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Top 10 Sexist Media Moments of 2014 | Patricia Leavy, PhD

Sadly, the mainstream media’s addiction to sexism has yet again provided us with a long list of competitive material for our annual top 10 sexist media moments. The media are sexist in a variety of ways, but most apparent is the manner in which news is reported and that they just can’t seem to control themselves at inventing stories that, well, aren’t really news — think: the endless reporting that happens about celebrity looks and gossip

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Top 10 Sexist Media Moments of 2013 | Patricia Leavy, PhD

In 2012, the media shamefully spun stories that sexualized women athletes (the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team), called women voters too emotional and mindless, tried some good old-fashioned “slut shaming” (Rush Limbaugh on Sandra Fluke) and kept insinuating Jennifer Anniston had a “baby bump.” We are sad to report that little has changed.

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