Natalie Portman

The Ethiopian Natalie Portman

Movie-making has become a mainstream business in Ethiopia and there are many talented actors and actresses being afforded opportunities to showcase top-notch talents. Young actress, Meseret Mebrate, made famous by the local soap Gemena and dozens of films, is one of the emerging stars.

Are Women to Blame for Perpetuating Female Stereotypes?

Perhaps it's because we feel envy or threatened by women who are different from ourselves. Thus we create ridiculous, arbitrary rules of needing to be one thing or another: You can't be beautiful AND smart. You can't be nerdy AND socially adept. You can't be powerful AND a flirt.