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    Guest Post: Wanted: Female Astronauts: Geena Davis Celebrates "Add Female Characters" Month at Third Symposium on Gender in the Media

    Did you know that November is Add Female Characters Month?  It is according to Geena Davis, who took over the back page of Variety to declare it such. The ad ran on Tuesday, November 13, the same day that Davis hosted the Third Symposium on Gender in Media at the SLS Beverly Hills Hotel.

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    Sexism Watch: Popular Media is Dominated By Men

    As consumers of media we know that things are biased.  That's why it is so important that we have data to backup what we are seeing and feeling.  And it's great that we have people like Geena Davis who are willing to stand up and say, yes, things are biased and they must change.

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    Cross Post: Sexism in Hollywood: Where Are the Women in Argo?

    Ben Affleck’s Argo is shaping up to be this year’s biggest success story. With a near-win for the Audience Award at the Toronto Film Festival, stellar reviews across the board and an A+ CinemaScore rating from audiences, Argo is destined to be a huge hit at the box of...

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    No Women Nominated for European Film Awards in Major Categories

    Last week The European Film Awards announced their nominees for their annual awards. Michael Haneke’s Amour and Steve McQueen’s Shame picked up a majority of the nominations.

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    Guest Post: An Epoch of Parity for Women Directors?

    It seems like everyone’s talking about women right now. With the 2012 presidential election just a day away with a demographic breakdown of male to female voters at 48% to 52%, women’s voices are more important than ever in American election history, and both parties are courting women a...

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    Cross Post: I Was Hired Because I Was A Woman

    Yep. You read correctly. I was hired because I was a woman.

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    As If!: The A.V. Club's Top 50 Films of the 90's has No Women Directors

    The A.V. Club recently published a three-part series listing their top 50 films from the '90s. As expected the likes of Tarantino, Scorsese, Fincher and the Coen Brothers appear, several, multiple times. What was unexpected was the complete lack of women directors, no black directors and very fe...

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    Cross Post: She has a name. Her name is Sharon Carter!

    One of the big would-be stories this week was the announcement of five actresses apparently on the 'short list' to play Sharon Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Such stories are always big news in the blogsphere, mainly because it allows bloggers to write a handful of sentences...

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    Guest Post: Hollywood's Dirty Little Secret

    According to the latest “Boxed In” report compiled by Dr. Martha M. Lauzen, Executive Director at The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University, released on September 18, 2012, 90% of American broadcast television programs employed NO women direct...

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    Guest Post: We Came! We Saw! We Threw Bananas! WE WERE THEATRE!

    Since 2001 Guerrilla Girls On Tour! have staged an annual protest around the time of the Tony Awards to highlight sexism in theatre.  We chose the Tony Awards because we wanted people to think about the fact that women aren’t nominated for Tony’s because they aren’t hired on B...

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