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‘Obvious Child’ Changes the Rom-Com Game

Obvious Child, written and directed by Gillian Robsepierre, opens in theaters Friday.

Obvious Child‘s treatment of abortion as an important moment in both the development of the main character and her romantic relationship is just one of the beautiful ways the film—a raunchy joke-fest with an undeniably humanistic heart—deals with women’s choices and power.

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The Numbers Don’t Lie: White Men Still Dominate the Media

From the WMC report to the VIDA count, number-crunching shows that we still live in a white male media ecosystem.

From the Women’s Media Center’s report to the annual VIDA Count, recent number-crunching shows that we still live in a white male media ecosystem.

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The Hunger Games’ Gender Role Revolution

Much ink has been spilled in praise of Katniss Everdeen as a strong, flawed, mold-breaking heroine. But as the second Hunger Games movie storms the box office, Peeta Mellark—the baker, the nurturer, the feeder—is having his own moment. And well he should.

Much ink has been spilled in praise of Katniss Everdeen as a strong, flawed, mold-breaking heroine. But as the second Hunger Games movie storms the box office, Peeta Mellark—the baker, the nurturer, the feeder—is having his own moment. And well he should.

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Let’s Talk About Sex: A Discussion With the Filmmakers of ‘How to Lose Your Virginity’ and ‘Subjectified’

Filmmaker Therese Shechter tries on a wedding dress in "How to Lose Your Virginity."

Two new documentaries directed by young women operate under a shared thesis: Women need to talk about sex.

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Six Reasons to See ‘After Tiller’ as Soon as Possible

(From left) Drs. Leroy Carhart, George Tiller, Shelley Sella, and Susan Robinson.

There are only four public, clinic-based providers of third-trimester abortions remaining in the United States. After Tiller, a documentary that opens September 20, spends time with all of them, and you should go see it as soon as you can.

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Dear Matthew Weiner: Please Kill Off Don Draper

It's time to let the female characters shine.

And let the show’s female characters shine.

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Adoption Imperialism: A Q&A With ‘The Child Catchers’ Author Kathryn Joyce

Joyce recently spoke to RH Reality Check about how the movement she chronicles relates to abortion politics and the treatment of biological families of adoptees at home and abroad.

Joyce recently spoke to RH Reality Check about how the movement she chronicles relates to abortion politics and the treatment of biological families of adoptees at home and abroad.

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Sex, Career Women, and Country Music: A Conversation About ‘Nashville’

Why is the show is so darn compelling?

Recently Sarah Seltzer and Lauren Kelley sat down to talk about feminism, fashion, and fame on Nashville, and why the show is so darn compelling.

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‘The Yellow Room': Illegal Abortion as Feminist Gothic Horror Film

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Young filmmaker Assal Ghawami has written and directed a film that brings together themes of “The Yellow Wallpaper” with a story of a contemporary back-alley abortion.

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“Girls,” “Scandal,” and TV’s New Crop of Flawed Women

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It’s hard for me to know what to say about Girls. I like it tremendously; yet I think the critiques of its racial politics are valid. I want to give Lena Dunham a lecture (perhaps the lecture I delivered at grad school about being conscious of the blindness of privilege as we write) and I want to give her a hug.

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