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Matrix director Lana Wachowski promotes new film after transition

TweetThe director of my favorite movie The Matrix and The Matrix Reloaded (real Matrix fans like me pretend the third movie in the trilogy doesn’t exist) has transitioned and is the first director in tinsletown to come out as transgender. Lana Wachowski announced that she was transitioning nearly a decade ago but now in promotions for [...]
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Yahoo names Google executive Marissa Mayer as new CEO

TweetYahoo made a major announcement yesterday, naming Google executive Marissa Mayer as their new president and CEO.  Mayer – Yahoo’s fifth CEO in as many years – is one of the most well known women in tech and business and the move came as a huge surprise even though she has a stellar reputation in [...]
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Domino’s Pizza thinks rape is a joke

TweetNot sure how many times we have to say it, but RAPE IS NOT A JOKE.  It’s not a metaphor.  Or a clever play on words.  Or a good way to scare women into never drinking alcohol. It’s a reality for so many people, a trauma that warrants empathy and that requires years of healing. So [...]
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Nicki Minaj on sexism in the music industry

TweetNicki Minaj gives us some straight talk about double standards in the music industry. There is a lot of room for feminist critique around Nicki Minaj’s creative, visual or verbal choices–but I lay off intense scrutiny because she is the only woman in popular hip-hop. That doesn’t mean those critiques aren’t valid, or I don’t [...]
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“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” – Nora Ephron, 1941-2012

Tweet Essayist and filmmaker Nora Ephron has died. Nora Ephron was a giant. Ephron wrote the screenplay for “Silkwood”, best known as the writer of the seminal romantic comedy “When Harry Met Sally” and wrote and directed the wildly successful (and still one of my favorites) “You’ve Got Mail”. If you haven’t seen “Silkwood”, please [...]
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