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  1. reconsideration
    We Regret to Inform You That Little Women Is Not a Feminist NovelOn the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, critics are lining up to praise its pioneering feminism. They’re wrong.
  2. When a Feminist Artist Is Censored by a Feminist GalleryNatalie Frank’s Story of O pictures scared a lot of people. Including her gallerist.
  3. What Jessica Jones Understands About Female RageThe second season is a messy yet fascinating story of women, anger, and trauma.
  4. In Between Is the Movie of the Feminist Arab AwakeningAs a new generation of Arab women rises against oppression, Maysaloun Hamoud’s new movie proves that the personal is radical.
  5. great news
    Jenny Slate Is Writing a Book of Feminist FablesOne of the stories is about “a globe of fruit plucked from its branch.”
  6. Jenny Slate Is Writing a Book of Feminist Essays and FablesJenny Slate has a book in the works. According to Entertainment Weekly, Little, Brown and Company is set to publish a book by Slate described […]
  7. the industry
    Mayim Bialik Reflects on Being a ‘Nontraditional’-Looking Feminist in Hollywood“Those of us in Hollywood who don’t represent an impossible standard of beauty have the ‘luxury’ of being overlooked.”
  8. open letters
    Amber Tamblyn’s Stories About Objectification in Hollywood Are Unsettling“I have been afraid of speaking out or asking things of men in positions of power for years.”
  9. Joss Whedon’s Ex-Wife Writes Essay Accusing Him of Feminist ‘Hypocrisy’“I don’t think it is fair to me or other women to remain silent any longer.”
  10. videology
    Kesha’s New Song Emphatically Declares: ‘I’m a Motherf*cking Woman’“I wanted an anthem for anyone else who wants to yell about being self-sufficient and strong.”
  11. What Would a Truly Feminist Blockbuster Cinema Look Like?Whatever it is, I look forward to seeing someone like Patty Jenkins figure it out.
  12. but is it feminist?
    The Handmaid’s Tale Cast Answers the Question: Is It Feminist?“It’s a feminist piece, and I think the F word is a really important one.”
  13. controversies
    Laverne Cox Responds to Adichie’s Comments About Trans Women and Male Privilege“There’s no universal experience of gender, of womanhood.”
  14. casting couch
    Dakota Johnson to Star in Unfit, Based on True Forced Sterilization StoryJohnson plays Carrie Buck, a young woman who was sterilized against her will in the 1920s.
  15. the horror
    Watch a Dreamy Clip From St. Vincent’s Horror Film The Birthday PartyIn which Melanie Lynskey drinks from a flask.
  16. roll clip!
    Trevor Noah Talks Fierce South African Feminists“I grew up in a world that was very matriarchal.”
  17. roman polanski
    Feminists Decry César Awards’ New Pres PolanskiDirector Roman Polanski pleaded guilty to rape charges in 1977. 
  18. Ginny Leise Has a Message for Douchebags EverywhereWhen I was eight, my mom – a very pretty lady, yeah, so? – took me to a fair, and one of the dudes at the Pop-a-Balloon dart scam called out […]
  19. praise
    Steinem, Adichie Write Odes to Michelle ObamaPlease stick around, Michelle.
  20. feminism
    Lena Dunham Won’t Convince Women to Get Naked for Your Show, So Don’t AskAnd please keep your dick pics to yourself.
  21. comic con 2016
    James Cameron on His Iconic Female Characters “I’m basically a pretty hardcore feminist.”
  22. media narratives
    When Did the Media Turn Against Taylor Swift?An examination.
  23. hillary clinton
    Hillary Clinton Wrote a Heartfelt Post for The Toast’s Final Day“Don’t be afraid to carve out a space of your own.”
  24. Watch Hinds’ Self-Destructive ‘Easy’ Video“Look further, ‘cause we’re doing more than just being girls.”
  25. I Ate a Hundred Marbles and Now My MALE Doctor Says I’m Full of Glass? […] Mansplaining – when a man explains something to a woman in a patronizing manner – is an epidemic. As a woman, I have had to stomach it for […]
  26. saturday night live
    The Women of SNL Try to Write a Feminist Song“But this is pretty nuanced stuff, and putting it all in one song was tough.”
  27. oscars 2016
    Mad Max’s Designer Doesn’t Care About Applause“People don’t have to clap for you; they don’t have to like the work.”
  28. feminism
    Emma Watson Is Taking a Year Off From Acting to Get More WokeShe’s devoting this year to becoming a better intersectional feminist.
  29. sorry
    Julie Delpy Apologizes for Her Comments on Diversity in HollywoodThe Oscar-nominated writer/actress “never intended to underestimate anyone else’s struggle.”
  30. comedy
    How Female Comedians Fight Assault & HarassmentL.A.’s “Evil Misandrist Comedy Witches” are banding together to share their stories.
  31. These Crests for Beloved, Ass-Kicking Female TV Characters Are Worth BuyingWomen: They’re just better.
  32. the vulture transcript
    Nashville’s Candid Showrunner on Crossover Music“I don’t know why they bother to call it country. Why don’t they just call it a song and leave it at that?
  33. women's rights
    Kate Beckinsale, Judy Greer on Choice “What about my right to choose to not have a choice?”
  34. the gender gap
    Women Directed 5 Percent of 2011’s Movies That’s half as many as in 1998.
  35. tyrese
    Watch Tyrese’s Creepy, Patronizing Rant About What’s Wrong With ‘Independent’ WomenTyrese is apparently very angry about the boldness of some “independent women” (cover your ears, Destiny’s Child).
  36. Mindy Kaling Reminds Everyone That You Can Like The Kardashians and Still Be a Feminist“People think I’m an 11-year-old girl, or that I’m somehow not a feminist, or I’m selling out women.”
  37. tina fey
    Listen: Tina Fey Hosts ‘Hidden World of Girls’No offense to Terry Gross, but we’d be super-cool with Tina Fey taking her job. 
  38. clickables
    See the Real Lessons Behind Disney PrincessesGloria Steinem probably hates Princess Jasmine.
  39. clickables
    See the Feminist Twist on Everyone’s Favorite Ryan Gosling MemeHey, girl. I mean … woman.
  40. catfights
    Hanna Director Joe Wright Finds Sucker Punch ‘Alarming’He (gasp!) compares it to the Spice Girls.
  41. chat room
    Nona Willis Aronowitz on Writing About Feminism, Her Mother Ellen Willis, and CatcallingThe New York writer traveled the country in a Chevy Cavalier and spoke with women about what it means to be a feminist.