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Campaign Update: Sexism Sells But We're Not Buying It

July 25, 2008

On May 23, The Women's Media Center, along with our partners at Media Matters, launched, "Sexism Sells, But We're Not Buying It," a video and online petition campaign illustrating the pervasive nature of sexism in the media's coverage. While Hillary Clinton's campaign has cast a spotlight on the issue of sexism, this isn't a partisan issue: it's about making sure that women's voices are present and powerful in our national dialogue. If you haven't already, please click on the image at right to watch the video. Thank you to everyone who signed on to our Sexism Sells campaign. The WMC is scheduling meetings now with the media executives who have allowed sexist langage and behavior to go on for far too long, working with them to find solutions that will make women more visible and powerful in the media. We'll be sharing your petition signatures, sending a strong message to the media: Sexism Sells, But We're Not Buying It. While the petition is now closed, our campaign continues! We're looking for your assistance to help us fight media sexism. We've got three new ways you can do that: Share a comment: When we meet with media executives, we're doing so on your behalf. Use the comments box below to tell us what you want them to know about media sexism. We'll share these comments with the media as we continue to speak out on this issue. Help us monitor the media: The Women's Media Center is committed to fighting media sexism, regardless of the target. If you see an example of sexist language or behavior, please use our Sexism Watch form to let us know. Contact the media directly: The WMC is in constant contact with media executives as part of our mission to make women more visible and powerful in the media. But they need to hear from you, too. We've create a list of contacts for each of the shows included in our Sexism Sells video. Please take a moment to send them an email.