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Getting Our Stories Told

By Jane

I’m already excited for the completion of MAKERS: Women Who Make America, airing in 2013. This documentary, an initiative by AOL and PBS, tells the stories of hundreds of women that have shaped our world. The video initiative is produced …

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Why Women's Film Fests?

By Jane

WAM!mer Melissa Silverstein recently attended the International Frauen Film Festival to discuss the status of women’s film festivals (WFFs). Skadi Loist, a researcher from the Media and Communications Studies Department at the University of Hamburg, started the discussion with a …

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SPARK Petitioned, LEGO Listened

By Jane

Several weeks ago I talked about the impact that gendered toy commercials have on kids, and how the marketing used toward girls and boys really limits their growth and concept of gender roles. It’s exciting to see some recent action …

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From Snow White to Pretty Woman: What we Learn from Fairytales and Romantic Comedies

By Jane

WAM!mer Chloe Angyal brought the fairytale discussion back to the table in her piece in The Sydney Morning Herald last week about the connection between fairytales and romantic comedies. What sparked this conversation is the release of the movie Mirror …

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Getting Our Stories Told

By Jane

I’m already excited for the completion of MAKERS: Women Who Make America, airing in 2013. This documentary, an initiative by AOL and PBS, tells the stories of hundreds of women that have shaped our world. The video initiative is produced …

Read the full article

Why Women's Film Fests?

By Jane

WAM!mer Melissa Silverstein recently attended the International Frauen Film Festival to discuss the status of women’s film festivals (WFFs). Skadi Loist, a researcher from the Media and Communications Studies Department at the University of Hamburg, started the discussion with a …

Read the full article

SPARK Petitioned, LEGO Listened

By Jane

Several weeks ago I talked about the impact that gendered toy commercials have on kids, and how the marketing used toward girls and boys really limits their growth and concept of gender roles. It’s exciting to see some recent action …

Read the full article

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