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The Academy Awards were a mixed bag: With 12 Years A Slave’s much-deserved win, Steve McQueen became the first black director to win an Oscar for best picture. And our feminist favorite Her got a nice nod for original script too. But Jared Leto won another award for playing a trans woman–be sure to read Jos’s piece from after he won a Golden Globe. In contrast, Lupita Nyong gave a truly perfect acceptance speech. (Don’t miss her speaking at the Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon either.) Meanwhile, Cate Blanchet said some stuff about how Hollywood should have more female leads–perhaps hoping to distract us from the fact that she’d just thanked probably child abuser Woody Allen for her winning role.

Force quilts on US capitol lawn

FORCE blanked the lawn of the Capitol with 100 red quilts with survivors’ stories of sexual violence. 

The Florida AG is now seeking to put Marissa Alexander in prison for 60 years for firing a warning shot.

On being a clinic escort.

Four reforms to level the playing field for women in the sciences.

Let’s take a moment to talk about the good side effects of birth control.

Saudi women activists demand “an end to the absolute authority of men over women.”

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2 Comments

  1. Posted March 3, 2014 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    surprided there was no mention of alfonso cuaron being the first latino director to win an academy award in the directing category :-(

  2. Posted March 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    By the way, Steve McQueen was not the first black director to win an Oscar for a full length film. That honor goes to TJ Martin. “Best Documentary” rather than “Best Picture”, but still worth mentioning.
    http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/undefeated-for-real/Content?oid=12925727
    http://slog.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2014/03/03/black-and-white-and-read-all-over

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