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Sexism in Media

When You Don't Click With Your Boss, From Jill Abramson (VIDEO)

Posted 04.24.2014 | MarloThomas

Executive Editor of The New York Times, Jill Abramson, had a less than ideal professional relationship with her former boss, Howell Raines, she said, ...

23 Magazine Covers That Got It Right When Depicting Powerful Women

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 01.28.2014 | Women

While media coverage of powerful women has never set a very high bar for itself, recent depictions of female politicians have reached a disappointing...

The Digital Safety Gap and the Online Harassment of Women

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.30.2013 | Media
Soraya Chemaly

Public space has traditionally been an entirely male sphere. It's only recently that this has begun to change. But, like street harassment, rape and physical assault, online abuse is largely tolerated. And, like harassment, women are supposed to quietly adapt.

The Athena Film Festival or Who Gets to Be A Leader?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.25.2013 | Media
Soraya Chemaly

When you think of what a leader looks like, what comes to mind? A man, probably white. How about weak people, needing protection? Do images of women pop into your head unbidden? Our media continue to do a good job making sure that these images aren't changing much.

Women, According To 14 'Daily Mail' Headlines

Christina Huffington | Posted 11.30.2012 | Women

Do you ever find yourself reading and then re-reading a headline to make sure that it's real and that you haven't accidentally landed on the Onion? ...

Breaking News: U.S. Now Ranks 79th in World for Women's Political Participation

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

This is The Year of the Woman. Again. As a result of Tuesday's elections, the 113th Congress will include the highest number of women senators ever: 20. Hate to be a killjoy but the truth is that even with this improvement women are still woefully underrepresented in this country.

5 Ways to Help Boys and Girls Understand Sexism in Movies

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 02.05.2012 | Parents
Soraya Chemaly

There is no rating system that grades misrepresentation, bias or their effects on culture. Here are five things you can do to teach your kids, boys and girls, how to rate things for themselves.

Do The Latest Holidays Films Misrepresent Women?

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 01.28.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

Think about how many movies you see where the woman, beautiful and sexy, is the source of the leading man's vulnerability and then, ultimately, his reward.

Is the Media Sexist? How to Make "Equal Pay" for Women a Sexy, Election News Story and Debate Question?

Beverly Wettenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Beverly Wettenstein

Have you seen the news stories about the sexy Citibank beauty who claims she was discriminated against and fired because she distracted her male cowor...

Giving the "Daughter Test" to Mainstream Media

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

We lost something for our nation's daughters who were sent a strong message about fairness during the primary season -- you can play, but it won't be a fair fight.