With your help, Women, Action & the Media (WAM!) is raising funds to build a grassroots direct-action network dedicated to creating gender justice in media at all levels, including ownership, employment, representation and access.
When you back this project, you’re creating a network that will connect you with people around the country and the world who share your concern about the state of our media.You’ll join activists, media professionals, artists, performers, academics, and people from all walks of life in taking action to create the media ecosystem we deserve.
And when you back this project, you’re backing an organization with a solid track record. Since 2004, WAM! has been bringing people together to organize, educate and and agitate for gender justice in media. With volunteer-run chapters in cities across North America, and a passionate, broad and connected online community, we believe that the time is now to join with you to take it to the next level.
With your help, together we can:
- Call an international Night Out at the Movies to support the next Pariah or The Whistleblower.
- Use viral humor and social media — like this community did successfully when their library was under threat — to influence public conversation and public policy.
- Stage “pitch-ins” at publications with big byline gaps, so they can no longer claim they don’t get as many pitches from women and gender non-conforming people.
- Make stars out of feminist comedians who know that rape jokes should be at the expense of the rapist, not the victim.
- Flood the New York Times with letters until they stop blaming poor single women for being poor and single.
- Throw our might behind existing actions, like SPARK’s efforts to get teen magazines to stop photoshopping models.
- And almost anything else we can dream up together!
Together we can become a force that media owners, producers, participants and policy-makers can’t ignore.
Contribute here! And if you can’t afford to contribute, please reblog and get the word out. This is awesome.
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