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    Cross-Post: Super 8 & Spielberg’s Chick Issue by Thelma Adams

    If Super 8 is truly a mash note to Steven Spielberg, as my husband says, then it also echoes some thing I detest about SS. He’s horrible on the women issue. His immediate reaction to the opposite sex is awe and fear: put her up on a pedestal and drag her down.

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    Sexist Jackass of the Day: Writer VS Naipaul

    Here's what this jackass said at the Hay Festival in Britain:

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    Sexism Watch: Hollywood Reporter Showrunner Roundtable

    Last week I posted a trailer from a new documentary about showrunners where I called attention to the fact that they did not include a single woman in the trailer. The site received a comment from a person affiliated with the film who said they needed to make a deadline and the footage of the coupl...

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    The Writers of the Summer Movies

    Notice anything in common?

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    Mel Gibson Speaks Out

    Writer Allison Hope Weiner did a sit-down with Mel Gibson that was posted last night on Deadline. It is the first day time that Gibson has spoken out since the tapes of him screaming and threatening his ex-girlfriend were released. He recently pleaded no contest to beating up his girlfriend and re...

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    A True Quote

    Here's a quote I heard from a colleague that was said by an agent who handles writers:

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    Real World and Film World Collide

    Today is the release of the DVD of Made in Dagenham. Why people didn't go to see this film when it was released last fall I will never understand. It was good, fun and about something important - the fight for equal pay.

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    What the Hell is Abbie Cornish Doing in Sucker Punch?

    I must say that I found the film Sucker Punch to be very confusing. I had no idea what it was about except that it was clear that young women were in peril, stuck in a mental institution or brothel. (I couldn't tell the dream sequences from the real sequences -- if anything was real -- since there ...

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    Noticing Sexism

    This just really annoyed me this morning. And it was at the top of a story about Catherine Hardwicke.

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    Happy 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day

    Here's to hoping there is a time when women are treated equally. When we don't have to fight twice as hard for half the pie. For girls to be able to go to school without regard for being assaulted. For girls and women not to be sold into slavery just because they are girls and women. For women's...

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