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, 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...

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  • July 18, 2010

    CBS: Authorities in  Syria have banned the wearing of the niqab, a face covering veil worn by some Muslim women in public universities.  The ban is an attempt by the government to discourage Islam and has forced over 1000 female teachers who...


  • July 14, 2010

    Nation: Katha Pollitt examines the history of conservative white women and politics, and shows how these women have been involved in shaping policy--behind the scenes--for hundreds of years.  By examining the appeal of the Tea Party and Sarah...


  • July 7, 2010

    Guardian: The Church of England is moving towards changing a law that prohibits women from becoming bishops.  However, opponents are threatening to leave the church unless the role of female bishops is limited and there is choice in refusing...


  • July 7, 2010

    Washington Post: Japan's civil code currently requires married couples to register under the same surname. The country remains divided, with many hoping that one of the political parties will spearhead changing the civil code, so that women can...


  • June 17, 2010

    Atlantic: "Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same. For years,...