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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  • June 11, 2010

    CNN: A report released by the Pew Research Center, found that one out of seven new marriages in the U.S. is interracial or interethnic. Around 85% of 18- to 29-...


  • June 11, 2010

    Pew Research Center:  Demographic changes in the characteristics of mothers have changed according to a report entitled ...


  • June 10, 2010

    Jakarta Globe: The huge stimage surrounding teen pregnancies in Indonesia make it difficult for adolescents to access limited health services. Abortions among teens is very high, with illegal and unsafe abortions accounting for a high maternal...


  • June 10, 2010

    Guardian: A UK report has been released rating "women-friendly mosques" that have "demonstrated good practice in relation to women's involvement and participation." These mosques often included separate prayer areas for women,...


  • June 9, 2010

    Reuters: Children of mothers who are abused by their partners are at an increased risk for obesity and developing health related conditions, such a diabetes, cancer and heart disease.  New studies show that adversities early in life create long...