March 14, 2011 - 7:28 am
Ever since there have been fairy tales, there has been feminist re-appropriation of fairy tales. And, the moral of the story often shifts with the mores of the time.
February 25, 2011 - 3:58 pm
A pre-Oscars Q+A with Melissa Silverstein of the Athena Film Festival and the Women and Hollywood blog.
February 18, 2011 - 4:12 pm
The “heart” of Big Love has been in the question of how women survive in patriarchy, zooming in on the three wives struggling with the fundamental inequality of their relationships. But the show has lost its way.
January 23, 2011 - 8:16 pm
Is MTV’s new show a “gritty” look at teens’ lives without moralizing, or is it an overhyped remake looking for scandal to drive ratings?
December 29, 2010 - 3:24 pm
Two movements this year have sought to combat the “sexualization of young girls.” But one of them is not like the other.
December 14, 2010 - 10:06 pm
A film contest results in production by Hollywood professionals of three scripts written by female teen authors exploring the powerful and damaging messages about what it means to be male.
November 26, 2010 - 8:19 am
Hermione, an always-wonderful sidekick, has moved onto center stage. Her emotions and choices, classically heroic, anchored a piece of the epic story that would have felt muddled and rootless without her.
November 10, 2010 - 8:45 pm
A new documentary explores the “purity” movement and the consequences of abstinence-only policies and purity myths for the women involved.
October 31, 2010 - 8:26 pm
“Rallying for sanity” with no direct political purpose, especially at a time when our opponents are relentlessly attacking our rights and our democracy, seems a little…well….insane.
October 27, 2010 - 5:15 am
Maddow’s documentary showed us the thoughts and faces of the two groups facing off over the life and legacy of Dr. Tiller. On the one side were brave, stoic providers. On the other, frenzied, angry demagogues motivated by hatred.