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I heard a fragment of a discussion recently about whether women are better off fighting for equality on their own, or joining with other marginalized groups. This is something I'd be interested in hearing your views on.

The approach we've taken at Hathor was to narrow our focus to gender in the media, but since many (perhaps even most?) women fall into other marginalized categories (various races, sexual orientations, physical and mental ability levels, socioeconomic classes), it's impossible to truly fight for "women" without including all the groups so many women find themselves members of. We don't focus entire articles on stereotyped portrayals of men, but we do mention male stereotypes when they appear in media we're reviewing for the female characters. And our analysis attempts to include all the "isms" that apply to a particular female character.

What's your philosophy? Your approach?



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