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By monitoring and calling out media sexism, launching petitions, inviting watch-ins, organizing tweet ups, and other activist campaigns, we are holding media accountable for an equal voice and equal participation.

Hollywood—Don’t They Want the Money?

Hollywood—Don’t They Want the Money?

| January 30, 2013

The author of the annual Celluloid Ceiling report looks beyond the awards season coverage to tell us how Hollywood is treating women professionals—and audience members. More »

Women Missing From Oscar Nominations

| January 10, 2013

The nominees for the 85th Academy Awards have been released and once again it’s women who’ve been left out of the picture. More »

Women’s Expertize Promoted on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Women’s Expertize Promoted on Both Sides of the Atlantic

| November 23, 2012

A British journalist has launched The Women’s Room, which, like several projects in the U.S., proves that the pundit world needn’t be all male. More »

A Closer Look: Who’s Writing Nine Newspapers’ Presidential Election Coverage

| August 28, 2012

When Todd Akin Made A Mistake Did Reporters Correct Him?

| August 21, 2012

The initial coverage of Todd Akin's remarks often failed state the obvious, he was flat out wrong. More »

“Boston Herald” vs. Elizabeth Warren: “The Nation” Asks, Will Sexism Win or Lose?

August 2, 2012

Writing for "The Nation," Greg Mitchell says it's bad enough that "Boston Herald" opinion columnists won't quit the sexist attacks on Senatorial candidate Elizabeth Warren—now the front page, too, is skipping any analysis of her stance on the issues in favor of ad-feminem gender baiting. More »

“You Never Really Hear About Mitt Romney’s Ankles:” Gloria Feldt on Female Candidates and the Media

July 9, 2012

Women's Media Center board member Gloria Feldt was on America's Radio News Network on Friday to discuss media treatment of female political candidates, and what kind of effect that may have on other women considering a run. More »

Conservative Media Misrepresents House Version of VAWA

| May 18, 2012

In the wake of the House passing a version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization that excludes immigrants, Native Americans and LGTB women, of course Fox News and others are painting their protection as unnecessary. More »

Misogynistic Ads and the Oxygen of Publicity

Misogynistic Ads and the Oxygen of Publicity

| May 17, 2012

Retro-sexist advertising may be presented as ironic, but it features the same, familiar images feminists rallied against decades ago, argues the author. What to do? More »

The New York Times Sexualizes and Sensationalizes Death of Transgender Woman

| May 15, 2012