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These Rumors About Handmaid’s Tale Director Reed Morano Joining the Star Wars Family Are Too Much for Us to Handle

Reed's work is beautiful and intense. It tells not just a narrative story, but an emotional one. We would love to see what she would do with Star Wars. And yes, the fact that is a woman makes this prospect all the more exciting.

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Is Anyone Even Surprised Anymore to Hear That an Actress Makes “Significantly Less” Than Her Male Co-Star?

When employees are told not to talk about pay, it's not like we don't all know who that benefits.

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A Man Asked Sharon Stone If She’d Ever Experienced Harassment & Maybe One Day She’ll Stop Laughing

For most women, the fact that Cowan really doesn't know why Stone is laughing is probably not that surprising, but still maddening. Laughable, even.

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Here’s Our First(ish) Look at Daisy Ridley as a Not-So-Helpless Ophelia

Whether or not the movie lives up to my hopes, I'm incredibly excited at even the idea of reimagining such a complex, undervalued character through a feminist lens. And that's not a knock at Shakespeare. I wouldn't dream. But we saw Ophelia through Hamlet's eyes–that was the entire point.

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The Inspiration and Disappointment of the Golden Globes’ Red Carpet

Leading up to Sunday's Golden Globes awards, there have been criticisms of the night's planned "red carpet blackout"–the decision of women and men in the industry to wear black to the event–and questions of how big of an impact a fashion-based silent protest could actually make?

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Things We Saw Today: Dear Hollywood, Please Give Tiffany Haddish All the Awards and Also Let Her Host Every Ceremony. Thank You.

Tiffany Haddish won Best Supporting Actress at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards and her acceptance speech is one of the greatest speeches–one of the greatest awards show moments, really–of recent history, if not ever.

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Meryl Streep Finally Addresses That Time Dustin Hoffman Allegedly Assaulted Her On Set

Meryl Streep finally discusses the time Dustin Hoffman allegedly slapped her on the set of Kramer vs. Kramer, but she still doesn't want to talk about Harvey Weinstein.

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12 Female-Led Movies We’re Excited to See in 2018

It's a new year, with a whole new slate of movies to be excited about. 2017 saw a growing number of female-led films, but since women aren't a passing trend, that doesn't look to be slowing down. Here are some of the films we're excited to see this year.

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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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Women are Leading Every Episode of Black Mirror Season 4 (In Front of Camera, at Least)

Season four of Black Mirror hits Netflix tomorrow, and according to executive producer Annabel Jones, every one of the six episodes will center on a female protagonist. The show has a solid history of producing great woman-centric content (the incredible episode "San Junipero" springs immediately to mind, but it's not an outlier in the first three seasons), so this is a nice step to expand on that already great precedent.

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Harvey Weinstein’s Former Assistant Sheds Light on a “Repulsive Monster”

After over 20 years of being gagged by a non-disclosure agreement, Zelda Perkins, former assistant to Harvey Weinstein at Miramax Films in the 1990s, has decided to break that agreement to open up about her former boss, whom she calls a "repulsive monster." In doing so, she sheds a light on the machinations and motivations of a power-hungry man, who thrived on humiliating others.

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American Treasure Tom Hanks Had a Very Bad Answer to the “What Do We Do About Sexual Predators?” Question

Meryl Streep, Too.

In a BuzzFeed Q&A promoting The Post, Hanks and Meryl Streep got into a discussion about separating the art from the artist. Hanks' response falls short of our own favored stance of "F*ck 'em all." Really short.

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The SAG Awards Will Only Feature Female Presenters This Year

This is an awesome move for the SAG Awards. But–and I wish this didn't need to be said but, well, awards show precedents make it necessary–it will be utterly disappointing if when including women, the organization doesn't work to include all women. Please don't give us #SAGSoWhite.

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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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Michelle Williams & Ridley Scott Do Not Mince Words Over Kevin Spacey: “You Can’t Get Away With This Anymore”

Ridley Scott is adamant that his decision was a moral one, not one based on money or optics. He told EW, "I sat and thought about it and realized, we cannot. You can’t tolerate any kind of behavior like that. And it will affect the film. We cannot let one person’s action affect the good work of all these other people. It’s that simple."

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How Many Women Had Their Careers Killed By Harvey Weinstein & Other Abusers? We Can Never Know.

What ever happened to ...

Ultimately, we cannot think of abusers simply in terms of their individual actions. It goes so far beyond that. How many women did Harvey Weinstein and his ilk not just abuse in hotel rooms, but deprive of their careers, either directly or by creating systemic, disgusting, unprofessional obstacles?

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Hollywood Is Full of Creeps We’d Like to Boycott. Where Do You Draw Your Own Lines & Why?

We're not villains for not knowing where the lines are, but we're a lot worse if we use that as an excuse to push these issues out of our minds.

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Kate Winslet Refuses to Discuss Woody Allen Controversy Because It’s a “Difficult Conversation” as If That Isn’t the Entire Point

To say this conversation is "difficult" is an utterly cheap dismissal of women's pain. And when this is all in a cover story for a magazine's awards season opener, it's very hard to not see this framed as hitching herself to Allen for an award, instead of choosing to listen to women.

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Can We Please Stop Giving Terrible Men Like Amazon’s Roy Price the Power to Control What Shows Women Can Watch?

Late last year, Roy Price cancelled Amazon's Good Girls Revolt. Now that he's resigned following accusations of sexual harassment and assault, that decision is even more infuriating.

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Hollywood’s Female Crew Members Experience the Same Harassment as Stars, But Lack Their Protections

Hollywood harassment isn't limited to stars, but when sharing their stories, below the line crew members don't see the protections that come with having a famous face.

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