Tag Archive: Media

Jan 29

What’s in a Twirl?

What’s in a twirl? That which by any other twirl would be so sweet…. Okay so I am taking poetic license with a classic work by William Shakespeare. Yet we should as a society be asking the question “why ask a professional female athlete to twirl and show off her outfit?” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzOeJs0Sh-c ) We should …

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Oct 21

Getting the Truth in Syria

Syria has, understandably, been a top point in the news lately as conflict continues to rage.  Indeed, I’ve written quite a few posts on Syria in the past, and could continue to write about the country for some time while only barely scratching the surface of the issues.  A quick Google search for news in …

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Jul 24

Where is our freedom of speech in Southeast Asia?

Nguyen Van Hai, a 12 year sentenced prisoner in Vietnam, has been on a hunger strike for 30 days in his prison cell to protest against poor treatment in jail. However, he should not be in jail in the first place. He is one out of 43 of bloggers, journalists, and political activists that have …

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Jul 19

Taking a Lesson from the Junk Food Industry

Have you ever seen a Coca-Cola commercial? No, I mean really seen one. What are they selling? A refreshing beverage? Hardly. Coca-Cola sells happiness. Proof is provided by the closing image of the commercial below (“open happiness”). And this message is almost anywhere you look. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts_4vOUDImE If you just watched the above commercial, you might …

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Mar 21

The Homelessness Series: The Pursuit of Happyness

I’m just going to start off with the disclaimer: I love the movie The Pursuit of Happyness. I really do. However, I have one major objection to the film, which I would like to discuss with you. For those of you who haven’t seen the movie, here’s the SparkNotes version: A man named Chris Gardner …

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Feb 07

Twitter’s Take: The Not Top 10 (Super Bowl Edition)

Let me just start off by saying that I love Twitter. I really do. I realize that there are a lot of Twitter haters out there. (Also known as people who have never had a Twitter…) However, they’re the ones who are really missing out. Why do I love Twitter? I love Twitter because it gives power …

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Nov 05

How to Market a Female Athlete?

We all know about the icons of women’s sports. There’s Lisa Leslie, Mia Hamm, and the Williams sisters. Natalie Coughlin, Jennie Finch, and Candace Parker. All are female athletes who have successfully navigated both the playing and the marketing field. They are the select few who have managed to thrive in both environments. However, marketing …

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Oct 22

What About the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Let’s talk about the Democratic Republic of the Congo. What about it exactly, you may be asking? Good question. Because up until last week, I had never even heard of the country mentioned in the media before. That’s before I learned that it was the location of the deadliest conflict in the world since World …

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Sep 24

Freedom of the Press?

It’s an election year and we all know what that means. Constant media coverage as far as the eye can see. There are political speeches. Media reports about the speeches. Media reports about the media reports. It makes you just want to turn off your television, turn down the volume on your radio, and never open …

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Sep 18

Women’s Rights in the Media: What’s the Real Story?

As I started working on this post, I did my usual scroll through twitter and a few of my favorite sites searching for a topic about women to write about.  And as I’m sure you’re aware, there’s A LOT of information regarding women’s issues available these days. But as I was searching, something really struck …

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