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    Cannes Film Festival Slammed By Feminist Group La Barbe For Excluding Women Directors

    The French feminist group La Barbe which was started several years ago in response to the sexist media treatment of Segolene Royal in her race against Nicholas Sarkozy, has taken on one of the most sexist film establishments, the Cannes Film Festival for its exclusion of female directors from this y...

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    The Guthrie Theatre Announces Its 50th Anniversary Season With No Female Playwrights on the Program

    The Guthrie Theatre is one of the most prestigious regional theatres in America.  Next year it will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary season.  Joe Dowling, the 7th Artistic director of the theatre (which by the way has never had a female artistic director) recently announced the pro...

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    Female Reviewer Gets Attacked for Avengers Review

    While I am not usually that interested in boycentric blockbusters, I am very into seeing The Avengers.  I want to see how an open feminist man like Joss Whedon makes a big budget Hollywood film.  Will the women be more than window dressing?   Too bad The Avengers only has one female l...

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    Four Steps Back - NO Women Directors in Competition at Cannes

    I'm sitting in my hotel room in Cologne, Germany having arrived yesterday at International Frauen Film Festival for the second year in a row.  I came back this year because I had such a great time last year meeting and talking with so many women directors and I really love the people who ru...

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    Ashley Judd Continues the Conversation on the Misogynistic Media

    Here's what she said:

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Ashley Judd

    I can count on one hand -- even one finger -- an actress with a show up for renewal (btw you should watch Missing it's great and Eddard Stark is alive on that show) who spoke back against the tabloid media in a big, smart way and all of us for the recent press about her how her face looks.

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    Sports Diversion - Sexism Watch: The Masters

    Here we are again.  Nine years after Martha Burk tried to get the August National to allow a woman member we are still at a place where there is still not a female member since the club's founding in 1933.  In 1990, the club let in an African American member, but in 2011 there is still...

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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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