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    Rosario Dawson Gives Some Real Talk on the Reality for Actresses

    In a recent interview, Rosario Dawson gave some honest talk about the disturbing reality of being an actress in Hollywood. She says she's come to meetings with producers with them looking at pictures of actresses on websites for so-called inspiration. However, if those pictures aren't inspiring enou...

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    Cross Post: The Host: Less Anti-Feminist than Twilight, but Hardly a Sisterhood Manifesta

    I readily admit I did not read The Host. I couldn't face it after immersing myself in all things Twilight while researching my book Seduced by Twilight. I started it, but less than 20 pages in I couldn't stomach any more of Stephenie Meyer's purple, flaccid prose. No, I agree with Nicki Gerlach--tha...

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    Regal Cinemas Bringing Girl Rising to Theaters

    We previously reported about Girl Rising, a film showcasing the importance of girls education across the world. The film focuses on 9 girls from 9 different countries, and their stories are written by an acclaimed author from their country and narrated by a celebrity.

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    Beyonce Is A "Modern-Day Feminist"

    Beyonce covers this month's British Vogue. In between questions about her adorable daughter, Blue Ivy, upcoming tour and husband Jay-Z, the publication asked Beyonce if she considers herself a feminist.

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    Cross Post: Chastain, "Roles for Women Have Taken a Step Back"

    It's refreshing to read a quote from an actress working today willing to criticize the kinds of roles offered to women now in Hollywood. Sure, it's easy to get attention if you put on a bikini or a talk about sex. But women as actual people in film now? RARE. Said Chastain:

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: John Legend

    John Legend is completely swoon-worthy. He's an extremely talented and good looking musician. Oh and he's an outspoken feminist.

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    SXSW Interview with Sini Anderson, Tamra Davis and Kathleen Hanna of The Punk Singer

    I can't write about Sini Anderson's great documentary The Punk Singer without mentioning that Kathleen Hanna has been one of my life-long heroes. When I was sixteen a friend gave me my first Bikini Kill CD, I had never heard anything like it, and feminism wasn't something that was remotely on my rad...

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    Lily Tomlin on Feminism, Humor and Girls

    With the release of Admission, the awesome Lily Tomlin has been popping up in the media. Seeing Tomlin reminds us of what a pioneer she has been in Hollywood ranging from her career as a comedic actress, to being an outspoken feminist, to the casual acknowledgement of her sexuality and long term re...

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    Bring Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners to Your Local Theater

    Shola Lynch's Free Angela & All Political Prisoners focuses on the remarkable life of the incomparable Angela Davis, a professor, a member of the Communist party and influential social activist who worked with the Black Panthers.

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    Helen Mirren Stands Up For a Future Full of Women Directors

    On Sunday evening, Helen Mirren who has always been wonderfully outspoken in calling out sexism in Hollywood, used the occasion of being awarded the Legend award from Empire magazine to highlight the lack of women directors in the business.

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