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The “Gender” Side of Holiday Movies: The Good, The Bad, and The Complicated

For many of us, the December holidays offer a chance to break from constant news and analysis and spend time at the movies! Instead, it’s been spent at the movies. So how did this year’s crop of movies stack up, feminist-wise?

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Gender and High-Profile Sex Scandals

The Washington Post’s Richard Cohen pondered “Why is there no female Tiger Woods?.” After a bunch of ill-researched speculation, he concludes cheating and power are linked, and makes gross generalizations about women.

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RHRC’s Third Annual Gift Guide!

For the third year in a row, we present a holiday gift guide for those who want to bestow seasonal joy and support reproductive justice and positive progressive values, all at the same time.

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To End the Campus Rape Epidemic, Let Go of Secrecy

Campus rape continues to be a widespread problem exacerbated by shame, secrecy, and victim-blaming. Efforts to curb rape on campus include mandatory education programs and student-led initiatives like Men Against Rape.

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Gail Collins’ Whirlwind Tour Through Feminist History

Gail Collins book covers the recent revolution in women’s roles without the burden of someone trying to advance feminist theory or muse on the movement from within.

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A Feminist’s Guide To Curing Yourself of Twilight-Mania

Too attached to Edward Cullen for your feminist sensibilities? Just in time for Thanksgiving, here’s an unorthodox guide to kicking the Twilight habit.

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Precious, Stupak, and the Erasure of Women’s Lives

With the Stupak amendment literally and symbolically stripping women of equal status, the movie “Precious” presents, in grim detail, the way race, class and bias render a woman’s body simultaneously invisible and subject to abuse.

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The Media on Stupak-Pitts: Theatrical, Not Factual

In the midst of foaming-at-the-mouth at the political give-and-take in health care reform, many prominent pundits neglected to properly inform the public that Stupak’s language allowed for a major incursion into women’s rights.

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Rihanna Speaks

The starlet acknowledges the broad problem of domestic abuse.

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The “Law and Order” Abortion Disaster and The Wasteland of TV

The folks at NBC’s long-running legal franchise Law & Order must have thought they’d garner praise for their episode on abortion. The show, however, was anything but balanced.

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