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    The Continuing Conversation About the Marginalization of Female Writers

    I opened the NY Times book review this past weekend and lo and behold there was an essay by the divine Meg Wolitzer called The Second Shelf about how books written by men and women are treated differently.

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    Happy International Women's Day: More on Women Not Getting Gigs Voicing Trailers

    This is building on a piece from last month: Sexism Watch: Film Trailers.

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    Sexism Watch: Male Writer Numbers Dwarf Females Numbers at High Profile Magazines

    No matter how many times people try and convince me that things are better for women every time I see new stats they just prove the opposite.  Women's progress has plateaued.  You've seen the stats on women in the entertainment business.  You see how few women there are runnin...

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    Quote of the Day on the Oscars and How Women Get Screwed

    You must read these really depressing but totally spot on piece by Martha Lauzen (the woman who gives us the stats of how many women are making movies, today published by the Women's Media Center.

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    The LA Times Confirms What We Already Know - The Academy is Old, White and Male

    For some reason the folks that run the Academy have made it their business to keep the membership a secret.  You kind of know who has recently been asked to be a member because they now release lists of people given invitations, but you really don't know who the majority of the 5,765 member...

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    Sexism Watch: NY Times Book Review Calls NY Times Reporter's Book "Chick Nonfiction"

    We hit another dubious milestone this weekend. A book called The Obamas written by veteran NY Times reporter Jodi Kantor was called "chick nonfiction" in a NY Times book review written by Douglas Brinkley.

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    Sexism Watch: Gender Disparities in Actor Salaries

    I saw a story the other day about how the actor Chris Pine (whose new film This Means War opens today and looks beyond dreadful) was being sued by his former agents over non payment of commissions. In the story it revealed what Chris was paid for some of his recent roles.

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    2012 Oscar Contenders Fail the Bechdel Test

    Another brilliant cultural criticism from Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency

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    Hollywood Reporter FAIL! - Directors Roundtable from Berlin

    How many times do we really need to say that it is not cool to have a directors roundtable and not include women. Please do not tell me you could not find a single female director at the Berlin Film Festival to include.

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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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