WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Golden Globes airing tonight, Time’s Up founded to fight sexual harassment, Palm Springs International Film Festival kicks off awards season, three women-led movies top 2017 box office, AWFJ reveals 2017 awards nominees

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Golden Globes airing tonight, Time’s Up founded to fight sexual harassment, Palm Springs International Film Festival kicks off awards season, three women-led movies top 2017 box office, AWFJ reveals 2017 awards nominees

The Golden Globes are airing tonight, Time’s Up founded to fight sexual harassment, Palm Springs International Film Festival kicks off awards season, three women-led movies top 2017 box office, and AWFJ reveals 2017 awards nominees.

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The Force is strong with this one: Princess Leia lives on even after Carrie Fisher’s death

The Force is strong with this one: Princess Leia lives on even after Carrie Fisher’s death

When my sister and I were kids during the 80s, it was ALWAYS a good time to play Star Wars. There was only one problem: There was only one heroine in that whole entire far away galaxy, So, when it came time to play Stars Wars, tough decisions had to be made. Would one of us play one of the boys, Han Solo or Luke Skywalker? That was no good: We were tomboys, not boys. To my memory, sometimes we were both Princess Leia, and sometimes we created our own female Star Wars characters — because there was only one woman who got to be a hero. And while that may have been severely limiting, at least Star Wars had one.

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Number of women directors falls – and female characters have less to say in movies

Number of women directors falls – and female characters have less to say in movies

In the past week, I’ve learned that the number of female feature film directors has fallen, that female characters have far less chance to talk in movies and that the gender pay gap in Hollywood is bad. None of this information is a particular surprise, but, boy, is it disheartening. There was reason to be […]

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Women’s Week news roundup: ‘La La Land’ and Meryl Streep dominate Golden Globes, Wonder Woman makes it to the movies, women and space win at the box office

Women’s Week news roundup: ‘La La Land’ and Meryl Streep dominate Golden Globes, Wonder Woman makes it to the movies, women and space win at the box office

‘La La Land’ sets a Golden record The Hollywood Foreign Press Association hosted its 74th annual Golden Globe Awards tonight, with La La Land and Meryl Streep stealing the first big awards show of the season. La La Land won all seven awards it was nominated for, with the retro musical earning Best Motion Picture, […]

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