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The Glamorous Lure of Hollywood Violence

The Glamorous Lure of Hollywood Violence

| August 19, 2012

Perhaps we shouldn't be surprised, the author suggests, when citizens see themselves as heroic while committing mass murder. More »

Feel Like Letting Your Geek Flag Fly?

Feel Like Letting Your Geek Flag Fly?

| August 10, 2012

Previously male-dominated pursuits relating to science and technology are increasingly the domain of proudly geeky women, who are gathering in Seattle for a one-of-a-kind convention. More »

Rashida Jones Creates a Thinking Woman’s Romantic Comedy

Rashida Jones Creates a Thinking Woman’s Romantic Comedy

| August 3, 2012

With partner Will McCormack, Rashida Jones writes a role for herself that defies the clichés of the genre, in Celeste and Jesse Forever, a film which opens today in New York and Los Angeles. More »

Egyptians Mobilize Against Sexual Harassment

Egyptians Mobilize Against Sexual Harassment

| July 27, 2012

In Cairo, performers and artists take to the streets to make them safe for women. More »

Women Missing from Emmy Nominations

| July 26, 2012

The nominees for the 64th Annual Emmy Awards demonstrate once again how women's voices are missing or underrepresented in Hollywood. More »

Life in Lady Writer Heaven

Life in Lady Writer Heaven

| July 23, 2012

Solitude in a "cottage-of-one's-own" came to this writer with some unexpected challenges. More »

If Women Ran Hollywood . . . 2012

If Women Ran Hollywood . . . 2012

| July 16, 2012

The author of annual studies of women working in film and prime-time TV updates a classic consciousness-raising article as a 2012 reality check. More »

Rape Joke Supercut: I Can’t Believe You Clapped For That

July 14, 2012

Our Video Content Manager, Elisa Kreisinger, has created a new video, "Rape Joke Supercut: I Can't Believe You Clapped for That," that aims to suggest there is a crucial difference between playing rape for cheap laughs, and mocking or exposing the deep-rooted sexism that feeds and sustains rape culture. More »

Seventeen Magazine Vows to Show Girls ‘as They Really Are’

| July 5, 2012

Katniss and Merida—Year of the Heroic Archer?

Katniss and Merida—Year of the Heroic Archer?

| July 3, 2012

Having consulted Geena Davis, who has played her share of strong female characters, the author asks, are two successful female-driven action movies released in one year a sign of good times to come for heroic women on screen? More »