2015 Gave Actresses Vehicles for Greatness – Jennifer Merin comments

While renowned actresses continue to demand equal pay for their work and to lobby for better representation of women on

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: Are 2015’s Gender Gains Sustainable? Plus Blanchett, Streisand and Hollywood’s Most Powerful Women — Brandy McDonnell Reports

As 2015 comes to a close, the question becomes are women’s box office successes just milestones in a particularly good

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, October 20-26, 2015: SUFFRAGETTE

British director Sarah Gavron’s phenomenal portrait of the brave women at the vanguard of the rights to vote campaign in the early 20th century in Britain. Specifically, Gavron and master screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame, The Iron Lady) have chosen to set their film in the seminal year of 1912 when, disheartened by the lack of progress, movement leader Emmeline Pankhurst (a commanding cameo by Meryl Streep) decreed that words should become action. And so it was that peaceful protest and political machinations turned into guerilla warfare, bands of women creating civil unrest to draw attention to their cause; and, often, ending up behind bars, isolated from their families, subject to the most heinous public shame and physically tortured.

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