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Real vs. Fake: The bizarre truth of why no one seems to know what women’s bodies look like

Tweet“I think fake breasts look completely ridiculous,” a male friend recently shared with me.  “They look nothing like real ones,” he declared.  “I only like natural.” For pete’s sake!  WHY is this such a common conversation? Many men, like him, often profess their love of natural breasts, citing “fake” ones as a terrible affront to [...]
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When Things Go Haywire, Send in the Women

TweetI’m obsessed with female leaders and their portrayal in entertainment. Are great women leaders seen as ruthless? Sexy? Brittle and sarcastic? Or are they kind, but firm, leading through inspiration instead of intimidation. For me, creating a compelling female character is tricky. Too many portrayals of women in popular culture repeat outdated stereotypes or reinforce [...]
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Not Another Pretty Face: A Film about Gender Inequality in Film

TweetToday I launched my Kickstarter campaign for Not Another Pretty Face, a film about gender inequality in Hollywood. Various producers are currently tip-toeing around the idea of donating money to the campaign but I know I need the support of blogs like this to get my movie made. I don’t want to sit back and just [...]
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Stories About Rape Matter

TweetEven though the movement to end sexual assault on campus is running strong, rape remains a difficult topic to talk about. Inevitably, it brings up high emotions and debate often devolves into fear and hate. So, it is more important than ever that we have deep human stories about what it feels like to live [...]
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7 Sensational Things Marilyn Monroe Can Teach Us about Feminism

Tweet“She wasn’t a feminist, but she can teach us about feminism.” I did Pilates under Marilyn Monroe’s white billowy skirt. That doesn’t sound right. But I did exercise beneath her 26-foot-tall, 34,000-pound statue in Palm Springs during a free class in the park. (Should I have moved my mat to honor her memory?) This week, the statue [...]
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