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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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    Pussy Riot Band Members Speak Out on 60 Minutes

    60 Minutes did a segment on Pussy Riot, the now infamous feminist punk band from Russia who were sent to prison for their demonstration against Vladimir Putin. Two of the members are still serving time in labor camps and other members who were never identified have gone into hiding.

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    Interview with Karen Croner - Writer of Admission

    Women and Hollywood: I read that you started in the documentary world? Can you talk about how you shifted into writing?

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    Admission Gives Us Some Real Feminism On Screen

    Comedies today seem to always go for the broadest, raunchiest laughs. The audience is not trusted to get the comedic nuances in everyday life. That is not the case with the new film Admission written by Karen Croner, directed by Paul Weitz and based on the book by Jean Hanff Korelitz.

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    Cross Post: "Oz the Great and Powerful" Rekindles the Notion That Women Are Wicked

    Dorothy Gale--the girl who went to Oz--has been called the first true feminist hero in American children's literature. Indeed, she was condemned by many readers, including children's librarians, for daring to have opinions and act on them.

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