I’m Writing for Femusings.org!

By on Sep 20, 2013 in Femellaneous | 0 comments

I’ve got some exciting news to share! Starting in October I’ll be contributing twice a month to the UK-based feminist eZine, Femusings.org.  Two of my FemItUp! posts have already been featured there, Hollywood’s Women Problem in Action Films and the Daily Fail: How Britain’s Daily Mail Fails Women. So be on the lookout for my future pieces. In the meantime, check out their fabulous site: http://femusings.org/.  ...

The Daily Fail: How Britain’s Daily Mail Fails Women

By on Jun 24, 2013 in Gender in the Media | 3 comments

UPDATE: This post also appeared on Femusings.org on Sept. 10, 2013. The Daily Mail is the world’s most visited news site. Its popularity surpasses even that of the NY Times, which is frightening if you stop and think about it. Millions of readers apparently consider this anti-immigrant, sensationalist, lowest-common denominator tabloid a reliable source. But even if you can ignore the site’s frequent racism and Islamophobia, its blatant sexism will smack you in the face. Or not. You see, that’s the problem with the Daily Mail. Sometimes its sexism is repugnantly obvious and sometimes it’s just subtle enough to slip under the radar.  But the Daily Mail’s misogyny always ends up infecting the subconscious thoughts of readers, and those sexist biases end up lurking in people’s minds for years to come. It’s like reading a schizophrenic newspaper....