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Oh, the Supporting Actress -- country of the comic relief, the villainess, the quirky-girl-with-the-great-personality. It is her grand, historic duty to prop up the neuroses of the Ingenue/Main Homme, or attempt to thwart his or her designs. The supporting actress can have anywhere between eight minutes' screen-time (as did Dame Judi Dench, in her award-winning portrayal of the Queen in 1998's Shakespeare and Love) to several hours' worth of helpful nods. ... Read More
  “Women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that task is performed entirely by young men,” wrote the Disney company in 1938 in response to a female animator. It’s hard today not to treat Walt Disney worshipfully, as the Disney film “Saving Mr. Banks” might have done, but remembering the Disney legacy must include honest reflection on his mistakes, mainly his sexism and ... Read More
  The young adult novel The Giver is sometimes shelved as science fiction, but author Lois Lowry has never thought of it as such. Since its publication in 1993, the seminal work of literature has been a beacon of truth and emotional realism for young adults.    Lowry’s narrative follows a pubescent boy named James who lives within a futuristic society where prejudice, violence, sexuality, and emotionality have been expelled. James is selected ... Read More
One word: Oprah. One conference: Women in the World 2013. As if Oprah wasn’t enough of a draw-card, this New York City conference on April 4th and 5th has so many amazing speakers that it seems almost unbelievable. The conference will focus on global issues told through the powerful form of first person storytelling. On Friday, Oprah Winfrey will be interviewing her “all time favorite guest,” Dr. Tererai Trent. Dr. Trent is ... Read More
Girls in school uniforms in HaitiHappy International Day Of The Girl! If you haven’t heard, today is the UN’s first-ever International Day Of The Girl. Today, people around the world will come together to talk about girls: their rights, their lives, and what we can do to empower them. Last night, 10x10 celebrated International Day Of The Girl by kicking off its global action campaign for girls’ education with an exclusive event at the ... Read More
     This past Tuesday, the Center for Reproductive Rights released a kick-ass video featuring today’s most talented celebs reacting to Terry England’s comment that compared women to farm animals. In case you haven’t heard and been outraged already, Georgia State Rep. Terry England defended HB 954—a law that would make it illegal for a woman to have an abortion after the twentieth week, even if their were serious ... Read More
As far as I'm concerned, Meryl Streep can become any role, nay become anything. The woman is unstoppable: I'd consider letting her perform surgery on me. Saturday Night Live noticed this phenomenon a few seasons ago with one of my favorite sketches in recent memory, Meryl Streep on Ice.   It looks like The Public Theater agrees with me on this one. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park, the company announced this ... Read More
This weekend, The Daily Beast and Newsweek hosted their third annual Women in the World Summit. Among the many accomplished and inspirational speakers and panelists were Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Ms. Magazine founder Gloria Steinem, Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, and many-Oscars-winning actress Meryl Streep.The sold-out summit took place at Lincoln Center's Koch Theater in New York, and managed to send Twitter ... Read More
Oh, Meryl. Is there anything you can’t do? You’ve been nominated for 16 Academy Awards, won two, and recently became the oldest cover star in the history of Vogue magazine. Now you’re racking up rave reviews for your stunning performance as Margaret Thatcher, a woman slightly less whimsical than say, Julia Child, but a woman who you nonetheless convince us to root for. This is what’s confusing about The Iron Lady (directed by Phyllida ... Read More