Today’s Lady News: Oscar Voters Are Mostly White & Male

  • The 5,765 Oscar voters are an overwhelmingly white and dudely bunch: almost 94 percent Caucasian and almost 77 percent male, according to a Los Angeles Times study. The median age of Oscar voters is 62, with just 14 percent of the membership under age 50. [Los Angeles Times]
  • To that end, Viola Davis talks about the scripts that she gets from black filmmakers. [IndieWire]
  • Author Douglas Brinkley actually called New York Times’ reporter Jodi Kantor’s new book about the Obamas “chick nonfiction” because, he wrote, it is “not about politics, it’s about marriage.” Really? Chick nonfiction? Because marriage is a topic only “chicks” care about? [Huffington Post]  
  • Five sexual health services that insurance covers for men, like penile implants and vacuum erection devices. [Raw Story]
  • Rose Cliver, a survivor of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, died on Saturday in California at age 109. Rose was only three at the time of the famous earthquake which burned down SF. [San Francisco Gate]
  • Here’s the top 10 pro-feminist episodes of “The Simpsons.” [Examiner]
  • On the plight of women in Sudan in Africa. [New York Times]
  • Persepolis graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi on her new film “Chicken With Plums,” rebellion, and her creative process. [The 99 Percent]
  • British and American activists have joined an all-female protest in Bahrain. [MSNBC]
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