Have you seen misogyny in the media? (Responses)
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TimestampFirst name Last name (optional)Title (optional)Twitter handle (optional)Please share any examples (digital or broadcast) in which a news organization portrayed a woman or women in a negative way. (*If none noticed, please skip*)When you have noticed instances of misogyny, how did this make you feel? (*If none noticed, please skip*)Are there specific media outlets you think are doing a good job in their portrayal of women?Are there specific media outlets you feel are NOT portraying women well? Do you have any ideas about how news organizations can do a better job of portraying women?How would you like to see women portrayed in the media? Why?What forms of news media do you consume? Which news media companies do you you watch, listen to, read, or use the most?How often do you consume news? (i.e. read articles, listen to a news podcast, watch tv news)How would you define MISOGYNY?Have you ever noticed misogyny in the media?If yes, how?
9/27/2018 14:55:31Jordan Taylor Breitbart articlesAngry Typically the more liberal news channels Breitbart, Donald TrumpHire more women. Pay women employees the same as males. Strong. Independent. Intelligent. Resilient. Hard working.
9/28/2018 3:35:14Julia
9/28/2018 9:22:22ClaireFritzN/ASomething that strikes me often is seeing accomplishments of women diminished by their male counterparts in news headlines. For example Corey Cogdell-Unrein being referred to as "wife of a Bears lineman." during the 2016 Olympics. While the exact product evades me, there is a commercial with three women in towels singing and dancing around, which I think plays into the "Sleepover" stereotype that when women spend time together all they do is talk about and make themselves more attractive towards men.Personally, I feel frustrated. I feel that any progress we make towards taking a feminist stance in the media is one step forward two steps back. Every positive thing being done in the media is offset by negative. I also personally feel that its mostly WOMEN trying to make these strides instead of men helping to lead the charge. Buzzfeed and Refinery29 tend to do a good job in their portrayal of women- I think because most of their writers are young and "with it"Fox News, NBC (when commentating on Sports)I truly thing that News Organizations and Writers need diversity development- they need to assess their own privilege and bias in writing.Like strong, bad-ass people we are, who use ouremotion to propell us not hinder us. I want it to not be a shock in the media when a woman accomplishes something great, I want women to not be defined by the men they are with, and I want a sisterhood in the media to protect the interests, reputations, and portrayal of other women.
9/28/2018 10:00:02AdrianEdmondsSerena Williams most recent loss at the US Open is at the forefront of my mind. News outlets wrote headlines like “Angry, Violent Outbursts” for something that is often celebrated in the men’s game. She was docked points when the chair official called a coaching violation on her. When she argued the call the offfical docked more points. Similar behavior and so much worse occurs all the time on the men’s side with zero consequences. Sad, belittled, attacked. Not particularly. Fox NewsInclude more female reporters and journalists. Allow women into positions to make informed decisions. I would like women to be held to the same standard as men in the media because it’s the 21st century and we are not second class citizens.
9/28/2018 10:42:23JessiePhillipsjes_phill3An example that comes to mind is how Stormy Daniels was portrayed. She was always called a "porn star", rather than an "adult film star". From a conservative outlet like Fox, this was not shocking but it surprised me when I heard it and saw it as headlines on outlets like CNN and NPR.
Another example was obviously the Serena Williams' "meltdown" - a case where people pointed out headlines for men, that showed them in a more positive and neutral light. I've even just seen one today where CNN called it an "outburst".
I know that "porn star" is the colloquial term used for "adult film star", but it upset me because I feel like men often get flowery job descriptions that make them look more impressive than they are. For example, Donald Trump is not a billionaire, but he gets that label and therefore people make judgments on his business savvy-ness and abilities. Therefore, since "porn star" has such negative connotations (and the public only thinks about women submitting to the whims of their male "actor" counterparts), it makes it easier for people to take her allegations less seriously.
As for Serena, I was really thinking about how she is a Black Female who is by far the best athlete in the world. Black Females carry so many stereotypes (submissive, sex objects, angry, etc.) and since Serena does not typically fit any of these, any slip from composure must be blown out of proportion in order to keep her in her place. So, while many called it an issue based in gender, I think it was based in race and gender. It would be interesting to see how the headlines of Serena Williams' defense would have changed had it been a White woman.
NPR and the NYT have been doing pretty well with the Dr. Blasey-Ford (for example, calling her Doctor Blasey-Ford rather than just "Ms Blasey-Ford". They also had on sports writers that defended Serena Williams. However, they still call Stormy Daniels a porn star, and that bothers me.Honestly, I'm really one-sided and only listen to NPR, so while I assume Fox News trashes women, I can't say that for sure.Keep headline and naming structures the same for women and men.Women are incredible and I feel like most of the news outlets I consume (NPR, NYT, Washington Post), do ok. I think that NPR has some great female hosts and I love that, but I'm not sure how diverse their reporters are in terms of race and ethnicity. I could certainly check into this, but I only feel like I've hear a few Black women on the national NPR team.
9/28/2018 11:53:36TonyThis is not in the news but in sports, during the olympics the women’s volleyball teams were required to wear bikini bottoms NY timesFox News By treating women with respect and equality Accurately and genuinely. Not putting on a show for the sake of appearance
9/28/2018 11:53:53roxy
9/28/2018 13:00:42KristenVierreggerMD@MMCTransMDWomen on panels are routinely interrupted and talked over by men. We are expected to be ever calm and rational, because if we dare show (appropriate) anger or intense emotion, then we’re derided as hysterical and dismissed. For example, if Dr. Christine Ford had raged and fake wept like Kavanaugh yesterday, her credibility would have been undermined, and she would’ve become a Fox News meme within seconds.Misogyny is intended to make women feel like 2nd-class citizens, i.e., weaker, dumber, and less powerful than men. Since I know that to be wildly untrue - about myself or women as a whole - it enrages me and awakens a fierce resolve to stand in my power in the face of forces that seek to silence me. It is expected that programs that feature female hosts would do better (Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, Nicole Wallace, Katy Tur, etc), Chris Hayes as a male host does an excellent job listening to women, too.I won’t even mention the obv answer...but I’ve turned off CNN, because even thought they feature women on panels, I cannot stand that they all but get shouted down by other panelists, interrupted constantly, and I can’t handle that it’s too often successful in silencing the women. Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon don’t seem to like it either, but it nevertheless happens every. Single. Time.There have to be ground rules: if a man insists on interrupting and speaking over women, that he’s not invited back until he can behave himself with some respect. Also, if they only invite women on panels as tokens to their “diversity,” but don’t allow them the same platform and respect shown men, then that’s a good place to start doing a better job.Recent example: in the early reporting about Dr. Ford, many in the media did not use her honorifics. Appropriately, that largely changed with continued reporting, but that the first instinct was to neglect calling her Doctor is indicative of their habit of not esteeming women’s intellectual prowess, informed opinions, and collective wisdom. That must and will change.
9/29/2018 11:30:37JuliaFox News and ESPN. And almost every other media outlet. Female anchors are invariably physically attractive. Why is physical beauty a prerequisite for this job for women? Enraged that my gender has an extra qualification for a job relative to me. That is inequality. Rachel Maddow. The Today Show since Hoda was next in line and they went with two female anchors. ESPN and Fox News I would like a broader representation of my gender on news outlets. As they are
10/2/2018 11:39:24roxy
10/3/2018 4:04:17SusanBullard@suebbhttps://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/11/sports/tennis/tenniss-top-women-balance-body-image-with-quest-for-success.html

Also this obit (sorry I can't find the original obit):
The obit, in particular, really cast this woman scientist in the shadow of her husband and kids. Essentially, it implied this is why she's important. I love my husband and kids. But I want credit for what I do beyond my family as well. Yet, women, too often, are portrayed this way. I like the fact that the Washington Post has introduced the Lily newsletter.I think all of them have low moments.More women need to be represented in newsrooms and particularly in the top ranks of newsrooms. When I became the editor of a small newspaper in Michigan in the early 1980s, I was the first female to do so. But things haven't changed all that much since. Even though the majority of journalism students are women, that's not reflected in newsrooms. http://www.niemanlab.org/2017/10/the-share-of-women-in-newsrooms-has-increased-barely-1-percentage-point-since-2001-asne-data-shows/

Fairly, in a word. Not in stereotypes. And that goes beyond articles like the ones I provided links for. We need to see women quoted more often in news stories. Women doctors. Women accountants. Women professors. Too often, studies show, news stories are dominated by men. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2016/02/gender-diversity-journalism/463023/
10/18/2018 12:06:29ErinButhmanPending... https://thefederalist.com/2018/10/17/brett-kavanaugh-sue-christine-blasey-ford-defamation/That the author believes women are liars. They use examples from other cases to sway the reader into making assumptions that Dr. Ford also lied.

They use words/phrases to distract the reader like "Psychotherapy", "Spectacular Lies"

Also - the thesis seems to be at a "Defamation case would illuminate teh truth" however it's hard to glean any type of POV that implies the truth COULD BE that Judge Kavanaugh DID sexually assault Dr. Ford.
The New York Times Fox News, The Federalist (this source) Alleviating bias by using more objective phrasing - less radical and more factual articles. I would like to see women portrayed in a less radical way. It seems like new articles often portray women to be high-energy, "feisty", unwavering and stuck in their ways. There is less objectivity. I would also like to see women's biological traits left out of the media - no need to describe the way people look unless it's relevant to the story.
2/11/2019 9:56:24JeanSweeneyEsq.
RethinkingEve and BeingEqualERA
The new language in all the media seems to be "anti-abortion" Where is Forced Birthing in the dialogue? And why is it acceptable to call women "guys" ...
I feel like it's a tsunami and we need to focus on language and retrain people to use language that honors and respects women.
MS Magazine works hard - Women's Media Center - UN generally-
All of them - CNN CNBC NY Times NY Post
Let's start with them separating out people who are Forced Birthing Demanders. Anyone who is pushing for the underfunding defunding or criminalization of women's reproductive health needs to be called out We are all Compassionate Pro Life committed to quality of life & to freedom of choice to ensure that quality in all dimensions News media makes money on the sexualization dehumanizing and rape of women. We need to end the financial incentives - Let's reinstate the Fairness Doctrine and demand that women be honored and respected. Love to chat -
We need to honor and respect women as the Life Givers to the planet who are human beings with reproductive biological difference from men that must be lifted up as sacred.
Newspapers, Magazines, Email newsletters, News via social media, like Twitter or Facebook, News via a digital site, like nytimes.com or cnn.com
New York Times CNN MSNBC Washing Post Vanity Fair, New Yorker etc.
dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women
The idea that women are not Pro-Life is misogyny at its core. Women are the Life Givers to the planet. They nourish babies from their breasts. How could they not embrace life from their very essence? Women are not Forced Birthing Demanders seeking to underfund, defund and criminalize reproductive health. We must take back the Pro-Life narrative ...