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Works by Black Women Take Center Stage

Works by Black Women Take Center Stage

| May 17, 2016

Opportunities for women of color are as rare in U.S. theater as they are in Hollywood. But one regional theater is defying the odds with a festival devoted to works by Black women. More »

Bride For Sale: Dreams of an Afghan Rapper

Bride For Sale: Dreams of an Afghan Rapper

| May 13, 2016

A new documentary spotlights a teen rapper who escapes the Taliban only to face the prospect of being being sold into marriage. More »

SNL’s Many Faces of Hillary Clinton: What They Say About Us

SNL’s Many Faces of Hillary Clinton: What They Say About Us

| May 8, 2016

Nine women have performed Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live. Each one has made the role her own, but they all say something about how we view powerful women. More »

“Switched at Birth” Breaks the Mold in Depiction of Deaf Characters

“Switched at Birth” Breaks the Mold in Depiction of Deaf Characters

| March 29, 2016

The TV show, which is about to begin its last season, has been a very surprising source for authentic portrayals of people with disabilities. More »

Still Too Few Women Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

Still Too Few Women Behind the Scenes in Hollywood

| January 28, 2016

According to the author of the annual Celluloid Ceiling study, there has been more talk, but precious little action to increase numbers of women in behind-the-scenes roles in Hollywood. More »

WMC 10-Year Emmy Study: Women Lacking in Writing, Directing, Producing, Editing Nominations

| September 17, 2015

In the past decade, women have received only 22 percent of the Primetime Emmy nominations for writing, directing, producing, and editing, according to an investigation by the Women’s Media Center. More »

The Oscars Gender Gap

| January 15, 2015

The Women’s Media Center released its 2015 review of the status of women as nominees for non-acting Academy Awards. More »

“Lasso of Truth”

“Lasso of Truth”

| September 4, 2014

A new play takes a unique look at Wonder Woman—and the surprising man who created her. More »

Women Make Up Only 26% Of Nominees for 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

| July 10, 2014

Number of Women Oscar Nominees Remains Low

| January 16, 2014

The nominees for the 86th Academy Awards were announced this morning and as we have for the past two years the Women’s Media Center looked at the number of women who were nominated for awards across all non-performance categories. More »