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    Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose: We Stand With Wendy Davis

    While there's much discussion about the lack of female superhero movies in Hollywood, a real life one emerged yesterday. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis was set to go through a 13 hour long filibuster of SB5--a bill that would have implemented some of the harshest abortion and women's health restric...

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    Patton Oswalt On Rethinking Rape Jokes

    Last week, Lindy West wrote an article for Jezebel about the rape threats she had been receiving after appearing on FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to explain rape culture and the role of comedy in this conversation. West and other feminists have been discussing whether or not rape jokes can ...

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    Barbra Streisand Receives Honorary Doctorate, Speaks Out For Women

    Earlier this week, Barbra Streisand began her tour of Israel, starting out with receiving an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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    Feminist of the Day: Joss Whedon on Lack of Female Superheroes

    Joss Whedon has created some of our favorite female characters in his television and films. In a conversation with The Daily Beast, Whedon was asked why there's such a lack of female superheroes on film.

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    Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer Premieres Tonight on HBO

    If one had any doubts about the vibrancy of international feminism today, one need only watch the new documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer which premieres tonight on HBO to have those doubts fully allayed. The film tells the story of three young women Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (Nadia) Maria Alyokhina...

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Busy Philipps Gives Some Real Talk on Body Image

    The always hilarious Busy Philipps, star of Cougartown, recently sat down on Amanda de Cadenet for her show The Conversation. The two had a frank talk about breastfeeding, waxing, being asked to lose weight for a part and body image issues.

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    Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez and Florence Welch Headline Feminist Benefit Concert

    Chime for Change, an organization that promotes education, health and justice for women founded by Beyonce, Salma Hayek and Gucci designer, Frida Giannini, held a concert Sound of Change over the weekend in London.

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    Jean Stapleton - An Appreciation

    All in the Family is without a doubt one of the seminal shows in TV history. It was a sitcom that defined our times. It was about a country that was struggling -- and still is struggling -- with race, class and gender. All these issues were seen through a working class family in Queens, NY.

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    Feminist of the Day: Patrick Stewart Talks Violence Against Women

    Sir Patrick Stewart has always been an outspoken advocate on violence against women speaking out at conferences and organizations. This past weekend, Stewart was at Comicpalooza in Texas. When Stewart fan, Heather Skye thanked Stewart for his Amnesty International speech that helped her to deal with...

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    Watch This: BBC's Up The Women - Written by and Starring Jessica Hynes

    Premiering tonight on BBC Four is Jessica Hynes's (star/co-writer of the cult hit Spaced) Up The Women--a sitcom set in 1910 about suffragettes.

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