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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Maggie Gyllenhaal has penned a piece in Glamour in strong support of Planned Parenthood. Go Maggie!

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    Women and Hollywood Joins the National Domestic Workers Alliance #BeTheHelp Campaign

    I have always believed that culture can help make change. I believe that you can use film and TV to move people about issues -- if you do it right. The smart folks with the National Domestic Workers Aliiance are using a cultural opportunity with the film The Help and have created the #BeTheHelp campaign to raise awareness of the real situations for domestic workers. These mostly women are part of an underground economy many times paid in cash and not given the same rights as other workers. Yet they are the life blood of families enabling parents to go to work each and every day knowing that their children are being cared for my people t...

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: George Clooney

    George Clooney and Viola Davis (who are friends!) together cover the current issue of EW.  Davis continues to talk about race issues and women and revealed in the interview that The Help was her first lead role. 

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    From the Mouth of Babes

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    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

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    Interview with Diablo Cody

    Diablo Cody was kindly able to take a few minutes to talk Young Adult and feminism in the film business on the eve of the opening of her new film.  It's good to know that we have a strong feminist voice out there unafraid to own up to her convictions.

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    What Angelina Jolie and Meryl Streep Have in Common

    I know I am lucky.  I get to watch and think about movies and write about them and talk about them.  But being a blogger, I don't very often get to see the people in the movies or those who make the movies - especially when they are big stars.

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Gemma Arterton

    This is the third time that Gemma has gotten this mention. This young woman talks about being a feminist in her interviews and embraces it unlike any other high profile female actresses. She talks about feminism because it is so comfortable to her. She talks about it because that is who she is. And ...

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    Quote of the Day

    Quote of the Day

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    Miss Representation Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom Premieres October 20 on OWN

    Readers of this blog know that there are gender biases in media. The documentary film Miss Representation which premiered last year at Sundance (and also played the Athena Film Festival) is the film that illustrates these biases and how they effect our culture.

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