Friday, June 06, 2008

We're not buying

Saw this some time ago at Shakesville, which led me to the Women's Media Center, a worthy enterprise if you haven't visited their website.

Now is as good a time as any to post the video, Sexism Might Sell, But We're Not Buying It!

WMC president Carol Jenkins wrote in a press release:

“As our new video shows, the media’s sexism is not specific to a candidate or campaign. But the presence of a woman, front and center at last on the national political stage, has sent shockwaves through a media grappling with ongoing problems of diversity. Hillary Clinton’s campaign has cast a spotlight on the institutionalized sexism that The Women’s Media Center was founded in 2005 to combat, providing us with a unique moment to examine ourselves and the media we consume. This is about the inherent and unnecessary obstacles that women face every day in speaking out and participating in the national dialogue.”

The WMC is working in partnership with Media Matters. You can sign the petition to protest the sexism of national broadcast news here.