12. 05. 2014
No more excuses for the lack of women experts on air

No more excuses for the lack of women experts on air

Not before time. Indeed, remind me again why we’re doing this only now. Executives from four major news providers – BBC, ITN, Channel 4 and Sky – have pledged to try to improve...

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26. 04. 2014
A sixteen year old girl is dead

A sixteen year old girl is dead

Emphasis added. On seriouslyamerica: Because she had the audacity to refuse an invitation to prom. Maren Sanchez is dead, murdered by a sixteen year old classmate who flew into a rage when Sanchez...

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23. 04. 2014

#Dailyfail timeline of shame

#DailyFail timeline of shame Only surprise here? That there’s not more of them. HT tompride.wordpress, credit @DickGraceless.

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04. 04. 2014
Twelve Things the #nomorepage3 Campaign Is NOT

Twelve Things the #nomorepage3 Campaign Is NOT

Photo: Jack Fletcher I have never seen so much confusion surrounding a campaign than ‘No More Page 3′ (NMP3). Yes, I am young and not world weary, but as a supporter of the...

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04. 04. 2014
Exposed: Outrageous Gender Bias Rife in News Industry

Exposed: Outrageous Gender Bias Rife in News Industry

On alternet: According to the Women’s Media Centre (WMC), male journalists dominate the U.S. news industry, receiving 63 percent of byline credits across almost all media sectors compared to just 37 percent for women. In conducting the...

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22. 03. 2014
What James Corden’s Sun Issue Means for Page 3

What James Corden’s Sun Issue Means for Page 3

James Corden’s guest edited issue of The Sun was intended as a special Sports Relief edition. Released on Friday, it included additional sports coverage, commentary on Sports Relief events and exclusive interviews with...

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09. 03. 2014
“Toxic Wars” vs. Conscientious Feminism

“Toxic Wars” vs. Conscientious Feminism

Why do these outcries happen? The simple answer is because some women, particularly white women with visibility and influence, all too often use (without consciousness sometimes) the very devices that patriarchy uses to...

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07. 03. 2014
“I know older men in comedy who can barely feed and clean themselves…

“I know older men in comedy who can barely feed and clean themselves…

I know older men in comedy who can barely feed and clean themselves, and they still work. The women, though, they’re all “crazy.” I have a suspicion – and hear me out, because...

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07. 03. 2014
The BBC remains incapable of using appropriate language

The BBC remains incapable of using appropriate language

This is the title of a BBC article: Brig Gen Jeffrey Sinclear Pleads guilty to charges in sex case. The General actually pled “guilty to improper relationships with two female Army officers, violating...

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05. 03. 2014
News Media Make Men the Experts on Women’s Issues

News Media Make Men the Experts on Women’s Issues

The Fourth Estate has found that the vast majority of people quoted in news coverage of the 2012 election are men.  The media research group collected a sample of election-related news stories from print newspapers and...

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22. 02. 2014
“As all advocates of feminist politics know…

“As all advocates of feminist politics know…

As all advocates of feminist politics know most people do not understand sexism or if they do they think it is not a problem. Masses of people think that feminism is always and...

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21. 02. 2014
Fictional characters way more likely to die after abortion

Fictional characters way more likely to die after abortion

Fictional characters way more likely to die after abortion than real people (full infographic and (c) ansirh.org). Commentary, feministing: Reproductive health researchers from ANSIRH recently did a census of all abortion-related storylines in American television shows...

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19. 02. 2014
Media is ‘failing women’

Media is ‘failing women’

Media is ‘failing women’ — sports journalism particularly so  The Women’s Media Center released its third annual Status of Women in the U.S. Media report today, and if you’ve been paying any attention to...

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11. 02. 2014
Amanda Knox and the ‘Femme Fatale’ Complex

Amanda Knox and the ‘Femme Fatale’ Complex

The murder of British student Meredith Kercher is infamous worldwide – even inspiring upcoming blockbuster The Face of an Angel. Now, two individuals – Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito – have been found...

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04. 02. 2014
We need to talk about the UK media war on women.

We need to talk about the UK media war on women.

We need to talk about the UK media war on women. By the ever brilliant @SarahGraham7 on @opendemocracy. A number of years ago I heard British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) journalist Bidisha quote feminist academic Germaine...

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08. 01. 2014
Responsible reporting of rape and sexual assault

Responsible reporting of rape and sexual assault

Reports of sex slavery and rape alongside naked pictures on page 3 minimise sexual violence and titillate the reader. Yet more reasons for #nomorepage3. This kind of sensationalised reporting causes real harm by...

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29. 06. 2013
Least Convincing Study Ever: Voters Don’t Care How Lady Politicos Look

Least Convincing Study Ever: Voters Don’t Care How Lady Politicos Look

Herein is the problem with any sort of media effects/ impact research. The media is such a vast and ubiquitous industry that it’s impossible to conclude from some sort of experimental design, using...

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23. 05. 2013
“If you want to write, go someplace else”: Gender discrimination and the media

“If you want to write, go someplace else”: Gender discrimination and the media

On the New Statesman: “If you want to write, go someplace else.” These were the words Judy Gingold was greeted with upon beginning her employment at Newsweek. In the late 60s, sexism was...

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11. 05. 2013
In response to Sun’s request for a naked photoshoot

In response to Sun’s request for a naked photoshoot

Disgraceful (though, I dare say, common) request; excellent response. My immediate reaction was to fetch a tea towel to cover her bare chest, lest a stranger should ogle at her body in the...

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23. 03. 2013
Her Name was Lucy Meadows: the consequences of transphobic press monstering

Her Name was Lucy Meadows: the consequences of transphobic press monstering

This is a guest post by trans feminist Sarah Noble, who tweets here. This week isn’t really a good week to be transgender. Then again, it never is. On Tuesday we learnt that...

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