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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.

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

Katie Roiphe’s BDSM Fantasy: Wrong on Female Empowerment and Wrong on Kink

| April 18, 2012

There are as many ways to do kink as a crowded planet full of imaginative sexual beings can conjure—but Roiphe’s idea of submission sounds like nothing so much as doing it wrong. More »

CBS New York Uses Baseless Survey to Claim Women Would Choose Bigger Boobs Over Brains

| April 13, 2012

How did a bogus survey from a dubious website earn not only a mention in the New York Post but a feature on a New York local news broadcast? Through sexism, that's how. More »

Trayvon Martin Case: Do We Communicate More, Listen Less?

Trayvon Martin Case: Do We Communicate More, Listen Less?

| March 30, 2012

Multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis, among the first to write and speak about Trayvon Martin in the national media, draws lessons from the weaknesses and strengths of traditional and new media in covering the case. More »

Limbaugh’s Half-Hearted Apology Isn’t Enough

| March 4, 2012

Rush Limbaugh's half-hearted apology doesn't fix is misogyny. More »