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    Cross Post: My Two Favorite Golden Globe Winners: JLaw & Anne Get it Right on Body Image

    As a complete movie nerd, I dragged my reluctant friends and family to my tiny local movie theater quite a few times over this past winter break. There have been just too many great movies to choose from lately, which left me feeling like a little kid in a cinematic candy shop. Lincoln and Les Miser...

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    Tina Fey on her new film Admission, Feminism, Motherhood and Lily Tomlin

    At a recent press conference in New York, Tina Fey said that feminism remains a factor in choosing her projects:

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    Jessica Chastain Shoots Down Fabricated Feud with Jennifer Lawrence

    Unsurprisingly, media outlets have created a “feud” between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence. The Oscar-nominated actresses were apparently fighting because of Jennifer Lawrence’s joke about Chastain in her SNL monologue from weeks ago. Allegedly, Chastain was angry about the...

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    Why Girls Still Matters in Season 2

    Last night was a huge lady-centric night for television with the delightful Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting the Golden Globes, the premiere of season two of the criminally underwatched Enlightened starring a terrific Laura Dern (PLEASE WATCH THIS SHOW) and, as I’m sure you’ve seen from ...

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    Guest Post: How to Do an Abortion Plotline

    When Amy tearfully asked Drew, “Do I look normal?” following her abortion procedure in the latest episode of Parenthood, it spoke to the narratives often pushed by the anti-choice movement: That abortion is not only damaging and shameful, but also irreparably changes a woman.

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    Guest Post: A Response to "This Woman is Too Fat for Hollywood?"

    Recently Melissa Silverstein at Women and Hollywood wrote a blog entitled "This Woman is Too Fat For Hollywood?" Consider this a response to the aforementioned article.

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    Cross Post: Heroines of Cinema: An A-Z of Women in Film in 2012

    Since this column began in August, it has profiled a wide variety of women - fictional and real, contemporary and historic - whose achievements in film have been considered worthy of attention. Given the difficulty in characterising a single year in film, even through a specific prism such as gender...

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    Interview with Lori Rotskoff on the New Anthology When We Were Free to Be

    Cultural historian Lori Rotskoff talks with Holly Rosen Fink about her new anthology, co-edited with Laura L. Lovett, When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children’s Classic and the Difference It Made (University of North Carolina Press, 2012).

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    'Free to Be You and Me' Celebrates 40th Anniversary

    The iconic “Free to Be You and Me,” from Marlo Thomas is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The song, TV show and book was a staple for many growing up, celebrating our differences and to encourage gender neutrality.

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    Cross Post: What Is Feminism?

    Women are not yet on equal footing with men politically, financially, or culturally. If you have a pulse and a sense of right and wrong, there is a moral imperative to do something about this, particularly if you actually have a vagina. I identify that imperative as feminism.

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