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Meninism? Nope.

by Brianna Garrett

As a little girl, I remember going through this phase where I was expected to believe that the only way I could be respected as a girl was to agree that boys were somehow better. I remember not being able to go a day in elementary school without hearing a girl say at least once, … Read More »

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An Amazing Social Media Movement for Black Film Led by Ava DuVernay

by ReBecca Theodore-Vachon

If you weren’t on Twitter yesterday, you missed out on an epic moment, or moments, in social media activism. Director Ava DuVernay and 43 fellow Black filmmakers participated in a 12-hour Twitter “Rebel-A-Thon” to champion Black film and raise awareness of DuVernay’s organization, The African American Film Releasing Movement (AFFRM) and it’s distribution label, Array. Directors such … Read More »

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Charlize Theron in "Mad Max", via indiewire

Is “Mad Max: Fury Road” Really a Feminist Film?

by Sasha Tartikovsky Jones

The last time a Mad Max movie was in theaters, Reagan was president and its earnings were out-grossed by the first “Back to the Future.” 30 years have passed since then, and it’s been 36 years since the original “Mad Max” was released in 1979, marking George Miller’s transition from medical doctor to filmmaker. The … Read More »

Education Now


That’s What We Said: Sex Ed Is Better with Discussions of Gender and Power

by Desiree Browne

It’s always good to hear when other people confirm that you’re on the right track — that’s how we felt when we read about a recent study which found that students who went through sex ed programs inclusive of gender and power dynamics in relationships were much less likely to experience planned pregnancies or to develop STIs. Our REAL … Read More »

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