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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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TV: Why Parenthood Is One of Television's Best Shows About Marriage

Over the show's run, Joel and Julia have reversed positions in their marriage in ways that have had disastrous consequences for them and their family.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • January 31, 2014 12:30 PM
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Guest Post: How to Do an Abortion Plotline

When Amy tearfully asked Drew, “Do I look normal?” following her abortion procedure in the latest episode of Parenthood, it spoke to the narratives often pushed by the anti-choice movement: That abortion is not only damaging and shameful, but also irreparably changes a woman.
  • By Lauren Barbato
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  • January 11, 2013 2:00 PM
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