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    Cross Post: "Oz the Great and Powerful" Rekindles the Notion That Women Are Wicked

    Dorothy Gale--the girl who went to Oz--has been called the first true feminist hero in American children's literature. Indeed, she was condemned by many readers, including children's librarians, for daring to have opinions and act on them.

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    So That's The Problem - We Just All Missed the Joke

    Oscar producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan just keep on sticking their feet in their mouth. As they collected an award for Smash at the GLAAD awards on Saturday night in NYC, they spoke out in defense of their Oscar host Seth MacFarlane.

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    One Week Out- A Last Look at the 2013 Oscars

    I left town the morning after the Oscars on a much needed vacation.  While I wasn't writing last week (and a big thanks goes out to Women and Hollywood writer Kerensa Cadenas for taking care of the site while I was gone), I didn't shut off my brain completely.  I was able to read all the p...

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    Oscar Commentary Round Up

    With everything surrounding this year’s Oscars there has been a wealth of really great commentary out there.

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    Jessica Chastain Shoots Down Fabricated Feud with Jennifer Lawrence

    Unsurprisingly, media outlets have created a “feud” between Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence. The Oscar-nominated actresses were apparently fighting because of Jennifer Lawrence’s joke about Chastain in her SNL monologue from weeks ago. Allegedly, Chastain was angry about the...

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    Hollywood Sexist of the Day: Rex Reed

    Rex Reed’s review of Identity Thief in The New York Observer is a scathing takedown of the film, which is fine. He's entitled to his opinion.  He's a critic.  What’s not fine, and what he's not entitled to, is his continual harping star's Melissa McCarthy and he...

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    A Sisterhood With a Glass Ceiling

    The NY Times devoted the top story in the Arts and Leisure section this past weekend to an exciting thing happening off-Broadway, the fact that women are being regularly hired to direct shows.

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    Surprise! Go Daddy's Sexist Super Bowl Ad is the Worst Ever

    While the Super Bowl is bringing us Beyonce at halftime, another thing it annually brings are the worst of the worst in terms of sexist ads. And GoDaddy.com without fail brings the cream of the crop when it comes to sexist ads.

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    Cross Post: Uppity Women: How Maya and Kathryn Bigelow Continue to Threaten the Status Quo

    “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”  -- Eleanor Roosevelt

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