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, 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

  • April 8, 2010

    Wherever women are vastly underrepresented--whether in churches, high finance, or the highest levels of science--the argument for opening male preserves to women should not be based in dubious notions of female ethical superiority.

    The...


  • April 7, 2010

    In the US, where women commit fewer than 10 percent of murders, the reality of female terrorists can still shock – and even more so when they come from within American borders. But the case of Jihad Jane here and the resurgence of the black...


  • April 4, 2010

    Women voters are fed up with the state of America’s leadership, and are ready to elect a female president. The Daily Beast's Amy Siskind discusses why Sarah Palin—or...


  • March 31, 2010

    CNN's The Screening Room takes a globe-trotting tour to meet women making movies in contrasting cultures.


  • March 31, 2010

    Global Girl Media, an educational nonprofit founded in January 2009, aims to use the 2010 World Cup to empower young women by teaching them about digital media.

    Its first project, called "Kick It Up!", will...