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The Unbearable Whiteness of Liberal Media
"When you're in the business of telling stories, lacking diversity means you're limited in the sorts of stories you can tell—or even think of telling. A newsroom filled with white guys simply lacks the same imagination as one with people from an array of backgrounds."
race  gender  journalism  publishing  longread 
may 2014 by conner
Having a Gun in the House Doesn't Make a Woman Safer - Evan DeFilippis - The Atlantic
"A recent meta-analysis concluded what many people already knew: the availability of firearms is a strong risk factor for both homicide and suicide. But the study came to another conclusion that is rarely mentioned in the gun control debate: females are uniquely impacted by the availability of a firearm. Indeed, the study found that women with access to firearms become homicide victims at significantly higher rates than men"
guns  america  policy  gender 
february 2014 by conner
Ariel Levy: Was Justice Served in Steubenville? : The New Yorker
"Women between 15 and 44 are more likely to be injured or die from male violence than from traffic accidents, cancer, malaria, and the effects of war combined."
culture  ethics  gender  rape  america  law 
december 2013 by conner
Put Down That Barbie! A (Non-Gendered) Gift Guide for Girls : Ms. Magazine Blog
“It’s almost impossible to overstate the level of misogyny and hypersexualization present in the marketing of products to girls,” said Pozner, “and the problem is getting worse.”
gender  culture  sexism 
december 2012 by conner
Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance - The Daily Beast
"That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient. Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women. It is subtle, insidious, and never more dangerous than when women passionately deny that they themselves are engaging in it. This abnormal obsession with women’s faces and bodies has become so normal that we (I include myself at times—I absolutely fall for it still) have internalized patriarchy almost seamlessly. We are unable at times to identify ourselves as our own denigrating abusers, or as abusing other girls and women."
gender  media 
april 2012 by conner

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