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    Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow and Other Celebs Stand Up for Planned Parenthood

    As the budget battle continues one of the last sticking points is Title X funding which covers family planning funding (and not abortion funding.)

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    Happy 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

    Here's to hoping there is a time when women are treated equally. When we don't have to fight twice as hard for half the pie. For girls to be able to go to school without regard for being assaulted. For girls and women not to be sold into slavery just because they are girls and women. For women's...

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    Check Out Tina Brown's First Newsweek Cover

    Bold move. The first female Newsweek editor puts a woman (Hillary Clinton) on her first cover.

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    Opening Night at the Athena Film Festival

    Pepsico's WIN (Women's Inspiration Network) was one of the sponsors of the Athena Film Festival. They took some great footage and edited together short pieces throughout the weekend. Here's the piece from opening night.

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    Angelina Jolie in Afghanistan

    Bravo for her to keep raising awareness about the plight of refugees. It's heartening that not everyone in the world knows who she is and that she could care less. At the end of the piece the little girls ask where she comes from and she says I come from America, from California.

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    From Feminist Frequency: Women's Stories, Movies and the Oscars

    This video completely speaks for itself. Think about it as you watch the Oscars.

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    Geena Davis: Gender Stereotypes Remain Deeply Entrenched in Today's Entertainment...

    Yesterday, The United Nations celebrated the launch of a new agency -- UN Women -- which combines all the different women's organizations under one leader, former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet. The agency has a $500 million yearly budget and the goal is to press governments around the world f...

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    Guest Post: Advocating Through Film by Maria Cuomo Cole

    As an advocate, I have always believed that the most effective change rises from constituents and communities. In the same way, it is the personal stories of challenge and triumph that serves as the true voice of most social issues.

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    Helen Mirren Kicks Ass At the Women in Entertainment Breakfast

    My day is made. You have to watch this video. I love this woman.

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    Paramount Pictures Has a Gender (and Race) Problem

    The folks at Racebending who advocate for just and equal opportunities in film and TV, have been tracking race issues related to the recently released film The Last Airbender. While doing their research they have revealed some disturbing trends at Paramount Studios, the studio which released the f...

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