“50 Shades” Screenplay To Be Penned By Female Screenwriter, Kelly Marcel

  • The plum gig as the screenwriter for the film adaptation of Fifty Shades Of Grey goes to … Kelly Marcel, who penned the forthcoming “Mary Poppins”-themed script, “Saving Mr. Banks.” [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Meet the “waitress moms” who are pulling away from the GOP. [Forbes]
  • Why are breast cancer rates so high amongst U.S. troops? [Boing Boing]
  • Three Native American women discuss Columbus Day and how to teach America’s genocide of indigenous peoples. [Democracy Now]
  • Well, this is nice: Texas is replacing legitimate women’s health clinics with “crisis pregnancy centers.” [Jezebel]
  • CNN has a nice piece on women speaking out against street harassment. [CNN]
  • Descendants of women who were condemned as witches in colonial Connecticut have asked for the governor to finally clear their relatives’ names. [Fox News]
  • The difference between men’s and women’s Halloween costumes: a photo montage for those who have been living under a rock. [Buzzfeed]
  • UK Health Minister Jeremy Hunt said he backs the restriction on abortion from 24 weeks to 12 weeks. However, Prime Minister David Cameron says he has no plans to change the limit. [Guardian UK, Guardian UK]
  • A Facebook Q&A with Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard quickly turned sexist, with one person writing she should go make dinner and others making rude comments about her voice and private parts. [TheWest.com.au]
  • Check out We Can Stop It, an anti-rape PSA that launched last month in Scotland. [Jezebel]
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