Women's Media Center

Amplifying women's voices. Changing the conversation.

Happy Birthday, New Moon Girls!

June 6, 2012 was the 20th anniversary of the idea to create New Moon Girls! Become a member now and experience the power of New Moon Girls! See how this magazine and safe social network for girls 8 and up has improved girls’ lives since the early 1990s.

A membership to New Moon Girls ordered through the link above means you (or your daughter) gets access to great age-appropriate content, We at the Women’s Media Center get a gift of $10 from New Moon Girls, and you’re supporting ad-free media!

Are you the next Soledad O’brien? The Women’s Media Center is holding Progressive Girls’ Voices training this July.
Here is a quick breakdown of what these trainings are all about.
Apply now!

Are you the next Soledad O’brien? The Women’s Media Center is holding Progressive Girls’ Voices training this July.

Here is a quick breakdown of what these trainings are all about.

Apply now!

The NYC Reproductive Justice Coalition, in collaboration with Women’s eNews, is hosting a media conference on reproductive justice this weekend! They will be reframing the discussions about what reproductive justice means, especially considering how some politicians and pundits are, in so many ways, declaring war against it—on the Right and on the Left. 
WMC’s VP of Programs Jamia Wilson will be speaking. Tickets available here!

The NYC Reproductive Justice Coalition, in collaboration with Women’s eNews, is hosting a media conference on reproductive justice this weekend! They will be reframing the discussions about what reproductive justice means, especially considering how some politicians and pundits are, in so many ways, declaring war against it—on the Right and on the Left.

WMC’s VP of Programs Jamia Wilson will be speaking. Tickets available here!

Progressive Girls Voices Applications are Open!

Girls and young women ages 14-22: Do you want to become a political commentator and strong progressive thought leader in the media? Apply for Progressive Girl’s Voices today by visiting us here: http://bit.ly/I1mQwS

Progressive Girl’s Voices (PGV) is the premier media and leadership-training program for girls in the country. Representing a range of expertise and diversity across race, class, geography, and generation, participants receive advanced, comprehensive training and tools to position themselves as media spokespeople in their fields, thereby changing the conversation on issues that fill the headlines.

Are you a young woman age 15-19? Are you passionate about cross-cultural connections and wish to develop your leadership skills?
In an effort to promote and engage young women leaders, Empower Peace launched the Women2Women International Leadership Program (W2W) in 2006—now an annual event held in Boston, Massachusetts. The W2W program brings together young women, ages 15-19, from around the world for a week of intense leadership training.
W2W 2012 will be held from Saturday, July 7 - Sunday, July 15. To apply, visit their website.

Are you a young woman age 15-19? Are you passionate about cross-cultural connections and wish to develop your leadership skills?

In an effort to promote and engage young women leaders, Empower Peace launched the Women2Women International Leadership Program (W2W) in 2006—now an annual event held in Boston, Massachusetts. The W2W program brings together young women, ages 15-19, from around the world for a week of intense leadership training.

W2W 2012 will be held from Saturday, July 7 - Sunday, July 15. To apply, visit their website.

#BulliedByRush

The Women’s Media Center is launching the #BulliedByRush campaign in response to the long history of offensive comments and attacks made by Rush Limbaugh, most recently about Georgetown University Law student Sandra Fluke.

For 20 years Rush Limbaugh has been using offensive language to dehumanize woman and other marginalized groups. It’s time to call it what it is: Bullying. We encourage anyone who has ever felt bullied, harmed, or intimidated by Rush Limbaugh to submit their stories. Whether directly or indirectly, personally or collectively, if you feel you have been targeted by Rush, please share your story in solidarity with Fluke and all the other people he has bullied before her.

Submit your story on bulliedbyrush.com.

SPEAK OUT ON TWITTER with #BULLIEDBYRUSH.

The Women’s Media Center held a media training for Women Occupy last week. Check out their discussion of what they learned!

The Women’s Media Center held a media training for Women Occupy last week. Check out their discussion of what they learned!

XXL Magazine has published a video of 45-year-old rapper Too $hort encouraging teenage boys to force themselves on underage girls. 
The graphic monologue is disturbing and so is the willingness of Harris Publications, which owns XXL, to give this kind of dangerous rhetoric a platform.
Join Color of Change in calling on Harris Publications to fire XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten.

XXL Magazine has published a video of 45-year-old rapper Too $hort encouraging teenage boys to force themselves on underage girls. 

The graphic monologue is disturbing and so is the willingness of Harris Publications, which owns XXL, to give this kind of dangerous rhetoric a platform.

Join Color of Change in calling on Harris Publications to fire XXL Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Satten.