Tag Archives: Women in the Media

Vote of Confidence

The Feminist Majority Foundation website drew my attention to a new study conducted by the Girl Scout Research Institute showing an increase in political awareness, confidence, and engagement among girls ages 13-17 since the last time similar data was gathered, … Continue reading

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Black Man’s Burden

In their January 16th New York Times article, “How the Movies Made a President“, Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott provide an interesting analysis of the development of the archetypes of black manhood in film, using this as a frame through … Continue reading

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Mixed Messages

First, apologies for my unannounced holiday hiatus. I’m back in the saddle now and resolve that in 2009 I won’t leave my loyal readership (hi, mom) hanging like that, at least without warning. That said, onward and upward. I found … Continue reading

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The Naked Truth

I’m so sick of PETA. As a long-time vegetarian and animal lover, I think it’s great that there are organizations that are working for the ethical treatment of animals, particularly the kinds of inhumane practices that go into the mass … Continue reading

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Ad Nauseum

Dovetailing nicely with my last post, Alternet today republished a piece by Alex Leo originally posted on the Huffington Post on December 8 entitled “Five Sexist Trends the Advertising World Just Can’t Shake.” Examining examples of misogynistic advertising imagery and … Continue reading

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Dead Sexy

Just…wow. I know that by it’s very nature, there is something deadly about sexuality and something sexual about death. I know that this relationship, the tensions between these two, are a source of endless fascination, particularly in a culture as … Continue reading

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Cease and Desist

The mainstream media’s seemingly endless barrage of banality with regard to First Lady fashion continues in the latest of a long string of articles devoted to dissecting the style choices of First Ladies past and present (in this case, Hillary … Continue reading

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