Susan J. Dou­glas is a pro­fes­sor of com­mu­ni­ca­tions at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan and a senior edi­tor at In These Times. Her forth­com­ing book is In Our Prime: How Old­er Women Are Rein­vent­ing the Road Ahead..

Senior Editor Susan Douglas writes frequently on gender issues, media criticism and national politics.

Douglas is the Catherine Neafie Kellogg Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan and is also chair of the department. She is author of Enlightened Sexism: The Seductive Message That Feminism’s Work is Done (2010),The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How it Undermines Women (with Meredith Michaels, The Free Press, 2004); Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination (Times Books, 1999), which won the Hacker Prize in 2000 for the best popular book about technology and culture; Where The Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media (Times Books, 1994; Penguin, 1995) and Inventing American Broadcasting, 1899-1922 (Johns Hopkins, 1987).

Where the Girls Are was widely praised, and was chosen as one of the top ten books of 1994 by National Public Radio, Entertainment Weekly and The McLaughlin Group.

Douglas lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and daughter. She received her B.A. from Elmira College (Phi Beta Kappa) and her M.A. and Ph.D from Brown University. She has lectured at colleges and universities around the country, and written for The Nation, The Village Voice, Ms., the Washington Post and TV Guide, and was the media critic for The Progressive from 1992-1998.

Douglas has appeared on the “Today Show,” the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Working Woman,” CNBC’s “Equal Time,” NPR’s “Fresh Air,” “Weekend Edition,” “The Diane Rehm Show,” “Talk of the Nation,” and various radio talk shows around the country.

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Damned If Feminine, Damned If Feminist
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Tilting at Media Windmills?
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News You Can Lose
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Debt: Our 9 Trillion Pound Gorilla
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A Foggy Kristol Ball
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The Jamie Lynn Effect
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Beware the Credit-Industrial Complex
Barely regulated banks are getting away with one usurious practice after the next: not only the subprime fiasco, but the extortionate service fees on your bank accounts and the escalating interest fees, late fees and truncated payment cycles on your credit cards
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Tax and Spend? Hell, Yeah!
Why does anyone need $50 million a year? What do you do with it--buy five houses in Aspen like Enron's Ken Lay did?
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The Times vs. Feminism
The Book Review's recent nasty review of Katha Pollitt's memoir is only the latest in a long line of outlandish attacks on feminists
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Twilight of the Market’s Idols
Not Larry Craig, but George Bush and his careless economic policies, have left the Republican party cornered in a bathroom stall
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How Does Laura Bush Sleep at Night?
The worst First Lady in recent memory has had no consistent program or agenda to changes things for the better, while at the same time providing PR cover for her husband
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Is Cheney Evil or Just a Weasel?
By likening Dick to He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named, we confirm the bully's power rather than undermine it
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The Enduring Lies of Ronald Reagan
Though the GOP continues to canonize the fortieth president, we can't forget his legacy as a liar and a foreign policy flop
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The Legacy of Tailhook
Supporting our troops at any cost overshadows holding them accountable for sexual assault within military
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Why Women Hate Hillary
She reinforces the Genghis Khan principle of American politics that our leaders must be ruthless and macho
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Why Does CNN Suck?
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Molly And the Mainstream
Even after her death, the media couldn't figure out what made Molly Ivins so beloved.
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I Hate to Say We Told You So, But
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Danger: A Policy With No Brains
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Fear and Voting in the USA
People are terrified over the future of the republic.
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9/11 Refracted
Post-9/11 reporting has been full of commercialization, ideology and manipulation, not unbiased reporting.
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Plagiarists: Catch Your Own Clue
Plagarism is running rampant.
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Enough With the Celebutantes!
celebrity culture is a major culprit in the backlash against women.
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Regime Change and Its Discontents
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If Ken Lay Was Black
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Congenital Liars and Hypocrites
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Lou Dobbs, Now More Than Ever
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Friedan and King: Super Models
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Let Them Eat Crap
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My fellow Americans
Evil-doers are now using nursing homes as sleeper cells, training our seniors to become suicide bombers.
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The Times Disses Women
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Missing Their Moment
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The Margins Go Mainstream
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Nose-Ringed No More
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The Immoral Majority
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Jesus, Is This News?
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Fairness Now
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Debtor Nation
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Tsunami Reveals News Gap
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Stages of Grief
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Get Real, Man
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Coming This Fall…
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Win Over Women
Republicans have waged a 20-year war against women, mothers and families, and ensured that it’s harder to be a mother here than in any other industrialized country—unless you’re rich, of course
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We Are What We Watch
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Confronting the Mommy Myth
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Bushettes: Its a Bad Thing
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What the FCC?!?
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Locker Room Politics
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