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Taking Down the Flag Doesn't Signal the End of White Supremacy

Today, the Confederate flag finally comes down from outside the South Carolina capitol building. 

A New Film Tells the Story of Women Who Were Imprisoned for Killing Their Abusers

The Perfect Victim, a powerful documentary that is streaming for free online this summer, aims to fill a hole in our society’s discourse around domestic violence and incarceration.

BitchTapes: An Ode to Nina Simone

With the release of the powerfully candid Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone, it’s important to highlight not only Simone's private moments, thoughts, and feelings, but to recognize the impact she had on contemporary music.

Track list and more info below the cut.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

It's Friday! Here's what we're reading: 

• A new study, “The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story,” finds that as many as 80 percent of girls in juvenile justice systems have a been sexually or physically abused. [Rights4Girls]

New Documentary "Amy" Captures a Compassionate Portrait of the Late Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse’s rise to fame and subsequent decline are well-known to those who follow pop culture.

"Advantageous" Is a Dystopian Sci-Fi About All-Too-Real Beauty Standards

Advantageousthe new film by Jennifer Phang, is a dystopian science fiction film about a possible future that is regressive for women. 

Music Video Premiere: Dagmar's "Tumbleweed"

When Iowa musicians Gemma Cohen and Miranda Mallard were looking for the right name for their band, they were struck by the Scandinavian word dagmar.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good Thursday, everyone! Here’s the news on our radar this morning:

• After more than 50 years of waving this symbol of violence, South Carolina State House approves a bill to remove the Confederate flag. [NY Times]


Female Film Directors Put Together a List of Must-See Movies Made By Women

Director Sarah Polley at work on her documentary The Stories We Tell

Last month, I put together a podcast about systemic sexism in the film in industry.

Cutting All the White People Out of Many Hollywood Films Makes Them Under A Minute Long

So often, I get to the end of a movie and then think, “Yep. That film was entirely white people."