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The Dubai Film Fest Diaries 2015: Changing the Narrative for the Arab World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 12.10.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Extremism consists of a narrative laden with terror created by outcasts, and violence fueled by boredom. If you change the narrative, you can change the world.

Here's Something Easy You Can Do To Support The Future Of Women's Rights

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment

Equal rights have come a long way since the events depicted in "Suffragette," but the studio that distributed the movie is fighting to eradicate the g...

Why Is "Suffragette" So Afraid To Be Feminist?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 10.23.2015 | Entertainment

The marketing for "Suffragette" has been a hot mess. Writer Abi Morgan told Variety that she "didn't set out to make a feminist film," Meryl Streep pu...

Rapper's Hunger Strike Shows Power of Ancient Form of Protest

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 10.22.2015 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

By starving themselves slowly the hunger striker makes public the very private act of dying and their suffering becomes a source of strength eliciting strong emotions among supporters and observers.

'Suffragette': What Do Men Fear?

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.21.2015 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

While none of the actors showed up for a grand lunch at Locanda Verde in the movie's honor, the director Sarah Gavron, producer Alison Owen, scriptwriter Abi Morgan, and Pankhurst's great granddaughter Helen Pankhurst spoke on a panel moderated by Marie Brenner, about the filmmaking and why this film is relevant now.

Meryl Streep Is A Humanist, Not A Feminist

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment

Meryl Streep will play Emmeline Pankhurst in "Suffragette," an upcoming film about the British women's suffrage movement. But unfortunately, concerns ...

Deeds Not Words -- Making Mov[i]es That Matter

Kamala Lopez | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Kamala Lopez

The whys and wherefores, along with the "studies," "focus groups," "research," and other code terms for ineffectual activity and BS, fly fast and furious in Hollywood. There is so much activity, in fact, that a layperson might imagine something is actually occurring.

5 Socially Relevant Films Catching Award Season Buzz

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Jun Rowley

Venice. Telluride. Toronto. Film festival season is in full effect with Oscar buzz already reverberating across the air waves and the internet. Every year at this time, movie makers all across the globe reveal new big screen narratives that reflect on, shape and shift culture.

See The Origins Of Feminism In The First 'Suffragette' Trailer

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.05.2015 | Entertainment

"All my life I've done what men told me. Well, I can't have that anymore." That's a line from the inaugural trailer for "Suffragette," the new film...

Amanda Duberman

Meryl Streep On Why It's Harder For Men To Appreciate Movies About Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Duberman | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women

Why is it so hard to get movies made about women? According to Meryl Streep, it might be because many male viewers lack the imagination needed to appr...

'Suffragette' Teaser Previews The Great Feminist Movie Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment

"Suffragette" sounds like our favorite feminist movie of 2015: Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter star in a film about the fight fo...

Absurdly Early And Unnecessary Oscar Predictions For 2016

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.23.2015 | Entertainment

The Oscars are over, which can only mean one thing: It's time to place your bets for 2016's awards. It's actually not that time at all, but we'd like ...

LOOK: Anti-Suffragette Postcards Show Fighting For Change Has Never Been Easy

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 08.09.2013 | Women

Though it’s easy to take your ability to vote for granted, it’s important to remember how relatively recently this right was won -- 93 years ago t...

International Women's Day: Celebrate the Noisemakers of Past, Present, and Future

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Natalie MacNeil

Opportunity disparity is a critical challenge facing girls and women today, especially those living in developing countries whose basic needs are still not being met.

Gender Bender

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marian Salzman

The dizziest heights of political, corporate and academic power are still be occupied by men -- but for how much longer, and with what effects on classroom, boardroom and (Senate) cloakroom?

3 Roadblocks To Success And How To Get Around Them

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people...