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...

News

  • June 4, 2010

    New York Times: A study by  the Pew Research Center shows that 22% of black men are marrying women of other races.  In 2008, among married African Americans, 13 percent of men and 6 percent of  women had a nonblack spouse. The study...


  • June 4, 2010

    Guardian: While many reviewers did not enjoy the film, male reviewers used this opportunity to "spew out a sexist torrent completely out of proportion to what they were reviewing," using words to describe the characters/actresses like...


  • June 3, 2010

    Chicago Sun Times: Amy DuBois Barnett has been named the new editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine. While working as an editor at Teen People, Harpers Bazaar, Honey, and...


  • May 31, 2010

    From Newsweek:  Director Liz Canner's new documentary Orgasm Inc., explores the phenomena of pharmaceutical companies who are looking for their new big thing:  the equivalent of female Viagra to solve "female sexual disfunction....


  • May 20, 2010

    From Reuters: A new exhibit in Philadelphia at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University hopes to draw attention to the killings and violence perpetuated against women in Juarez, Mexico.  Over 700 women...