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Chart of the Day: Women get only 2-3 percent of TV sports news coverage

According to the latest update in a 25-year-long study, TV sports news and highlights shows, like ESPN’s SportsCenter, devote under 5 percent of their coverage to women’s sports. That’s actually less than it was back in 1989. 

According to the latest update in a 25-year-long study, TV sports news and highlights shows, like ESPN’s SportsCenter, devote under 5 percent of their coverage to women’s sports. That’s actually less than it was back in 1989. 

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New “Men Who Rock” issue skewers sexist music journalism

What if media wrote as condescendingly about male musicians as they so often do about female musicians? Back in 2012, The Stranger published its satirical “Men Who Rock” issue — a play on Rolling Stone’s annual “Women Who Rock” issue — to brilliantly expose the difference.

What if media wrote as condescendingly about male musicians as they so often do about female musicians? Back in 2012, The Stranger published its satirical “Men Who Rock” issue — a play on Rolling Stone’s annual “Women Who Rock” issue — ...

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Angry Obama for Prez

At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend, President Obama unleashed his “anger translator,” Key and Peele’s Luther, on the media, the Republicans, and, especially, climate change deniers, and it was glorious

At the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend, President Obama unleashed his “anger translator,” Key and Peele’s Luther, on the media, the Republicans, and, especially, climate change deniers, and it was glorious

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Watch: Senator Rand Paul literally shushes female TV interviewer

In case you’re in need of some rage to fuel your Tuesday, watch this video of an interview Senator Rand Paul did with CNBC Anchor Kelly Evans yesterday. Pressed by Evans on the consequences of his proposal to give companies a temporary tax holiday, Paul literally shushed her and told her to “calm down a bit.” 

In case you’re in need of some rage to fuel your Tuesday, watch this video of an interview Senator Rand Paul did with CNBC Anchor Kelly Evans yesterday. Pressed by Evans on the consequences of his proposal to ...

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A song for today: “We who believe in freedom cannot rest”

On days like today, like last Monday, like September 4th, like July 15th of 2013, May 2nd of 2012, and like many, many more, I reach for Sweet Honey in the Rock‘s “Ella’s Song,” a song composed of legendary civil rights leader Ella Baker‘s own words. “We who believe in freedom cannot rest,” Ella said. “We who believe in freedom cannot rest until it comes,” Sweet Honey sings.

On days like today, like last Monday, like September 4th, ...

The Feministing Five: Darkmatter

Janani Balasubramanian and Alok Vaid-Menon make up the incredible trans South Asian art and activist collaboration Darkmatter. Masterfully using humor, language, and rhythm, Darkmatter pushes their audience to reflect and take action on racial justice, anti-colonialism, and gender and sexuality politics. Their spoken performances share stories from their childhoods to conversations during their young adult lives, and they invite you to find the poetry in your own world, relationships, and journey toward social justice.

Excitingly, Darkmatter’s brilliance can also be found within their written poetry, prose, interviews, and tweets (seriously, follow them now). Like their individual work, which has been featured in outlets such as Black Girl Dangerous, Racialicious, The New York Times, and Upworthy, Darkmatter’s ...

Janani Balasubramanian and Alok Vaid-Menon make up the incredible trans South Asian art and activist collaboration Darkmatter. Masterfully using humor, language, and rhythm, Darkmatter pushes their audience to reflect and ...

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