We can never gather all the facts of any story that enters the public consciousness. What we can do is resist reducing our assumptions to the oldest nouns at hand. The ones that have been around for a thousand years or more—the ones that imprison women in two dimensions of male design.
On Tuesday, LGBT internet communities celebrated when Elliot Page, star of Juno, The Umbrella Academy, and Whip It, shared on social media that he was transgender.
Here’s what the media got right—and why accurate media coverage is vital in the fight for trans peoples’ rights to exist safely in the world.
Released online and in-print on Sept. 21, GEN-ZiNE’s most recent issue constitutes an “Election Guidebook,” amplifying young perspectives on hot-button issues, and connecting readers during a period of isolation and change.
The American Civil Liberties Union is dedicating a full-page ad to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who first rose to national prominence as an ACLU lawyer fighting for equal rights for women. The organization will also be dedicating the ACLU Center for Liberty as the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Liberty Center in Justice Ginsburg’s honor.
A new billboard in Times Square demands that the New York Police Department (NYPD) be held accountable for instances of brutality, and for $300 million worth of lawsuits paid by taxpayers over the past five years. The sign is positioned across from the NYPD station, where officers can see the video directly.
Despite educators’ tendency to discourage students from using Wikipedia, Wikipedia is so much more than a source or a final destination. It’s a portal into other sources. Adding to and enhancing that portal to include knowledge and perspectives hitherto suppressed or marginalized is an important political project.
Join the Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Monday, Aug. 31, from 12p.m.-2p.m. ET—part of an effort to increase the representation of women on Wikipedia and to close the editor and content based gender gaps on the site.
An excerpt from “Tomboy: The Surprising History and Future of Girls Who Dare to Be Different” (August 2020), by Linda Selin Davis:
“When each tomboy heyday ended, childhood became gendered as never before.”
We are certainly entering a new era when Beyoncé, our most celebrated Black pop star, can access a dominant worldwide corporation like Disney—responsible for some of the most troubling anti-Black representations for nearly a century—and utilize its platform to correct our image and offer us a grand, divine mirror to see ourselves anew. “Black is King” is Oshun’s mirror by way of Beyoncé’s artistic vision.
Every cover entered in the ASME Best Cover Contest was posted on Facebook, where readers voted by liking the covers from over 200 magazines. Ms. readers showed up, commenting and sharing the Ms. cover widely across their social media platforms. The passion and support of our readers resulted in a win for Ms.!
Award-winning journalist Maria Ressa was found guilty of “cyber libel” for investigating President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, who has continuously suppressed press freedom and has been responsible for countless human right violations. Journalism is under major fire in the Philippines, and Ressa has been persecuted for denouncing an administration that egregiously disregards basic human rights.
Ressa said: “I’m being set up as an example so that others will stop asking tough questions, and I think that puts responsibility on me to continue asking tough questions.”