Women in Media


Representations of Gender in Advertising

Women, You are more beautiful than you think.

Men, You’re less beautiful than you think.

Every Beauty Ad Ever in 58 Seconds 

Women in Country Media

An Italian Producer Once Called Meryl Streep An Ugly ’Pig.’

ShutDown the FAT TALK

Two young white girls react to getting black dolls for Christmas

Armed Conflict – Sexy?

Girls Do Code


‘Look like a girl … think like a man’: Bic causes outrage on national women’s day

Pen manufacturer accused of sexism over its pink ‘for her’ biros in 2012 causes fresh outrage over South Africa women’s day advertisement. Read more. 

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Toilet paper company throws Father’s Day advertising curveball

“Happy Father’s Day, Mom,” the commercial declares after several adults tell stories and anecdotes about being raised by their single moms, and the influential and pivotal moments their moms had in their childhoods. Read more. 


Female heroes are even more important for boys than girls

In other words, we’re raising a generation of boys who think that watching a show about a female superhero is no big deal. Read more. 

Redraw the Balance

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The Binds of Beauty

The age-old practice of rating women according to their looks has been codified in recent years to the point that the mere appearance of a woman who, conventionally speaking, isn’t spectacularly beautiful almost always leads to a fervid referendum on her right to show herself in public. Read more. 




Natalie Portman Insisted on Woman Director for Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biopic

“I want the director to be a woman. There are not enough women in this industry. There are many talented out there.’ And now they do have a woman director.” Read more. 

Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the US, speaks about the erasure of women from tech’s past


These Empowering Ads Were Named the Best of #Femvertising

“We had conceived of the awards because we were following a trend in advertising around female-empowered messaging and creative. We decided it was a good moment to reward the companies that were making a special effort to inspire and motivate positive behaviors among women and girls.” Read more.