Reese Witherspoon’s Emmy for ‘Big Little Lies’ represents more than you think

On Sunday night, Reese Witherspoon won an Emmy for executive producing the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies. “It’s been an incredible year for women in television,” she said, breathless on stage. She implored the audience to, “bring women to the front of their own stories. Make them the hero of their own stories.”

The most powerful essays by women in Hollywood

Everyone knows that it’s difficult to be a woman in the public eye, and no one knows it better than the women of Hollywood. Here are some of their best essays on equal pay, objectification and intersectional feminism.