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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, Intern - Family is one of the most often revisited themes on television. In sitcoms and dramas, mother and father...
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.
Father’s Day is an opportune time to reflect on what fathers mean to us, not only individually, but as a society.  Looking at...
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...


  • September 8, 2010

    Colorlines:  Advocates for harsher immigration laws are now deciding that they know best when it comes to raising the children of undocument immigrants.  They are pressuring states to ramp up efforts to remove the children of undocumented...

  • September 7, 2010

    CNN: Laws in Saudia Arabia restrict every aspect of women's basic rights, stating that women must have permission from their male guardians in order to, among other things, study, travel and work.  Women's advocates vocally oppose the laws which...

  • August 19, 2010

    Reuters: A new study out of the University of Wales shows that men and women are still rather traditional when it comes to dating, and that the trend of older women looking for younger men--a "cougar"--is actually a myth.

  • August 15, 2010

    Ms. Magazine: In the current debate, immigrant women are being blamed for having babies and causing overpopulation.  The implication is " that all Latina women are not citizens, have too many children, can’t control their sex drives,...

  • July 30, 2010

    Los Angeles Times: MAC cosmetics and Rodarte have created a tasteless line of cosmetics named after the city of Juarez in Mexico which takes product names from the factories where women work for low wages and are routinely murdered every week. ...