#vivelafeminism: No More Boobs in the British News?

If American feminists think that U.S. media leads the way in objectifying women, they might be surprised to learn that buttoned-up Britain has been receiving a dose of naked breasts with breakfast for 42 years now. The tradition of ‘Page 3 girls’—whereby a full-page photograph of a topless young woman appears on page 3 of The Sun, one of Britain’s […]

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#maleficentmisogyny: The Misogynist Elephant: Why Women Are Reluctant to Label Themselves‘Experts’

By Jane Thomas. The under-representation of women in news reporting has come into the spotlight once again this week, courtesy of a series of high profile debates and discussions about women’s issues, which fail to involve women’s voices. The concern isn’t new; the Guardian have run commentary and analysis on the ridiculously low levels of female participation in shows like […]

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#todayin: stating the bleeding obvious: #research: sexist stereotypes dominate front pages of British newspapers

Sexist stereotypes, humiliating photographs of women and male bylines dominate the front pages of British newspapers, according to research carried out by the industry body Women in Journalism. Male journalists wrote 78% of all front-page articles and men accounted for 84% of those mentioned or quoted in lead pieces, according to analysis of nine national newspapers, Monday to Saturday, over […]

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#patriarchiesrealign: Hurdling, sexism, and pretty virgins

In Olympic sports, you draw criticism if you don’t look girly enough. But you can also cause a stir if you’re, well, just a little too pretty. A recent article in the NY Times has been generating a lot of discussion recently after claiming that the media are fascinated with 100m hurdler Lolo Jones because she’s pretty (and famously claims […]

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IT’S NOT EASY BEING FEMINIST

feminism - media criticism/ not easy being feminist

My best friend sent me this. It’s me; this is actually me. I cannot listen to a piece of music, read a newspaper article, hear a news story, or watch a DVD or television programme without deconstructing and analysing it all with a feminist lens. Is it demonstrating (or even promoting) equality, is it utilising sexist “humour”, was it written from […]

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