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Rachel Larris

Rachel Larris is the Reproductive Rights Director at Media Matters for America. She was the Communications Manager for the Women's Media Center. She oversaw WMC's Media Monitoring program and serves as the Women's Media Center's project manager for it's Name It. Change It. project which produces and disseminates original research in order to create a national media climate free of sexism against women candidates and women in government. Rachel wrote the Women's Media Center's  Media Guide to Gender Neutral Coverage of Women Candidates + Politicians and edited the Women's Media Center's Media Guide to Covering Reproductive Issues. Prior to joining Women’s Media Center, Rachel served as Communications Director at American Forum and the National Women’s Editorial Forum. She previously worked as a journalist in Ohio, Seattle and Washington, DC. She tweets under @RachelLarris.



The Oscars Gender Gap

January 15, 2015

The Women’s Media Center released its 2015 review of the status of women as nominees for non-acting Academy Awards. More »

Women Make Up Only 26% Of Nominees for 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

July 10, 2014

Number of Women Oscar Nominees Remains Low

January 16, 2014

The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning and as we have for the past two years the Women’s Media Center looked at the number of women who were nominated for awards across all non-performance categories. More »

Announcing WMC Progressive Women’s Voices Class of 2013!

November 26, 2013

The Women's Media Center congratulates the 20 women accepted into its WMC Progressive Women's Voices class of 2013! More »

Watch Gloria Steinem’s Speech at the National Press Club

November 20, 2013

The Women's Media Center is so proud of our co-founder Gloria Steinem! Today she receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom. More »

Gender Ratios of 65th Emmy Nominees Favor Men

July 25, 2013

The nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards still show that men's names dominate most categories, including awards for writing and directing. More »

Poynter Covers WMC’s Media Guide to Covering Reproductive Issues

June 12, 2013

Check out the Poynter Institute's write up about our Media Guide to Covering Reproductive Issues! More »

Oscars, Hollywood, Sexism and Women

February 25, 2013

It’s clear it was the women rocked the Oscars telecast but when the time came to hand out statuettes, it was still the men who took home all the prizes. More »

What Should A Radio Host Do When Guest Calls a Woman a Whore?

January 31, 2013

What is a radio host’s responsibility when their guest crosses a line? More to the point, what should a radio host do when their guest suddenly calls a U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz a “seditious whore?” 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 »

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 »

Women Missing from Emmy Nominations

July 26, 2012

The nominees for the 64th Annual Emmy Awards demonstrate once again how women's voices are missing or underrepresented in Hollywood. 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 »

Limbaugh’s Half-Hearted Apology Isn’t Enough

March 4, 2012

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

Rush Limbaugh’s Sexism: Finally Too Much To Bear?

March 1, 2012

Rush Limbaugh calls Sandra Fluke a slut and much worse. How much longer should women have to hear this? More »

Ross Shimabuku, Danica Patrick and the “B” Word

February 28, 2012

Reaction to the Ross Shimabuku incident should show broadcasters that sexism is not to be tolerated. More »

Where Are the Women at the Oscars: The Stats

February 23, 2012

Got your Oscar scorecards ready? The Women Media Center has ours: Here’s the “scorecard” of women nominated for 84th Annual Academy Awards. More »

Daily Caller Pushes Sexist "Hot Chicks of Occupy Wall Street" Pics

October 24, 2011

Final Insult to Injury: Before Cancellation Playboy Club Rewrites Steinem History

October 7, 2011