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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- By Eliza Wierzbinska, Intern - Family is one of the most often revisited themes on television. In sitcoms and dramas, mother and father...
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...
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

  • June 28, 2011

    The Nielsen Women of Tomorrow Study, one of the most comprehensive examinations into what women watch and buy, finds that women’s control over spending decisions coupled with their gains across the working world and politics, point to women of...


  • June 22, 2011

    Social networking site LinkedIn generated a "networking savviness index" and determined that, on the whole, men are more networking-savvy then women, but that varies from industry to industry. Women are especially networking-savvy in...


  • June 20, 2011

    The Barbara Lee Family Foundation has conducted research every election cycle since 1999 to study women candidates for Governor and how the voters respond to these campaigns. 


  • June 20, 2011

    A WomanWise multi-generational study of 800 women across the U.S. reveals that the American Dream has shifted. The consulting firm explains that it examined American women's attitudes and behaviors because women drive our economy and that their...


  • June 16, 2011

    The Racial and Gender Report Card (RGRC) assesses the hiring practices of women and people of color in most of the leading professional and amateur sports and sporting organizations in the United States. The annual reports consider the composition -...