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Jennifer Pozner: Founder Of Women In Media & News

It is infuriating to see women portrayed in ways that are offensive, demeaning, or adding to an outdated cultural stereotypes. I can’t count the number of times I’ve read an article, seen a movie, experienced a cringe-worthy advertisement, or listened to a pundit discussing “women’s issues” with no concept of authenticity. Chances are good that […]

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Rape Culture, Trigger Warnings, and ‘Bates Motel’

Since I really liked Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho when I was younger, I decided to give the A&E prequel series Bates Motel a try. Despite that the cinematography was rich, the actors were quality, and the atmosphere was a great mix of foreboding while paradoxically retro and contemporary, I was roughly halfway through the first episode when I turned it […]

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“Brave” Still Teaching Girls The Wrong Lessons

I had high hopes for “Brave.”  Megan Kearns, my go-to movie reviewer (and a new, official part of the Fem2.0 team!), raved about the strong female protagonist, the multi-dimensional bond between mother and daughter, and the lack of love interest, or even “male best friend” that we’ve become so accustomed to. Megan mentions a few […]

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‘The Avengers,’ Strong Female Characters and Failing the Bechdel Test

Smashing box office records, audiences have been swept up in The Avengers hullabaloo. Interesting and compelling, the epic superhero film based on the Marvel comics unites Black Widow, Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, the Hulk and Thor “to form a team that must stop Thor’s brother Loki from enslaving the human race.” It was good. […]

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