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Feminist Ghostbusters: Who Ya Gonna Call?

When you need to put more women in a film and guarantee that a movie studio will make money, who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! More specifically female Ghostbusters. Sony Pictures is releasing a new Ghostbusters film in the summer of 2016. If you didn’t already know, last year marked the classic film’s 30th anniversary and Sony released a commemorative DVDs […]

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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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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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My Afternoon as a Hobby Lobby Sidewalk Counselor

(In honor of the upcoming 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and the cultural issues it has produced, The Broad Side is cross-posting this piece by Aliza Worthington, originally published at The Worthington Post on August 1, 2014, on the practice of sidewalk counseling.) Back in June, I was inspired by a Supreme Court decision to […]

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My Morning as a Viagra Sidewalk Counselor

(In honor of the upcoming 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and the cultural issues it has produced, The Broad Side is cross-posting this piece by Aliza Worthington, originally published on July 3, 2014 on The Worthington Post, on the practice of sidewalk counseling.) On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court struck down a Massachusetts law that created […]

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Stevie Nicks Is a Cover Girl Once Again

At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Stevie Nicks fans waited and waited on their rock goddess to appear on the “Rolling Stone” website. That’s because on Tuesday, her social media accounts announced that something big was happening in the world of Stevie. Later that day, it leaked that Stevie landed this week’s “Rolling Stone” cover. That […]

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2015 Predictions: Women Will Rock Edition!

As we bid farewell to 2014, I asked my fella Broads what they think we should look out for in 2015: 12. The volume of women finding their voice will continue to rise. Whether they are voicing their political opinion in conversation over coffee or using social media, women’s voices will not be tamped down […]

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