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More Women Get to Throw Tomatoes as Movie-Critic Website Diversifies

More than half of new critics at Rotten Tomatoes are women

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Source: Alamy

Shannon McGrew admits she’s had it a little easier than other women establishing her chops as an online film critic.

Unlike some of her contemporaries, she said, “I have not received death threats.” But during her nearly five years as a critic of horror movies at her own website, Nightmarish Conjurings, McGrew has battled detractors who belittled her work. “I think sometimes we are not considered as serious as our male counterparts.”