Last year, when Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman director in history to win the Best Director Oscar, it was an eye-opening moment for many film fans that had never before noticed the dominance of men in Hollywood.

But it was no revelation to Melissa Silverstein, who founded the site Women and Hollywood, to focus attention on women’s issues in the entertainment industry. Silverstein has become one of the most respected film critics on the Internet by celebrating the accomplishments of women in film — and calling out the industry for its lack of acknowledgment of those accomplishments. If the site is not on your list of daily reads, bookmark it now.

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