Newsbrief: Hollywood Gender Gap Persists in Top Films, Transgender Rights Make Headway
| April 26, 2011
4/25/11 WMC: A new study from researchers at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism shows that females remain less visible and less valued than males in top feature films—both in front of and behind the camera.
4/22/11 Mother Jones: Hawaii became the 13th state to protect transgendered people from public and private workplace discrimination.
4/25/11 Women News Network: About a month after the protests, hundreds of Egyptian women returned to Tahrir Square to rally for equal rights and an end to rampant sexual harassment.
4/21/11 Guardian: A new survey finds that commercials are drastically under representing non-white people.
4/25/11 Women’s eNews: Women oppose capital punishment more than men. And they're a force behind the national effort to end it.
4/22/11 MGyerman.com: Reflections on a month full of powerful events and inspiring women.
4/22/11 BagNews: A critique of the “epidemic.”
4/25/11 Feministing: The long, slow road to recovery for Representative Giffords.
4/18/11 GenderNews: Estelle Freedman, the Edgar E. Robinson Professor in U.S. History at Stanford University, recounts the history of street harassment.
4/21/11 The Wonk Room:The bill would prohibit teachers from discussing of any sexuality except heterosexuality in grades K-8.
4/22/11 Feministing: A graphic shows the how deep gender stereotypes run in toy marketing.
4/22/11 Ms.: A judge refused to issue an injunction requiring abortion opponent Angel Dillard to stay 250 feet away from Dr. Mila Means, her clinic and her home.
4/22/11 Feministe: The “Real Men” campaign provides an example of what’s wrong with celebrity aid today.
4/21/11 Alternet: A bill being debated in Missouri would allow pharmacy employees to refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control.
4/22/11 Colorlines: Sex work is an issue that pulls in race, gender, personal power and powerlessness, and ties the political and systemic to the personal and internal.
4/19/11 Women News Network: The largest number of missing persons inside Kenya is girls.
4/25/11 BBC: There has been little opposition to the decision by Pakistan's Supreme Court to allow a third gender category on the national identity card.
4/19/11 Worldpulse: World Pulse founder Jensine Larsen delivered bundle of letters from grassroots women leaders worldwide directly to the newly appointed UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet.
4/25/11 Jezebel: There's now additional evidence that newer types of birth control pills, including Yaz and Yasmin, are more dangerous.
4/12/11 Ms: Hanna gives us a movie rarity–a female protagonist who is strong, smart, brave and decidedly not in need of male rescue.
4/25/11 ESPNW: The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off in Germany in two months.