Women http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/598/all en Maria Shriver Asks Ann Romney About GOP's 'Gender Problem' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/maria-shriver-asks-ann-romney-about-gops-gender-problem <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In an interview with Ann Romney aired on Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em>, special anchor Maria Shriver couldn't help getting in a dig at Republicans: <strong>"The Republican Party is viewed by so many women as having a gender problem, a women's problem. Do you believe that?"</strong></p> <p>The question came amid a segment that was largely focused on the Romneys funding the creation of a new medical center to research multiple sclerosis – which Ann Romney suffers from – as well as other neurological diseases.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/maria-shriver-asks-ann-romney-about-gops-gender-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ann Romney Maria Shriver NBC Republicans Today Women Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:55:51 +0000 kyle.drennen 47385 at http://www.mrc.org Couric Baits Justice Ginsburg: Could Male Justices ‘Truly Understand’ ‘What It’s Like To Be a Woman?’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/couric-baits-justice-ginsburg-could-male-justices-truly-understand-what-its-be-woman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gender-based questions are a staple in former anchor’s liberal playbook. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kristine-marsh">Kristine Marsh</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/128565" width="320" height="180" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><div class='signature'><p>— Kristine Marsh is Staff Writer for MRC Culture at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kristine_writes" target="_blank">Follow Kristine Marsh on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/couric-baits-justice-ginsburg-could-male-justices-truly-understand-what-its-be-woman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture couric Feminism ginsburg Women Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:14:34 +0000 dan.gainor 46829 at http://www.mrc.org SHIELD: Men Are Pigs http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/shield-men-are-pigs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/evan-mantel">Evan Mantel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img width="145" height="194" src="/sites/default/files/uploads/images/2013/Marvel%27s%20Agents%20of%20S.H.I.E.L.D.%20-%20Yes%20Men%20-%2008_01_13%20PM.jpg" style="float: right; margin-left: 3px; margin-right: 3px; margin-top: 2px; margin-bottom: 2px;" />For only the second time since its inception, <i>SHIELD</i> has gotten <i>Marvel</i>ous. Last episode, gave us a longer look at Lady Sif who featured in both <i>Thor</i> movies. She's just your typical badass, female warrior who has to kick more butt than other secondary characters (BUT NOT THE MAIN HERO CAUSE STRUCTUREZZZZ!!!).</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/cmi-tv-blog-post/shield-men-are-pigs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CMI on TV Blog Post MRC Culture Lady Sif Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. men Sexism shield Women Thu, 13 Mar 2014 05:26:35 +0000 emantel 45746 at http://www.mrc.org WashPost's Capehart: Republicans 'Told Women,' Minorities to 'Go Bleep Yourself' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washposts-capehart-republicans-told-women-minorities-go-bleep-yourself <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-30-MSNBC-TLW-Capehart.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing on the Monday, December 30, <em>The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell</em> on MSNBC, <em>Washington Post</em> columnist Jonathan Capehart charged that, in the year 2013, Republicans had "told" women, young people and minorities to "go bleep yourself" as he divulged his choices for "worst political move" of the year.<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/washposts-capehart-republicans-told-women-minorities-go-bleep-yourself" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics African-Americans Blacks Campsign 2012 Hispanics Homosexuals Jonathan Capehart Minorities MSNBC Republicans The Last Word Women Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:35:09 +0000 45208 at http://www.mrc.org Daily Beast's Obeidallah: 'Conservatives Hate a Lot of Women' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/daily-beasts-obeidallah-conservatives-hate-lot-women <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-12-27-MSNBC-HB-Obeidallah.jpg" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />Appearing as a guest on the Friday, December 27,<em> Hardball </em>on MSNBC, comedian and <em>Daily Beast </em>columnist Dean Obeidallah -- who has also been a CNN contributor -- cracked that "conservatives hate a lot of women" as he recounted that the woman whose face appeared on the ObamaCare Web site had been tagged "the most despised woman in America"&n</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/daily-beasts-obeidallah-conservatives-hate-lot-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics Conservatives Daily Beast Dean Obeidallah Hardball MSNBC obamacare Women Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:34:42 +0000 45200 at http://www.mrc.org Joe Biden's Gaffes Go International, But All Three Networks Skip http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/joe-bidens-gaffes-go-international-all-three-networks-skip <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Vice President Joe Biden unleashed another gaffe on Tuesday while talking to female employees at an internet company in Japan. According to the&nbsp;<em><a href="http://www.examiner.com/article/the-joe-biden-gaffe-machine-makes-its-japanese-debut">Examiner</a></em>, Biden was "scheduled to address the company's female employees" and "discuss the economic impact of women in the corporate world."<strong>&nbsp;Instead, while talking to the women, he blurted, "Do your husbands like you working full time?"</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/joe-bidens-gaffes-go-international-all-three-networks-skip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Asia Japan Joe Biden vice president Women Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:54:40 +0000 scott.whitlock 45074 at http://www.mrc.org HuffPo Cites Sex Toy Maker Survey to Push Porn to Women http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-cites-sex-toy-maker-survey-push-porn-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Porn good for women’s relationships, sex, according to site. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/katie-yoder-0">Katie Yoder</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>BREAKING: A large majority of regular tavern patrons say they drink at least occasionally, according to a new report. What’s more, many of those that do say alcohol helps them relax and overcome social inhibitions. <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/97/Love_-_Engagement.jpg" style="float: right;" height="198" width="296" /></p> <p>Stupid report? Yep. Nearly as dumb as the one a recent Huffington Post “Women” article touted. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@k_yoder" target="_blank">Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/huffpo-cites-sex-toy-maker-survey-push-porn-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Art & Entertainment Education Faith Family Media huffington post pornography Women Tue, 19 Nov 2013 20:32:16 +0000 matt.philbin 44985 at http://www.mrc.org MSNBC's Wolffe Finds GOP 'Excluding' People As It Gets 'More Male and Older and Whiter' http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-wolffe-finds-gop-excluding-people-it-gets-more-male-and-older-and-whiter <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img style="float: right;" src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/2013-11-12-MSNBC-PN-Wolffe.JPG" alt="Media Research Center" title="Media Research Center" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" />On MSNBC's <em>PoliticsNation</em> show, MSNBC.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe -- formerly of <em>Newsweek</em> -- recounted that the Republican base is getting "more male and older and whiter," and asserted that they are "excluding more than half the population" as he asserted that Republicans are "not ready for power yet."<br /></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-wolffe-finds-gop-excluding-people-it-gets-more-male-and-older-and-whiter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Politics MSNBC PoliticsNation race Republicans Richard Wolffe Women Thu, 14 Nov 2013 20:20:08 +0000 44952 at http://www.mrc.org Media Censor: Pope’s Real Message on Women in the Church http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-censor-popes-real-message-women-church <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Francis ‘closed the door’ on women priests, but said women “more important” than priests. </div> </div> </div> <p>Pope Francis is learning the hard way about the media’s predilection for hearing – and reporting – only what they want. First, they twisted his unremarkable restatement of Catholic doctrine on homosexuality into headlines like “<a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-overreact-claims-pope-ok-gays">POPE OK WITH GAYS</a>.” </p> <p>Now, journalists are angry about Francis’ unremarkable restatement of Catholic doctrine refuting liberal calls for women priests, and ignoring what Francis had to say about the real importance of women to the faith and in the life of the Church.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-censor-popes-real-message-women-church" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Faith Politics Catholic Church pope Women Wed, 31 Jul 2013 19:46:49 +0000 matt.philbin 44156 at http://www.mrc.org A Flagrant Feminist Failure http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/flagrant-feminist-failure <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="il">Feminism</span> as a political cause is on such wobbly knees that it must rely on charges of rampant sexism that have no basis in reality. The current Exhibit A is “Think Progress” blogger Alyssa Rosenberg, who surely scrunched up her face in disgust as she wrote the headline “Women Are Half Of Video Gamers, So Where Are The Female Video Game Characters?”</p><p>Serious long-term video game fans should laugh at Rosenberg’s ignorance and laziness. This headline had all the style and finesse of a belly flop into an empty swimming pool. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/flagrant-feminist-failure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Feminism Liberals Think Progress Video games Women Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:30:09 +0000 rich.noyes 43874 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Todd Lectures: If GOP Wants Women Voters, They Better Back Gun Control http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-todd-lectures-if-gop-wants-women-voters-they-better-back-gun-control <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> On Thursday's NBC <em>Today</em>, political director Chuck Todd urged Republicans to back gun restrictions or risk alienation from female voters: "Look at the massive gender gap....65% of women want stricter gun laws, 44% of men. <strong>So if you make the argument to Republicans...if you want to continue to have problems with women voters, don't deal with this gun issue.</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-todd-lectures-if-gop-wants-women-voters-they-better-back-gun-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd Guns NBC Republicans Today Women Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:09:49 +0000 kyle.drennen 43171 at http://www.mrc.org On NBC's 'Today,' Maria Shriver Frets Over 'Stained Glass Ceiling' for Catholic Women http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-maria-shriver-frets-over-stained-glass-ceiling-catholic-women <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Appearing on Tuesday's NBC <em>Today</em> as part of its Vatican coverage of Pope Francis's installation mass, former correspondent Maria Shriver offered a report that urged the Catholic Church to allow female priests: "Catholic women, and nuns in particular....cannot be ordained, they cannot say Mass and they cannot vote for the pope.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-today-maria-shriver-frets-over-stained-glass-ceiling-catholic-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Catholic Church Maria Shriver NBC Today Women Wed, 20 Mar 2013 15:37:42 +0000 kyle.drennen 42974 at http://www.mrc.org CNN's O’Brien Tries to Liken Critics of Women in Infantry to Opponents of Racial Integration http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-obrien-tries-liken-critics-women-infantry-opponents-racial-integration <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/paul-bremmer">Paul Bremmer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>With the recent news that outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has lifted the ban on women serving in front-line combat roles, it is no surprise that CNN is cheering the decision. On Friday’s&nbsp;<i>Starting Point</i>, host Soledad O’Brien attempted to undermine those who disagree with the decision by comparing them to opponents of racial integration of the military during the 1940s.<strong>&nbsp;[MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-01-25-CNN-SP-Obrien.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/cnns-obrien-tries-liken-critics-women-infantry-opponents-racial-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CNN Military Soledad O'Brien Women Fri, 25 Jan 2013 22:49:27 +0000 scott.whitlock 42388 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Slam Obama from the Left, Demand More Female Nominations http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-slam-obama-left-demand-more-female-nominations <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2013-01-10-ABC-GMA-men.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="166" width="300" /></p><p>ABC and CBS on Thursday hit Barack Obama from the left, fretting about a lack of diversity&nbsp;for his&nbsp;second term&nbsp;cabinet picks. The two network morning shows ignored substantiative criticism about Treasury Secretary&nbsp;choice Jack Lew, but highlighted the&nbsp;cutesy story of his messy handwriting.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-slam-obama-left-demand-more-female-nominations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Barack Obama diversity Good Morning America Jack Lew Jon Karl quotas Women Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:36:03 +0000 scott.whitlock 42197 at http://www.mrc.org NBC's Todd Laments House GOP Having 'All White Men' as Committee Chairs http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-todd-laments-house-gop-having-all-white-men-committee-chairs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Taking a gratuitous shot at Republicans at the end of his Wednesday MSNBC show, <em>The Daily Rundown</em>, NBC political director Chuck Todd insisted on making this declaration: <strong>"By the way, though, all of the committee chairs in the House Republican conference....All white men....Picture of the party's potential problems."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2012/2012-11-28-MSNBC-DR-Todd.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> <br /> Todd, who is himself a white man, was reacting to Democratic strategist Karen Finney making a "shameless plug" for the number of women elected to Congress, who she hoped would bring "a little bit of sanity to the process." As Todd hit the House GOP, Finney chimed in: <strong>"White men....Very representative."</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/nbcs-todd-laments-house-gop-having-all-white-men-committee-chairs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Chuck Todd House Republicans Karen Finney MSNBC race The Daily Rundown Women Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:39:24 +0000 kyle.drennen 41900 at http://www.mrc.org