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    One Man Trailer Perfectly Illustrates What is Wrong With Hollywood

    Why is a man always saving everyone?

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    Trailer Watch: Billie Jean King

    For the first time, PBS' American Masters series is profiling a sports figure and we are glad that they chose Billie Jean King.

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    New TV Study Finds Young Female Characters are Sexual Targets

    The Parents Television Counsel has released a new television study that looked at teen sexual exploitation on primetime television. They found that the primary target of the sexual exploitation were the female characters--primarily the teen ones--on the 238 sitcoms and dramas that they watched over ...

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    Girls Are More Than Just Princesses

    As we've reported about before, images aimed at young girls in the media don't have much variety. As The Geena Davis Institute in Media has researched only 28.3% of speaking roles in family films are female and rarely are they in positions of power.

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    Quote of the Day: Liz W. Garcia - The Obstacles That Women Face in Hollywood Are Particularly Difficult Because Many Can't Be Seen, Or Easily Identified...

    I came across this interview from Go Into the Story with writer/director Liz W. Garcia whose film The Lifeguard premiered at Sundance in 2013 and will be coming out on August 30th.

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    The Spec Scripts and Women

    The folks over at Go Into the Story, the official Screenwriting blog of The Black List took a look at the gender divide in the world of spec scripts. Major props to Susana Orozco for doing the research for the last 20 years.

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    Cross Post: On Gender Parity

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    The Guardian Looks at the Lack of Gender Parity in UK Book Reviewing

    Recently, The Guardian took on a pretty huge task. They assessed how many male and female reviewers as well as the authors were reviewed in the major UK book sections for a month in 2012 and a month in 2013. They looked at publications ranging from the Daily Telegraph, The London Review of Books a...

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    This is Not OK: Photoshopping Melissa McCarthy on The Heat UK Poster

    Our most anticipated female centric movie of the summer, The Heat, is merely weeks away from its release. A U.K. promo image was unveiled for the film last week and Melissa McCarthy was looking very, very different.

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    Quote of the Day: Gina Torres on Hollywood Sexism and Sci-Fi

    The ladies at The Mary Sue shared a quote from the awesome Gina Torres, star of Firefly and Suits, about the industry's sexism and sci-fi.

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