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Female Writers

Anatomy Lessons With Alexandra Kleeman

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.07.2015 | Arts

A, the beautiful if a little wayward heroine of Alexandra Kleeman's debut novel, spends a lot of time on the couch. It doesn’t help that her bo...

A Conversation with Bina Sarkar Ellias, Founder, Editor, Designer and Publisher at International Gallerie - Part 2

Janice Sands | Posted 08.05.2015 | Arts
Janice Sands

In Part 2 of this conversation, Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen and Brush, speaks with Bina Sarkar Ellias of International Gallerie about gender equity in the arts and insights for women looking to make a career in art or literature

A Conversation With Bina Sarkar Ellias, Founder, Editor, Designer and Publisher at International Gallerie - Part 1

Janice Sands | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Janice Sands

Janice Sands, Executive Director of Pen and Brush, sits down for a conversation with Bina Sarkar Ellias about her publication, her passion and her recent experiences in Poland and Taiwan.

16 Things Sexist Male Writers Say To Female Writers

Christine Stoddard | Posted 07.28.2015 | Women
Christine Stoddard

"Adult women's writing isn't that much different from what they wrote as angsty teen girls. Boo-hoo, sorry you didn't get Prince Charming."

'A Year of Women'? How About 'A Year of Publishing Parity' Instead?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.07.2015 | Books
Lorraine Devon Wilke

What does it say that those taking on gender politics believe the way for women to rise is to literally remove men from the equation? Do we, as strong, female artists, really believe it's necessary to excise men in order for fairness to reign? It seems many do. But I have a slight problem with that. Actually, several problems of varying degrees of slightness. Some maybe not so slight at all.

Self-Publishing Platforms: Women's Playground or Last Resort?

Janice Sands | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Janice Sands

Literary publishing is a notoriously cutthroat business. The industry is alarmingly subjective and there are an increasing number of books published each year. But if you look more closely at the numbers, the challenge of having a literary work published is particularly difficult for women.

Review of The First Bad Man by Miranda July

Stephanie Lessing | Posted 02.06.2015 | Books
Stephanie Lessing

I had just finished reading The First Bad Man by Miranda July when my husband walked through the door. The first thing he asked me is why I'd cut my...

Katla McGlynn

So Wait, Why Aren't There More Women Writers In Late Night Again?

HuffingtonPost.com | Katla McGlynn | Posted 12.01.2014 | Comedy

The 2014 New York Comedy Festival had a lot of incredible shows featuring women. A panel discussion called “Women Aren’t Funny” brought together...

Anna Quindlen: 'Feminism Has Been The Ruling Impulse Of My Adult Life'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.17.2014 | Women

What does it take to get to the top -- without losing your center? Our “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standout...

Why Do Women Read More Novels Than Men?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.

INFOGRAPHIC: Are Women Better Writers Than Men?

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.14.2014 | Books

In spite of being shunned by most literary reviews, do women actually have better writing chops than men? It's an odd question -- one we wish wer...

Here Are 46 Female-Authored Plays That Deserve Your Attention

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.08.2014 | Arts

Where are all the women in theater? It's a question oft asked and debated, with little consensus and a lot of outrage. The most recent advocates t...

Here's What People Had To Say About The 'SNL' Slavery Sketch

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Black Voices

"Saturday Night Live" writer Leslie Jones received major criticism for her recent contribution to last week's episode. During the "Weekend Update"...

What It's Really Like To Be A Woman In Sports Journalism

Posted 02.24.2014 | Women

There's no question that men outnumber women throughout the media landscape. According to a census report by the American Society of News Editors, new...

Beth Einhorn on Being the Only Woman Writer for The Tonight Show

Darryle Pollack | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
Darryle Pollack

It's well known that late night TV talk shows are a male-dominated field. As Jay Leno hands over The Tonight Show to Jimmy Fallon, I caught up with Beth Einhorn, who was the only female writer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for three years.

This Is What a Feminist Looks Like: A Feminist Reader Reminds Us that Feminism Is Rooted in 2,500 Years of Philosophy and Activism

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 02.02.2014 | Women
Mary Pauline Lowry

The declaration "This is what a feminist looks like" has had a recent resurgence thanks to Kelly Martin Broderick, a woman who was photographed with a sign saying just that.

Who Says Alice Munro Isn't Political?

Anna Szymanski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Anna Szymanski

Her form of social critique isn't showy, and it doesn't involve preaching. Instead, it's about giving voice to a different type of woman: working-class women, older women, mentally-ill women, those women who normally appear only as tropes or stereotypes when they appear at all.

The Year I Stopped Reading Men

Anna Szymanski | Posted 10.29.2013 | Books
Anna Szymanski

It was like when you turn on a TV set after spending a significant period of time streaming television online. Suddenly, you're covering your ears and asking why those Kia hamsters can't play a different song. You never used to notice the commercials, but now they're all you can hear.

8 Actresses Who Created Parts For Themselves

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.15.2013 | Women

"Quality roles in studio films are just not available in great numbers for women, period," Joe Reid succinctly wrote for the Tribeca Film Festival's b...

9 Awesome Movies Written By Women That Everyone Should See

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.15.2013 | Women

It's a frustrating, yet all too common, experience to go to the movies and be presented with female characters who are insultingly stereotypical and o...

The Gender Gap In Hollywood You Don't Hear About

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.24.2013 | Women

It's hardly a secret that women are underrepresented in many parts of the entertainment industry -- and according to new research, female screenwriter...

Gender Progress in Popular Film? Paltry Numbers Suggest Problems Persist

Stacy Smith | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media
Stacy Smith

Given the advocacy and activism we've seen since then, the host of books, documentaries, articles, and speeches designed to push girls and women forward, things should be getting better for females across the board. Right?

Could There Have Been 'Girls' Without 'That Girl'?

Peggy Elliott | Posted 04.22.2013 | Fifty
Peggy Elliott

'That Girl' was a pioneering concept. Bill Persky and Sam Denoff were the creators and shepherds, but Marlo shaped the direction, determined to create a role that was not a conventional girlfriend or wife -- a leading role, not a second fiddle and straight-woman.

Women's Fiction Prize Unable To Find Sponsorship Is Saved By Private Donors

The Guardian | Posted 10.08.2012 | Women

High-profile private donors have stepped in to save the UK's only prize for female writers after a scramble for a sponsor failed to come up with a lon...

There Are More Woman-Created TV Shows, But Where Are The Female Writers?

The Grindstone | Posted 09.19.2012 | Women

It has been a strong year for women in television, but only in some aspects. According to the Center for Study of Women in Television and Film the ann...