Archives: women

Women as news sources

May 11, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: journalism, reporting.

That is the basic finding of a new study conducted by the Project for Excellence in Journalism and funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The basic finding is probably not surprising, but what is impressive and important is how widespread and consistent is the tendency of journalists to use men rather than women as sources of information.

Does the political system really work?

January 25, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

Cathryn Brown (Rep.) was elected by the constituents of New Mexico to represent their interests. But I wonder if those voters knew an abortion bill that denies abortion to the victims of rape was part of her agenda.

Timeless words from the Suffrage Movement

October 8, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news, Voting.

Postcards are few and far between these days, but the message on this postcard from the 1900’s speaks a sentiment that echoes throughout history and remains relevant today. Let us carry these words on to future generations!

Seeing Suffrage: The Six Hats – and three pictures

October 8, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

The photo, one of three taken at about the same moment, shows Jane Burleson, the grand marshal of the Washington suffrage parade, standing with five other marshals sometime before the parade began at 3 p.m. on March 3, 1913. Burleson is standing third from the right along with parade marshals (left to right according to what’s on the picture itself) Mrs. Russell McLennan, Althea Taft, Louise Bridges, Alberta Hill and Miss F. Ragsdale. What is immediately striking to modern viewers about this pictures is the hats the women are wearing. But there’s much more to see than the hats.

Joining the parade

September 14, 2012 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: news.

It took no small amount of courage for a woman to join in a suffrage parade in the early years of the 20th century. Not only was the cause unpopular, seeing women do this extraordinary thing was shocking.