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Jennifer Pozner

Brooklyn, NY
Editor, WIMN's Voices

Media critic. Public speaker. Anti-racist feminist. Founder/ED, Women In Media &News. Author, Reality Bites Back Comedy nerd

The Media's Role In Trump's Assassination Threat Against Hillary — There's a sacred Constitutional right we need to discuss after Donald Trump's assassination dogwhistle against Hillary Clinton -and it's not the Second Amendment, it's the First. When a major party's presidential candidate suggests "there may be" something "the Second Amendment people" "can do" to prevent his opponent from picking judges, it's time we talk about the role freedom of the press is supposed to play in the healthy functioning of our democracy.

31 DNC Karaoke Songs For Ecstatic And Disgruntled Democrats Alike — Last week, I brought you #RNCkaraoke, to let you "literally drop the mic on what may be the most irrational, racist, and misogynistic political convention in modern American history." Now, in the interest of bipartisan shenanigans, I invite you to pick that mic back up for #DNCkaraoke, a far more nuanced-but just as fun-Magical Musical Mockery Tour.

RNC Karaoke: 21 Songs To Sing Away The Political Apocalypse — After an unusually tragic month, and a Republican National Convention proving to be both a figurativeand literal shitshow, we could all use some levity. The non-sober among us can get sloshed to GOP drinking games from The Root , Politico , Complex , and Time Out .

Everything Wrong With Fox's 'X-Men' Billboard And The Media's Response To It — Welcome to Media Watch. In this twice-monthly column for The Establishment, I'll be writing at the intersections of gender, race, class, and sexuality in news, scripted and reality TV, movies, advertising, #ClickbaitCrimes, social media, media literacy, and media and telecommunications policy, carrying on the Media Watch column I debuted in 1997 in Sojourner: The Women's Forum, then the oldest continuously-publishing feminist newspaper in America.

Stop Telling Women To 'Stay Hot' For Their Husbands — When dozens of women express some variation of "WTF did I just read?!" while sharing an article on social media, it's a guarantee that some media outlet has successfully played us. I call such controversial pieces "Clickbait Crimes"-the result of media outlets intentionally publishing exploitative, bigoted, or sensationalistic content to generate outraged eyeballs for advertisers.

The 10 Plagues Of Election Season — by Jennifer L. Pozner All presidential campaign years raise tensions, but Election 2016 has been especially divisive. The Republican and Democratic parties' nominating battles have unfolded in such a painful and interminable way that I can almost imagine how exhausted my ancestors felt, wandering through the desert for 40 years.

Rosie the Riveter — "Boy, I'm going to miss attacking her," quipped MSNBC's Tucker Carlson after Rosie O'Donnell announced that she will leave The View in June over a contract dispute with ABC. Carlson isn't the only journalist who will miss the woman who served as conservative cable news hosts' favorite punching bag for the past year.

Ms. Foundation Laughs To The Revolution — by Jennifer L. Pozner "At my age, most people are dead!" 81-year-old feminist icon and one-night-only stand-up comedian Gloria Steinem deadpanned on Tuesday, as she opened " ," the 20 and Funny Ms. Foundation For Women 's 20 th feminist comedy night at Carolines on Broadway in New York City.

The Anorexic Anatomy Of 'America's Next Top Model' — To celebrate last week's series finale of 'America's Next Top Model,' star, judge, and Executive Producer Tyra Banks, sat down with to laud the show's supposedly groundbreaking body positivity, and to paint herself as some sort of fairy godmother of self esteem for young girls of all shapes, sizes, and hues.

Tyra, Tell Us Again How Top Model Empowered Girls? — "Wait, was that still on?" If you're like most TV viewers, that was probably your response to America's Next Top Model's series finale last week after 22 seasons and 12 years. Yet even though the show's ratings had long since plummeted-kept on life support by cheap production costs and lucrative product placement revenue-entertainment writers were beside themselves.
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