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Monday, Jul. 12, 2021
She'd just upended her life by going public with sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. And Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to the governor, realized that Saturday night in February that she had no plan for what came next. She was 25 years old, and had never been in...
Thursday, Jul. 1, 2021
When Indira Henard, director of the DC Rape Crisis Center, received the text message Wednesday, she thought she wasn't reading her phone correctly. "Indira oh my god," said the message from a colleague. "Cosby's walking out of prison."
"I put on the news and there it was, and my heart...
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
It's been more than three years since the #MeToo movement launched a culture-shifting conversation about sexual violence. But Tarana Burke, the activist who gave the movement its name, says concrete change has been incremental at best — and especially for Black survivors.
Now, Burke is...
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
The documentary genre's power of immediacy is evident in "Not Done: Women Remaking America," which includes the still-unfolding possibility of the first Black female vice president and the loss of Breonna Taylor.
The film depicts a powerful female-driven advocacy, one represented by Black...
Monday, Dec. 16, 2019
"Game of Thrones" was both an unprecedented achievement and old-school role model in the TV decade that's rolling its final credits.
Installments of the elaborately produced hit were doled out one at a time by an established outlet, premium cable channel HBO. That was standard TV...
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Ellen Burstyn hoped her Oscar-winning performance in the 1974 film in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" would lead to more Hollywood stories told from a woman's perspective.
It didn't happen quickly, but over the past couple of years there's been an increase in female-driven films and...
Wednesday, Jul. 17, 2019
When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry.
The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "Nina Wu," is the story of an actress who, in pursuit of a role that will lead to stardom, is abused and...
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018
To Viola Davis, being naked on screen or onstage means more than having your clothes off. It means ridding yourself of self-consciousness and ego. It means exposing yourself.
"Oftentimes you do see dynamic acting — there are a lot of really dynamic actors — but there is a sense of vanity...
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018
By the end of her impassioned speech last week in front of a crowded hotel ballroom, Alyssa Milano was choking back tears.
The words "Me Too," the actress and activist told her audience, would continue to ring out as long as society needed them, "reverberating off every closed door,...
Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018
In the year after the downfall of Harvey Weinstein and the rise of #MeToo awareness, women in Hollywood are still processing and evaluating what, if anything, has fundamentally changed in their business — from the nature of scripts to an increase in basic opportunity.
Some say that things...