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Why It's So Important For Older Women To Share Their Stories

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

During the 17 years I edited 'Ms.' I learned how to identify our history-in-the-making: if one woman is experiencing something, there are surely countless others who have been keeping quiet, convinced that they are either the only ones - or simply insane.

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...

More Than a Few Good Men in Maine Media

Cynthia Dill | Posted 12.29.2013 | Media
Cynthia Dill

It's harder than ever to get unbiased reporting. Every ideology has its own channel, every bully their own pulpit. Social media gives anyone with a device a voice, and reduces complexity to a sound-bite. The Center for Public Interest Reporting disrupts this frenetic pace just in time for the 2014 elections, and offers up the opposite of all-inclusive, short and new.

Gloria Steinem Calls Out Media Over Representation Of Women

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 09.19.2013 | Media

Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Robin Morgan appeared on Wednesday's "CBS This Morning" to call for greater representation of women in the media. T...

The Need for Talk Radio Beyond Table Talk

Lori Sokol | Posted 11.05.2013 | Media
Lori Sokol

As a long-time writer, but a much more recent radio talk show host, I have found that there are simply some things that are spontaneously said aloud that, if given more time, would not only never have been said, but certainly never written down.

BOY'S CLUB: New Study Shows Huge Media Gender Gap

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.23.2013 | Media

A new report from the Women's Media Center paints an overwhelmingly negative portrait of the level of female representation in the news business. T...

Has It Really Been a Lifetime Already?

Pat Mitchell | Posted 01.21.2013 | Media
Pat Mitchell

It was such an overwhelming honor to not only receive a lifetime achievement award from the Women's Media Center last week, but to have the award itself named after me in perpetuity.

Olympics 2012: You Go, Girls!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 09.26.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

For the first time, there are more women on the U.S. team than men. But before we pat ourselves on the back, take a look at a few instances of sexism skulking around the "you go, girl" edges.

Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem Compare Rush Limbaugh To Nazi

Posted 05.12.2012 | Media

A trio of feminist icons called on Saturday for the Federal Communications Commission to take steps to remove Rush Limbaugh from the airwaves — and ...

What The Iowa Caucus Means for Women

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.03.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

It's unpatriotic and irresponsible to ignore sexism.

Ibtihaj Muhammad May be the First U.S. Olympian To Compete In A Hijab -- Here's Why It Matters

Laura Tillman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Laura Tillman

Ibtihaj Muhammadshe is pursuing the goal both as an athlete who loves her sport and as a Muslim woman showing the world that a woman in hijab belongs anywhere -- including the Olympics.

Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears: Boys Will Be Boys v. Girls Gone Bad

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

I was walking the dogs with my friend Kerry, and out of the blue she says, "How come Lindsay Lohan and Britney are drunken bimbos but with Charlie Sheen it's boys will be boys?"

Where Are All The Women In Film?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Kathryn Bigelow made history last year when she won the Oscar for directing 'The Hurt Locker.' She was the first woman to win the award, and only the ...

Weekly Pulse: Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Christine O'Donnell, Condoms, and Concussions

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs) in New York City may soon have to level with the public about their ...

This just in: The measure of a female candidate isn't in her measurements

Sam Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Bennett

I never understood the toxic level of sexism in our society until I experienced it firsthand. And then I realized something else: Politics remains one...

Weekly Diaspora: Zero Hour Approaching for Federal Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger The countdown is on. Half a million supporters of comprehensive immigration reform rallied across the country o...

Weekly Pulse: The Pill at 50 and Oklahoma's Extreme Ultrasound Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fifty years ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth control pill. Needless to...

Weekly Diaspora: White House Likely to Sue Over Arizona's Racial Profiling Law

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Hope for a comprehensive immigration reform bill this year has fallen by the wayside, but the Obama administration is rallying for one last hurrah before mid-term elections in November.

Weekly Mulch: Citizens Lead Cochabamba Climate Negotiations

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental advocates from around the world gathered in Cochabamba, Bolivia, this week and resolved that, ...

Media Outlets Need to Take a Look in the Mirror

Jehmu Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jehmu Greene

The absence of female experts and commentators in the media sends a silent but powerful message: Women are less qualified than their male peers to provide information on the news.

'Black Hearts' (Anatomy of a War Crime)

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gail McGowan Mellor

Black Hearts should be taught at West Point, Annapolis, and wherever else the styles and consequences of combat leadership are studied.

Washington Post TV Critic Showcases His Own Bias

Jehmu Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jehmu Greene

In a perplexing and misguided column in today's Washington Post, the prominent television critic Tom Shales inveighs against the choice of Christiane Amanpour to host This Week.

The Pill 50 Years Later -- and the Fight for Coverage Continues

Catherine Epstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Catherine Epstein

Despite its safety and effectiveness, only in last month's sweeping health care reform bill has the pill been recognized as worth greater coverage for the millions of American women who use it.

The Hurt Locker Blows Up More Than Bombs

Shira Tarrant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shira Tarrant

We need to improve the numbers of women and people of color in Hollywood. But it helps that directors like Bigelow are shifting images of gender and masculinity in our everyday movie faves.

Show Me the Women -- In Hollywood

Jane Fonda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Fonda

Women accounted for just 7% of directors on the 250 top-grossing movies of 2009. That's the same number as in 1987.