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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 5th annual festival will take place from February 5-8, 2015 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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Women and Hollywood

Hollywood Feminists Fire Back at Mike Huckabee's "Gender Victim" Comments

Married women comprise the vast majority -- around 77% -- of contraception users, so I guess according to Huckabee, no woman should have sex unless she is actively trying to get pregnant. (Ew, and also, how sad.)
  • By Inkoo Kang
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  • January 24, 2014 6:00 PM
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Lizz Winstead, Co-Creator of The Daily Show, Creates Lady Parts Justice

Co-Creator of The Daily Show and one hilarious lady, Lizz Winstead recently launched Lady Parts Justice, a website using comedy to bring awareness to women about just how much we have to lose in terms of our reproductive rights with this upcoming election.
  • By Kerensa Cadenas
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  • October 15, 2012 11:30 AM
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