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.

Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

Re:Gender Resources

Reports & Publications

Friday, April 10, 2009 - 11:46pm
Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:22am
Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:30am
Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:31am

Member Organizations

Blog Posts

- 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...

News

  • October 18, 2010

    Mother Jones: An adult-film actor tested positive for HIV last week, leading to a push to have actors in the industry wear condoms when filming. Producers and directors feel that viewers do not want to see condoms in porn, and that doing so will...


  • September 28, 2010

    New research titled 'The downside of religious attire: the Muslim headscarf and expectations of obtaining employment,' surveyed over 200 American Muslim women on their job seeking experience. The survey found that the women were subjected to...


  • September 22, 2010

    CNN: On Wednesday, a Florida appeals court overturned a ban on adoptions by gays and lesbians, declaring it unconsitutional.   The law was over three deacades old, and was ruled unconstitutional.  However, the appeals court does not have the...


  • September 20, 2010

    Feminist Majority Foundation: According to a new study released by the Williams Institute for Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy (UCLA School of Law) the number of women and minorities discharged from the U.S. military as a result of "Don't...


  • September 20, 2010

    New York Times: In Afghanistan, where boys are prized, families without sons face enormous social pressure and economic hardships. Lacking a son, some parents decide to make one up, by having one of their daughters masquerade as a boy. This "...