What Tomorrow Brings for Girls in Afghanistan

Despite progress, girls in Afghanistan continue to face various obstacles as they pursue an education. Beth Murphy captures some of these challenges in the documentary “What Tomorrow Brings.”

Q&A: Taj Paxton on Queer Women of Color in Filmmaking

“I am drawn to stories about women and it’s important to not apologize for that.”

Creating Space for Women in Film—One Program at a Time

For 16 years, Lunafest has traveled around North America annually to showcase short films “by, for, and about women.”

The Dangerous Practice of Unquoting a Smile

Widely recognized as the first feminist film in history, La Souriante Madame Beudet—The Smiling Madame Budet—is not quite the light afternoon treat.

Q&A: Suicide Kale’s Brittani Nichols, Jasika Nicole and Brianna Baker on Making Film More Inclusive

SuicideKale is a low-budget, LGBT-centered indie feature film defying Hollywood’s norms. Actors Brittani Nichols, Jasika Nicole, and Brianna Baker spoke with Ms. about diversity and inclusion in media.

The Missed Opportunity for “Bridget Jones’s Baby”

Maybe, in another’s decade’s time, Hollywood will finally be ready to show us dynamic, complex portrayals of women.

The Abuse of Leslie Jones Shows Us How Tokenism Sets the Stage for Hate

We need to be vigilant about how unconscious tokenism affects the perception of black women in popular media and beyond.

15 Years Later, Elle Woods is Still One of Our Favorite Feminists

Elle Woods has been around for 15 years. Here’s some of our favorite quotes from the timeless Legally Blonde.

Beyond Ghostbusters: How Gender Reboots Perpetuate Hollywood’s Sexism and What We Should Do About It

When our understanding of gender reboots depends on the flawed interpretation of man as originator and woman as imitator, viewers are left with little more than a contemporary spin on the creation myth.

“The Innocents” Tackles Women, Faith and Rape in War

This intense, gripping and demanding film is about women struggling together against incredible odds to hold onto faith in God and humanity; about good and evil, means and ends, themes reflected in the choice to film in black, white, blue and all the shades of grey.