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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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    Ellen Page on Strong Female Characters and Feminist Porn

    In a Reddit AMA, Ellen Page answered questions from fans on numerous subjects including finding female roles in Hollywood. Page's latest role is in The East, about an anarchist group, which is co-written by Brit Marling.

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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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