Tag Archives: Film

Summer box office numbers down as Hollywood continues to ignore female moviegoers

Tweet Oops, it seems Hollywood’s stubborn refusal to cater to female movie-goers may be hurting the bottom line. Summer box office numbers are way down–resulting in a 20 percent decline in revenue in North America–this year, and it could be because Hollywood is still making crap targeted at the long-coveted young dude demographic when they’re going [...]
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Infographic: Only 5 percent of recent major films were directed by women

TweetWomen and Hollywood has a depressing new infographic on what has got to be the biggest gender gap in Hollywood–an industry not exactly known for being a paragon of gender equality. Despite the fact that women make up their fair share of film school grads, and there are plenty of great female directors, less than five [...]
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Black women run Hollywood

TweetTurns out its not a combination of sexism and racism that keeps Black women relegated to minor roles in Hollywood. As this star-studded video reveals, it’s because they’re in a secret cabal that runs the whole damn industry. Black Women Run Hollywood from Funny Or Die Mystery solved.  Tweet
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Stories begetting stories: How pop culture reinforces abortion stigma—and can help end it

TweetEd. note: This story is part of a joint reporting project on reproductive rights in pop culture that includes Feministing, Bitch Media, and Making Contact. This work is part of a Media Consortium collaboration made possible in part by a grant from the Voqal Fund. Read the other stories in the series here and here.  One in three women in the US have [...]
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The Feministing Five: ManSee Kong

Tweet Just last week, family members joined community advocates to rename Elizabeth Street in New York’s Chinatown “Private Danny Chen Way.” As you’ll remember Danny Chen was so horribly hazed through racial epithets from his fellow soldiers that he took his own life in the fall of 2011. His hometown of NYC Chinatown continues to search [...]
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