Great Sites about Women in the Media I had to share!

In my last blog post, I wrote a little about how I feel the media simply isn’t doing enough collectively to keep this wonderful nation as educated as it once was. To add fuel to the fire, the way women are presented among the media airways simply isn’t via a powerful perspective, and for women to gain power in the world, that must change. Because while it is inspiring to hope for, Beyoncé isn’t completely right…women do not run the world….yet! :-)

Fortunately there are some publications, organizations and websites that recognize this and are doing more to empower media and promote ethical presentation among the airways…sites such as The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and Media Matters For America. But I’m not sure how many people actually know about some of these wonderful sources. So I am using this blog post to promote websites and media outlets that, in my opinion, see women as serious, amazing human beings. I feel these outlets promote women as real people and not plastic Barbie images who care about nothing more than their weight and their looks. By the way, check out Adios Barbie when you get a chance too. It’s a great site about women and images, and the original promoters of the internet game you may want to play called Feed the Model!

I hope you will take the time to explore these sites and magazines, and share them with the people in your life, especially women and girls. I also hope that you will learn something about women that you didn’t know before that is more valuable than bikini waxes and which purse color is currently in style.  On a side-note, and to show my respect, I probably should thank the old-style forms of media that brought women into the press spotlight in the first place. One step can lead to another, but now a greater step needs to be taken…kind of like a giant step on the moon sort of thing. But it needs to be "one giant leap for WOMANkind." The incredible Gloria Steinem started the change with Ms. Magazine, but now media outlets need to grow more in a positive way for women. So I hope you enjoy these sites…and hey, maybe the first American female president will read/ watch/ listen to some of these too. I will update this list from time to time.

Great Sites to Promote Women in the Media:

WE NEWS
http://womensenews.org

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
http://www.thegeenadavisinstitute.org

WWC: The Women’s Media Center
http://womensmediacenter.com

Women’s Views On News
http://www.womensviewsonnews.org

Media Matters For America
http://mediamatters.org

Our America with Lisa Ling
http://www.oprah.com/own-our-america-lisa-ling/our-america-blog.html

Adios Barbie
http://www.adiosbarbie.com

Ms. Magazine and the Ms. Magazine Blog
http://www.msmagazine.comhttp://www.msmagazine.com/blog

Womens Radio
http://www.facebook.com/womensradio 

Lilith Magazine
http://www.lilith.org 

Bitch Media (from the creators of BITCH Magazine)
http://bitchmagazine.org 

Forbes Woman
http://www.forbes.com/forbeswoman 

EmpowHER
http://www.empowher.com

FEMME-O-NOMICS
http://femme-o-nomics.com 

EVE (Equal Visibility Everywhere)
http://equalvisibilityeverywhere.org

FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION
http://feminist.org

Pink News Blog
http://www.pinknews.co.uk 
 
FEMINISTING Blog
http://feministing.com 

Women’s Voices For Change
http://womensvoicesforchange.org

Rights of Women
http://www.rightsofwomen.org.uk

World News with Diane Sawyer
http://abcnews.go.com/WN

Latina Lista
http://www.latinalista.net/home 

Alliance of Faith & Feminism
http://www.faithfeminism.org 

Mother Jones
http://motherjones.com 

This Week with Christiane Amanpour
http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek

Sherights Blog
http://sherights.com 

Yes! Magazine
http://www.yesmagazine.org/about

National Public Radio (NPR)
http://www.npr.org/

Slate/ XX Factor Web Magazine
http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor.html

On The Issues Magazine
http://www.ontheissuesmagazine.com 

The Rachel Maddow Show
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show 

National Council For Research on Women (NCR)
http://www.ncrw.org

OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network)
http://www.oprah.com/own

Blog Her Publishing Network :-)
http://www.blogher.com

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