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    Geena Davis Speaks About the Lack of Opportunities for Women in Hollywood at the MPAA

    Last week, in a conversation with Rep. Rosa DeLaura, D-Conn., Geena Davis spoke to the Motion Picture Association of American about the lack of opportunities and the dismal statistics for women working in Hollywood. Davis touched upon many topics including ageism in Hollywood and citing her own expe...

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    Heather Graham Talks About Roles for Women, Sexuality and Expectations

    Last week, we reported that Michelle Rodriguez, fed up with the writing of female characters, has been doing her own writing. And it looks like Heather Graham is doing the same thing.

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    Cannes 2013 Wraps Up Another Festival Full Of Sexist Issues

    The Cannes Film Festival wrapped up Sunday evening with the announcement of the Palme D'Or and for a festival that continues to think and say that it does not have a "woman problem" this last festival proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that this festival has a major "women problem."

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    Julianne Moore on Women and Aging in Hollywood

    We didn't think that it was possible for Julianne Moore to be even more incredible. The acclaimed actress recently did an interview with DuJour magazine for their June issue. In it the interviewer asks Moore some apparently standard lady celebrity questions about aging and motherhood.

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    Star Trek Writer Sort of Apologizes for Misogyny in the Film

    After Star Trek Into Darkness premiered this weekend, my Twitter feed was in a frenzy discussing a scene where Dr. Carol Marcus (Alice Eve), a USS Enterprise science officer, suddenly and without reason strips down to her underwear and Kirk (Chris Pine) sneaks a peek. Many of twitter complained abou...

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    British Study Shows Older Women are Pushed Off Screen

    A British study showed that as women television hosts age, they are increasingly pushed off screen. The study, which looked at BBC, Sky, ITN and Channel 5, tallied that out of 481 presenters at all the networks only 26 women over 50 are regularly on screen.

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    France vs. US - What Do Movie Stars Looks Like?

    As the Cannes Film Festival kicks off here is an infographic from French TV (and in French) that breaks down the difference between the US and French film industries.

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    Novelist Claire Messud Schools Publishers Weekly

    Claire Messud's latest novel, The Woman Upstairs, has been getting a ton of great critical buzz (and was also in the recent women's fiction satire video Ron Charles released). In an interview with Publishers Weekly, Messud is asked about the likeability of her main character Nora. She completely cal...

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    Guest Post: The Appearing Female Magician - Desperate Acts of Magic

    When I was seven, my parents took me to a magic shop at Pier 39 in San Francisco. I bought my first magic trick, the Imp Bottle. I loved playing with it. Not long after that, my parents bought me a magic set with over 100 tricks. I performed just about every single one of them for the kids at my eig...

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    Watch This: Ron Charles "Explains" Women's Fiction

    Watch The Washington Post's book critic, Ron Charles hilariously satirize the idea of "women's fiction." He brings light to the sexism embedded within criticism and the truly horrendous VIDA statistics.

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