In lots of ways, it is the ideal human interest story. It is the story of heroism in the face of the unthinkable. Yet we did not get to hear about it until a week later, and it is worth asking why. Two campers on the other side of the lake from the island of UtÃ¸ya, where the Norwegian massacre happened, heard gunfire and screams while they were eating their supper. Without thought for their...read more
Posts Tagged "Media Literacy"
RESISTANCE TO OBJECTIFYING ADVERTISING Who needs an excuse to feature public resistance to marketing that is sexually objectifying to women? We include some of our favorites and link to Sociological Images to view more. Enjoy this small sampling of how some fight the powers that be. Thanks to Lisa Wade who posted the following: Wade wrote, “As I wrote back then, this resistance shows us...read more
Sports Illustrated Retrospective of Swimsuit Covers Woman Warrior 25th Anniversary Issue Women of the Year Simonton shaves Hair Ms. Magazine Using Consumer Boycott for Social Change Throwing in the Towel by Bruce Horovitz Los Angeles Times, Business San Francisco Examiner Miss American Shows Her Age Protests and Scandals lessen popularity From Ms. Magazine Miss Steak & other...read more
Kudos to Lapham for his many years of fine writing. I appreciated how he often made me think and for this rare gift we offer our readers his final piece from Harper’s NOTEBOOK Â Â Â By Lewis H. Lapham Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times. â€”Gustave Flaubert Notebook departs this monthÂ from the table of contents, its purposeÂ served and its license...read more
Of course, the New Yorker is not the only publication on earth that falls consistently short of reaching gender parity in its pages. In a Jezebel post about Hays’ letterÂ Jenna Sauers did a count of female writers in other current event and literary publications. January’s issue ofÂ Harpers has only three out of 21 stories by women. TheÂ Nation‘s latest print issue has...read more