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“Sexting: Youth Practices and Legal Implications”

“Sexting: Youth Practices and Legal Implications”

Posted  by Ann Bartow This document addresses legal and practical issues related to the practice colloquially known as sexting. It was created by Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, for the Berkman Center’s Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative. The Initiative is exploring policy issues that fall within...

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Women Need Stronger Role Models

Women Need Stronger Role Models

Get the Flash Player to see this content. FAIRY TALES © Jill Ginghofer 2010 Those big books with darkly mysterious illustrations: Snow White, Goldilocks, Rapunzul, Sleeping Beauty, Rumpelstilskin ……they’re mostly stories about girls of marriageable age who get into dire straits, only to be rescued by a Princely young man, a horse rider, with whom she lives happy ever...

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What Gets Into The News?

What Gets Into The News?

Extra! September 2010 Tea Party vs. U.S. Social Forum Mass movements that matter for media—Round 2 By Julie Hollar When it comes to covering activist gatherings, corporate media have established clear standards: Numbers don’t count nearly as much as politics do. Last fall, when tens of thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists and their allies marched on...

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Reclaiming Humanity Video

Reclaiming Humanity Video

Get the Flash Player to see this content. Imagine a world where half of all the media images of females portrayed them as hard working, respected leaders rather than showing them on their backs with their legs open? Help Media Watch teach the need to recognize everyone’s humanity by making a tax-deductible donation to our educational non-profit today. We also take Paypal. Love is all we...

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Dump Meisel

Photographer, Steven Meisel, needs to consider other work.  The models need to know they don’t HAVE to play dead to make money. Models need to comprehend that their consent to this portrayal contributes to the glamorization of violence against women. Meisel has a sordid history of such images. Consider his images of models being jackbooted and attacked by police after 9/11, or women...

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Fake Beauty: Even The Model Can’t Match

Fake Beauty: Even The Model Can’t Match

No wonder  females are obsessed with beauty ideals.  Even the models are inferior examples of perfection and need “fixing.” It is time to REDEFINE BEAUTY so it is based on  VARIETY rather than robotic sameness. Beauty is, for the most part, a learned construction, not something that we are born with. It is also interesting that we live in a time where variety of species are...

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