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He, Himself, and Him

He, Himself, and Him

| February 19, 2015

As this year’s Academy Award nominations show, men still dominate both in front of and behind the camera in Hollywood. The author of the It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World report explains that change is possible—but only if we keep the pressure on. 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 »

Sexualization Is Silencing: WMC Statement and Petition on Hustler Attack on Conservative Pundit Cupp

| May 24, 2012

The sexualization of women in the media is not a partisan issue -- it’s an ongoing problem that makes it harder for women on both sides of the aisle to run for office and be taken seriously as political commentators and media makers. More »

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 »

Oscar and the Usual Suspects

Oscar and the Usual Suspects

| February 21, 2012

Women's absence from Best Director nominees only reflects the industry's dismal hiring statistics, as demonstrated in the author's annual Celluloid Ceiling study. More »

Progressive Girls' Voices Blogger: Turkey's Depiction of Women Through Media

| June 16, 2011