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Tweet Jared Leto’s problematic Oscar nomination. Tressie McMillan Cottom on breaking silence around black colleges. Solomon Northup’s descendants, a photo project. On bullying, LGBT youth, and the exacerbation of the school-to-prison pipeline. Talib Kweli at Melissa Harris-Perry, unpacking cultural appropriation in music.  Tweet
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Feministing Chat: Why Her is the most feminist film of the year

TweetEd. note: On paper, a love story between a man and his operating system would seem to have the potential to be a feminist nightmare. Instead, many of the Feministing crew found Spike Jonze’s Her to be the most feminist film of the year. It gets our pick for best picture at the Oscars this [...]
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Infographic: How to win a Best Actress Oscar (spoiler alert: play a wife)

Tweet Hey ladies! If you want to win an Academy Award for Best Actress, get cast as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, or girlfriend STAT! Fellas! If you want to win an Academy Award for best Actor, get cast as a husband, father, brother, son, or boyfriend STAT an important historical figure. That’s the lesson [...]
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Mental illness and why Silver Linings Playbook deserved an Oscar for Best Screenplay

TweetBesides earning Jennifer Lawrence a well-deserved Oscar for Best Actress, Silver Linings Playbook was robbed at last night’s Academy Awards. The Academy wasted an opportunity to honor a film that dealt with mental illness in a nuanced, realistic, sensitive and engaging way. Let’s look at the important categories SLP was up for. Editing: the award [...]
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The Oscars gets bro-tastic

TweetSeth MacFarlane put on quite the show last night hosting the Oscars. For a show that could use a dose of relevant humor, he chose a different path–making, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic and sizist jokes. And beyond being offensive, they weren’t very funny either–instead awkward and uncomfortable, throwing off the tenor of the Oscars. The [...]
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