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An Inside View of the Egyptian Revolution

An Inside View of the Egyptian Revolution

| February 6, 2014

An interview with Jehane Noujaim, whose Oscar-nominated documentary The Square offers a unique look at the lives of three Egyptians during the occupation of Tehrir Square : “It’s crucially important that this story about the Egyptian revolution is told by Egyptians.” More »

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Gender Inertia in Hollywood

Gender Inertia in Hollywood

| January 30, 2014

As Hollywood awards season ramps up, the author of the Celluloid Ceiling report examines why the numbers of women behind the scenes remain frustratingly low. More »

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New Visibility for “the Work That Makes All Other Work Possible”

| January 23, 2014

Because it’s labeled ‘women’s work,‘ it’s devalued,” says one activist. But thanks to a decades-long grassroots movement, three states have enacted protections for domestic workers. As the movement grows in other states, advocates look to lessons learned in New York, Hawaii, and California. More »

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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 »

Keeping the Spotlight on Abortion Rights

Keeping the Spotlight on Abortion Rights

| January 15, 2014

Lizz Winstead keeps finding new ways to raise awareness of, and money for, the fight for reproductive rights. More »

Shedding New Light on Race and the Movies

Shedding New Light on Race and the Movies

| January 9, 2014

Several notable films featuring black lead characters garnered much media attention in 2013. But a new study of 500 films takes a deeper look at who audiences are seeing on screen—and how that is affected by who is behind the camera. More »

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Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

Global Feminism in One Place? It’s Possible!

| January 2, 2014

An innovative new project is giving feminists worldwide the tools to be visible, connected, and more powerful. More »

She’s Not a “Danish Pastry,” Pat Buchanan—She’s the Prime Minister of Denmark

She’s Not a “Danish Pastry,” Pat Buchanan—She’s the Prime Minister of Denmark

December 22, 2013

Eleanor Clift is right: “Pat needs a little educating on how to talk to women.” More »

The Winter Holiday War: It’s Older Than You Think

The Winter Holiday War: It’s Older Than You Think

| December 18, 2013

In the midst of media-fed notions of a “war on Christmas,” let us remember that mid-winter holidays have a long and rich history, and that the season belongs to all of us. More »

The Major News Story Nobody’s Running

The Major News Story Nobody’s Running

| December 11, 2013

A new policy proposal to the UN threatens to undo decades of progress in the fight against prostitution. Robin Morgan asks: Why isn’t this considered news? More »