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    Quote of the Day: Fay Kanin on Being President of the Academy

    Earlier this week, the WGA and Academy paid tribute to the late, great Fay Kanin. Kanin passed away in March at the age of 95.

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    Pussy Riot are Back with New Video

    The ladies of Pussy Riot are back with a new video "Like a Red Prison." The video is the first in over a year, since their anti-Putin protest which led to three of the members being arrested and jailed. Two of them still remain in jail.

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    Nine for IX: Let Them Wear Towels Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern Premieres Tonight on ESPN

    Nine for IX: Let Them Wear Towels Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern Premieres Tonight on ESPN

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    Cross Post: Why Women Should Get The Jobs

    In a recent episode of the television series Mad Men, two advertising agencies merge. Each agency has a single woman on their creative team and one woman is told she's 'toast' because the combined agency already 'has one'. As in one woman. In the scenes that follow, the extra woman is 'dis...

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    On the Importance of Talking About "Lady Quotas"

    I saw this blog post on Jezebel from the editor in chief Jessica Coen who doesn't have a lot of time to write as she spends most of her day keeping everything moving and flowing on the ladyblog that everyone follows.

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    When Women and Hollywood Came to London

    I work in script development in the UK, and am increasingly frustrated, infuriated and worried by the portrayal - or lack thereof - of women in film and TV.

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    Ellen Page and Toni Collette Talk Feminism

    More and more as of late, we've been seeing actresses talking about the lack of great female roles, the sexism within the industry and outrightly discussing feminism. In recent interviews, Ellen Page and Toni Collette both discuss labeling themselves as feminists.

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    Quote of the Day: Dustin Hoffman on Everyday Misogyny

    Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie is truly one of the great performances of all time. Hoffman talks about the experience of playing the now iconic role of Dorothy Michaels and how the process led him to think differently about women.

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    Hollywood Women Stand With the Women of Texas

    Since Wendy Davis' epic 13 hour filibuster last week, female celebrities like Lena Dunham and others tweeted their support for the Texas Senator. Yesterday, a rally was held that coincided with the beginning of another special session trying to get SB5 (the bill that Davis filibustered) passed which...

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    Happy Friday: Be Bro-Choice with Sarah Silverman

    This week has been a huge news week for women's reproductive rights. From the very good-- Wendy Davis standing up and being a hero for women everywhere. To the very bad--Rick Perry attacking Davis for being a teen mother to Ohio passing a new state budget with INSANE abortion restrictions.

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