The National Organization for Women is re-launching its popular online Media Hall of Shame. With the help of NOW members and other website visitors, we will be on the look-out in the mainstream media for instances of sexism, racism, sexual exploitation, violence against women and other offenses. Frequent posts will highlight the latest offenses, giving people a chance to rate them and urging activists to write to the media outlets to express their outrage.
Posts Categorized: Media Activism
For over a decade now the National Organization for Women Foundation’s Love
Your Body campaign has put countered the unrealistic beauty standards, gender stereotypes and sometimes harmful images imposed by media and advertisers with a simple but powerful message to women and girls — Love Your Body. On October 15, we celebrate another year in our campaign to educate and encourage women and girls to say no to negative stereotypes and yes to awareness, health, and a positive body image.
The National Organization for Women PAC is stepping up to the plate yet again in their efforts to elect Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic nominee for President. In addition to phoning female supporters and organizing on-the-ground to galvanize women voters, last month NOW PAC started an Internet ad campaign.
The National Organization for Women Political Action Committee (NOW PAC) congratulates Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on her strong win in the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania. NOW PAC is proud to have played a part in educating voters and getting them to the polls on April 22.
Women own just five percent of commercial broadcast TV stations and six percent of all full-power radio stations. Whenever the FCC allows big media companies to gobble up more stations, it leaves fewer outlets for women and people of color to purchase.
“Media misogyny has reached an all time high, and David Shuster’s remarks on MSNBC about Chelsea Clinton are only the latest example,” says NOW President Kim Gandy.
Where were the women? This was a common cry from the monitors in the National Organization for Women Foundation’s 2008 Feminist Super Bowl Ad Watch.
NOW President Kim Gandy says, “this Sunday the NOW Foundation and feminists across the country will be calling personal fouls on the worst Super Bowl commercials and awarding extra points to the ads that best demonstrate the concept of playing fair.”
On Oct. 31, NOW President Kim Gandy will testify at a FCC hearing in Washington, D.C., on media ownership and the responsibility of TV and radio broadcasters to serve their local communities. Gandy also will speak at the Rally for Better Media outside FCC headquarters prior to the hearing.
October 18 marks the tenth anniversary of the National Organization for Women Foundation’s Annual Love Your Body Day (LYBD). For the past ten years, the Love Your Body Campaign has promoted healthy body images for women and girls through creative actions and consumer education. The campaign calls for women and girls to be in control of what makes them feel healthy and comfortable with their bodies, on their own terms and not based on unrealistic images promoted by advertisers and the mass media.