Tagged: sexism

I Will Not Be Denied”…Fight for Women’s Health Care 3

I Will Not Be Denied”…Fight for Women’s Health Care

This week is National Women’s Health Week — a time for women to remind ourselves to put our health first. Some politicians are determined to put women’s health first, too — first on the chopping block. Opponents of the health care law are dead-set on finding ways to undermine it. And, if they win, our health will be undermined, too. For generations, women have overcome obstacles, exceeded expectations and fought for equality. We fought discrimination in the health insurance market, where women have been considered a pre-existing condition and denied health coverage due to a previous Caesarean section or a...

Media Sexism: Name It and Change it 0

Media Sexism: Name It and Change it

“Name It. Change It.” works to end sexist and misogynistic coverage of women candidates by all members of the press—from bloggers to radio hosts to television pundits.  by Siobhan “Sam” Bennett, President/CEO of She Should Run and NameItChangeIt.org The Pyramid of Egregiousness from NameItChangeIt.org Media sexism is one of the top problems facing women when they run for office and a major deterrent to women considering running. The advice from campaign strategists has typically been to ignore the sexism. That advice is wrong. Today, I am proud to introduce a new resource: the Name It. Change It. Candidate Guide to Sexist Media Coverage.  This guide...

FCC Should Clear Limbaugh from Airwaves – CNN Opinion piece 0

FCC Should Clear Limbaugh from Airwaves – CNN Opinion piece

Rush Limbaugh should be taken off-air, CNN Posted March 12 — By Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, Special to CNN It’s time to take a look at Rush Limbaugh’s actions not just in regards to Sandra Fluke but over the past few years.  It is the time for the FCC to consider taking his hateful sexist comments off the air. (CNN) – Ironically, the misogyny Rush Limbaugh spewed for three days over Sandra Fluke was not much worse than his regular broadcast of sexist, racist and homophobic hate speech: – Female Cabinet members are “Sex-retaries.” — “The NAACP should have riot...

Sex Equality Laws Inspired by GOP – Women Legislators Fight Back 3

Sex Equality Laws Inspired by GOP – Women Legislators Fight Back

photo courtesy of Maryville University Rep. Stacey Newman (D-Richmond Heights), House Progressive Caucus chair, introduced HB1853 last week which would restrict access to vasectomies in Missouri. Story Via FOX4 News – Kansas City. By Hannah Levintova - Mother Jones As Republican lawmakers have pushed ever more intrusive and expansive uterus-related legislation, some of their colleagues across the aisle have fired back with intentionally and equally ridiculous counterproposals. From mandatory rectal exams for guys seeking Viagra to prohibitions on sperm-stifling vasectomies, most of these male-only provisions have, unsurprisingly, flopped. But they’ve scored big as symbolic gestures, spotlighting the inherent sexism of laws that only regulate...

MU Student Jamie Crockett is Finalist in Women’s Media Center Video Contest 0

MU Student Jamie Crockett is Finalist in Women’s Media Center Video Contest

CONGRATULATIONS TO JAMIE CROCKETT, STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI’S SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM FOR BECOMING A FINALIST.  WE LOVE HER VIDEO…YOU WILL TOO!  WATCH IT HERE. On November 16, 2011, the Women’s Media Center invited girls ages 14-22, to create a 1- 5 minute video for our first annual Girls State of the Union (#GSOTU) video contest. Like the President’s report , the Girls’ State of the Union sums up the condition of the country—with a special emphasis on the welfare of girls. From California to the Carolinas, diverse young women and girls articulated their unique visions for change. They aptly demonstrated superior problem-solving skills, creativity,...

Eighth Grade Girls Speak Out for Gay Rights in St. Louis 0

Eighth Grade Girls Speak Out for Gay Rights in St. Louis

Three Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School students are stepping up and speaking out for the issues they believe in—even if adults won’t listen. By Lindsey Toler – Maplewood Richmond Heights Patch Meet the fourth wave of feminism. They may only be 14, but the more eighth-graders Maja Eernise, Lucy Miller and Symphonie Cameron learn about the world, the more they speak up for change. This week, the Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School trio released a political commercial promoting gay rights. It asks viewers to speak out against bullying and advocate for gay marriage. “It is something that we all care about deeply,” Miller...