Female Oscar Nominees In 2014 Remains Dismally Low Yet Again

  • Zero female directors, zero cinematographers, zero female editors, and only two screenwriters. A grand total of seven categories don’t even have one woman nominated! That’s the female nominees at the Academy Awards in 2014. Yes, I said 2014. [Womens Media Center]
  • Amelia had a good take on Jezebel’s recent Lena Dunham/Vogue untouched images stunt and so did Michelle Dean at Flavorwire, who wishes we would stop talking about how creative women look entirely. [Flavorwire]
  • Rolling Stone has not written about abortion rights in a long time, so it’s good this article by esteemed journalist Janet Reitman is a meaty one. [Rolling Stone]
  • On economics, obesity and why fat people might be fat and sick because our culture treats them like garbage. [xoJane]
  • The number of women attending the World Economic Forum at Davos has actually fallen. [Guardian UK]
  • More about the nine-year-old girl in Afghanistan who was found wearing a suicide vest, allegedly at the behest of her family members who are involved in the Taliban. She’s currently living in protective custody. [BBC]
  • College-educated Black women are most likely to read a book. [Clutch Magazine]
  • Women in Syria want more of a voice in the peace process. [Trust.org]
  • On how images of female flight attendants have changed (mostly positively!) over time.  [Sociological Images]
  • Mae West, the world’s oldest living professional wrestler who had wrestled in every decade since the ’40s, has died at 90. [The Toast]

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