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Out of the closet

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

July 14th, 2011

Sexual harassment experienced by female journalists in the line of duty recently became a topic of discussion in Indian media circles, thanks largely to a newspaper article…

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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?

jchius Icon Posted by Joanna Chiu

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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Looks can apparently kill…

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

February 28th, 2011

The sexual assault and battering to which South African broadcast journalist, Lara Logan, was subjected in Egypt on 11 February generated reports and commentary replete with sexism, racism and Islamophobia…

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BOSTON: Reality Bites Back TWICE, 11/19 in Wellesley, 11/20 with Jean Kilbourne in Boston

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 19th, 2010

Quick hit from the road: All you MA-area TV fans — there are two chances to catch Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV in Boston. Hope to see you at one of these events:
WHAT: Book reading and signing
WHEN: Nov. 19, 7pm
WHERE: Wellesley Booksmith
Why is reality television built on such […]

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Sexing Violence in Mexico

mgarcias Icon Posted by michelle garcia

November 17th, 2010

A magazine cover shows a marijuana leaf and a stiletto heel in the shape of a gun. One newspaper regularly divides its front page with a preening bikini clad woman and cadavers.

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Reality Bites Back excerpt on Jezebel: The Exquisite Sadism Of America’s Next Top Model

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

November 11th, 2010

On Tuesday, Jezebel posted (and Gawker cross-posted) an excerpt from the violence against women chapter of Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth About Guilty Pleasure TV, focusing on “The Exquisite Sadism Of America’s Next Top Model.” By 9am today, the post had received more than 31,000 views, 315 comments, and 414 “likes” on Facebook.
When Jezebel […]

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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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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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In which I tell The Today Show what women want to see on TV…

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

September 4th, 2010

Yesterday, I blogged about new network market research claiming that women want to see bloody, gory violence perpetrated by their small-screen counterparts — and why that interpretation of the research reflects a crisis of vision on the part of programming decision-makers.
Today, I discussed this issue with The Today Show’s Amy Robach, explaining that it’s not […]

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