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Jeremy Lin Coverage Mirrors Media Misunderstanding of Asian Americans

jchius Icon Posted by Joanna Chiu

February 28th, 2012

Some sports fans may have been surprised by the recent racially “Lin-sensistive” media coverage of suddenly-famous NBA point guard Jeremy Lin. Me? Not so much.
Last year, I joined the throng of Asian students who earn spots in America’s top universities—a trend simultaneously heralded as a triumph for “model minorities” (PDF) and a justification for […]

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Muckraking with no public purpose

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

April 25th, 2010

A story with all the ingredients of a soap opera has dominated the front pages and prime time bulletins of much of the Indian news media over the last fortnight.

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The XY Games: Gender Testing & the Olympics

jboylans Icon Posted by Jennifer Finney Boylan

August 7th, 2008

N the 1936 Olympic Games, the sprinter Stella Walsh — running for Poland and known as the fastest woman in the world — was beaten by Helen Stephens of St. Louis, who set a world record by running 100 meters in 11.4 seconds. After the race, a Polish journalist protested that Stephens must be a man. After all, no woman in the world could run that fast.

Olympic officials performed a “sex test” on Stephens, who was found, in fact, to be female, proving once and for all that a person could be incredibly fast and female at the same time.

Forty-four years later,…

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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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Feminists Need Focus, Not Diversity, says Washington Post writer

smitchells Icon Posted by Shireen Mitchell

June 9th, 2008

[UPDATE: I’ve posted a full op-ed here.] Linda Hirshman hits the women’s movement with another blow in her recent article in the Washington Post, “Looking to the Future, Feminism Has to Focus.” In the piece, she surmises that the reason Hilary Clinton lost the nomination because of intersectionality and diversity in the movement. The war, […]

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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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Liveblogging the NCMR2008, the National Conference on Media Reform: opening plenary, streaming audio/video, and initial intro to WIMN events and feminist-friendly sessions, Pt. I

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

June 6th, 2008

If you’re not able to be in Minneapolis for the National Conference on Media Reform, you can listen to live streaming video and audio from the opening plenary, here (you can also watch and hear clips from panels, full video and audio from plenaries, and more on a constant basis from now until Sunday).
As she […]

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Join WIMN staff and bloggers at the National Conference on Media Reform: There Is No Media Justice Without Women

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

June 5th, 2008

If you’re planning on attending the National Conference on Media Reform (NCMR 2008), I’m excited to invite you to what promises to be a fascinating and compelling conversation between some of the most dynamic, effective women leaders of the multi-faceted media justice movement.
On behalf of Women In Media & News (WIMN), I’m moderating a […]

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A happy ending?

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

May 28th, 2008

Update on what appears to have been a successful campaign against sexist attitudes and offensive behaviour on ‘The Footy Show’ in Australia

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Sexism in sports media down under

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

May 6th, 2008

This communication from Anne Walker in Melbourne makes it clear that sexism of the crudest kind is still alive and kicking, showing up in different places in different forms at different times:
“Sam Newman is a well-known football personality here in Australia and is a key member of an entertainment show called ‘The Footy Show […]

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