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Why the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media rules

Date: December 2, 2013 | Posted By: Allie
Academy Award-winning actress Geena Davis (of Thelma and Louise and Beetlejuice fame) founded the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media to advocate for diverse portrayals and equal representation of female characters in the media. The Institute and its program, See Jane, promote gender equality in media representation through research, education, and advocacy. The Continue reading


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An open (love) letter to Jennifer Lawrence

Date: November 19, 2013 | Posted By: Stacey
Hey, J. Law (I can call you J. Law, right?), How are you doing? You’re probably busy getting ready for your upcoming Catching Fire premieres (all of which you will probably look fabulous in), so I just wanted to take a moment and tell you how totally awesome you are. Recently, the Internet has been Continue reading


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Love: one size fits all?

Date: September 3, 2013 | Posted By: Sarah L
Brad and Angelina. Kim and Kanye. Beyoncé and Jay Z. Besides being famous, rich, and beautiful, what else do these powerhouse couples have in common? Their size. Think about it. Have you ever thumbed through a magazine and seen celebrity couples who weren’t roughly the same size? If you did happen to see such a Continue reading


Bi-Erasure Featured

All bi-myself: bi-erasure in the media

Date: August 19, 2013 | Posted By: Molly
About a month ago, I came across this article at Huffington Post. Disregard the actual article for a moment and check out the slideshow at the bottom: “Celebrity LGBT Families.” I clicked through the pictures and was surprised to find that the final two were about bisexual women. As a bisexual woman myself, who is Continue reading


The Heat Featured

Women of summer: a look at the summer movie lineup (present, past, and future)

Date: August 7, 2013 | Posted By: Katie
Summer is always a time for big blockbuster movies. Summer 2013 has the typical action movies and the typical lack of women. Women go to movies just as much as men, yet we don’t have as many characters we can relate to. The Present: It’s no secret that this summer the movie theater screens are Continue reading


ESPN Body Issue Featured

ESPN The Magazine: Are the women playing or just posing?

Date: August 4, 2013 | Posted By: Meg
A short paragraph about the physiological wonder of the human body opens ESPN The Magazine’s 2013 body issue. In this paragraph, the magazine calls all bodies spectacular specimens, especially the athletic bodies profiled in the following 36 pages. However, the images of male (10 portrayed) and female (11 pictured) athletes tell a different story. Per Continue reading


The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Leave The Lindo Wing With Their Newborn Son

Media finds Kate Middleton’s new body more interesting than new son

Date: July 28, 2013 | Posted By: Blog Manager
I hate to say it, but the way I found out about Prince George’s birth was through reading this article. I was happy to see the body-positive title, “Kate Middleton’s royal baby post-bump is a boost of confidence for new mums everywhere” — despite the strange wording (“baby post-bump”?). However, I was sickened by the Continue reading


All My Babies' Mamas Featured

Celebrity baby mamas: hot new trend; regular baby mamas: not so much

Date: July 23, 2013 | Posted By: Audrey
Let’s get one thing clear from the start: I’m not judging high-profile women like the currently preggers Kate Winslet or Halle Berry for having children with multiple partners. That’s not what this post is about. Instead, it’s about how our culture lets some women who engage in Multiple Partner Fertility (MPF) off the hook (ahem, Continue reading


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Stop hating on Anne Hathaway and start realizing that we’re all each other has got

Date: June 25, 2013 | Posted By: Tessa
Celebrity hate is nothing new. I mean, who can blame us? These are people that are thrust into our lives, our living rooms, our movie screens. Their publicists want us to be interested in their personal lives. They are commodities, only worth as much as their popularity. Interestingly, hating these people we hardly know seems Continue reading


Beyoncé Featured

Who run the (advertising) world? (Beyoncé)

Date: May 29, 2013 | Posted By: Meg
A couple of weeks ago, Beyoncé debuted her new song from a forthcoming album, “Standing on the Sun” in a commercial for H&M. Earlier in the year she launched a new $50 million campaign with Pepsi, including commercials, visual ads, and limited-edition Beyoncé Pepsi cans. Of course, Beyoncé also sang at President Obama’s Inauguration and Continue reading