2014 Report On Women’s Status In U.S. Media Finds Same Shit, Different Day

  • Pale, male and stale: this continues to be the way the mainstream media looks in 2014. A new report by the Women’s Media Center on the status of women in the U.S. media finds that whether it’s Sunday morning talk show guests, Hollywood directors, or sports reporting, you are probably hearing it from a white dude. You can read all the summarization and analysis of the 2014 report’s findings at the link. [Women’s Media Center ]
  • An Iowa subcommittee advanced a bill that would allow women to sue abortion providers if they later regret terminating their pregnancy. [RH Reality Check]
  • Oh for fuck’s sake: the Democratic candidate for district attorney in Texas’ Harris County wants to reduce the prosecution of domestic violence because some of them are “silly” and “deserved.” [Texas Observer]
  • I just can’t with you, New York Times. I just can’t. [Jezebel]
  • A new book separates myths from reality in the story of Kitty Genovese, a Queens woman whose stabbing death was allegedly witnessed by dozens of people. [New York Post]
  • Young women and girls from Brazil’s favelas are learning how to play soccer. [Guardian UK]
  • Why do we love reading twisted marriage thrillers? [The Daily Beast]
  • Allison Jolly, a primatologist who discovered dominance in female lemurs (at the time, considered a rarity among primates), has died at 76. [New York Times]

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