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WIMN's Articles & Essays

WIMN's well-documented media analysis has appeared in a wide range of mainstream and alternative media outlets including Ms., Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, AlterNet.org, TomPaine.com, Salon.com, Womens eNews.org and others.

The following is a selection of published articles and essays on women, media, politics and popular culture written by WIMN's staff and board since November 2001. Older articles are available in the feminist media criticism archive.

For stories about WIMN's programs and interviews with WIMN's staff and board, visit WIMN in the News.

For updated information, commentary and analysis, read WIMN's Executive Director's blog on women and the media.

 

2006

• "A Culture of Rape," Jennifer L. Pozner, AlterNet.org, Apr. 26, 2006

• "Columnist Dishes Dangerous Logic About Rape," Jennifer L. Pozner,  Women's eNews, Apr. 26, 2006

2005

• "Commander In Chic," Jennifer L. Pozner, TomPaine.com, Nov. 8, 2005. Also see reprint on AlterNet.org, including reader comments.

• "Dove's Real Beauty Backlash," Jennifer L. Pozner, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, Issue 30, Fall 2005

• "Reclaiming the Media for a Progressive, Feminist Future," Jennifer L. Pozner, Media Development, Issue 3/2005

• "The WB v. Your Uterus," Jennifer L. Pozner, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, Issue 29, Summer 2005

• "Breast In Show," Jennifer L. Pozner, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, Issue 29, Summer 2005

2004

• "Hot Girl-on-Girl Action," The Peculiar Problem of Politics, Pornography and the Ass-Kicking Babe, Lisa Jervis, WIMN board chair, LiP magazine, July 15, 2004

• "Desperately Debating Housewives," Jennifer L. Pozner, Ms. magazine, Spring 2005 (part of cover story package).

• "Where are the people in the 'public interest'? U.S. media activism and the search for constituency," Aliza Dichter, WIMN board member, Media Development, Winter 2004

• "The End of Feminism's Third Wave," Lisa Jervis, WIMN board chair, Ms. magazine, Winter 2004

• "The Unreal World," Jennifer L. Pozner, Ms. magazine, Fall 2004

"Reclaiming the Media for a Progressive Feminist Future," Jennifer L. Pozner, essay published in What We Do Now, a post-election "instant book," Melville House, December 2004. A slightly different version of this essay appeared in the British publication Media Development.

• "No Post-Feminists Here," Jennifer L. Pozner, review of The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism, edited by Vivien Labaton and Dawn Lundy Martin, Women’s Review of Books, October 2004

• "Triumph of the Shill," Jennifer L. Pozner, two-part series on product placement, media commercialism and the increasing threats to content, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture:
"Product Placement Runs Amok in Movies About Product Placement Run Amok," Issue 23, Winter 2004
"Reality TV Lets Marketers Write the Script," Issue 24, Spring 2004

• "Living her best life," Jennifer L. Pozner, review of She's Not There: A Life In Two Genders by Jennifer Finney Boylan; and "Gender immigrant," A conversation with Jennifer Finney Boylan, Women’s Review of Books, April 2004. A slightly different version was reprinted on AlterNet.org, May 14, 2004

2003

• "Post-Feminism, The Market and The Media," Jennifer L. Pozner, forum discussion, Media & Gender Monitor, October 2003

• "How To Write a Protest Letter," Jennifer L. Pozner, Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, Issue 20, Spring 2003

• "Hollywood: Where rape is forgivable, as long as you score at the box office," Jennifer L. Pozner, Women in Media & News Online, April 2003

• "The Big Lie: False Feminist Death Syndrome, Profit, and the Media," Jennifer L. Pozner, essay published in Catching a Wave: Reclaiming Feminism for the 21st Century, Northeastern University Press/University Press of New England, 2003

2002

• "Billionaires, Public Interest Angels, and the FCC," Jennifer L. Pozner, TomPaine.com, March 21, 2002. This political satire about corporate media ownership, consolidation and monopoly was written by "Mya Cash, Media Mogul," the "billionaire alter-ego" of WIMN’s executive director.

• "In Whose Image? Are Liberal Media Awards Shows Self-Defeating?" Jennifer L. Pozner, TomPaine.com, March 12, 2002

• "Missing In Action: Whatever Happened to the Gender Gap?" Jennifer L. Pozner, Women's Review of Books, February 2002. Also published in The W Effect: Bush’s War on Women, edited by Laura Flanders, Feminist Press, April 2004

• "Radical Techies Go To Camp," Aliza Dichter, WIMN board member, AlterNet.org, Aug. 9, 2002

• "Young Women Lead Progressive Faith Communities Post-9/11" Jennifer L. Pozner, Women in Media & News Online, Jan. 5, 2002

2001

• "Pundit Pickers Prefer Men" (audio commentary), Jennifer L. Pozner, TomPaine.com, Dec. 14, 2001

• "Missing Since 9-11: Women's Voices," Jennifer L. Pozner, originally published in NY Newsday, Dec. 13, 2001; reprinted on CommonDreams.org

• "Casualty of War," Jennifer L. Pozner, Ms. magazine, Dec. 12, 2001

• "Look Who's Not Talking: Women," Jennifer L. Pozner, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 12, 2001

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