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If Female Action Heroes Need To Be Role Models, What Should They Model?

June 8, 2012

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By Alyssa Rosenberg on Jun 8, 2012 at 10:09 am I’m normally of the belief that in pop culture, equality comes in two stages. First, members of a minority group, or of a group like women that are a majority but are poorly rendered in that space, get to be presented as admirable. Second, when […]

Tales of the Waria: Inside Indonesia’s Third-Gender Community

May 27, 2012

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Posted: 05/26/2012Kathy HuangDocumentary filmmaker and freelance cinematographer and producer This past March the Associated Press broke an unexpected story concerning Barack Obama’s childhood in Indonesia. Apparently, as a young boy growing up in Jakarta, Obama’s care had been entrusted to a transgender woman named Evie. American readers were shocked. What were the chances of the […]

Sexuality and Other Female (Film) Troubles

May 13, 2012

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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in “Hysteria” directed by Tanya Wexler. By JULIE BLOOMPublished: May 11, 2012 Liam Daniel/Sony Pictures ClassicsMaggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy in “Hysteria” directed by Tanya Wexler. “THE plague of our times,” a character declares in “Hysteria,” Tanya Wexler’s new romantic comedy about the invention of the vibrator in Victorian England, […]

“Porn is an obsession with female pleasure” says woman porn director

March 7, 2012

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Posted on 07 March 2012Polly Trenow WVoN co-editor Anna Span (real name Anna Arrowsmith) is an English pornographic film director, who speaks widely about sex, pornography and feminism. She spoke to WVoN about her views and why she believes women enjoy porn. You said your moment of inspiration came when you realised you weren’t angry […]

Rise of the Phoenix

February 2, 2012

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“A woman must obey her father before marriage, her husband during marriage and her sons in widowhood” ~ Confucius http://kck.st/yX6EmO If you disagree with these assertions on a woman’s role and are shocked by the statistics conveyed in the above demo, then please support this project. WHAT IS MY STORY? Many of you know that […]

Rise of the Phoenix

February 2, 2012

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“A woman must obey her father before marriage, her husband during marriage and her sons in widowhood” ~ Confucius http://kck.st/yX6EmO If you disagree with these assertions on a woman’s role and are shocked by the statistics conveyed in the above demo, then please support this project. WHAT IS MY STORY? Many of you know that […]

Hollywood women unite to break through the celluloid ceiling

January 29, 2012

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With female scriptwriters behind some of the biggest movies, from Juno to Kung Fu Panda 2, it seems the sexism barrier has been lifted. But has it? Paul Harris New York guardian.co.uk, Saturday 28 January 2012 Ellen Page and Michael Cera in Juno, the indie film hit that won an Oscar for screenwriter Diablo Cody. […]