Twitter has come under fire from mainstream journalists and institutional gatekeepers, derided as “toxic” and a “poisonous well.” But this opposition to Twitter—to its strengths as a democratizing platform—is as old as media itself.
As many of our readers know, on Monday morning RH Reality Check posted a graphic on our Facebook page that included a link to an article on another website that, as many people rightly pointed out, is transphobic. This should not have happened and I apologize.
Recent events coming out of the Oklahoma Governor’s Mansion have brought aggression, discrimination, and racism against Native Americans into the limelight again. Nationwide attention was focused most recently on the Fallin family when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin’s daughter, Christina Fallin, publicized a questionable photo.
This week, we look at several pieces of new research: scientists discovered how sperm and egg latch on to each other, a study suggests that Viagra may cause melanoma, and researchers question whether Facebook makes women feel fat.
In the month before Afghanistan’s presidential elections on April 5, three deadly attacks occurred against journalists who became targets of terror. I was once a war reporter. Now I write about war from a distance.
The “egg baby” has gone high-tech: Youth advocacy group Do Something has a teen pregnancy campaign that purports to teach young people what it’s like to have a baby via text message. Unfortunately, the campaign fails, in both concept and execution.
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 lot of #LiesToldByFemales are women claiming to adhere more closely to traditional gender roles than they actually do, to present themselves as more chaste and more submissive than they actually are.
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.
The virgin-whore dichotomy has been around forever. What’s puzzled me recently, however, is what feels like a sudden upsurge in these very conservative attitudes in pop music. Why is this so?