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Susan’s Eye Opening and Instructive Journey

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

March 14th, 2010

To be honest, if I didn’t know Rose Arce, the senior producer of CNN Presents’ Her Name was Steven, I probably would not have watched the television documentary. And that would have been a shame.
(Be forewarned, this isn’t a post about how media cover transgender people. For such analysis, see these related posts, this […]

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Sotomayor and Progress

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

September 29th, 2009

Sotomayor’s elevation to the high court should inspire the many she is said to represent –women, Latinas/non-whites– and the nation that has presumably been enriched by the social advancement that her confirmation heralded, to embrace the challenges that were left in the wake of “progress.”

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Donny Deutsch on MSNBC: Palin’s polarizing because she “is the first woman in power with sexual appeal.”

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 7th, 2009

On Friday, shortly after Sarah Palin declared her independence from her job as Governor of Alaska, I posted this request to Twitter:
@jennpozner: Feminists & progressives, let’s b on lookout 4 #palinsexism –if u see blatantly sexist coverage, call it out. (h/t @addiestan 4suggestion)
On Monday, NPR asked me to write an oped on sexism in […]

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Jackasses on Sotomayor

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

June 4th, 2009

OK, let’s get this right: Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is making the rounds of the Capitol this week and some jackasses are still saying she has to explain her “wise Latina” comment?
In a 2001 speech Sotomayor said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often […]

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Jackasses on Sotomayor

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

June 4th, 2009

OK, let’s get this right: Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is making the rounds of the Capitol this week and some jackasses are still saying she has to explain her “wise Latina” comment?
In a 2001 speech Sotomayor said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often […]

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Jackasses on Sotomayor

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

June 4th, 2009

OK, let’s get this right: Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is making the rounds of the Capitol this week and some jackasses are still saying she has to explain her “wise Latina” comment?
In a 2001 speech Sotomayor said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often […]

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Fully 1/3 of Pulitizer Picks Are Women

mspencers Icon Posted by Miranda Spencer

April 21st, 2009

The annual Pulitzer Prizes, announced yesterday, include seven women in six of 21 categories. Two are women of color. These proportions aren’t half bad compared with female representation on panels about important public issues, in certain professions, etc.
Let’s celebrate: Alexandra Berzon of the Las Vegas Sun, for Public Service reporting […]

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What to do with 1200 Pounds of Bull

lflanderss Icon Posted by Laura Flanders

March 5th, 2009

You can learn a lot from obituaries — and recently there have been some great ones.
In February, it was Conchita Cintrón, a celebrated female bullfighter.
Cintrón, who retired from bullfighting after having killed as many as 750 bulls in the ring, died in Lisbon last month at the age of 86.
At eighteen, according to […]

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Young Girls as a Holiday Treat

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

December 21st, 2008

We all wanted love, validation, to feel special. And typically we sighed, picked up the phone, mustered our courage and dialed our pimply-faced puppy love interest. Carolina phones her pimp, a man she calls ‘daddy.’

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Toon: McCain on Women's Quote "Health"

mreids Icon Posted by Mikhaela Reid

October 22nd, 2008

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This cartoon is of course based on a real quote from John McCain during the last debate:
‘Just again, the example of the eloquence of Sen. Obama. He’s health for the mother. You know, that’s been stretched by the pro-abortion movement in America to mean almost anything. That’s the extreme pro-abortion position, […]

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