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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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- By Eliza Wierzbinska -  Family is one of the most often revisited themes on television. In sitcoms and dramas, mother and father figures...
In honor of Independence Day, here are some women who have helped fight for and maintain freedom across identities. While this list is incomplete...
Wendy Davis, the over-night liberal and feminist superstar, has pink sneakers. Did you know this fact? Of course you did.
Sexism is not a one-party issue. Expectations to fulfill gender role requirements do not only negatively affect women, but men as well. The cards we...


  • April 12, 2010

    Yassmine el Ksaihi doesn't see herself as a feminist rebel. Yet there is something pioneering about her nonetheless: At age 24 she is the administrator of a large mosque, an unusual position of authority for a young woman in the world of Islam,...

  • April 9, 2010

    Rumor has it that President Obama’s current shortlist of three potential nominees includes two women – Solicitor General Elena Kagan and appellate court judge Diane Wood.  This hope of a more just representation on our national bench...

  • April 8, 2010

    Wherever women are vastly underrepresented--whether in churches, high finance, or the highest levels of science--the argument for opening male preserves to women should not be based in dubious notions of female ethical superiority.


  • April 7, 2010

    In the US, where women commit fewer than 10 percent of murders, the reality of female terrorists can still shock – and even more so when they come from within American borders. But the case of Jihad Jane here and the resurgence of the black...

  • April 5, 2010

    A ban on the full veil in the United States would be unthinkable. This is in significant part owing to America's relatively small Muslim population, and its history of successfully assimilating generations of immigrants who have come to her shores...