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Mia and Ronan Farrow say what we were all thinking about Woody Allen

TweetIn case you missed it, last night, the Hollywood Foreign Press presented Woody Allen with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award in absentia. Allen’s ex Mia Farrow tweeted appropriate shade just minutes before long-time friend Diane Keaton extolled the virtues of the director in a lengthy and weird acceptance speech. Allen, if you recall, [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Women and leadership: “Too often mentors coach women on confidence and personality rather than business and financial ability.” “When do I finally get to belong? On being both native and queer enough.” Once again, Ta-Nehesi Coates inspires: “Here is the machinery of racism—the privilege of being oblivious to questions, of never having to grapple [...]
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Leaked emails reveal, yes, BET did discriminate against B. Scott

TweetGov. Chris Christie isn’t the only one in trouble over some leaked emails. Executives over at BET will have some explaining to do, as TMZ and the Huffington Post have published emails that dispute their claims in a discrimination lawsuit filed against them by blogger B. Scott.  Tweet
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Chart: Movies with strong female roles make more money

TweetAfter analyzing the top 50 biggest box office movies of 2013, Versha Sharma and Hanna Sender have an innovative money-making tip for Hollywood: Make more movies starring women. Revolutionary, right? Roughly one third of the films they looked at passed the Bechdel Test–meaning they included at least two female characters, who talk to each other about something besides a dude. [...]
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A rom com about a woman who gets an abortion is going to Sundance

Tweet Regular readers of the blog probably know that the dearth of pop culture depictions of abortion is big cause of mine. Though in recent years there have been some realistic and complex abortion storylines on Friday Night Lights and Grey’s Anatomy, it’s still pretty rare to see a character get an abortion in Hollywood–and often those [...]
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