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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 »

Nora Ephron—An Appreciation

Nora Ephron—An Appreciation

| June 29, 2012

Author M. G. Lord knew Nora Ephron socially, but appreciated her most through Ephron's essays. She writes about why they've had only the best influence on her own writing. More »

The “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding” NYC Premiere Shines

The “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding” NYC Premiere Shines

| June 6, 2012