Tag Archives: media representation

GLAAD gives two major movie studios failing grades for LGBT representation

TweetGLAAD has released their second annual studio responsibility index, which tracks LGBT representation in major Hollywood films. Like last year, the report found a lack of LGBT representation in movies; additionally, a lot of the representation was negative: Tweet
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Guest post: From obits to statues to traffic circles, whither the women?

TweetEditor’s note: This is a guest post by Soraya Chemaly. Soraya is a media critic and activist whose work focuses on women’s rights, free speech and the role of gender in politics, religion and popular culture. Last week, irked after counting up The New York Time’s last 66 obits and finding that only seven were of women, [...]
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Chart of the Day: Google’s Doodles

TweetOr should we say dude-les? (Ugh, sorry, couldn’t resist.) Fully 62 percent of the Google doodles in the last few years have been white dudes, according to a report released by SPARK Movement today.  Tweet
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TIME’s Person of the Year reminds us that women don’t matter

Tweet TIME Magazine announced its shortlist for Person of the Year today. Fun fact: since TIME started Man of the Year in 1927  (they un-gendered the title in 1999, only 24 years after they dubbed “American Women” Man of the Year), only four individual women have won the title, two of them women of colour. [...]
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The perils of representing rape

TweetLast 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, [...]
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