Old, White, Men Run the Show at The Oscars
The Oscars were Sunday night, and I have to say I didn’t think my weekend would end with so much frustration. When looking at the nominations for this year, I was already predicting a disappointing awards ceremony due to the old, white, boy’s club, otherwise known as the Academy. However, I was not expecting my experience to start with Billy Crystal in blackface for his impression of Sammy Davis...
Women's Unheard Voices at the Oscars
Melissa Silverstein talks about the films directed by women that were overlooked for a Best Director Oscar nomination this year at Women and Hollywood, and Stephanie Cole at SPARK examines the white, male-dominated Academy.
Film Festivals for Women's Voices
In the midst of the male-dominated Oscar season, I want to give some attention to awesome film festivals that showcase films made by women and about women. The Athena Film Festival took place in New York City earlier this month, and Soraya Chemaly at The Huffington Post put the statistics of Hollywood in perspective and how important it is to have festivals like Athena. Soraya talks about the...
Are you our next great intern?
Ever wish you could get more involved in making women’s words matter in the media? Well, here’s a great shot to do just that. We’re in the process of hiring WAM! INTERNS for Summer 2012. Could it be you or someone you know? Specifically, we’re looking for folks who want to do any or all of the following: Connect our Women, Action & the Media (WAM!) programs to new communities Blog about gender...
New Report from Women's Media Center
The Women’s Media Center released a new report that exposes the status of women in U.S. media. The results show that there’s still a need to “hold media accountable for an equal voice and equal participation.” Co-founders Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem feel that the results of the report are “a wake-up call for media makers and media consumers.” Read more:...
Occupy Valentine's Day!
Post a photo, link, or quote expressing how you feel about the heteronormativity and commercialization of Valentine’s Day or what the holiday means to you at WAM!mer Samhita’s Occupy Valentine’s Day! Then check out our post about how awesome it is that she created a space for people to share alternative ways to showing love and celebrating Valentine’s Day.