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Minority Status Does Not Exempt Us From Blind Spots: Just Ask Univision Host Rodner Figueroa

Paula Beltrán | Posted 03.17.2015 | Latino Voices
Paula Beltrán

We can be romantically involved with, or be children to or parents of people of color, and experience moments of prejudice, and yes, racism. We can have mothers and sisters and wives and daughters -- we can be women -- and fall into sexist patterns of thought and action.

Patricia Arquette On The Gender Wage Gap: 'We're Living Like We're In 1915'

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.12.2015 | Women

Recently, actress Patricia Arquette has been both celebrated and challenged for her statements on gender equality. Last night, she talked about the ge...

Dear Madonna: Gays And African Americans Are Women, Too

Alex Berg | Posted 03.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Alex Berg

The last great frontier could be women -- our rights over our bodies, safety and income are under assault around the world and across the United States. Except that LGBTQ people, people of color and women aren't three disparate groups.

NYC Feminist Zine Fest

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 03.06.2015 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

After reading just a handful of Twitter comments aimed at Arquette and pages directed toward E! and Rancic, clearly there is still an obvious need and immense desire for a platform of open dialog and feminist critique of our culture.

Patricia Arquette Clarifies Oscar Night Comments

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.04.2015 | Entertainment

After winning Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars last month, "Boyhood" star Patricia Arquette used her acceptance speech to make an impassioned cal...

Feminism, Race and Patricia Arquette

Ronda Lee | Posted 03.02.2015 | Women
Ronda Lee

Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech initially received applause. When she further commented backstage, the Twitter verse turned on her. Being a woman in a "man's world" is stressful enough.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week demonstrated the power of shared experiences and having some collective fun -- i.e. virality. It began with social media all atwitter over Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech -- and backstage comments. Next up, the Internet was riveted by The Great Llama Chase -- as the camelids, part of a therapy visit (Emotional Support Llamas?), made a break for it during a bathroom break. Later that same day, the most viral #dress in history had everyone debating: white and gold, or blue and black? If you saw polka dots you should probably see a doctor. The episode culminated with a national teach-in about color and optics. The week ended on a sad note, with the passing of Leonard Nimoy, never wiser than in his Spock-worthy final tweet: "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP." He lived long, and we all prospered from it.

Is It Racist? How Words Shape Your World

Michelle Tennant Nicholson | Posted 02.27.2015 | Black Voices
Michelle Tennant Nicholson

Just like Seinfeld's comedic line, "Not that there's anything wrong with that," when referring to homosexual behavior, "Is it racist," has become the new tagline to uncomfortable words ushered between people.

Dear Patricia Arquette, Who 'Fought' For Us

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 02.27.2015 | Latino Voices
Bino A. Realuyo

At the very least, you can make a movie next year about white women and gender inequality and have the Oscars rally around you. It is never the same for gay people and people of color, as evidenced by the lack of color in this year's Oscar movies.

Academy Award Winners You Didn't Know Were From Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.27.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Hollywood awarded its greatest honors Feb. 22, doling out prizes for excellence in movies at the 87th Academy Awards. It was also a big night for Illinois -- at least three of the award winners come from the Prairie State.

Media Rediscovers Hillary Clinton Is a Woman

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

She won't be elected because she is a woman; that is just an added benefit. She will be elected the 45th president of the United States of America because she is the most qualified person for the job.

Celebrities Tweet About the Oscars

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

This past Sunday, the Twittersphere was buzzing with all things Oscar. According to data supplied by Twitter, here's how the evening played out.

The Oscars, Patricia Arquette, Reese Witherspoon and Unintended Consequences for Young Boys

Shannon Lell | Posted 02.23.2015 | Parents
Shannon Lell

Yes, women deserve equal pay. Yes, women need to be able to reach the highest levels of leadership AND be mothers. But young boys, who are being raised by women like me, need to know the exact same things.

Women's Rights at 87th Oscars: Why #AskHerMore Should Focus on Asking Actresses to Run for Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 02.27.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The #AskHerMore twitter campaign highlighted at last night's 87th Academy Awards by Reese Witherspoon and others, points out the disparity in the types of questions asked of the 44 women nominees compared with those asked of their male counterparts.

Patricia Arquette Discusses Her Work Helping Families Displaced By Haiti Earthquake

Genius Network | Posted 02.23.2015 | Impact

Joe Polish Interviews GiveLove.org Co-Founder Patricia Arquette...

Feminism: The New F Word?

Beth Cone Kramer | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women
Beth Cone Kramer

Identifying as a feminist doesn't mean we need to cancel our waxing appointments and trade in our stilettos for sensible shoes; nor does it mean we need to bash men and question gender differences.

Patricia Arquette's Stirring Oscars Call (and Teaching Moment) About Wage Equality

Christine Pelosi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

From President Obama's calls for equal pay to the House Democrats' Women Succeed agenda to the nonpartisan National Women's Law Center to now Oscar night itself, this issue is gaining traction.

Sasha Bronner

Patricia Arquette Thinks 'Gay People And People Of Color' Need To Fight For Women's Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 02.23.2015 | Women

Patricia Arquette used Hollywood's biggest awards show as a platform to speak about something other than the Oscar she won: women's equality. But back...

Fox News Host 'Appalled' At Patricia Arquette's Oscar Speech For Women's Rights

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Media

While most people were waving their arms in praise for actress Patricia Arquette's call for gender pay equality during her Oscar victory speech Sunday...

The Oscars at Almost 4 Hours: Even So, Neil Patrick Harris Did the Trick

Michael Russnow | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

The Academy Awards for me was a surprise, notably in that I mostly enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris' performance.

Last-Minute Oscar Predictions To Hold You Over Until Sunday

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment

After months of campaigning, prognosticating and hand-wringing over the lack of diversity, the big show is almost here. We'll have a brand new batch o...

It's Okay If You Didn't Like 'Boyhood', And Here Are Many Reasons Why

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment
Bob Cesca

For several days now, I've been struggling to understand why I'm so out of the loop on this one. It's not because I don't like experimental films or Richard Linklater. I didn't like Boyhood because it wasted my time with mostly unlikable characters, generally bad storytelling, and a whole lot of nothing.

The State of the Oscar Race: Post-DGAs and BAFTAs

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

This was a major weekend for Oscar predictors, starting with the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards and wrapping up with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards. Lots of very important data came in, so let's get right to it.

How the SAG Awards Predict the Oscars

Ben Zauzmer | Posted 03.29.2015 | Entertainment
Ben Zauzmer

Everyone seems to be lining up to honor Alejandro Iñárritu's film in the month leading up to the Oscars. But does that mean the race is over? The math suggests it is not.

Represent

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 03.22.2015 | Entertainment
Helen Eisenbach

Thursday morning when I learned the Academy's list of nominees, I spent the rest of the day alternating between despair and rage. In fact, I have loved movies unabashedly since I was 18 months old and my mother took me to see my first feature.