Communications, Culture & Society

Popular culture and communications have a powerful influence on how gender roles are perceived and stereotypes perpetuated across society. Re:Gender and its members uncover and counter misinformation providing context and analysis about the accuracy of how the daily lives, responsibilities and realities of women and girls are represented and interpreted in the media. Efforts are also focused on increasing opportunities for women commentators and opinion leaders to influence public perceptions and debate.

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- By Eliza Wierzbinska -  Family is one of the most often revisited themes on television. In sitcoms and dramas, mother and father figures...
In honor of Independence Day, here are some women who have helped fight for and maintain freedom across identities. While this list is incomplete...
Wendy Davis, the over-night liberal and feminist superstar, has pink sneakers. Did you know this fact? Of course you did.
Sexism is not a one-party issue. Expectations to fulfill gender role requirements do not only negatively affect women, but men as well. The cards we...

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  • March 5, 2012

     You’re familiar with the stereotype: humorless, ever so slightly imperious, Birkenstock-wearing brown-rice enthusiasts. These are the women of ...


  • March 5, 2012

     The outcry over Rush Limbaugh calling birth control activist Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute,” seems to have worked. Several days after his attempt to slut-shame the Georgetown University law student, Limbaugh...


  • March 5, 2012

     There is something truly baffling about the 2012 presidential candidates hotly debating Planned Parenthood and birth control. These battles were fought — and won — half a century ago. At that time, the vast majority of Americans,...


  • March 2, 2012

     Feminists in the United States, "fed up" with election-year attempts to erode their hard-won gains, issued a sharp reminder that women make up a voting bloc that cannot be ignored.


  • March 2, 2012

    After his narrow loss in Michigan, Rick Santorum is trying to find a way to appeal to women voters, and he may not be able to do enough