “16 & Loved,” where you can send your love […]

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Getting in step in southern Africa

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

October 17th, 2010

The 4th Gender and Media Summit ended in Johannesburg on Friday with a strong statement linking the findings of recent global and regional studies on the representation of women in the content of news media with issues relating to freedom of expression, democracy and citizen participation, and pointing out that, while more blatant forms of censorship may be subsiding in southern Africa, the region’s media daily silence large segments of the population, notably women.

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GRITtv Digs into “Freedom Rides for Life”

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

October 16th, 2010

For the first video in our new investigative series, GRITtv Digs, we’re looking into the “Freedom Rides for Life” and the anti-abortion movement’s targeting of women of color, particularly black women in the South, using racially divisive tactics.

The following is a transcript:
Laura:
An attack is ratcheting up on women’s reproductive freedoms with an […]

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Rachel Maddow and Melissa Harris-Lacewell on women candidates v. women’s rights (oh, and Chris Matthews remains an imbecile)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 17th, 2010

There’s a reason so many media critics — and so many feminists — have intellectual crushes on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Mixing genial bemusement with a never-back-down fervor for asking questions no one else in corporate news will, The Rachel Maddow Show regularly covers topics unaddressed anywhere outside of indy media, and does so from a […]

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Anti-Abortion Ad Uses Campus Newspapers To Spread Inaccurate Propaganda

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April 22nd, 2010

By Guest Blogger Alex DiBranco

The Human Life Alliance provides “educational” resources in the form of a 12-page iCare ad insert to campus newspapers. Yet this so-called advertising supplement is only advertising an ideology, and is riddled with typical anti-choice lies — revealing it as but a part of the right-wing’s ongoing campaign to use media […]

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Half the Sky: Using Multimedia to Help Women Globally

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

March 5th, 2010

This past Thursday (March 4), I saw a special, one-night-only nationwide screening of “Half the Sky.” The film, based on a staged event at NYU last fall, is in turn based on the book of the same title by NY Times reporters Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl Wu Dunn. It featured readings […]

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Help Independent Media on Independence Day!!!

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

July 2nd, 2009

GRITtv has until Midnight, Sunday, July 5, to raise $5,000! Help Independent Media this Independence Day!

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TONIGHT, 8pm EST: GRIT TV with Laura Flanders on Murder of Dr. George Tiller, with WIMN’s Jennifer L. Pozner (VIDEO HERE)

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

June 1st, 2009

Quick hit: If you have Free Speech TV, tune in to Grit TV with Laura Flanders tonight at 8pmEST for a more in-depth discussion of the murder of Dr. George Tiller than you’ll find in most media accounts. Or, watch the segment here:

The segment — titled “What Should Change in Wake of Tiller Murder?” […]

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