Feminism and empowerment in advertisement: A scam?

More and more recently, the idea of feminism and female empowerment has been the theme of advertisements– often for beauty products.  I guess it has been several years now since the Dove Real Beauty campaign started producing commercials and viral videos/images that promoted the idea that all women were beautiful. More recent examples include the … More Feminism and empowerment in advertisement: A scam?

Are women fairly represented in mainstream journalism?

It’s undeniable, though, that journalists often use sartorial choices as a way of imparting information about women they’re writing about. And that’s a device to which male subjects probably don’t have to worry about as much, a point on which I’d welcome some statistical evidence. Media organizations covering Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis’ filibuster last month … More Are women fairly represented in mainstream journalism?

RIP: Dr. Sally Ride, Astronaut, Strong Woman, English Major

By the time she began studying laser physics at Stanford, women had already broken through into the physics department, once a boys’ club. And when she applied to the space program, NASA had already made a commitment to admit women. But there were still rough spots. Speaking to reporters before the first shuttle flight, Dr. … More RIP: Dr. Sally Ride, Astronaut, Strong Woman, English Major