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    Cross Post: Heroines of Cinema: An A-Z of Women in Film in 2012

    Since this column began in August, it has profiled a wide variety of women - fictional and real, contemporary and historic - whose achievements in film have been considered worthy of attention. Given the difficulty in characterising a single year in film, even through a specific prism such as gender...

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    Interview with Lori Rotskoff on the New Anthology When We Were Free to Be

    Cultural historian Lori Rotskoff talks with Holly Rosen Fink about her new anthology, co-edited with Laura L. Lovett, When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children’s Classic and the Difference It Made (University of North Carolina Press, 2012).

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    'Free to Be You and Me' Celebrates 40th Anniversary

    The iconic “Free to Be You and Me,” from Marlo Thomas is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The song, TV show and book was a staple for many growing up, celebrating our differences and to encourage gender neutrality.

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    Cross Post: What Is Feminism?

    Women are not yet on equal footing with men politically, financially, or culturally. If you have a pulse and a sense of right and wrong, there is a moral imperative to do something about this, particularly if you actually have a vagina. I identify that imperative as feminism.

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    Dueling Skyfall Reviews: Feminist Mom Approved - Skyfall

    Dueling Skyfall Reviews: Feminist Mom Approved - Skyfall

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    Dueling Skyfall Reviews: Skyfall: A Post-Election Conservative Wet Dream

    FAIR WARNING: Do not read this if you don't want to know how the new James Bond movie Skyfall ends. Although, if you were disappointed by last week's election results, it might give you solace.

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    Cross Post: Hollywood's New Feminists, Why the Old One Went Away and What's Coming Next?

    Women’s rights made a major impact on Hollywood in the 1970s. Feminism, now a dirty word, was such a force to be reckoned with that you didn’t dare depict a woman in a film who didn’t have, at the very least, her own identity. It was a hard fought war. But like most things go in Ho...

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    This Woman Is Too Fat for Hollywood?

    I love Romola Garai.  First, she's a good actress.  She's just so excellent in The Hour which is written by Abi Morgan.  Second, she knows that she needs to be in magazines and make appearances in order to have a successful acting career.  But being the feminist that she ...

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Kerry Washington

    This week, Kerry Washington, star of ABC's Scandal, wrote an op-ed piece for The Daily Beast about why she’s voting for Barack Obama. With the very high stakes for women in this election, more female celebrities have been recently speaking out.

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    From the Mouth of Girls

    From the Mouth of Girls

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