Communications, Culture & Society

Women have long used artistic expression as a method of liberation and feminist activism. From Renaissance painters and poets to today’s critics, actors, playwrights, musicians and filmmakers, art provides an important outlet for women’s creativity and resistance to the status quo. Women are present in growing numbers across genres of music, literature, and visual and performing arts, and they are breaking new ground at all levels of production, performance and industry management. Arts institutions, museums and galleries are displaying feminist work and promoting more female artists. Feminist organizations such as Guerrilla Girls are spurring collectors, curators, historians and institutions to recognize women artists and provide equal access and opportunities for success.

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By Kyla Bender-BairdToday is Denim Day. I’m wearing jeans to work in support of sexual assault survivors and to raise awareness about sexual...
As part of its Transforming Lives Documentary Film Project, the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers University features the following...
By Teresa BagleyFeminism shouldn't be exclusive to scholars, advocates, researchers and policy wonks. Women's issues affect all of us, and this is an...
Hat tip to Ms. Foundation for funding this great organization! 
In case you missed, the Women's Media Center featured an excellent article on the forthcoming documentary on late-term abortion, Trust Women. Here's...

News

  • May 31, 2010

    From Newsweek:  Director Liz Canner's new documentary Orgasm Inc., explores the phenomena of pharmaceutical companies who are looking for their new big thing:  the equivalent of female Viagra to solve "female sexual disfunction....


  • May 20, 2010

    From Reuters: A new exhibit in Philadelphia at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University hopes to draw attention to the killings and violence perpetuated against women in Juarez, Mexico.  Over 700 women...


  • May 20, 2010

    From the Chronicle of Higher Education:  This article looks at the differences between male and female architects. Scholars and professional architects were surveyed and asked if  women had a different...


  • April 16, 2010

    Women in cinema are still relishing Kathryn Bigelow's best director win at the Oscars, but, at a women's film festival in Paris this week, admitted the challenges they face in the film industry cross the gender boundaries.

    "Film directing...


  • April 15, 2010

    A NEW fund dedicated solely to women’s causes was launched yesterday in Dublin by President Mary McAleese.

    The Women’s Fund for Ireland aims to address problems facing women and girls in Ireland including poverty, violence and...