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Is it the best of times or the worst of times?
The month of December means zillions of end-of-year best of lists. On that note, I’m working on a little project with Media Action to compile a list of our own and need your help, dear Shameless bloggers and readers. We’ve had wide-ranging discussions over the past year on the horrifying, idiotic, mean and often hilarious ways in which women have been portrayed in the media: depictions of motherhood (from Demi’s artful pose on the cover of Vanity Fair to the attacks on Britney Spears), the sexism in beer and booze ads, issues of race, violence against women, shallow judgements of female gamers, and the list goes on. On the other hand, we’ve celebrated a lot of things in pop culture: Tina Fey, Veronica Mars, Joss Whedon, Natalie Portman and her math skills.
What, in your opinion, have been the best and the worst things about women in the media and pop culture of the year? If you could call out media producers on something, what would it be? What inspired you to deliver them a high-five for an awesome representation of women or girls?