Media

Media

A natural resource

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Leslie Ayre-Jaschke
Edition: 
Vol 11, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1990
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding. Lists the political, medical and journalistic work necessary to support women and make breastfeeding a viable option. 

Silence means dissent

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Andrea Dworkin
Edition: 
Vol 5, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article shares a speech by Andrea Dworkin at The Symposium On Media Violence and Pornography. Calls for a feminist movement against pornography which she argues is a grassroots movement against male supremacy. 

 

 


Casting light: campaign takes on women's body image and the media

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Signy Gerrard
Edition: 
Vol.12 No.1
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Spring/Summer 2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This article examines the National Eating Disorder Information Centre's new public service campaign which puts pressure on the industries that create and distribute the unrealistic ultra-thin images of womoen.

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Contact office for copy. Also available online
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14800039

Report of the APA task force on the sexualization of girls

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Publisher: 
American Psychological Association
Publication Date: 
2007

Looks at the proliferation of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising, and media, and explores the cognitive and emotional consequences, consequences for mental and physical health, and impact on development of a healthy sexual self-image. Also has a section on what parents can do.

Gender for journalists: a toolkit

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English
Author: 
Trish Williams
Publisher: 
International Institute for Communication and Development
Publication Date: 
2006

This toolkit aims to provide journalists with an understanding of gender issues, and of the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society, so that their reporting will be accurate and gender sensitive.

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Gender for journalists

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English
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Online
Author: 
Trish Williams
Publisher: 
Commonwealth Press Union
Publication Date: 
2006?
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Provides journalists with an understanding of gender issues, and of the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society, so that their reporting will be accurate and gender sensitive.

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Giving legs to restless legs: a case study of how the media helps make people sick

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Steven Woloshin
Lisa M Schwartz
Publisher: 
PLoS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Demonstrates that news coverage of restless legs syndrome exaggerates the prevalence of disease and the need for treatment, and fails to consider the problems of overdiagnosis.

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ISSN 15491277 (print)
ISSN 15491676 (online)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Becoming critical consumers: research and the media

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English
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Online
Author: 
Elizabeth Blackmore
Wendi Rockert
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines media reports of weight-loss research, and lists ways to critically analyze these reports.

From awareness to prevention: developing solutions through media literacy

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English
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Online
Author: 
Louise Armstrong
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines eating disorders prevention strategies, focusing on media literacy programs.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Messages from the media

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English
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Karin Jasper
Publisher: 
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at how the media, fashion and advertising industries adversely affect women and men and contribute to the prevalence of eating problems. Provides a guide to writing an effective comment letter.

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