In a December report from Cambodia, CNN failed to distinguish between consensual sex work and human trafficking, and did nothing to help viewers see how anti-human trafficking initiatives really work under globalization: as acts of cultural imperialism.
A recent column by Phyllis Schlafly—arguably nation’s, if not the world’s, most famous hater of the feminist movement—shows just how woefully out of touch she and the conservative spokeswomen who have followed her are today.
Retired Gen. Michael Hayden told Fox News Sunday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Senate committee report on the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation” program was driven by her emotions. But a look at the backstory reveals a very emotional former CIA director.
Unlike other televised representations of abortion experiences, House of Cards pulls back the curtain on the complex internal processes and external actions taken by many who have had abortions.
Pro-choice Democrats in vulnerable U.S. Senate seats are under attack as never before by Americans for Prosperity, the flagship organization of the Koch brothers’ sprawling network of spending groups.
The OpEd Project has released a dismaying report showing that female op-ed writers still mostly write about “pink” topics such as women-specific health care. But those stories are critically important, and if women “break out” and write about other things, who’s left to cover them?
A writer at the Daily Caller is mad that women who can’t access abortion locally might get the “vacation” of sitting on a bus to get outpatient surgery. Bill O’Reilly is mad that Beyoncé enjoys married sex. It seems like anything you do these days is making the right mad, if you’re female.
While the media has moved on from Piers Morgan’s awful interview to the next topic du jour, many of us are still getting around to unpacking Janet Mock’s story and the struggles facing trans people that, unfortunately, continue to be overlooked by mainstream media for the more “titillating” aspects of their stories.
She hasn’t even announced if she’ll run for president in 2016, but critics and media analysts alike are already struggling to cover the former secretary of state without falling into sexist tropes.
From the Women’s Media Center’s report to the annual VIDA Count, recent number-crunching shows that we still live in a white male media ecosystem.