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Ask Women Anything with Catherine McKenney

On January 26, 2017, in the warm light of Bar Robo, a standing-room-only group of Ottawa folks gathered to chat […]

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Ask Women Anything with Catherine McKenney

AWA is back with a new series of amazing women! Presented by Media Action, Ask Women Anything is a series […]

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Ask Women Anything with Jewne Johnson

Media Action Media‘s Ask Women Anything series continues with Jewne Johnson, a dynamic community builder, CKCU media personality, and an ardent supporter of […]

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Ask Women Anything with Ana Maria Cruz-Valderrama

Media Action Media’s most recent instalment of the Ask Women Anything series welcomed seniors’ advocate and community leader Ana Maria […]

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Ask Women Anything with Ana Maria Cruz-Valderrama

Ana Maria Cruz Valderrama is a firebrand. It took us about six months to find time for her to do […]

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Ask Women Anything with Sabine Daniel

Media maven, French TV and radio host and producer Sabine Daniel captivated Ottawans with stories of her time in Russia, […]

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Ask Women Anything with Sabine Daniel

March 8th Ask Women Anything with Sabine Daniel Media Action Média is thrilled to present our second AWA of 2016 […]

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Ask Women Anything with Amanda Jette Knox

Media Action Media started off this year’s Ask Women Anything Series with a bang on Thursday January 28th with Amanda […]

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Ask Women Anything 2016 – Starting with Amanda Jette Knox

The Ask Women Anything series is re-launching this year with a new look and a new suite of incredible women!   These […]

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Ask Women Anything with #CorneredInOttawa

#CorneredInOttawa is deeply committed to identifying the damaging/violent/lawless behaviour of Luke Howard in an honest, authentic and balanced way.  This […]

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Ask Women Anything with Jenna and Kayla Spagnoli

Jenna and Kayla Spagnoli are in charge — that’s how we should have introduced them at the beginning of Tuesday night’s […]

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Ask Women Anything with Jenna and Kayla Spagnoli aka The Feminist Twins!
Ask Women Anything with Jenna and Kayla Spagnoli aka The Feminist Twins!

In case your summer is a bit slower than you had expected, don’t worry – help is on the way!  […]

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Ask Women Anything with Peggy Taillon

Ask Women Anything with Peggy Taillon Media Action Média has been hosting Ask Women Anything events for a little more […]

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Ask Women Anything: Peggy Taillon
Ask Women Anything: Peggy Taillon

  Media Action is excited to present Peggy Taillon as our next speaker for the Ask Women anything series! As […]

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Ask Women Anything With Jennifer Oades

The Ask Women Anything series provides a platform for exceptional women in our community to share their stories and their […]

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Ask Women Anything with Jennifer Oades
Ask Women Anything with Jennifer Oades

Just when you thought there was nothing great to look forward to in April, along comes this incredible AWA with […]

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Ask Women Anything With Rachel Decoste

It was a cold winter night in Ottawa on January 21, but warm and cozy at The Wild Oat Bakery, […]

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ASK WOMEN ANYTHING, FEATURING RACHEL DECOSTE : JANUARY 21

Our award-winning series is starting this year with our first speaker, Rachel Décoste. Rachel has been interested in what makes […]

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JUSTCHANGE’S 13TH GRANT GOES TO ASK WOMEN ANYTHING!

We are very pleased to announce that the Ask Women Anything series was selected as a grant recipient by JustChange […]

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Ask Women Anything with Melanie Coulson

         The evening of November 18, 2014 was snowy and cold as guests piled into The Wild Oat […]

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ASK WOMEN ANYTHING, NOVEMBER 2014: FEATURING MELANIE COULSON

Our next Ask Women Anything event is taking place on November 18th, at The Wild Oat Bakery, Ottawa from 7:00 […]

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Informed Opinions event: In Conversation with the Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell

She’s smart; she’s quick; she’s funny. And she’s the only female Prime Minister we’ve ever had. Come and listen to […]

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Ask Women Anything – September 2014 With Dr. Sheema Khan

On Wednesday September 24th, Media Action Média hosted the popular Ask Women Anything event at the Wild Oat Bakery in […]

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Ask Women Anything, featuring Sheema Khan

Sheema Khan is a patent agent, mom of three, and a monthly columnist for the Globe and Mail. She holds […]

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Without sexism, tabloid magazines don’t have much left

by Jennifer de la Chevotiere At one time or another, your eyes have drifted over to the bright array of […]

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Ask Women Anything, featuring the Fat Girl Food Squad

On Wednesday May 28th 2014, Media Action Média hosted a hugely successful Ask Women Anything event featuring Fat Girl Food Squad bloggers, Marie-Claude […]

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Event – A Quota for Quoting: Addressing the Absence of Women Sources in the Media

Shari Graydon of Informed Opinions will be debating about the absence of women sources in media on May 14 at the University […]

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Ask Women Anything – Kathie Donovan

Ask Women Anything – Kathie DonovaThe Ask Women Anything event hosted by Media Action Média on the evening of April […]

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Steve Paikin’s Right: Women Avoid the Media Spotlight

by Shari Graydon, Informed Opinions Don’t blame the messenger, folks: When Steve Paikin, host of The Agenda blogged and tweeted […]

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Media Action Média presents the Ask Women Anything Series Featuring Angela Schliehauf from the Three Little Birds

On February 26, 2014, Media Action Média hosted our inaugural Ask Women Anything event at the Hintonburg Public House. This series […]

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Join us for Ask Women Anything: Angela Schleihauf of Three Little Birds

Our free Ask Women Anything event is scheduled for this coming Wednesday, February 26 at 5:30 p.m. at The Hintonburg […]

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‘How The Media Failed Women In 2013’ Is One Video You Need To Watch This Year
Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week is an annual event that takes place every November. Co-lead by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, the […]

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Girls fuel outrage and inspiration

From Informed Opinions I don’t often shout back at the TV, despite the vast volume of material it broadcasts that […]

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A Fed-Up Actress Says ‘Screw You, Hollywood’ With An Amazing Plan To Be The Change She Wants
Consent: No Cone, Bro.
Consent: No Cone, Bro.

When it comes to consent, yes means yes. That’s it. Silence, intoxication, a particular clothing choice: none of these are […]

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They say don’t be THAT guy…but you are being THAT guy.

SAVE Edmonton recently created a campaign called Don’t Be THAT Guy.  The campaign reminds men that we make choices that have […]

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Media Action is looking for new board members!
Media Action is looking for new board members!

Media Action Média currently has some openings for Board members. We are looking for people with a proven volunteering track […]

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Support Media Action and enter to win an amazing advertising package for your business!
Support Media Action and enter to win an amazing advertising package for your business!

  Special Offer for local businesses and organizations: For every donation to Media Action, over $50, we will enter your […]

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What do you think of Dove’s latest Real Beauty campaign ad?

Dove has released a new ad called “Real Beauty Sketches”. This has been met with a lot of positive feedback […]

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OUR IRON LADIES: 10 CANADIAN WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE POLITICAL GAME

For a woman who smashed through the glass ceiling all the way to the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister’s office, the […]

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Surprise: Women in Media are Sexualized and Underemployed

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender and Media’s latest findings are out, and boy, are they looking bleak. There’s nothing […]

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International Women’s Day at Carleton University

Carleton University is hosting a Registered REPRESENT. event on March 8th for International Women’s Day! The focus of this event […]

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Media Action Média completes the Finding Words program to empower young women through media literacy
Media Action Média completes the Finding Words program to empower young women through media literacy

Ottawa, ON – 6 November 2012 – Media Action Média (MAM) is pleased to announce the completion of this year’s […]

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Women in View on Screen

At the St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival this fall, Rina Fraticelli, Executive Director of Women in View, shared the results of […]

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REPRESENT. Video Project Rules
REPRESENT. Video Project Rules

The Basics All video submissions must be made from a valid YouTube/Google account and last no longer than 3 minutes. […]

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Finding Words Project
Media Action Média completes the Finding Words program to empower young women through media literacy

Ottawa, ON – 6 November 2012 – Media Action Média (MAM) is pleased to announce the completion of this year’s new […]

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Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week is an annual event that takes place the first week of November. Co-lead by MediaSmarts and the Canadian Teachers’ […]

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Behind the Headlines: Could This Anti-Bullying Campaign Make It Worse?

Former president of Media Action, Shari Graydon, provides input on beauty brands that have anti-bullying campaigns: Can a cosmetics company […]

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Keep Her In The Game
“Keep Her In The Game” Campaign Hits the Mark

  We love this PSA from the Keep Her In The Game campaign by the Women’s Sports Foundation:     […]

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Media Action Média invited to speak at Asian Heritage Month event

On May 22, 2012, Media Action Média President Amanda Parriag spoke at an event in Ottawa celebrating Asian Heritage Month. […]

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Don't Be That Guy
“Don’t Be That Guy” Campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness

Did you know that it’s National Victims of Crime Awareness Week? Sexual Assault Voices of Edmonton has launched a new […]

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Ashley Judd before and after
Ashley Judd Fights Back

Tired of rumours and speculation about her slightly “puffy” face, Ashley Judd has fought back with a scathing essay on […]

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Women in Advertising: Then and Now

US advertising agency The Ludlow Group posted a great comparison of sexist vintage advertising to current ads that still have […]

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A New Wave of Media Activism

The campaign to challenge harmful depictions of women in the media is picking up steam. CNN reports:   Amid the […]

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Miss Representation Screening Shows Women are Still Being Left out of the Debate
Miss Representation Screening Shows Women are Still Being Left out of the Debate

Women are still being left out of the debate! This was obvious at the February 29, 2012, screening of MissRepresentation, […]

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VOGUE Criticized for Photoshopped Adele Cover

Photo via The Examiner. A new VOGUE cover with an obviously altered photo of singer Adele has outraged her fans. […]

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Media Images and Real Violence

Alison Saunders, head of the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK, has warned that the mainstream media’s poor treatment of […]

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Glamour Magazine
Glamour Magazine Agrees to Reduce Photoshopping

Photo via The Gloss.com. Glamour Magazine has pledged to rely less on Photoshopping, after asking for input from its readers. […]

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Aisha Tyler Before & After

Here’s another great before/after example of photoshopping via ology.com: As if Aisha Tyler wasn’t already gorgeous enough!  

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Leveson inquiry addresses representations of women

Photo via The Guardian. British media ethics are on trial thanks to the ongoing Leveson Inquiry,  a response to the […]

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Feminist “hypocrisy” isn’t the problem

BY KATHERINE TOMS   This is a response to Feminist hypocrisy on honour killings published in the National Post Jan […]

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Girls missing from kid’s movie posters

This blog post by Margot Magowan on ReelGirl shows that movie posters aimed at kids send a strong message to […]

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‘Miss Representation’ a wake-up call for teen girls

  Here’s a movie Review of “Miss Representation” via the Seattle Times: Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s documentary “Miss Representation” is peppered […]

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Radio host rebuked for derogatory comments

Photo via (TorontoElectionNews.com)   Edge 102.1 morning show host Dean Blundell is in hot water for making discriminatory and degrading […]

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Madonna’s Beauty Secret Revealed

How does Madonna appear so youthful at her age? The answer is intense Photoshop treatments:     Pictures via Beaut.ie […]

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Jennifer Hudson Annoyed by Photoshopping

“They Photoshopped me probably to the size I am now on that cover, when we all know I was nowhere […]

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Fotoshop by Adobé

Introducing the beauty industry secret to perfecting your look: Fotoshop by Adobé from Jesse Rosten on Vimeo.

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Why aren’t more women in punditry?

Thought Out Loud by Kate Heartfield 10 January 2012 A few weeks ago, I met another female writer for lunch in […]

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10 Media Trends We’d Like To See

Because it’s so much easier (not to mention more entertaining) to make New Year’s resolutions for other people, Media Action* […]

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Informed Opinions

Informed Opinions, a project of Media Action, trains and supports experts in making their ideas and knowledge more accessible to […]

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