The Film Festival that Fights Back

Now over a decade running, the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival has a revived meaning in the new political climate.

ERA Now, More Than Ever: The Ms. Q&A with Equal Means Equal Filmmaker Kamala Lopez

“The Equal Rights Amendment is the necessary first step without which all other steps towards the progress of women’s rights will ultimately fail. It is the a priori action—the foundation that, when poured, allows us to build upon it to achieve great heights.”

White Women Can’t Get Away in Get Out

There is no way “out.” We can’t get away from ourselves.

Rewarding Harassment and Abuse in Hollywood

This year’s Academy Awards continued a disturbing cultural narrative—one in which men accused of sexual assault or harassment are being rewarded.

Q&A: Maureen Bharoocha on Making Cool, Intersectional Stuff

“I don’t know if I was a man if It would’ve been easier, or if it would’ve taken me less time, but I’m really happy with the way things have gone for myself.”

Doing Maya Angelou’s Story Justice

When Rita Coburn-Whack’s life became political, Angelou’s memoir of “truths” were all she could talk about.

Daisies in the Age of Trump

The two Maries seem precisely the opposite of all the fear and worry that I’d felt in the Women’s March.

Hidden Figures and Black Women’s Historic Hidden Labor

“Hidden Figures” has debuted at the right moment.

The Top 10 Feminist Films of 2016

This year, the most talked about films did more than just spotlight the remarkable stories of fictional and real-life social justice agitators, instigators, and truth-tellers—they raised consciousness and actively challenged widely-held attitudes about race, sexuality, and gender.

Never the Ingénue: A Tribute to Carrie Fisher

I wanted to be Marie, not Sally. Who wants to be the ingénue when you can live an interesting life, battle your demons and, at the end of the day, be remembered for always being different?

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