Archive for March, 2013

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Did the media fail in their responsibilities to provide balanced and ethical coverage of the Ohio rape case in which two 16-year-old  members of the Steubenville High School football team were charged with raping a 16-year-old fellow student last August?
Many people are answering a resounding, “YES.” 
For example, FOX News, CNN and MSNBC revealed the victim’s name on the air and reported Internet threats against the victim. 

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What’s stopping more women from rising to the highest positions of power? This is the question that Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg addresses in her popular book, Lean In.

Sandberg asserts that women are unintentionally holding themselves back in the workplace. Her book has been met with disapproval from critics who argue that the COO is “elitist” or even blaming women instead of institutionalized sexism, as reported in the Huffington Post. 

Others have defended Sandberg as a staunch feminist and argue that her book is well worth reading. In the “60 Minutes” profile on Sunday, March10, Sandberg addressed her critics.
“My message is not one of blaming women. There is an awful lot we don’t control,” she said. “There is an awful lot we can control and we can do for ourselves to sit at more tables, raise more hands.”
Sandberg asserts that women are making gains, but not in politics and the business world.