Friday, September 03, 2010

A Satirical Spoof of Sexist Male Dominated Political TV Talk Shows (Explicit Video)

The video below is supposed to be a satirical spoof of male-dominated political news shows. If it looks more like reality TV to you, you are not alone.

The Women's Media Center, the Women's Campaign Forum Foundation, and Political Parity have joined forces to combat the rampant media misogyny. The women intend to "work to stop all sexist treatment of women candidates by the media." Feel free to report media sexism to Name It Change It.

Women's groups call out political sexism: The United States ranks 86th in the world for representation of women in political office. Women make up 51 percent of the nation's population but hold only 17 percent of the seats in Congress and 24 percent of the seats in state legislatures.
Gloria Steinem’s Statement on Equality

"Sexism against women in the media has become normalized and accepted in a way that they would not be if the comments were racist. It dramatically affects women candidates."

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