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

  • October 18, 2011

    Kara Swisher of All Things D moderated a panel on women in technology for Glamour. The panel included women execs from high-profile tech companies, including: Stacy Brown-Philpot, director of Google-owned and operated...


  • October 17, 2011
    As reality TV has become staple entertainment for young people and adults alike, tween and teen girls who regularly view reality TV accept and expect a higher level of drama, aggression, and bullying in their own lives, and measure their worth...

  • October 11, 2011

    Billy Graham has been dubbed the "Pope of Protestant America." He's prayed with every U.S. president since Harry Truman and has had tremendous influence on American life. But now in his 90s, Graham is living a quieter, less-active life. One...


  • October 10, 2011

    The Nobel Peace Prize for 2011 was awarded on Friday to three women from Africa and the Arab world in acknowledgment of their nonviolent role in promoting peace, democracy and gender equality. The winners were President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of...


  • October 6, 2011

    CNN interviews "Our Bodies, Ourselves" executive director Judy Norsigian about the history and evolution of the revolutionary women's health reference.