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Chessy Prout, Teen Survivor of Sexual Assault, Wants #IHaveTheRightTo to Be the Next “Rallying Call” For Survivors’ Rights

When Chessy Prout was a 15-year-old freshman at a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school, was sexually assaulted by a fellow student and subsequently became one of the most prominent faces of the movement to end campus rape. Her book, I Have the Right To is a powerful story of resilience and resistance.

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Cover Reveal for Upcoming Fantasy Thriller City of Broken Magic by Mirah Bolender

An early review calls it a "Terrifying shadow monsters haunt a vividly rendered working-class present with the sins of generations past. A thrilling ride, with promise of deeper mysteries to come."

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Google Honors Literary Icon Virginia Woolf on Her 136th Birthday—Too Bad Her Home Country Doesn’t

Today would've been Virginia Woolf's 136th birthday, and Google is celebrating the literary icon with a Google Doodle. Well deserved! In fact, Woolf deserves so much more recognition than that. Too bad, that in the UK and elsewhere, people will be too busy drinking whisky and celebrating Burns Night, named for poet Robert Burns, to give her any focus.

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Ursula K. Le Guin: The Legacy of a Fantasy Legend

Ursula K. Le Guin's legacy will carry on as one of the greatest minds in the genre and a groundbreaking example of women's ability to craft stories.

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Heather Graham Makes Her Feature Writing and Directing Debut With Half Magic

Oh, and Stephanie Beatriz in a dominatrix outfit, for those of you who are into that sort of thing.

Heather Graham's making her feature film debut as a writer and director with the upcoming comedy, Half Magic. Check out the first trailer after the jump!

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Things We Saw Today: Let’s Remember All the Ways in Which Women Were Brilliant This Year

One of the best things to come out of 2017 will absolutely be the symphonic sound of fearless female voices coming forward to break the silence on their stories of sexual assault and harassment, as well as all the other abuses and indignities they face as women.

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Emmys 2017: Lena Waithe Becomes First Black Woman to Win Comedy Writing Emmy

We've been huge fans of Netflix's Master of None for a while now, and Season 2 of the show topped the first! One big reason why is the episode "Thanksgiving," a personal episode written by show co-star and writer, Lena Waithe. Well, tonight she made history, winning the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series along with Aziz Ansari, and becoming the first black woman to win a comedy writing Emmy!

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Teen Vogue’s Lauren Duca Speaks Out About the Overwhelming Online Harassment She’s Experienced

"Telling women writers to 'just not do that' is like suggesting a New York cab driver relocate to a state where everyone has cars and no one needs cabs."

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Hulu Original Harlots Tells the Story of 18th Century Sex Work, All with Women Writers, Directors & Producers

The Hulu original series Harlots is a show with an all-female creative team, with the intent to frame "everything from the whore's eye view."

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The Mary Sue’s Most Favorite Women Comics Writers of 2016 and Beyond!

We thought we should also pay homage to the wordsmiths and spellbinders who give our most favorite characters voice and action in 2016.

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Feminism Around the World: Badass Women We’re Thankful For

This week's Feminism Around the World column is dedicated to the amazing women alive right now — activists, artists, athletes, politicians, and more — who are doing great things and working to move the needle toward parity and justice in their respective fields. for whom we're eternally grateful.

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Adult Swim’s Mike Lazzo Doubles Down On Excuses For Why They Hire So Few Female Writers

We've talked a lot about the depressing scarcity of female writers in film and television. Often, we try to give people the benefit of the doubt and talk about the "unconscious bias" that permeates every industry. But sometimes, people's biases are very, very conscious. So conscious, in fact, that they'll display their ignorance willingly and willfully in public.

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