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Always the bridesmaid, never the bride

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride TAGS: | | Is Hol­ly­wood finally start­ing to wake up to its woman prob­lem? What we’re hear­ing from peo­ple who write about and are part of the Amer­i­can enter­tain­ment indus­try is that there just isn’t enough. There aren’t enough good roles for women. There aren’t enough women pro­duc­ing, whether on the busi­ness or the cre­ative end.

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Quick hits: Kentucky women’s news TAGS: | | | | | | | | For­mer Speaker of the House and cur­rent Minor­ity Leader Nancy Pelosi shared a stage with Speaker John Boehner and for­mer Speaker J. Den­nis Hastert at my alma mater, Tran­syl­va­nia University. …Con­tinue read­ing →

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Show runners: The women of pop” TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | Cri­tique of a New Yorker story on Bey­oncé, Lady Gaga and Adele: “The Women of Pop: Bey­oncé and Lady Gaga” by Sasha Frere-Jones.

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Yesterday’s Saudi Women2Drive protest TAGS: | | | The New York Times reports on yesterday’s protest, in which a num­ber of Saudi women took to the road in defi­ance of the kingdom’s ban on women drivers.

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Saudi women take the wheel TAGS: | | | | Saudi women break law against women dri­vers today in protests orga­nized using social media.

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Reuters’ map of world’s most dangerous countries for women TAGS: | | Trust­Law Women, the newest addi­tion to the Thom­son Reuters Foun­da­tion, pro­duced a map and info­graph­ics illus­trat­ing its sur­vey of the world’s most dan­ger­ous coun­tries for women. Accord­ing to its Web site, Trust­Law Women …Con­tinue read­ing →

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Most dangerous countries for women: the map version TAGS: | | | | | | The Guardian’s inter­ac­tive map of the most dan­ger­ous coun­tries to be a woman.

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