Tag Archives: Ageism

Older women, blacks unhappy with their portrayal in films

Tweet Some new research provides definitive proof of what many media watchdogs and feminists have been saying for awhile: media representation matters, and especially in regards to portrayal of sex and sexuality, certain groups seem to continuously get the shaft (NO pun intended, I swear). In this case, older women and black people expressed the [...]
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Young women are the future of feminism

TweetOn Wednesday night, I attended a panel at 92Y Tribeca called “Young Women, Feminism and the Future: Third Wavers Then and Now.” It was convened to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the publication of Manifesta, by Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner, which the pair wrote together to draw attention to the ways that feminism was [...]
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The pro-choice movement would fail without young women

Tweet Activists (ages 15-18) from Wisconsin, at the 2004 March for Women’s Lives. Given how popular “young women don’t care about reproductive rights” articles are, you would think by now that I would be used to it. After all, it’s a media favorite. But no matter how many times I see this tired old theme, [...]
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Bristol Palin: Don’t get pregnant unless you’re privileged

TweetBristol Palin has shot a new PSA for the abstinence pushing and just generally creepy Candie’s Foundation. And it is so not OK: Transcript after the jump. Even entertainment website E! Online recognizes that this add is messed up, saying the message is: “I’m privileged, so it’s OK that I got pregnant, but you’re not, [...]
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Stop Social Security discrimination against same-sex couples

TweetLimiting legal marriage to heterosexual couples has a clear discriminatory impact on gay and lesbian seniors. While people with same-sex partners are required to pay into Social Security, they are not eligible for key benefits. Same-sex couples are denied spousal benefits and cannot claim survivor and death benefits if their partner dies. A new campaign [...]
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