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The Best and Worst of the Golden Globes

Last night everyone in the world (read: everyone I follow on Twitter) watched the Golden Globes, which promised to be an important event for women in entertainment with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting and a bunch of talented ladies nominated. In case you had better things to do than watch (read a book, take a nap, feed your cat), we’ve compiled the best and worst moments from the night—from a feminist perspective, of course.

The Top Feminist Moments:

5. Lena Dunham wins stuff. I get that this is a controversial call, and I’m pretty ambivalent about Dunham. I absolutely agree that she is no progressive feminist leader; the “Girls” creator/director/writer/star has some serious thinking to do about ...

Last night everyone in the world (read: everyone I follow on Twitter) watched the Golden Globes, which promised to be an important event for women in entertainment with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting and a bunch ...

Where are the women? Cannes Film Festival edition

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, 22 films directed by 22 men will compete for the prestigious top award. But to feminist criticism of that dismal lineup, Cannes says, essentially, “Well, you can’t make us pick a girl just because she’s a girl.”

Of course, those numbers are pretty standard for Cannes. Last year there were a record-breaking four women in the running for the Palme D’Or, the festival’s top prize. But apparently that was but a minor blip in the long dude-dominated history of the event. Two years ago, there were no women either, and in the 64 years of the festival only one woman–Jane Campion–has ever actually won the Palme D’Or.

The French feminist group La Barbe took the ...

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, 22 films directed by 22 men will compete for the prestigious top award. But to feminist criticism of that dismal lineup, Cannes says, essentially, “Well, you can’t make us pick a ...

The Feministing Five: Nina Reyes Rosenberg

This week, I changed it up a bit and made a video for the Feministing Five. Enjoy!

Make sure you check out the full Made of Stars (Rack City remix) music video, transcript and more links after the jump!

And coming soon: my interview with rapper Miss Hazel Rose of 40Love (who stars in the Made of Stars video)–plus the two brilliant artists talking to each other about the concept behind the video and so much more. You don’t want to miss it!

This week, I changed it up a bit and made a video for the Feministing Five. Enjoy!

Make sure you check out the full Made of Stars (Rack City remix) music video, transcript and more links after ...

dream hampton sitting down at a table, smiling, in red blouse and leaning to the right

The Feministing Five: dream hampton

dream hampton is a filmmaker, producer and writer whose voice has impacted cultural and political discourse for 20 years. hampton attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts both in the undergraduate and graduate film programs. It was there that hampton filmed her neighbor, Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace, who was a friend and helped her complete a class project. This footage later became the Emmy-award winning VH1 documentary on the rapper titled, Behind the Music: Notorious B.I.G., of which she was an Associate Producer. She also co-produced the first feature length film about the rapper titled, “Bigger Than Life.” In 2002, her narrative short film “I AM ALI” was an entry at Sundance Film Festivals and won “Best Short ...

dream hampton is a filmmaker, producer and writer whose voice has impacted cultural and political discourse for 20 years. hampton attended NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts both in the undergraduate and graduate film programs. ...

Livestream of Valentine’s day film Xoxosms and panel

Join us at 6pm tonight for a livestream of the film Xoxosms and then panel featuring me and a bunch of really cool people.

Also, if you are in NYC don’t forget about the Occupy Valentine’s Day party.

And if you are not in NY, don’t forget to check out the tumblr.

Happy Occupy Valentine’s Day!

Join us at 6pm tonight for a livestream of the film Xoxosms and then panel featuring me and a bunch of really cool people.

Also, if you are in NYC don’t forget about the Occupy Valentine’s ...

More on why you must see Pariah

Samhita mentioned that a crew of us went to see Pariah last weekend. If Meryl Streep’s shout out to the lead actress Adepero Oduye during her Golden Globes acceptance speech wasn’t enough of an encouragement to rush out and see the film, I thought I would add my two cents to the symphony of praise for this film.

Pariah was absolutely breathtaking. So genuine, so raw and very touching. But also, and this is where the film was set apart from other recent portrayals–uplifting. I kept telling people who asked that it was sad, but it was like a really good cry–you just feel so much better at the end. I won’t spoil the film, but just say that the ...

Samhita mentioned that a crew of us went to see Pariah last weekend. If Meryl Streep’s shout out to the lead actress Adepero Oduye during her Golden Globes acceptance speech wasn’t enough of an encouragement to ...

Jailed Iranian actress freed, spared lashings

Marzieh Vafamehr, the Iranian actress who last year was jailed and sentenced to ninety lashes, has been freed.
Vafamehr was arrested for her involvement in the film My Tehran For Sale, a film about an Iranian actress who is persecuted by the government for her work. In July, life imitated art when Vafamehr was jailed and later sentenced to corporal punishment. Earlier this month, her sentence was shortened to three months and no lashes, and this week she was released.

My Tehran For Sale was made with financial assistance from an Australian production company, and premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival two years ago. On hearing of Vafamehr’s arrest, the festival’s director Katrina Sedgwick said that it made her all ...

Marzieh Vafamehr, the Iranian actress who last year was jailed and sentenced to ninety lashes, has been freed.
Vafamehr was arrested for her involvement in the film My Tehran For Sale, a film about an Iranian ...

PBS series Women, War and Peace kicks off tonight

Feministing is excited to partner up with PBS and philanthropist and filmmaker extraordinaire Abigail Disney for a five-part series launching tonight on the impact of war on women:

The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about ...

Feministing is excited to partner up with PBS and philanthropist and filmmaker extraordinaire Abigail Disney for a five-part series launching tonight on the impact of war on women:

The series reveals how the ...

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