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Jehmu Greene

Entries by Jehmu Greene

Enough With the Excuses: "Men-in-Suits Mind-Set" Needs to Go

(34) Comments | Posted June 14, 2010 | 10:33 PM

How is it that the old boys network predominates on Sunday morning talk shows while just last week, the media mused about the "year of the woman" as conservative women prevailed at the polls?

"Women are still scarce on Sunday morning news shows," wrote Erika Lovely for Politico,...

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Big Victories for Women Candidates Bring Big Questions

(7) Comments | Posted June 9, 2010 | 6:31 PM

Female candidates won big last night, reshaping the political landscape. But what does it really mean for women?

From Meg Whitman and Carly Fiorina in California, to Tea Party survivor Nikki Haley in South Carolina, and Senator Blanche Lambert Lincoln's surprise victory in Arkansas, today's hot political topic...

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Media Outlets Need to Take a Look in the Mirror

(20) Comments | Posted April 7, 2010 | 2:22 PM

National Public Radio ombudsman Alicia Shepard's Friday report on gender disparity at NPR was more than a harsh wake-up call about stark inequality at one of the nation's most respected news providers. Shepard's report should serve as a lesson: if we want fair and accurate reporting, more media...

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Washington Post TV Critic Showcases His Own Bias

(34) Comments | Posted March 23, 2010 | 7:12 PM

Update: In hindsight, I want to acknowledge an issue that frequently arises within and surrounding the women's movement: an assertion that feminists elevate women by degrading men, and fight historic inequalities with demands for female rule. The prevalence of this complaint warrants greater public discussion, and in that spirit I...

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Super Bowl Sexism, by the Numbers

(318) Comments | Posted February 8, 2010 | 6:11 PM

Though the New Orleans Saints' decisive victory left little room for Monday morning quarterbacking, the same cannot be said about the Super Bowl ads. CBS and its advertisers served up enough offensive fare to give everyone with an opinion an opportunity to take a swing - and they're not holding...

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The Truth About CBS: C-hoice, B-ias, and the S-uper Bowl

(465) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 1:15 PM

Super Bowl advertising has always been a showcase of overt sexism. This year the biased barrage also includes CBS's and the NFL's decision to air a seemingly subtle ad highlighting college football star Tim Tebow's story, sponsored by Focus on the Family, which aggressively works to strip women of medical...

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Everything Professor Gates and Sergeant Crowley Needed to Know, I Learned at a Montessori School

(144) Comments | Posted July 30, 2009 | 8:59 AM

The Director of Athena Montessori Academy is a close friend, and when needed I have been thrilled to serve as a substitute teacher for her adorable students. Throughout the day toddlers learn that yelling, screaming, and making threats are not socially acceptable ways of dealing with conflict. Problem solving, conflict...

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Brown v. Monkey

(485) Comments | Posted February 23, 2009 | 6:47 PM

A political cartoon is misinterpreted and African American organizations and their talking heads immediately see an opportunity to make noise. Meanwhile, a famous black woman is beat down by her equally famous black boyfriend and commentary in the black community centers around, "What did she do to cause it?" Why...

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