Women’s Stories Weekly: Streep, Pixar, Tropes, and more

MERYL STREEP CALLS ON HOLLYWOOD TO MAKE MORE FILMS ABOUT WOMEN

Read the story over at The Guardian.  

PIXAR’S ‘BRAVE’ CALLS ATTENTION TO FEMALE ROLES ON AND OFF SCREEN

Read the article at Mercury News.

DIRECTOR NANCY SAVOCA A ‘COWGIRL’ IN CINEMA’S WILD WEST

Read the fully story at Toronto.com
Read my review of Savoca’s Union Square here (scroll to 2nd film).

HYSTERIA HITS OVER 150 U.S. CITIES, NEW FILM FROM TANYA WEXLER

Visit the website and check out theater release information here
Read my review of Wexler’s Hysteria here (scroll to 3rd film).

ANITA SARKEESIAN’S ‘TROPES VS. WOMEN IN VIDEO GAMES’ REACHES RIDICULOUS NEW LEVELS OF CROWDFUNDING AT $150,000+ WITH A $6,000 GOAL

Check out the project on Kickstarter.
Follow Sarkeesian @femfreq.
Visit Sarkeesian’s Feminist Frequency website.

(Sarkeesian has been the target of severe harassment — including threats of rape and murder — as well as disgusting hacking of her wikipedia page and lewd and hateful comments online as a result of her launching this study and web series.  For those stories and details, please google.  I’m more interested in sharing and reveling in the greatness of this project and the enormous positive response to it. Unfortunately, I see that most reporters and bloggers are more interested in focusing on the negative response she has received mainly from gamers.)

THE WRITING ROOTS OF A YAMHILL GIRL: ESSAY ON BEVERLY CLEARY

Read this eloquent essay about Cleary’s life and how it helped her form her writing style by clicking here.

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