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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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December 9, 2009 posted by admin Check out this post up on the fbomb by a young male feminist:I am a feminist. You don’t have to be a woman and...
Posted November 13, 2009 by adminOriginally posted By Gloria Feldt* on November 12, 2009 as a WMC ExclusiveDemocratic leaders have said that the turn...
By Gloria Thomas*Women will not have achieved political equality until critical societal changes have taken place. First, women’s successes in...
May 21, 2009 posted by admin Mass media is the heart of many current debates; however, the nature of the media remains double-edged. On a positive...

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