A new campaign called “Name it Change it” is out to stop sexism in its tracks! You too can participate – see the Web site for details:
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Here’s a description of the campaign:
Widespread sexism in the media is one of the top problems facing women. A highly toxic media environment persists for women candidates, often negatively affecting their campaigns. The ever-changing media landscape creates an unmonitored echo chamber, often allowing damaging comments to exist without accountability.
We must erase the pervasiveness of sexism against all women candidates — irrespective of political party or level of office — across all media platforms in order to position women to achieve equality in public office. We will not stand by as pundits, radio hosts, bloggers, and journalists damage women’s political futures with misogynistic remarks. When you attack one woman, you attack all women.
Here’s an article in the Washington Post about it: Women’s groups target sexism in campaigns
And here’s a letter to the editor about the article (note the misogynist comments on it): Group references sometimes overlook the absence of women