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What Role Does the Media Play After Public Tragedies?

From Savita to Sandy Hook, when do we broadcast tragedies, and when do we let people mourn?

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Learning and Teaching About HIV and AIDS: Video Resources for World AIDS Day

A list of resources for educators and parents for World AIDS Day.

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Women, Sex, and Storytelling: The Truth Behind Tired Mainstream Narratives

An event in New York City examined the split between our authentic selves and the social rules that keep those selves at bay.

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What Romney Said: A Timeline of Mitt Romney’s Anti-Choice Positions and the Questions the Media Isn’t Asking

It falls to professional media interviewers not just to assume Mitt Romney supports exceptions, because before Akin-gate he had not previously espoused any exceptions, but rather to ask him about when he changed his position, why he has not spoken out before on exceptions, and what he would do if Congress passed a “human life amendment” with no exceptions.

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Poderosa Profile: Veronica Arreola

Sadly, the label of being a troublemaker is often given to me for merely speaking up and pointing out that women are left out of an equation. Or Latinas. Or just questioning the equation itself.

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What Do Responses to a DC 20-Week Abortion Ban Tell Us About the Habits of the Prochoice Movement?

Roe is not the standard for abortion; women’s decision-making is. It deserves legal protection because it is a fact of women’s existence; it is not a fact because it is legally protected.

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Olympics’ Coverage Still Shortchanges Female Athletes

There are a lot of issues with the Olympic media when it comes to the appearances and presentation of women athletes, and many untapped and emerging opportunities, as well.

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Can You Help Us? The “Support Your Media” Collaborative Fundraiser

Today we are participating in a friendly competition with our fellow independent media outlets to raise money for our respective publications.

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Women’s Rights Abuses in Afghanistan: Searching for the Full Story

Global coverage of women’s rights abuses in Afghanistan is critical to raising awareness and changing this reality. But what is being done on the ground and at the policy level? What is the good news? The picture is often larger, and more complex, than we see. 

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Memo to the Media: No Link Between Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer

Yesterday, a new study made headlines claiming that oral contraceptive use is associated with prostate cancer. Scary, right? Wrong… There’s no evidence of a link, though that didn’t stop media from claiming there is.

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