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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 »

She’s Not a “Danish Pastry,” Pat Buchanan—She’s the Prime Minister of Denmark

She’s Not a “Danish Pastry,” Pat Buchanan—She’s the Prime Minister of Denmark

December 22, 2013

Eleanor Clift is right: “Pat needs a little educating on how to talk to women.” More »

Emmy Winners Still Mostly Male

| September 25, 2013

Despite a historic night where women won for comedy writing and directing, the Emmys awards demonstrate that TV production is still mostly a man show. 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 »

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 »

“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 »