Women and Hollywood


Melissa Silverstein is the founder and editor of Women and Hollywood, one of the most respected sites for issues related to women and film as well as other areas of pop culture. Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender parity across the entertainment industry.

She is also the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Athena Film Festival. The 4th annual festival took place from February 6-9, 2014 at Barnard College in NYC.

Melissa recently published the first book from Women and Hollywood, In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing, which is a compilation of over 40 interviews that have appeared on the site.

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Patton Oswalt On Rethinking Rape Jokes

Last week, Lindy West wrote an article for Jezebel about the rape threats she had been receiving after appearing on FX's Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell to explain rape culture and the role of comedy in this conversation. West and other feminists have been discussing whether or not rape jokes can be funny or even should be told.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • June 19, 2013 1:30 PM
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The Trolls Are Out of Control

  • By Melissa Silverstein
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  • July 18, 2012 1:15 PM
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