She Party Gains Momentum
May 25, 2010
On May 5, the Women's Media Center announced the launch of its first She Party - a live weekly Twitter forum where women (and men) nationwide can come together to discuss the media’s obsession with the Tea Party and the pressing issues women are passionate about. Over the past three weeks, women have come together to discuss Elena Kagan's nomination, the recession's impact on women, men's role in feminism, birth control coverage, portrayals of women in advertising, the challenges women face in seeking leadership roles, the danger of a uniform fairy tale narrative, corporate regulation, and more. Two of WMC's most popular tweets from the past few She Party’s included the following:womensmediacntr Did you know that Viagra was immediately covered by insur but BC wasnt? Men's sexual pleasure valued over #women's #reprojustice #sheparty womensmediacntr "It makes no more sense to say 'post-feminism' than to say 'post-democracy'. We haven't achieved either” - WMC's @GloriaSteinem #sheparty With the success of these She Party’s, we’re anticipating another engaging conversation this week, possibly covering such topics as the Cannes Film Festival’s lack of women director nominees, Glenn Beck’s sexist comments about Michelle Obama’s breasts, increased concerns over Facebook security, Sarah Palin’s self-declared feminism, and whatever else is on the She Party minds. To join our She Party, log in to Twitter on Wednesday from 3-6 pm EST and search the #sheparty hashtag to join the conversation. And help us spread the word by RSVPing to our Facebook event and inviting your friends. If you can’t participate today, join us another Wednesday afternoon. The Women's Media Center will continue to host these virtual happy hours all summer long. Hope to see you there!