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A case of sexual policing?

ajosephs Icon Posted by Ammu Joseph

August 25th, 2009

South African teenager Mokgadi “Caster” Semenya won the 800 metres race at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Berlin last week with what has been described as “a stunningly dominating run.” Unfortunately, her victorious debut in international sports has been clouded by controversy over her sexual identity. Many media reports on the issue reflect ignorance about the distinction between sex and gender.

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HBO’s Self-Hating Ageism

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August 4th, 2009

By Guest Blogger Clara Jeffery
I’ve never seen HBO’s Hung. Long hours, new baby, refusal to give Comcast one more dime of my money. But I’ve heard it’s good, one of those things that, like The Wire, or Mad Men, or Weeds, I’d have to content myself with getting to a season (or three) after everybody else, […]

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Gerald Gardner’s research helped end gender-segregated ads

cbyerlys Icon Posted by Carolyn Byerly

July 31st, 2009

I found my first job in 1963 by looking through the “jobs for women” section of the classified ads in the local Colorado Springs newspapers. It would take another decade for those gender-segregated ads to disappear, and then only because National Organization for Women had filed its landmark complaint against the now defunct Pittsburgh Press . That case went would go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and result in the 1973 ruling saying the practice was illegal.

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Smarmy media get hot and bothered over Sarah Palin

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

July 8th, 2009

A version of this commentary is published by NPR today. Please click “recommend” and comment on NPR’s site to encourage their support for media criticism (of course, your comments are welcome below).
Think carefully: can you remember any passionate TV news debates about whether journalists or voters might want to get naked with former vice president […]

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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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Studios Won’t Cast Women as Leads Because “Women Don’t Go to Movies”

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June 9th, 2009

By Guest Blogger Nia Vardalos

A little-known fact: some studios recently decided to no longer make female-lead movies.
Lately, I’ve been in meetings regarding a new script idea I have. A studio executive asked me to change the female lead to a male, because… “women don’t go to movies.”
Really?
When I pointed out the box office successes of […]

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Liveblogging WAM! 2009: Women & the Economic Crisis: Getting Beyond the Corporate Media Narrative

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 29th, 2009

Taking a shot at liveblogging “Women & the Economic Crisis: Getting Beyond the Corporate Media Narrative” session at WAM!2009, but will be slower on the transcription than usual, because I’m working off of four hours of sleep. Also, missed the beginning of the session. As always, below is only a partial transcript, and any typos […]

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Liveblogging WAM! 2009: Cynthia Lopez, P.O.V conducts opening keynote

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 28th, 2009

Cynthia Lopez, vice president of documentary for P.O.V, is WAM!2009’s opening keynoter.
I listened to but didn’t liveblog the wonderful opening remarks from Jaclyn Friedman or Irene Villisonor (sp), and listened but wasn’t able to liveblog the beginning of the Cynthia Lopez’s remarks. But WAM! will eventually have all the sessions’ full video available, so do […]

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WIMN’s schedule at WAM!2009 Sat & Sun

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 28th, 2009

If you’re one of the hundreds of people whose smiling (if sleepy) people I’m passing by in the hallways of MIT at the WAM!2009 (Women, Action & Media) conference, I want to remind you of several ways you can catch Women In Media & News (WIMN) staff members, board members and WIMN’s Voices bloggers throughout […]

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Liveblogging WAM!2009: Women Reporting from the Global Frontlines

jpozners Icon Posted by Jennifer L Pozner

March 27th, 2009

Hi all, I’m going to attempt to liveblog the “Women Reporting on the Global Frontlines” panel - it’s the opening session of WAM!2009, the Women, Action and Media conference (of which WIMN is proud to be a supporting sponsor).
I’m going to do the best I can to just transcribe what these brilliant and […]

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