Updated Report Shows That the Media Gender Gap Is Still Enormous

The Women's Media Center has released an update to its annual State of the Media report; its findings are (as always) pretty grim. This year: out of 27,000 pieces of content — a category that includes "TV networks, newspapers, news wires, and online news sites" — reviewed for the study, 63.4 contributors were male.… » 4/04/14 3:40pm 4/04/14 3:40pm

Media Continues to Be Dominated by White Dudes, Says Depressing Report

The Women's Media Center released their 2014 Status of Women in U.S. Media Report yesterday, and the findings are, disappointingly, pretty much what you'd expect. Over the past three years, women's visibility in media has remained largely the same (i.e. disproportionately low), with women—particularly women of… » 2/20/14 2:00pm 2/20/14 2:00pm

Mary Thom, Titan of Feminism, Dies in a Motorcycle Accident

Mary Thom, a founder and editor of Ms. magazine, an author several times over, and one of the most articulate feminist voices in the latter half of the 20th century, was killed Friday when she crashed her motorcycle on a highway in Yonkers, New York. She was 68. » 4/28/13 12:00pm 4/28/13 12:00pm

What To Do About Christiane Amanpour's Low Ratings

Christiane Amanpour's ratings on This Week are generally not impressive. Could it be that hair? One women's group proposes a solution (and it's not a haircut). » 10/14/10 3:58pm 10/14/10 3:58pm

Are Female Journalists Immune from Sexism?

Earlier this year, Tina Brown announced that Hillary Clinton needs to carve out time to go to the gym, while Laura Ingram launched a jab about Meghan McCain's weight. Chloe Angyal from SpliceToday is wondering: why all the woman-on-woman hate? » 9/01/09 3:40pm 9/01/09 3:40pm

The Predictable Reactions Of White Men To Racism, Sexism And Sonia…

Watching these clips of media sexism directed at Sonia Sotomayor, I'm forced to wonder how a bunch of white guys hate the term "identity politics" so much and yet are unable to identify with anyone other than other white guys. » 7/10/09 6:40pm 7/10/09 6:40pm

Unfair & Unbalanced

The Women's Media Center has launched "Sexism Sells, But We're Not Buying It," a video and online petition campaign. At issue: The pervasive sexism in political coverage. "While Hillary Clinton's campaign has cast a spotlight on the issue of sexism, this isn't a partisan issue: it's about making sure that women's… » 5/27/08 1:30pm 5/27/08 1:30pm