Communications, Culture & Society

Mainstream media and the communications sector are still largely male-dominated in management, ownership and representation. Women hold only 3 percent of leadership positions in the sector. And despite the parity of female and male graduates from journalism schools in the U.S., women reporters on average make $9,000 less per year than their male cohorts. New media and the internet are offering new opportunities for women’s involvement, with an estimated 7.3 million more women online than men and 23 million women who use blogs, including the emerging “momosphere,” or moms who blog. A vibrant feminist media is building alliances to combat sexism and amplify voices and critical viewpoints. Initiatives from our network, such as SheSource and the Women’s Media Center, are aiming to address the absence of women as experts and opinion leaders in the public sphere.

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Blog Posts

- By Eliza Wierzbinska -  Family is one of the most often revisited themes on television. In sitcoms and dramas, mother and father figures...
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...
Is it possible to think of your mother without also conjuring up notions of the Great Mother, that archetype so deeply embedded within our cultures...

News

  • December 9, 2011

     Most women are vicious when confronted with other women they perceive as sexy, a recent University of Ottawa/McMaster study concluded, and of course, the press went to town with it. The kindest slant I can put on this is that editors thought...


  • December 5, 2011

    While poor countries are jostling to ensure the lives of their people are protected in a deal on the changing climate being negotiated in Durban, various NGOs, agencies and research institutes are lobbying to get a word into the negotiating text. They...


  • December 2, 2011
    If you ask Apple's Siri virtual personal assistant to find an abortion clinic, "she" instead directs you to Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC) websites. CPCs do not provide abortion services; they instead advise women considering abortion...

  • November 28, 2011

    For SELF’s 11th ranking of America's best cities for women, the magazine gathered 7,000 bits of data from 100 metro areas and, with an assist from Bert Sperling of BestPlaces.net, sussed out the star sites. Then SELF talked to real-life role...


  • November 27, 2011
    A study published in the journal Aggressive Behavior confirms that most women aggress against sexual rivals.