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A racist casting director was fired from Lord of the Rings after placing a newspaper advertisements seeking extras with “light skin tones” and telling a prospective performer she was “too dark” to appear in the movies. Is it any wonder the production company is called Wingnut Films?

GWAR—shock rockers—recently disemboweled an effigy of Sarah Palin on stage. So not okay. GWAR may be all about the performance, but violence against women is very, very real.

Winter’s Bone won the top two awards at the Gotham Independent Film Awards. It was such a powerful film with a fierce feminist sensibility.

Beware of the pervy sorority stalker.

A new study on suicide among female veterans is devastating.

Happy, happy birthday to our dear Anna, who has contributed so much to Feministing. Have a ball, girl!

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