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What Role Does the Media Play After Public Tragedies?

From Savita to Sandy Hook, when do we broadcast tragedies, and when do we let people mourn?

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Feminists vs. Pop Stars: Truce, Please?

Team Feminist may’ sport “smash the patriarchy” buttons and fret about pop stars, while Team Pop Star rocks bodysuits and frequently has no idea what our movement means, but we can peacefully coexist.

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“Call the Midwife” and “The Mindy Project:” Two Takes On the Lives of Women’s Health Providers

Vewers have been treated to two very, very different new shows about women’s healthcare providers, rife with birth scenes and women being examined.

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ELECTION 2012: The Night the Right-Wing Media’s Bubble Burst

The refusal to face facts that the conservative media showed in Election 2012 is nothing new to advocates of reproductive rights, who have the numbers and facts on our side.

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Women, Sex, and Storytelling: The Truth Behind Tired Mainstream Narratives

An event in New York City examined the split between our authentic selves and the social rules that keep those selves at bay.

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Much Ado About Naomi Wolf’s Vagina

Rather than just excluding Wolf from feminist discourse, we should bring in other voices that incorporate spiritual, artistic, and personal perspectives.

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A Feminist Goodbye (For Now) To “Harry Potter” and “Friday Night Lights”

Even more than that, the women in these stories have transcended being “good female characters” who subvert stereotyps into just being good characters, period; real ones, ones whose journeys we are, sometimes to a desperate extent, obsessed with.

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Why We All (Well, A Lot of Us) Loved “Bridesmaids”

While far from perfect, this bawdy comedy with a heart proved that upending Hollywood cliches actually makes for a better movie.

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Film Review: Let’s Talk About Sex: A Starting Point

Along with the excellent “Daddy, I Do,” this film is part of a new generation of documentaries which looks at America’s dysfunctional relationship with teen sexuality.

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There’s Little Balm in Comparing Ourselves to Gilead

Just how close is today’s reality to Margaret Atwood’s fictional misogynist dystopia, Gilead, the setting of “The Handmaid’s Tale”?

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