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    Sexism Watch: The Black List

    Once upon a time in Hollywood the black list was a very bad thing. If your name was on the black list (that supposedly never existed) you couldn't get a gig in Hollywood. It was a sucky time and should always be remembered and never repeated.

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    Disney Swears off Princesses

    In a move that should have progressive minded parents across the country and the world cheering, Disney last week said that they would no longer be producing fairy tale movies, and folks that means no more princess movies.

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    Hollywood Feminist of the Day: Ryan Gosling

    The Weinstein Co. is taking on the MPAA for both Blue Valentine's NC-17 rating and The King's Speech R rating. They are so serious that they hired three top tier lawyers including David Boies to kick some MPAA ass. Please folks, let's also remember that Made in Dagenham has also been screwed by the...

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    Stephen Colbert Asks Aaron Sorkin About the Ladies in The Social Network

    Guess I'm not the only one who noticed the fact that there are so few women in The Social Network. Stephen Colbert hit up Aaron Sorkin about the lack of women on his show last night.Colbert: Can I ask you about the ladies?

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    The Social Network

    If I take off my feminist hat, I am here to report that The Social Network is a very good movie. It will be at the top of the Oscar heap and might go all the way to the finish line. One reason is because it taps perfectly into the current zeitgeist of our culture.

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    If Women Like It, It Must Be Stupid

    That is the title of the accompanying piece that talks to best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert in this week's Entertainment Weekly which has Julia Roberts and Eat Pray Love on the cover.

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    Paramount Pictures Has a Gender (and Race) Problem

    The folks at Racebending who advocate for just and equal opportunities in film and TV, have been tracking race issues related to the recently released film The Last Airbender. While doing their research they have revealed some disturbing trends at Paramount Studios, the studio which released the f...

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    The Sex and the City Aftermath -- Misogyny Unleashed

    No matter whether or not you liked or even saw Sex and the City 2 what you can't have missed is the cultural conversation that film has caused in all quarters. We've been talking about women aging onscreen, we've been talking about women's rights in the Middle East, we've been talking about menopau...

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    Sexism Watch: Vanity Fair's New Hollywood Cover

    It's not the picture that bothers me (except the women do look really glassy eyed) as much as the tired bullshit teaser heading that accompanies the photo:Annie Leibovitz photographs the nine dolls on V.F.’s cover, as Evgenia Peretz explains why Anna Kendrick, Kristen Stewart, Carey Mulligan, et al....

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    Fat Actors vs Skinny Actresses

    The NY Times had a piece this weekend that echoes my piece in the Guardian last Friday -- the double standard for female vs. male actors regarding weight.

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