iOS app Android app

Women in the Media

Where Have All The Good Role Models Gone?

Yii-Huei Phang | Posted 03.03.2014 | Teen
Yii-Huei Phang

Most of the time, the media seems to care just about beauty and fortune. What happened to valuing intelligence?

Research: Online, the Message to Women Is Shut Up!

Caryl Rivers | Posted 02.27.2014 | Media
Caryl Rivers

While some dismiss this growing problem of online harassment as simply harmless male trolls spewing their venom, such abuse is driving women journalists off the web. Why the differential between threats to women and men? The answer lies in persistent stereotypes about women, power and speech.

How To Be A Good Woman, According To Wall Street Journal Op-Eds

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 02.24.2014 | Women

The Wall Street Journal's opinion columnists have some very specific ideas about men, women and the way each gender does (and should) look at the worl...

Report's Dismal Findings About Women In Media

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 02.19.2014 | Media

A newly released report confirms the still-dismal state of women's representation in the news industry. The Women's Media Center's annual "Status o...

Proof The Media Failed Women This Year

Posted 12.10.2013 | Women

It's been quite the year for women in the media. Some things, like the popularity of "Orange Is The New Black" and Sweden's new film rating system...

Where Are The Women?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

Hot on the heels of reports that woman journalists face sexual harassment and abuse at the workplace comes more bad news about women in the media -- t...

'You Can Cast Women Of Different Races, Ages And Body Types And Folks Will Tune In'

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.14.2013 | Women

"Orange Is The New Black," Netflix's newest hit show, has been widely acclaimed for its dynamic representations of diverse and authentic characters. A...

Axe Commercial Suggests Women's Hotness Is A Danger To Men

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.02.2013 | Women

Time and time again, Axe has told the masses that their body spray makes men more attractive to women -- who they present as brainless (sometimes head...

9 Awesome Movies Written By Women That Everyone Should See

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

It's a frustrating, yet all too common, experience to go to the movies and be presented with female characters who are insultingly stereotypical and o...

This Fashion Model Is Changing The Conversation About Female Beauty

Posted 07.11.2013 | Women

You might think that a fashion model would be the last person to champion women who feel marginalized by the mainstream media. But in the case of Came...

Why Women Journalists Are Still Underrepresented In The Newsroom

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women

Fifty years ago, it was almost impossible to find a female journalist in most testosterone-filled news organizations. And while the field has diversif...

Women of Spirit: Photographs of Women Over 40

Mary Pritchard | Posted 06.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Western standards of beauty are not universal standards of beauty. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, and each one of us has a different standard of what is beautiful.

LOOK: Mom Proposes A New Swimsuit Issue Cover

Erica Voll | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Erica Voll

I am all for freedom of speech and expression, but why do I need to have boobs in my face and the face of my kids at the GROCERY STORE?

Another Kind of 'Girl': The Carrie Diaries

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The girls of The Carrie Diaries are loyalists to each other even as they struggle with their own sense of burgeoning identity and the choices (and consequences) that arise as they grapple with the awareness of their feminine power.

How to Get Back On the Horse: 3 Tips for Resilience

Blake Landau | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women
Blake Landau

We watch females on sitcoms, romantic comedies, news programming and movies for cues on how to be a woman. But we don't get a lot of information around how to be a strong, resilient woman in the media or anywhere else -- unless we know to look for it.

Thank You Hillary, For Not Caring What Other People Think

Thought Catalog | Posted 05.11.2012 | Women

In yet another display of Not Letting Women Rest Until They Are Dead And Buried, the blogosphere and legitimate news outlets alike were all a-titter t...

Ask Joy Behar A Question

Posted 03.09.2012 | Women

Joy Behar, co-host of ABC's "The View," will be joining me LIVE on Mondays with Marlo, Monday March 12th at 12:30pm. Ask her anything you'd like to kn...

A Better Way To Represent Women

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 12.18.2011 | Women
Chauncey Zalkin

It's really time to update the look and feel of media for women to fit reality. We can define ourselves thank you very much.

What If?: Reflections on Visual Culture and the Power of Women's Stories

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.14.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

What if we lived in a world where a diverse group of women's voices, ideas, and experiences were reflected fully in our culture?

Behind the Scenes With the Indefatigable and Bold Geena Davis

Pat Mitchell | Posted 11.06.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

This lack of good role models for women, and especially for girls who need to see what they can be in order to have those dreams and ambitions, is something that has concerned Geena and many of us for quite some time.

Embracing Otherness: Nadia Al Sakkaf

Pat Mitchell | Posted 10.08.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

In the latest installment of Embracing Otherness, Nadia Al Sakkaf offers a view inside Yemen that shattered a few stereotypes widely held about this poorest country in the region.

Interview: Pulitzer Prize Winner Reflects on U.S. Media

Joop Koopman | Posted 08.27.2011 | Media
Joop Koopman

At least 18 newspapers have shuttered all their foreign bureaus in the past decade. Many news outlets simply don't have the money and manpower to populate foreign bureaus these days, but that does not mean that foreign stories can't be told.

Progressive Women's Voices: Changing the Face of Media, One Woman at a Time

Ileana Jiménez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ileana Jiménez

Being a part of Progressive Women's Voices has allowed me to amplify my voice while shaping the conversation on issues that are crucial to me and to my students -- diversity and inclusion, equity and justice.

Marrying George Clooney - Beyond the Blurb

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

Many of the issues Amy and I discussed in serious moments - family, relationships, and life changes - would find their way into Marrying George Clooney.