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Germaine Greer Says the #MeToo Movement is “Whingeing” Over Sexual Assault

Germaine Greer author of The Female Eunuch, was named Australia's Person of the Year in the UK, and in an interview took that opportunity to remind the world that she despite being a feminist she is still not as progressive as she appears.

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Why Did I Hate Twilight So Much?

Confessions of a Twilight hater.

Today video essayist Lindsay Ellis returned to the internet with a video about looking back at the toxic levels of sexist and misogynistic attitudes surrounding Twilight and it's author Stephenie Meyer. It was a very insightful piece especially as someone who proudly slung that toxic level of vitriol.

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Where Do Republican Women Fit in the Women’s Movement?

"There are Republican women running for office for all different reasons, and no one is telling their story."

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New #MeToo PSA Tackles Harassment, Assault, and Rape of All Types Across Many Demographics

While there's been a focus on the higher-profile cases of harassment and assault being experienced by figures in the public eye, the #MeToo Movement, as well as the #TimesUp initiative, have always been about the instances of harassment, assault, and rape that women experience in all industries, among all demographics, and at all socioeconomic levels. This poignant PSA exists to capture that.

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What Aziz Ansari’s “Apology” Says About How Men View Their Encounters With Women

As I've read "Grace's" account of alleged sexual misconduct and Aziz Ansari's apology, and listened to the discourse around them, both publicly and among those in my personal network, the disconnect with which men seem to view women when in sexual situations is alarmingly clear.

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Debra Messing Stands With Catt Sadler, Calling Out E! While Being Interviewed on E!

Last month Catt Sadler, the longtime co-host of E! News, parted ways with the network upon discovering that her male co-host, Jason Kennedy, who started around the same time Sadler did, was making close to double her salary. After repeated attempts to get what she deserves (and not succeeding), Sadler left, reminding all of us to "Know your worth."

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First Trailer for Rose McGowan’s Docuseries Citizen Rose Is Here

Rose McGowan has been one of the loudest and most controversial voices in the #MeToo movement. Whatever you may think of her individual tweets and her limelight in comparisons to other women of color, there is no denying that McGowan has been an unapologetic voice for the revolution going on in Hollywood.

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Ava DuVernay and Jay-Z Construct an Epic “Family Feud” That Centers People of Color and a Feminine Perspective

After seeing snippets and hints for seemingly forever, we finally have the full video for Jay-Z's "Family Feud," featuring Queen Bey and directed by another Queen, Ava DuVernay. Oh yeah, and it stars damn near every celebrity on the planet.

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If You Were Planning on Being an Abusive, Sexist Predator in Hollywood, Its Women Say #TIMESUP

The end of 2017 was all about expressing solidarity and speaking truth to power in the realm of Hollywood sexism and abuse. 2018 is all about taking action. You thought there was a reckoning before? It's only just started. For those who would abuse, prey on, or otherwise demean or diminish women in any industry: time's up.

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Marlene Dietrich: The Bisexual, Anti-Fascist Face of Free Germany

Greta Garbo, and Monroe/Dietrich and DiMaggio

Today's Google Doodle is the iconic Marlene Dietrich honoring her on what would have been her 116th birthday. Dietrich was a German actress whose career spanned nearly eighty years, she was able to reinvent herself time and time again to keep up with and stay ahead of the trends.

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Thank You For Being a Friend, Golden Girls, and for Making Me Excited About Getting Older

Picture it: Queens, New York, 1986. A seven-year-old, chubby Puerto Rican girl sat in front of her television mesmerized by the exploits of four "old ladies." That little girl? Was me. That show? The Golden Girls.

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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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On Rose McGowan, Meryl Streep, Amber Tamblyn, and Women Policing Women

Rose McGowan is a great and enthusiastic fighter for the feminist cause, no question. However, what is questionable is whether or not her punches are always aimed at the right targets. This weekend, in a fit of righteous fury, she tweeted something that she's since taken back, but that allows us all to think about how women talk about the contributions of other women to the feminist fight.

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J.J. Abrams to Receive Ally Award From Athena Film Fest—Here’s What I Hope He Keeps in Mind Moving Forward

At a time when we're (very happily, mind you) dragging abusive men for their sexist, abusive conduct in all fields, it becomes even more important to shine a light on those who are genuine allies as examples to follow; those who are fighting like hell against their patriarchal programming to make the world a more just and loving place. The 2018 Athena Film Festival will be awarding J.J. Abrams as such a person.

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Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year Is “Feminism”—Damn Straight

According to Merriam-Webster, the word of the year is "feminism" and considering the year we've had, that should come as a surprise to no one.

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Taylor Swift Is a Silence Breaker…When It Comes to Sexual Assault

My (mostly sarcastic) wish was that there would be an end to Taylor Swift think pieces for the Holiday season. However, her presence on the Time cover has caused a backlash, a response to that backlash, and a continuous discussion as to if she "deserves" to be on the cover. Because of course it did.

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If You Don’t Wanna Help, Your Only Job Is to Shut Up: How Bros Like Michael Rapaport and Ron Perlman Ruin Progress

I can't even with hypocrites who stand in the way of people who are actually trying change how things are done. I can't even with Michael Rapaport and Ron Perlman.

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I Want to Live Inside of Shonda Rhimes’ Matriarchy Bubble

"I am so deep in a matriarchy bubble over here that I forgot a simple truth: It's a bubble, and a small one at that."

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How the Most Progressive Moments in My Favorite Cartoons Shaped My Feminism

I don't think any feminist voyage starts out perfectly; mine certainly didn't. It took me years to realize that I was oppressed as a neurodivergent woman, and even longer to realize I had privileges as an able-bodied white person. It's been a very topsy-turvy journey that has both empowered and humbled me.

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Exclusive: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Deleted Scene Shows Marston’s Problematic Yet Genuine Feminism

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women is being released on Blu-ray, so if you missed the theatrical release, you'll soon be able to see this amazing film in the comfort of your own, well, anywhere. To celebrate, Sony Home Entertainment has provided us with an exclusive clip from Angela Robinson's beautiful and thought-provoking film.

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