Thursday, June 12, 2008

Are all Women the Same?

Can we please, PLEASE disaggregated women here! Not all ladies are the same and they will not vote the same. Its a bit much to just survey "women" to be in the same voting block. There are white women, black women, Hispanics and they live all over the country, with each sub region having various political views and ideas. Why don't the the pundits and the pollsters reconfigure that we are not one block of votes and that we have differing interests--just as Hilary received some of our support while not others. What's more this article didn't disaggregated issues like health care, the economy, education policy, foreign policy, etc. What is true, that most women should get behind and unite behind is discrimination like is this YouTube video:


On May 23, The Women's Media Center, along with their partners at Media Matters, launched, "Sexism Sells, But We're Not Buying It," a new video and online petition campaign illustrating the pervasive nature of sexism in the media's coverage. While Hillary Clinton's campaign cast a spotlight on the issue of sexism, this isn't a partisan issue: it's about making sure that woman's voices are present and powerful in our national dialogue.

Click here to watch the video and to read a statement about the video from WMC president Carol Jenkins.

The White House Project is deeply committed to this issue, and to this end, we are happy to be partnering with The Women's Media Center and the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education on a conference that will analyze how issues of age, race, class and gender have been treated in the media coverage of the 2008 election.



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