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February 15, 2018

Gender and the World Press Photo 2018 Award Finalists

Gender and the World Press Photo 2018 Award Finalists
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By Michael Shaw In this current cultural moment, in the atmosphere of #MeToo, how do we reconcile this group of World Press Photo contest nominees?

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February 8, 2018

Portraits of Retired Sex Workers: The Gaze Turned the Other Way

Portraits of Retired Sex Workers: The Gaze Turned the Other Way
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By Christa Olson Formerly public women evicted from private space, these retired sex workers are now proudly private and challenge us to recognize it.

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February 6, 2018

Is the Face of Contemporary Feminism Still Too Pink and White?

Is the Face of Contemporary Feminism Still Too Pink and White?
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By Wendy Kozol — For many, pink stands for a shared commitment to gender equality. However, the connection to white privilege is not readily shaken off.

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February 5, 2018

Super Bowl LII Ads Cleverly Exploit Fake News

Super Bowl LII Ads Cleverly Exploit Fake News
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By Michael Shaw The best Super Bowl ads this year make light of the fake news controversy and an America that hardly knows what (or who) to believe anymore.

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February 2, 2018

State of the Memo: Our Visual Roundup of the Week

State of the Memo: Our Visual Roundup of the Week
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By Michael Shaw With the House intel committee releasing a sham memo, and Trump delivered his first official State of the Union, it was a big week for propaganda.

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