BY Rachael Roth
on Dec 03, 2013
Evan Rachel Wood launched a series of (rightfully) angry tweets at the MPAA last week, after discovering that they had forced director Frederik Bond to edit out a particular scene in his new film, "Charlie Countryman," in which Wood receives oral sex from her male co-star, Shia LaBeouf. Had the scene been left in, the film would have received an NC-17 rating, something that many filmmakers try to avoid as it seriously limits their audience and the film's distribution. Complying with the changes, Bond was able to secure an R rating. Read More
BY Brittany Houlihan
on Sep 17, 2012
Former SEAL Matt Bissonnette (pen name Mark Owen) has written a book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and in the book as well as in last week’s 60 Minutes interview, he highlights the success of the female mastermind behind the raid.
The woman, who goes by “Jen” in the book, No Easy Day, was certain bin Laden was in the compound they found him in. The interviewer, Scott Pelley, asks Bissonnette about "Jen's" success.
“She told you that her confidence that Osama bin Laden was in the compound was 100 percent,” Pelley said. Read More
BY Amy Bucknam
on Aug 20, 2012
In light of the recent verdict from a Moscow judge that put Russian feminist punk rock band, Pussy Riot, behind bars for two years, let’s take a look at the Russian media’s position on feminism.
A documentary made by Russian TV follows anti-feminist groups in different countries, as they conspire to fight "the war against feminism". Read More
BY Diana Denza
on Jul 31, 2012
It started with Saudi Twitter user Sultan Al Hilali, who posted a hash tag that translates as “Prostitutes of the Olympics.” Some tweeted in support of the vile phrase, but supporters of Saudi Arabia’s first two female Olympians flocked to the rescue, drowning out their ignorant and misogynistic words of hatred.
It’s no secret that it hasn’t been smooth sailing for Wojdan Shaherkani (Judo) and Sarah Attar (athletics), female athletes from a country where they jail women for getting behind the wheel of a car. Read More
BY Casey Krosser
on Oct 20, 2011
The documentary I've been dying to see since I first saw the trailer is finally premiering on TV tonight! Do not miss Miss Representation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom; it's sure to be a powerful film about modern women's depictions in the media.
This is not just a film, it's the catalyst to a growing movement and a call to challenge the media. They've launched numerous social change campaigns already including, Represent Us, where anyone can post a video about how they wish to be represented in the media. Read More