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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. […]

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. […]

Dear female students: Stop writing about men

January 24, 2012

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Guys in my class don’t feel the need to dissect broken relationships. Why do the women? For that matter, why did I? By Lorraine Berry  (Credit: Adam Radosavljevic via Shutterstock) My college students write a 20-page piece of creative nonfiction at the end of every semester, many of them memoirs. Over the years, I have […]

An Outlet for Afghan Women Online

September 9, 2011

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By NILANJANA S. ROYPublished: September 6, 2011 NEW DELHI — If Tabasom wants to meet other Afghan writers or to use the Internet, she faces not just a four-hour walk but other constraints. “I need to have a man all the time with me when I come to Kabul,” writes Tabasom, a woman in her […]

An Outlet for Afghan Women Online

September 9, 2011

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By NILANJANA S. ROYPublished: September 6, 2011 NEW DELHI — If Tabasom wants to meet other Afghan writers or to use the Internet, she faces not just a four-hour walk but other constraints. “I need to have a man all the time with me when I come to Kabul,” writes Tabasom, a woman in her […]

Is sex too messy for moms?

July 14, 2011

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Some mommy blogs are upset that in Erica Jong’s Op-Ed in Sunday’s New York Times, she suggests women may have lost interest in sex, choosing kids and monogamy over lust and romance. Moms who have babies and young kids blog in response– they don’t have to make a choice, they have kids, they have sex, […]