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    Cross Post: Streep Speaks and Illuminates the Need for More Female Critics

    Earlier this week, Terry Gross broadcast a provocative interview with Meryl Streep on her NPR program Fresh Air. The interview was tied to Streep’s unprecedented 17th Oscar nomination for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. But Gross also used the opportunity to ask Streep abo...

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    Sexism Watch: Sexist Ads for Jean Dujardin's New Film Les Infideles

    Aside from the fact that the film is about male infidelity, this ad (which is among several problemmatic ads for the film) could cause Mr. Dujardin a perception problem.

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    Sexism Watch: Film Trailers

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    Why Is Oscar Blue

    From the indefatigable Jan Lisa Huttner who writes the Hot Pink Pen. Make sure to check out her Oscar Impact Chart.

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    A View from the Trenches: Is Estrogen My Last Hurdle to Success?

    I blame my Midwestern roots for my optimistic views and somewhat naivé outlook on my career in Hollywood. Hard work reaps rewards so any hurdle I saw was positive because it made me a better producer, a better writer and a better director. I can overcome hurdles or at the very least, learn from the...

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    Where are the Women?

    It has not been a good couple of months for women on shortlists here in the UK. Back in December the nation presided over the BBC Sports Personality of the Year shortlist: 10 men and 0 women. Yesterday, BAFTA announced the shortlist for the Orange Wednesday’s Rising Star Award: 5 men and 0 women.

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    Sexist Advertisement of the Day: Dr. Pepper 10

    Seriously- this is one of the most sexist ads I have seen.  It's not new but I just got wind of it.  I will never buy Dr. Pepper again.

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    Cross-Post: No Women Allowed

    I was recently introduced to a very rare and beautiful creature – a woman who works within the top echelons of an almost exclusively male below-the-line craft in both film and television. There’s no question that she is well-respected; her filmography bears that out. Because so much ofte...

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    The Messages of Disney Princesses

    This speaks for itself.

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    Johnny Depp Inserts Foot in Mouth in Vanity Fair Interview

    Johnny Depp is the highest paid actor hauling in piles of cash to make crappy movies about being on a pirate ship in the caribbean and then making pretty unwatchable films based on Hunter S. Thompson books. I don't fault the guy for doing his passion projects because he has the clout to do pretty m...

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