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    Feminist Pussy Riot Band on Trial in Russia

    Something horrific is going on in Moscow that needs a lot more attention.  Three women who are members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot were jailed several months ago for "hooliganism" and "inciding religious hatred" for staging an peaceful protest action at Moscow's...

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    Guest Post: Until the Fat Girl Swims

    Many filmmakers talk about how their vocation is a "labor of love." For most of us, the "labor" can frequently exceed the "love." However, when we release our films out into the world it gives us pride to inspire, touch, and even occasionally enrage our audiences. That,...

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    Feminist Dad of the Day: Christian Bale

    I was reading the Batman cover story in EW and I wanted to shaare this quote from the interview with Christian Bale.

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    Guest Post: Why Catwoman is the Best Part of The Dark Knight Rises

    I owe Christopher Nolan and Anne Hathaway an apology.

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    Hollywood Feminists of the Day: Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith

    After the KONY 2012 video went viral this past spring and its subsequent fallout, much of the celebrity community has quieted down about human trafficking and modern slavery. But the video inspired, Willow Smith, daughter of Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, to start researching human trafficking a...

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    Will Catwoman Be a Breakout Feminist Character?

    As The Dark Knight Rises hits fever peak I've been wondering about Anne Hathaway's character of Catwoman.  Will she be like Michelle Pfeiffer's in Batman Returns who as I recall was a bit bonkers, or will she be more contemporary and powerful?

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    Movie Lovers We Love: Joan's Digest Brings Fun, Flamboyant and Serious Feminism to Film Criticism

    Abbey Bender makes the case that Susan Seidelman's "Desperately Seeking Susan" is an "exemplary feminist film," Imogen Smith takes a look at women urban observers and Farran Smith Nehme analyzes Whit Stillman's new film "Damsels in Distress." Miriam Bale, a...

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    Cross-Post: Quote of the Day: Scarlett Johansson Tired of Sexist Diet Questions

    Wow, who knew I could love Scarlett Johansson so much??

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    Interview with Pink Ribbons Director Lea Pool and Producer Ravida Din

    This is a repost of an interview with the director Lea Pool and producer Ravida Din of the terrific and anger producing documentary Pink Ribbons that was conducted shortly after last fall's Toronto Film Festival.  The film opens in the US tomorrow.

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Julia Bluhm

    Maybe it will take an awesome girl to get people to think differently about how absurd and damaging it is that we live in a world dominated by photoshopped pictures.  We never get to see anyone real, so we have no idea what real looks like.  We all know that looking at women who look unrea...

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