It is time to stop judging women by their age and presuming that their assumed ability to reproduce (or at least be sexually available) is their defining, or most valuable, characteristic. But also, thank you Don Lemon, for giving us a sneak-peak on what to expect for the 2024 election cycle.
Author: Allison Butler
Allison Butler is a senior lecturer, director of undergraduate advising, and director of the Media Literacy Certificate Program in the Department of Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she teaches courses on critical media literacy and representations of education in the media. She was the 2020-2021 recipient of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Outstanding Teacher Award. Butler co-directs the grassroots organization, Mass Media Literacy, where she develops and runs teacher trainings for the inclusion of critical media literacy in K-12 schools. She serves as the vice president on the Board of the Media Freedom Foundation. She holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. from New York University. She is the author of numerous articles and books on media literacy, including her latest, The Media and Me: A Guide to Critical Media Literacy for Young People, as well as Educating Media Literacy: The Need for Teacher Education in Critical Media Literacy (Brill, 2020) and Key Scholarship in Media Literacy: David Buckingham (Brill, 2021). Butler has been interviewed and appeared in several media outlets, including Project Censored Radio, NPR’s Peace Talks Radio and The Point.