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  1. Emma Watson Delivers Speech at World Economic Forum, Announces Global Initiative for Gender Parity

    "Women share this planet 50/50 and they are under-represented, their potential astonishingly untapped."

    In her capacity as UN Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson spoke in support of the HeForShe campaign this morning at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

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  2. Shove It, Haters: Buzzfeed Is “Unequivocally” Feminist

    Win.

    In case you had any doubts about Buzzfeed's commitment to feminism after looking at their diversity-minded hiring policy, their patriarchy-smashing Harry Potter retellings, and their gender role-reversal videos that ask geeky guys the same boneheaded questions girls get asked all the time, then don't worry: their Tumblr just spelled it out for everybody.

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  3. 6 Often-Overlooked Women From History Who Did Not Give a F***

    THEY'RE FRESH OUT.

    Here's an awesome animation from BuzzFeed Video that shines a light on Annie Smith Peck, Mary Lou Williams, Ada Lovelace, Lilian Bland, Murasaki Shikibu, and Ethel L. Payne—six pioneers in STEM, the arts and politics who gave approximately zero fucks. Hell yeah.

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  4. Eve Ensler Responds to Concerns Over the Vagina Monologues‘ Inclusivity

    Lot to vag-parse here.

    Last week women's college Mount Holyoke was the subject of intense scrutiny over a campus theater group's decision to effectively "retire" the Vagina Monologues in favor of creating an original and more inclusive play in a similar style. So what does Eve Ensler think?

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  5. Hermione Granger and the Goddamn Patriarchy: A Feminist Re-Imagining of Harry Potter

    #NotAllWizards

    As much as we all love Harry as a character, let's face it—Hermione is better than him at just about everything and barely gets any credit for it. In fact, I would bet you so much leprechaun gold that she'd be a proud and outspoken feminist if she were a real person in 2015. Heck, Emma Watson already is.

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  6. Women’s College Retires Vagina Monologues Over Inclusivity Concerns

    What's so special about your vagina?

    Women's college Mount Holyoke announced in a campus-wide e-mail recently that the school will be retiring Eve Ensler's seminal play The Vagina Monologues over concerns that the text isn't sufficiently intersectional.

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  7. CBS Chairman Calls Supergirl Series a “Female Empowerment Story”

    She also used the word "feminist." *gasp*

    Some more news about DC Comics women coming out of the Television Critics’ Association press tour. This time it's details about the upcoming Supergirl television series on CBS. Why yes, I will keep using Supergirl movie images for these posts until we have something official, why do you ask?

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  8. Joss Whedon & Anita Sarkeesian Meet, Have Laughs, Fight the Patriarchy

    Alternate title: Joss Whedon Casts Anita Sarkeesian in His Next Superhero Film "Feminism Force Five"

    Anita Sarkeesian is having a pretty good week. First she was featured in Intel's chief executive Brian M. Krzanich keynote speech as CES where the company took a strong stance against harassment in the industry and put forth a huge initiative towards diversity at their company. Now here she is chumming it up with our friend Joss Whedon! Where? Why? Who cares! This is awesome.

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  9. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting Apologizes, Leighton Meester Argues For De-Sensationalization Of the Word Feminist

    Someone gets it.

    Here's to hoping 2015 can be a place where the word "feminist" is treated less as a PR trap and more as 1) a big, widely-spanning, historical-but-relevant movement, and 2) the starting point of a discussion. Two celebrities have publicly addressed the topic of feminism this week, albeit in very different ways.

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  10. Review: Tim Burton’s Big Eyes is a Welcome Return to Must See, Adult Filmmaking

    A vibrant look, great performances, and narrative makes Big Eyes essential viewing.

    This is the type of gutsy filmmaking we want to see from biopics.

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