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Nicole Kidman: The Next Hollywood Feminist?

During a recent press interview to promote her current film Paddington, actress Nicole Kidman touched on Selma director Ava DuVernay’s exclusion from the Oscar Best Director nominations and whether women are struggling to find opportunities in Hollywood.  As an Academy member, Kidman was very upset not to see a best director’s nomination go to the woman behind […]

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Bad Fortune Cookie Sarah Palin?

“The ‘man’ can only ride you when your back is bent.” Thank you, Sarah Palin, for reminding us why we’re glad you were never a heartbeat away from becoming the most powerful person on the planet. That comment, along with many others just as cryptic, that was delivered at the recent Iowa Freedom Summit, made […]

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MySpace Wants You To Log In But Don’t Do It

In a moment of late-night insanity, I logged into MySpace. I recently read an article about how the retro social media site, the precursor to Facebook, was making a resurgence as people logged into forgotten accounts to snatch photos for Way Back Wednesday and Throw Back Thursday features. It was 1 a.m. and I had […]

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Deflated Balls and Peek-A-Boo Penises: What a Week

Deflated balls and peek-a-boo penises are everywhere. What’s a broad to do? First, there’s Tom Brady and his deflated, or under-flated (however you want to describe them), balls. Either way, they are less than full-on inflated balls. And who likes that? The New England Patriots’ “DeflateGate” drama got the whole country talking and snickering about […]

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Faith Seidenberg: A Broad Who Bravely Broke Barriers

Faith Seidenberg, lawyer, feminist and pilot, died yesterday at the age of 91. I interviewed her in her Syracuse, New York office for my film, Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation because she had won a discrimination lawsuit against the male only bar, McSorely’s Old Ale House in New York City. Seidenberg also defended activists in the […]

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Power Fashion Statements: #SOTU Edition

While pundits were chuckling over whether President Obama’s tan suit — the one with its own Twitter account and hashtag (#YesWeTan) — would make an appearance at the State of the Union address, there was a clear fashion shift for women at #SOTU. It’s no secret that Washington, D.C. has never been a town known […]

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An Open Letter to the Pope: Do Not Call Me a Rabbit

So according to Pope Francis, being a good Catholic does not mean people should breed like rabbits. What does it mean and why should I care? I have four children – lots more than my mother, lots more than my grandmother, lots more than my friends. In fact, I don’t know anyone who has four […]

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State of the Union Cocktail: For Sipping Only!

As President Obama gives his second to last State of the Union address, we know there are plenty of drinking games and Twitter parties to mark the occasion. But what if you want just one perfect cocktail for sipping that is appropriate for the event, even if you haven’t been invited to sit in the […]

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