KFC gave college women $500 to wear sweatpants with “Double Down” written on the butt, and distribute coupons to men who stare at their butts–and when interviewed about it by John Carlson of KOMO Seattle, he also felt it necessary to ask if I’m married.
Posts Categorized: Media Activism
Newsweek made several conclusions about young feminists, all without asking a single young woman. This is hardly the first time the media has painted a picture of abortion rights activism, or for that matter feminism in general, as a few grannies in a moving truck stalled somewhere between the assisted living facility and the nursing home. It is a serial genre novelette we can only call Invisible Young Woman.
With Justice Stevens retiring after many years of service to women’s issues, Janet Napolitano is one of the people making Obama’s short list to replace him. Napolitano’s long history of public service and support for women led to her most recent appointment, United States Secretary of Homeland Security.
This morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the nominees for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards. Lee Daniel’s film “Precious” was nominated for best picture, best director, best actress, and best supporting actress.
As usual, Super Bowl ads exist in a land virtually untouched by social progress, a world where woman and men are hostile strangers and old people and other groups exist to be punch lines.
Standing alone, this ad sends the message that all women who give birth are heroes; it sends a message that abortion is always a mistake; and it is insulting to the one in three women in this country who have abortions.
For years now, advertisers and fashion magazines have airbrushed photos to turn models into the latest beauty ideal. Women and girls are constantly bombarded with these artificial images — fantasies they can’t possibly live up to in real life.
Every woman — and every man — deserves to work in a place where all employees are respected for their talents and skills. The National Organization for Women calls on CBS to recognize that Letterman’s behavior creates a toxic environment and to take action immediately to rectify this situation. With just two women on CBS’ Board of Directors, we’re not holding our breath.
NOW president Terry O’Neill said today that attempts to trivialize or dismiss criminal charges against film director Roman Polanski would undermine the message that sexual abuse is “Never OK.”
The National Organization for Women is proud to celebrate Women’s Equality Day this year by launching Say It, Sister! – a new blog designed to inform, inspire and instigate feminist activism.