Issue 12  •  Spring 2013

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A Top Ten of Feminist-Minded Films

Written by Sara Freeman
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The essence of feminism in film has existed since cinema began in the late 1800s. Much like the egalitarian live  theater scene, the production of silent film was gender neutral and women often worked a wide variety of jobs on set, including writing, editing, and directing films. This influx of feminine creativity, coupled with the suffrage movement, resulted in a fantastic cornucopia of tough, striking female characterizations, many of which defied social standards with their gender bender vibes.

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