Media Report to Women

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 2, Spring

Briefly
In a fascinating analysis of women in comic books, J.F. Sargent skewers DC Comics and Marvel Comics for their hyper-sexualized drawings of female super heroes. Writing in the May 2013 issue of Extra!, the magazine published by FAIR-The Media Watch Group,...
Female Journos to Hollywood, Sources: What Don't You Get?
Sometimes, women in journalism must feel the need to look at the calendar to make sure it really is 2013.Two new web sites are offering us insights into what sources, and Hollywood producers, think of women of the press. The Tumblr site, Said to Lady...
Lessons from the Afterlife: Yvonne Brill's NYT Obit
You have to be some special sort of big shot to rate an obituary in The New York Times. So it was no surprise when scientist Yvonne Brill was celebrated with a NYT obit March 30.But the celebration turned sour for many because of the way Brill's life...
Pro or Con, Comments about Female Political Candidates' Appearance Do Damage
Name It. Change It., a joint project of the Women's Media Center and She Should Run, in April released two new studies today that demonstrate the gender-based challenges women face from the media when they run for office.Name It. Change It. is a non-partisan...
Sustained Push for More Female Bylines, Reviews, Opinion Showing Results
Don't break out the champagne yet, but thanks to the work of those who have been calling attention to inadequate representation of women in print, there is evidence of progress among some publishers.VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts keeps careful track...
The Kardashian Phenomenon: News Interpretation
The name "Kardashian" is a contemporary cultural touchstone, regularly connoting warrantless celebrity, voluptuous beauty, and a flash-in-the-pan marriage. The appellation is scattered throughout mainstream press, recurring in seminal newspapers and...
Watching Soap Operas Negatively Associated with Sexual Consent Negotiation Intentions
In the world of U.S. soap operas, Luke and Laura from the series General Hospital have been heralded as one of the most well-known couples since they married (Wolf, 2006). Their wedding, a spectacular and romantic event, was watched by roughly 30 million...
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