In our fight to counter the unacceptable inequality that plagues the film industry, there are a number of measures we can each take. Let’s start by calling an ace an ace: the Bechdel Test is a joke. Literally. At least it was intended as one when first presented in the 1980s as a quip by […]

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Movies like Suffragette, Hidden Figures and The Battle of the Sexes may inspire us with their exhilarating depictions of our historical comrades in feminist arms, but too often they oversimplify, if not overlook entirely, the key factors that have forged feminist progress in the course of history. It’s important to recognize and examine what has, […]

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You don’t see many Hollywood films about women in law enforcement. Probably because for so many decades it was a male-dominated profession with limited opportunities for women beyond clerical duties. Yet the major studios positively revel in showing men as complicated, morally compromised characters working the gritty streets to solve crimes and bringing criminals to […]

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