Posts Tagged Journalism

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Mia McKenzie on white liberals, racism, and eroding empathy.

Guilty of rape at Oxy? Write a book report.

Learn about the history of gun control in the U.S.

“Imagine being examined for ‘evidence’ by a doctor and telling your single-parent father that his only son was raped. Imagine hearing that this happened to you because you’re gay.”

Brilliant Republican thinks the phrase “Jew me down on a price” is the best way to express himself.

Guernica on recovering work of women writers.

Ali Safran’s story of building Surviving in Numbers has gone viral.

Obama is hosting female senators for dinner tonight. Can’t wait to hear who he thinks is the best ...

The Feministing Five: Akiba Solomon

This past February, Colorlines announced Akiba Solomon as its new managing editor. And it’s no surprise. She’s been writing about race and gender for years now. She spent the early part of her years at print magazines like The Source and Essence. She eventually made her way to online journalism (and candidly speaks with me about how this switch sometimes isn’t a choice for journalists of color).

Over the past two years, she’s run the Gender Matters column on the site where she’s discussed SlutWalk and black feminism, the abortion-as-black-genocide lobby,  and even Blue Ivy and the alleged ugliness of blackness. She has a brave way of bringing the personal into the political, evident ...

This past February, Colorlines announced Akiba Solomon as its new managing editor. And it’s no surprise. She’s been writing about race and gender for years now. She spent the early part of her years at ...

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The perils of representing rape

Last week, Rehtaeh Parsons died from injuries sustained when she hanged herself in her bathroom. A year and a half earlier she had been gang-raped, images from the assault had been circulated, and she’d been ceaselessly harassed. A few days later the police arrested three teens for raping and then distributing photos of Audrie Pott, who had since killed herself.

These stories received significant media attention, as they should have. Newspapers tried to reconstruct the chain of events of the individual cases while columnists diagnosed the underlying societal problems that lead to such tragedies. I wrote a piece urging Feministing readers to combat rape culture in Parsons’ memory.

I had a lurking worry as I wrote, though, which has mushroomed ...

Last week, Rehtaeh Parsons died from injuries sustained when she hanged herself in her bathroom. A year and a half earlier she had been gang-raped, images from the assault had been circulated, and she’d been ceaselessly ...

FGC cartoon

Weekly Feminist Reader

Egyptian cartoonist Doaa Eladl publishes a controversial cartoon criticizing FGC.

The North Dakota Senate has approved a ban on abortions after six-weeks of pregnancy, the most restrictive in the country.

Both cops involved in Kimani Gray’s murder had already been named in federal lawsuits.

The Middle East’s first women’s museum has opened in Dubai.

Domestic violence is four times as prevalent in police offer families as in the general population.

Ugandan girl chess genius Phiona Mutesi invited to play against Bill Gates (who is arrogant enough to think he stands a chance).

How has social media changed the way we talk about rape?

Senator Feinstein won’t stand for mansplaining.

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Egyptian cartoonist Doaa Eladl publishes a controversial cartoon criticizing FGC.

The North Dakota Senate has approved a ban on abortions after six-weeks of pregnancy, the most restrictive in the country.

Both cops ...

Quick hit: Nathaniel Frank on the AP’s misguided ‘homophobia’ ban

Yesterday the Associated Press announced that it will drop the term “homophobia” along with “Islamophobia” and “ethnic cleansing” from its Style Book.  Politico reports that the reasoning behind dropping the term is largely semantic, citing AP Deputy Standards Editor Dave Minthorn’s rationale that a phobia, or “an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental illness” should not be used “in political or social contexts,” including “homophobia” and “Islamophobia.” It also calls “ethnic cleansing” a “euphemism,” and says the AP “does not use ‘ethnic cleansing’ on its own. It must be enclosed in quotes, attributed and explained.”

This is a big deal because the AP Style Book is very influential and could impact journalistic standards across the field.

While I ...

Yesterday the Associated Press announced that it will drop the term “homophobia” along with “Islamophobia” and “ethnic cleansing” from its Style Book.  Politico reports that the reasoning behind dropping the term is largely semantic, ...

Where are the women? National Magazine Award edition

Another day, another depressing look at the media gender gap. Last month Vida released its survey of male and female bylines in major “thought leader” magazines–which, for the second year in a row, was pretty abysmal. On Monday, NYU determined the 100 greatest journalists of the last century–a list that included only 22 women and 8 black writers.

Yesterday, ASME announced the National Magazine Award finalists and Ann, who can always be counted on for a quick byline tally, crunched the numbers in each category.

NEWS AND DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY — 1 woman, 4 men
FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY — 1 woman, 4 men
PERSONAL SERVICE — 3 women, 1 man, 1 without byline
PUBLIC INTEREST — 4 women, ...

Another day, another depressing look at the media gender gap. Last month Vida released its survey of male and female bylines in major “thought leader” magazines–which, for the second year in a row, was pretty abysmal. ...

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Gloria Browne-Marshall: First Black Woman to get media credentials for Supreme Court

Making history law Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall of, What’s the 411 Networks, is the first black women to get media credentials to cover the U.S. Supreme Court.  What’s the 411 Networks, a digital news/media company, was founded by Ruth Morrison in 1993 and is also the first black owned media company to get credentialed to cover the country’s highest court.

Professor Browne-Marshall has already sat in on oral arguments during this term.  Those cases include Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum and Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority last month which involved issues of corporate immunity and torture.  Asked about her historic assignment, Browne-Marshall said, “My mission ...

Making history law Professor Gloria Browne-Marshall of, What’s the 411 Networks, is the first black women to get media credentials to cover the U.S. Supreme Court.  What’s the 411 Networks, a digital news/media company, was founded by ...

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