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Body Break

For those who grew up in Canada in the 80’s and 90’s like myself, you likely remember those Body Break commercials. For those that don’t, I highly recommend that you look this up on YouTube, with the warning that you will be sucked into a time warp from which you will undoubtedly emerge blurry-eyed and delirious. […]

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Masculinity Isn’t Misogyny

Somewhere along the way American politics got very confused about manhood. And if you didn’t know any better, you might think that rabid misogyny is one of the pillars of being a man.   It’s not.   On one level, the phenomenon that we’re watching take place is about Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton and […]

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Hyper-masculinity and Apocalypse Now

I recently saw Apocalypse Now for the first time. Setting aside the fact that I am a few decades late to the show, this was an enlightening moment for me. See, several men that I have either dated or wanted to date over the years have expressed that this was their favorite movie. Being incredibly […]

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Jennifer Pozner: Founder Of Women In Media & News

It is infuriating to see women portrayed in ways that are offensive, demeaning, or adding to an outdated cultural stereotypes. I can’t count the number of times I’ve read an article, seen a movie, experienced a cringe-worthy advertisement, or listened to a pundit discussing “women’s issues” with no concept of authenticity. Chances are good that […]

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20 Facts Everyone Should Know About Gender Bias in Movies

A new study, Gender Bias Without Borders, was released by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media this week. Conducted by Dr. Stacy Smith and a team at USC’s Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism, it looks at 120 films in the 10 most profitable film markets, globally. These films, rated G, PG, or […]

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5 Ways Social Media Have Changed Today’s Woman

These days, most people with even occasional access to a computer have participated on social media sites. Social media have infiltrated all aspects of our personal and professional lives, creating a world that is markedly different from the one we inhabited even a decade ago. Women have certainly been affected; including these ways social media […]

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‘Too Much Estrogen’: The Golden Globes, Chris Christie and Men Who Don’t Want to Share Culture

Brit Hume thinks Chris Christie is paying for a “feminized atmosphere,” in which his naturally tough guy (read: male) behavior has been erroneously cast as bullying. Meanwhile, the NY Post’s film critic Kyle Smith’s take on the Golden Globes was that there was just “too much estrogren.” These are just this weekend’s examples of men […]

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It’s time for a Massive GIRLCOTT Against the Sexism of Corporate Media

In the wee hours of learning of Nelson Mandela’s death it swept gently across my mind that the persistent sexism of corporate media demands a massive boycott. Among the flood of tributes for Mandela, I was struck how this giant of forgiveness and humility equally spoke out against racism and sexism.  Apartheid in South Africa, […]

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SCS Q&A with Bitch Magazine co-founder Andi Zeisler

If you’ve ever picked up a copy of Bitch Magazine, or in recent years shared one of the many viral-worthy posts from its Bitch Blog, you can thank Andi Zeisler. The former Sassy intern — a legendary publication to many in my generation — started Bitch with co-founders Lisa Jervis and Benjamin Shaykin back in 1996 before the internet was […]

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Fitness Competitions: A dissection of fitness, health and beauty ideals

It seemed farcical. An ardent women’s rights advocate, and outspoken feminist, especially on body issues, I would be entering a fitness competition where winning meant being judged solely on appearance, presence and onstage personality. 12 weeks later, I’ve rarely been so humbled. The twice a day cardio and weight training and strict nutrition program brought […]

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