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Hilarious Web Series Reveals What We Love About Quirky Female Leads

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts

Maybe you haven't heard, but there are a whole lot of female-fronted shows on TV right now -- at least in comparison to the good-ol'-boy days. It's ki...

It's Time to End The Cliché of the 'Strong Female Character,' and Just Write Women

Bustle | Posted 12.13.2014 | Women
Bustle

What does the "strong female character" imply? It gives a special category to women who are nuanced, who are capable of embodying contradictions. But that is the human condition, and to imply that such a woman is not the norm strips all females of their essential humanity

What This Year's Oscar-Nominated Films Say About Women

Holly L. Derr | Posted 04.01.2014 | Women
Holly L. Derr

Only two of the nine films nominated for Best Picture are genuinely about women, and the difference in how women's bodies are treated in those films versus the other seven is telling.

The Rise Of The Bland Female Actress

Slate XX | Posted 09.18.2012 | Women

My friend, the Time television critic James Poniewozik, in discussing "Revolution", NBC's new post-apocalyptic television drama about a world without ...