The Year of Indefatigable Women by Glenda Frank
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The Year of Indefatigable Women by Glenda Frank

  Television has been anticipating a woman president for years.  In “Madam Secretary” Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni) rose to a vice-presidential candidate; in “The Veep,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s character succeeded to the presidency; on “Scandal,” a powerful Washington crisis-manager (Kerry Washington) is also the president’s confidante.  The skits on the satirical “Saturday Night Live” played Hillary … Continue reading

A Brief History of the Gender Parity Movement in Theatre by Jenny Lyn Bader
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A Brief History of the Gender Parity Movement in Theatre by Jenny Lyn Bader

In October 1978, the Feminist Theatre Study Group picketed five shows on London’s West End, handing out leaflets that began with a few questions. To wit, Did the characters in this play imply that: Blondes are dumb? Wives nag? Feminists are frustrated? Whores have hearts of gold? Mothers-in-law interfere? Lesbians are aggressive? Intellectual women are … Continue reading

Responding To Our Times: The Future Is Female by Mya Kagan
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Responding To Our Times: The Future Is Female by Mya Kagan

This is the thirteenth installment of the blog series Submitting Like A Man (SLAM), created by writer Mya Kagan and published on HowlRound. The project examines what happens when the author resubmits scripts to previously rejected opportunities using a man’s name. But ten weeks ago, in response to our times, she launched an offshoot of this project … Continue reading