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Tag: Gender Bias


What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 5)

The final article in the series offers some closely guarded data about audience gender breakdowns, and insights from filmmakers Mira Nair (shown left), Ava DuVernay (shown right), Nancy Meyers and Stacy Title. 

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 4)

The ’80s and ’90s brought welcome advances for female filmmakers. But would the bias that produced the term “chick flick” remain? (Shown: A screen shot from Mira Nair’s 1991 film “Mississippi Masala.”)

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 3)

Those who emerged between 1966 and 1983 challenged the prevailing image of the central hero and marginal heroine by creating a “countercinema.”

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood?

Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino were two exceptions to the women who found it increasingly difficult to launch film projects in the 20th century. (This is the second installment of a five-part series.)

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The Other 43 Percent

Hollywood’s gender gap is most apparent with regard to female filmmakers, but their prospects weren’t always as bad as they are today. (Part 1 of our five-part series.) 

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Now That Women Can Appear on Our $10 Bills, Can They Make More Money, Too?

Hey, did you hear that an American woman of historical import is slated to appear on the $10 bill? Is anyone investigating whether her ten-spot will be worth the same as the one with Alexander Hamilton on it—or would its actual value come in at, say, $7.70?

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 READ MORE



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Sweden’s New Film Rating System Zeroes In on Gender Bias

Some of you may have heard of the Bechdel test—a simple method used to identify whether a film is gender biased based on a question posed by comic strip artist Allison Bechdel. Cinemas in the ever-progressive Scandinavian country are now incorporating this gauge into their film ratings. And the results are embarrassing for Hollywood.

Posted on Nov 7, 2013 READ MORE



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Note to All Men: Feminism Is About Choices

In the modern-day discussion about misogyny, women are often accused of “reverse sexism.” This is usually because they apply their arguments about gender bias to “all men” and it hurts some people’s feelings. What if that’s the point?

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 READ MORE


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Busted: Rove, Morris and O’Reilly Flip-Flop on Gender Bias

Consider this the only gender-bias-in-the-media primer you’ll ever need, and a handy reminder to the Bill O’Reilly and Dick Morris types (not to mention Monsieur Rove) that gender bias cuts both ways—and sometimes, as Jon Stewart points out, the same people do the cutting without seeming to remember just a few short weeks later.

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