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Beyond Pink-a-Palooza: The Breast Cancer News You’re Not Hearing

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

October 10th, 2010

Another October has rolled around, and with it pink-ribboned Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Seemingly more than with any other cause, businesses hop on the bandwagon to lend support for this all-too-common women’s cancer through various rosy-hued promotions. Some can seem frivolous (pink M&Ms) or downright suspect (Sutter Home Zinfandel—consuming alcohol is considered a […]

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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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Save the Environment, Support Women’s Rights

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

April 22nd, 2009

“A Cleaner, Greener Planet,” a blog post from Aparna Krishnaswamy and Elizabeth Arndorfer’s blog at RH RealityCheck, says it all:
Earth Day never used to be a day when reproductive health organizations were particularly busy. But on this April 22nd, 2009, things are looking very different.
Reproductive health, rights and justice organizations across the […]

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Abstinence Causes Breast Cancer!

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April 15th, 2009

How to distort facts to suit your own agenda

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Eight More Than Enough: Media create, then condemn, “Octomom”

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March 12th, 2009

By Guest Blogger Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser

When Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets, a media firestorm erupted. First came stories playing on the well-worn “wow factor,” highlighting the medical curiosity. Initial headlines were simple, exemplified by this UK Times story: “American Woman Gives Birth to Live Octuplets.” The AP’s piece, posted on Fox News’ […]

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“Relentless Attrition” Starts in Thirties?!

mgullettes Icon Posted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette

November 1st, 2008

Now it isn’t just ads selling cosmetic surgery that tell you how young you start declining. Two writers in the prestigious New York Review of Books (October 23, 2008) tell us that “nature” is indifferent to people over fifty, especially women, on the grounds that they have stopped reproducing. Then Diane Johnson and Dr. […]

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Environmental Health News You Can Use– With a Woman at the Helm

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

October 1st, 2008

Here’s some good news for women in journalism: longtime investigative environmental journalist Marla Cone, who spent nearly two decades at the Los Angeles Times, has just taken the helm as editor in chief at the online publication Environmental Health News. (I’ve spotlighted her work here, and on my own blog, Green Goddess Gazette.) […]

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You Tiern Me Right Round, Baby, Round Round.

ksavoies Icon Posted by Keely Savoie

September 9th, 2008

Oh, John Tierney. If it weren’t so irritating, it would be downright pathetic that you’re still beating on that dead ol’ Mars-Venus mare (MVM). Where are you trying to go with this sh*t?
For those of you who do not have the stomach to read the whole article, here it is in a nutshell:
A husband […]

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Come party with WIMN in the Bay Area

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 3rd, 2008

This goes out to all our Bay Area friends — WIMN’s having a party on July 17, and I hope to see you there. Feel free to forward this post to any Bay Area journalists, media producers, media activists, feminists, progressives and others who you think might like to eat, drink, network and collaborate.
–Jenn
You’re invited! […]

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Liveblogging from the feminist media justice panel at the NCMR

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

June 7th, 2008

Saturday, 12:15: Right now, at the National Conference of Media Reform, I have the immense pleasure of moderating a panel called “There Is No Media Justice Without Women: Models for Feminist Social Justice Media Activism” with some of the women I respect most in the world — women who are simultaneously as creative, funny and […]

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