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    January 22, 2004     
    Contact: Jean Wasp, Media Relations, (707) 664-2057

 

Jennifer Pozner Takes On “Bachelor Babes, Bridezillas
and Husband-Hunting Harems,” Feb. 3 in Free Program

Jennifer PoznerMedia critic Jennifer Pozner brings her multi-media presentation "Bachelor Babes, Bridezillas and Husband-Hunting Harems" to Sonoma State University on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Cooperage. Admission to free.

With humor and sharp wit, Pozner deconstructs the hype and frenzy of current dating and mating shows on Reality TV. She analyzes how pop culture reinforces regressive gender stereotypes and proposes that the quest for profits compromises entertainment.

Pozner is founder and director of Women In Media & News (WIMN), a women's media monitoring, training and advocacy organization. Formerly, she directed the Women's Desk for the national media watch group FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting). Her work has appeared in Ms., Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Hartford Courant, Arizona Republic, Salon.com.

She lectures and conducts media trainings across America, and has appeared on Comedy Central, Fox News Network, Oxygen, Free Speech TV, Pacifica Radio and numerous documentary projects.

For more information, contact the Women's Resource Center, (707) 664-2845.

 

CAPTION: Media critic Jennifer Pozner says Reality TV reinforces regressive gender stereotypes.

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