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For women, there is a science and an art to surviving horror films (Carol J. Clover’s 1992 Men, Women, and Chainsaws can be your textbook). One must be curious and observant -- you heed the subtle whiff of danger when others don’t notice the stench. One must also be intelligent, resourceful, and scrappy regardless of stature. It definitely helps to be sexually reserved and to have a gender-neutral name. If you can successfully embody all of these qualities, you might stand a chance at facing the chainsaw...
In the past, Bollywood actresses, like many Indian women, were dissuaded from speaking about important women's issues like feminism, menstruation, and reproductive rights; however, that has, thankfully, begun to change. Notable actress Parineeti Chopra has used her role in the spotlight to step up and speak about taboo topics concerning women and their lives,  like rape and domestic assault, which often plague the lives of Indian citizens. Chopra's female fans are grateful for this change in the public dialogue, although she continues to face opposition and...
  In a promotional blitz for her new book “Yes Please," everyone’s favorite funny-girl Amy Poehler stopped by The Howard Stern Show yesterday to discuss sex-tips, divorce and a possible date she once went on with John Stamos. She thinks. Poehler, who separated from actor Will Arnett in 2012, said that she met Stamos for dinner and drinks, before realizing that perhaps she was on a date with the actual Uncle Jesse Katsopolis from Full House (watch out, Aunt Becky). “I remember thinking ‘Oh shit,’ like halfway through,...
Nov. 4 marks midterm elections in the United States, and MoveOn is one organization that wants to make sure everybody gets out to vote! MoveOn is a community of 8 million Americans who share the common goal of winning campaigns for progressive change. The organization is asking for volunteers at its field offices to come in, step up for progress, and call women voters located in important battleground states, like Colorado, Iowa and North Carolina, to make sure everyone votes and has his or her voice...
Two years ago, producer Amy Ziering and director Kirby Dick released an unflinching documentary that exposed a culture of sexual violence and rape in the US military and the institutional bureaucracy that was either designed or manipulated to ignore, mishandle, and ostracize those who challenged that culture.   Now, the filmmakers have turned to another “invisible war" — sexual violence and rape on the college campus and the institutional bureaucracy that is either designed or manipulated to ignore, mishandle, and ostracize those who challenge that culture. I wish...