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To kick off Women's History Month in a most powerful and visually dynamic way, espnW released "When I Play", this women-created and produced short film (2-minutes) that gives voice to every woman and girl who sees their movement as a movement.
After you watch, read the script of the film's voice-over below ... [Read More]
A couple of weeks ago we ran a piece about an image that was posted on social media and went viral. It was a side-by-side shot of this Girls’ Life magazine cover (left, lead image) next to the cover of Boys’ Life magazine that served as a harsh reminder of the stereotyped messages that, even in the year 2016, are STILL ... [Read More]
By Michele Yulo - I came across this photo on Facebook taken by a person at a local county library that shows REAL covers of both the Girls’ Life and Boys’ Life magazines.* (Warning: if you have high blood pressure, look away!) My head spun, my blood boiled and my jaw just about hit the floor. Here I am thinking that we had changed, ... [Read More]
Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune tweeted a link to a story* they did on Team USA’s Corey Cogdell-Unrein after she won the bronze medal in women's trap shooting… but rather than name the accomplished three-time Olympian, they opted, ... [Read More]
As the nationally syndicated advice columnist of Ask Amy, Amy Dickinson gets a LOT of letters. Known for her wisdom and wit, she just tells it like it is. So when she received this gem from a reader who calls himself “Curious Guy,” asking why women don’t remove the hair on their arms, she didn’t hold back. ... [Read More]
"Tumbling over the past year and a half has made me see the problems of gender roles that exist in media, but sometimes it gets to the point where I over analyze every single piece of television or film that I come across. (However, this in no way means that I think feminist media criticism is wrong, or should be avoided!) Mostly ... [Read More]
In a statement released yesterday, the White House announced plans for a day-long conference aimed specifically at "breaking down gender stereotypes in media and toys so that our children can explore, learn, and dream without limits." On board to discuss the best ways to meet this critical challenge, which the White House ... [Read More]
The following originally appeared on The Monkey Cage and is republished here with the express permission of Kathleen Searles.
By Emily Beaulieu, Amber Boydstun, Kim Yi Dionne, Samara Klar, Yanna Krupnikov, Melissa Michelson, Kathleen Searles and Christina Wolbrecht
Women Also Know Stuff. ... [Read More]