Search Results for: Laura Fraser

Jul 1 1997

Fear of Fat

Why Images of Overweight Women Are Taboo

Fat has been a matter of huge media interest lately, if you’ll pardon the pun. As a nation, we’re wrestling with the fact that we’re getting fatter and fatter all the time—on average, we’ve gained eight pounds apiece in the past decade—and we don’t know what,if anything, can be done about it. The news about fat is confusing: On the one hand, some obesity experts say that even being a little chubby puts us at a greatly increased health risk; on the other, psychologists and exercise physiologists tell us that dieting can be damaging, exercise is what counts, and that […]

Mar 1 1993

Super Bowl Sunday

A wake-up call on domestic violence

Super Bowl 1993

The Super Bowl is one of the most widely viewed television events every year. Unfortunately, many women’s shelters report that Super Bowl Sunday is also one of the worst days of the year for violence against women in the home. At the request of FAIR’s Women’s Desk and other advocates for women, NBC Sports aired a public service announcement (PSA) on domestic violence during the network’s coverage of this year’s Super Bowl. For too many households, the violence of football’s most-watched game is not confined to the TV screen. The Super Bowl brings together many activities that may “trigger” a […]

May 1 1991

Extra! May/June 1991

Articles in the print edition Press Ignores the Obvious in U.S. Energy Policy by Daniel Lazare Peter Panomics Happy talk on the recession by Doug Henwood The Tyranny of the Media Correct The assault on “the new McCarthyism” by Laura Fraser The “Myth” of Racism Integrity at Risk at PBS Elvis’ UFO Baby Exposes “Earth Day” Killers! Back From the Brink Battered Women Take a Beating From the Media by Tiffany Devitt and Jennifer Downey What Is a Crisis? Who’s the Victim The Return of Shirley Christian Pinochet apologist comes back to Central America By Mark Cook Brutality Coverage: “Thornburgh […]

Mar 1 1991

Extra! March/April 1991

Articles in the print edition The Representation of Women in the News Media by Susan J. Douglas Abortion Coverage Leaves Women Out of the Picture by Tiffany Devitt Lesbian Invisibility in the Media by Karin Schwartz Smoking as Liberation The tobacco industry targets women by Jean Kilbourne Pro-Smoking Censorship in Women’s Magazines by Wellness Letter All the Women Fit to Print A day in the life of the New York Times by Laura Fraser “Like a Kick in the Stomach” Gender Bias in Televised Sports by Margaret Carlisle Duncan Teen Magazines: Selling Lip Gloss, Sex and Anorexia by Elizabeth Larsen […]