Equality Issues Articles

Equality issues hilighted through celebrity pop culture including pay inequality, sexism, misogyny, role limitations with age, and other societal issues also present in Hollywood.

Cardi B and #MeToo in hip-hop

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at March 21, 2018 14:36:00 March 21, 2018 14:36:00
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Cardi B does not fit the mold of the “perfect victim.” The “perfect victim” is not an ex-stripper. She’s not a woman of colour. She doesn’t dress the way Cardi B dresses or talks the way Cardi B talks. We’ve seen it time and time again in sexual assault cases and Lainey has written about it on multiple occasions– victims must be perfectly chaste and obedient or rich or famous or white before anyone starts to pay attention. Full Story

Serena owns the tournament

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 20, 2018 14:17:35 March 20, 2018 14:17:35
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Serena Williams will play Naomi Osaka in the first round of the Miami Open tomorrow. It’s a tough draw. Serena is unseeded and Naomi just won her first tournament at Indian Wells, which was Serena’s first tournament back since having her baby. This is an exciting moment. Because we get to enjoy the greatest of all time and a new emerging tennis superstar sharing the same court – not just tomorrow but perhaps all season. Full Story

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Angelina and kids see Love, Simon

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at March 20, 2018 13:52:35 March 20, 2018 13:52:35

Angelina Jolie took her kids to the movies over the weekend. Originally, it was reported that Angie, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne went to see Tomb Raider. That would have been a nice story – “Angelina Passes the Torch to Alicia Vikander”! Or “Angelina Approves!” It’s the easy story. Full Story

Blue & Beyoncé in gold

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 19, 2018 13:56:46 March 19, 2018 13:56:46
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Gloria Carter, Jay-Z’s ma, and Beyoncé were honoured on Saturday at the Wearable Art Gala presented by the WACO Theater Center and hosted by Richard Lawson, the founder, and Miss Tina, the creator of greatness. The theme of the night was From WACO to Wakanda. So you can imagine the fashion. Full Story

Ava DuVernay is already moving on

Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 16, 2018 19:21:32 March 16, 2018 19:21:32
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It was everyone’s low-key worry, right? That after A Wrinkle in Time merely whelmed, Ava DuVernay would not get the same second (third, fourth, fifth) chance that her white male peers get to go on and make another blockbuster, like, say, Zack Snyder who made a divisive Superman movie and then went on to make two more divisive Superman movies. Full Story

JLO’s affirmations

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 16, 2018 19:04:47 March 16, 2018 19:04:47

Jennifer Lopez covers the new issue of Harper’s Bazaar. And I like the cover and here’s what Marilyn Denis pointed out to me this morning – you can see the lines on her neck. They didn’t brush them out. Why should they? The lines don’t look bad. Full Story

This Hot Bitch in a rom-com

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 14, 2018 15:51:56 March 14, 2018 15:51:56

This Hot Bitch is what I’ve been calling Sharon Stone, for years now. And now she’s 60 years old, just turned on March 10th. Sharon has a new movie coming out – it’s called All I Wish. It’s a rom-com. She does NOT play the mother of Dakota Johnson. She IS the Dakota Johnson. Full Story

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Sarah Posted by Sarah at March 8, 2018 16:01:57 March 8, 2018 16:01:57

I can only assume Kathleen has fallen down a well and is incapacitated at the moment because Lainey assigned me a Michael B. Jordan story in which her Forever Bae MBJ is being the MOST BAE. Remember Frances McDormand’s Oscar speech in which she shouted out inclusion riders and everyone was like, huh? And then we all learned about the equity initiative Full Story