Communications, Culture & Society

Popular culture and communications have a powerful influence on how gender roles are perceived and stereotypes perpetuated across society. Re:Gender and its members uncover and counter misinformation providing context and analysis about the accuracy of how the daily lives, responsibilities and realities of women and girls are represented and interpreted in the media. Efforts are also focused on increasing opportunities for women commentators and opinion leaders to influence public perceptions and debate.

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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...
On September 6th, Jill Abramson will move into the Executive Editor position at The New York Times, becoming the first woman to ever hold the title...
In response to this week's Wall Street Journal blog post, "Nobel Prize Winner Says Women Writers Are Inferior," NCRW President Linda Basch...
As part of its Transforming Lives Documentary Film Project, the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers University features the following...
In case you missed, the Women's Media Center featured an excellent article on the forthcoming documentary on late-term abortion, Trust Women. Here's...

News

  • July 24, 2012

    The Arizona Republic reports that opponents of Arizona's controversial immigration law, Senate Bill 1070, are using dozens of e-mails sent by Russell Pearce over the past six years to allege that the law was racially motivated and that the former...


  • July 23, 2012

    A study published in the journal Organization Science finds that when managers have to explain their pay-raise decisions to employees, they tend to give more money to men than they do to women -- even if the workers' performance is equal.

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  • July 23, 2012

    Japanese and Australian Olympic sports governing bodies are under fire after complaints that male athletes flew business class to the London Games, while the women sat in economy seats.

     


  • July 23, 2012

    Record numbers of women are running for seats in the House and Senate.


  • July 19, 2012

    Amanda Marcotte examines the LA Times' misconstruction of a study on women's sports watching habits.