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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 »

Almost No Discussion of Women/POC Media Ownership at FCC Hearing on Media Market Entry Barriers

| June 27, 2012

The FCC held a hearing about community information needs and media market entry barriers, but barely acknowledged that there are very few women or people of color in media ownership roles. More »

“Having it All?”—The Wrong Question for Most Women

“Having it All?”—The Wrong Question for Most Women

| June 26, 2012

As it has done at least once a decade for the past 40 years, the media seems intent on pitting women against each other in a "Having it All" debate about work inside and outside the home. Author and organizer Ellen Bravo explains why the discussion defies reality. More »

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

| June 15, 2012

Four decades after its birth as the nation's first feminist mass-market magazine, Ms. was honored this week by the New York City Council. Shelby Knox writes of its continuing advocacy. More »

Sexualization Is Silencing: WMC Statement and Petition on Hustler Attack on Conservative Pundit Cupp

| May 24, 2012

The sexualization of women in the media is not a partisan issue -- it’s an ongoing problem that makes it harder for women on both sides of the aisle to run for office and be taken seriously as political commentators and media makers. More »

Congratulations to PWV Alum Emily May, American Express Future Leader of Social Change

| May 22, 2012

Beware the Cannes Festival-Gates Foundation Connection

Beware the Cannes Festival-Gates Foundation Connection

| May 21, 2012

Women Make Movies cofounder Ariel Dougherty, now initiator of Media Equity Collaborative, calls on viewers to join a growing feminist protest against the absence of women directors at Cannes. She warns about gender bias in jury and funding selections that exists beyond film festivals. More »

WMC Presents Wireless Activism Panel at the 2012 CTIA Wireless Conference

| May 17, 2012

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WMC Co-Founder Gloria Steinem Joins the “E-Book Revolution”

WMC Co-Founder Gloria Steinem Joins the “E-Book Revolution”

| May 17, 2012