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.

Gabrielle Union’s voice

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at February 16, 2018 19:15:54 February 16, 2018 19:15:54

Gabrielle Union is more than her PTSD. She is so much more than what happened to her. She knows this. And yet she continues to speak about her trauma openly and often. In every feature on Gabrielle Union, the words “sexual assault” are used. With every interview, she is taking the shame and stigma away from being a survivor. Full Story

Star Wars’ experience problem

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 7, 2018 14:31:32 February 7, 2018 14:31:32
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In the interest of building a self-perpetuating franchise machine, the Star Wars universe is expanding. Solo, the second of the “Star Wars Stories” is due this summer, and Rian Johnson is following up The Last Jedi by developing a new, unrelated trilogy Full Story

That DJ got another job

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 1, 2018 17:23:15 February 1, 2018 17:23:15
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David Mueller is the DJ who tried to sue Taylor Swift because he lost his job. Because he put his hand on her ass during a photo opportunity. He denies this. Taylor sued him back and won the case. And, if you recall, she was a boss during that trial Full Story

Rose McGowan, Ben Affleck, and Harvey Weinstein

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 31, 2018 14:41:21 January 31, 2018 14:41:21
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Rose McGowan’s book, Brave, came out yesterday. She’s also promoting her E! docuseries Citizen Rose. As you know, Rose alleges that Harvey Weinstein raped her in 1997 at Sundance and she was one of the first women to challenge Harvey, both publicly and behind the scenes, one of the loudest silence breakers who continues to call out systemic corruption and abuse in Hollywood. Full Story

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ANGELA FREAKING BASSETT

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at January 30, 2018 17:00:31 January 30, 2018 17:00:31
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Can you tell I’ve been screaming all morning looking at photos of Angela Bassett from the Black Panther premiere? I’m not the only one. Daniel Kaluuya gets six seconds into his red carpet interview and has to stop to acknowledge the breathtaking, stunning, holy f-cking shit GORGEOUSNESS of Angela Freaking Bassett. Full Story

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Dear Gossips,

“We come in peace. But we mean business,” is what Janelle Monae said just before introducing Kesha’s performance last night, calling for Time’s Up on the music industry’s abuse of power. She also tweeted this… A total of 90.  Read Full Intro

Kendrick Lamar rumbles 

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at January 29, 2018 13:02:56 January 29, 2018 13:02:56
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The 2018 Grammys were bookended with Kendrick Lamar moments. The show opening was, of course, another jaw-on-the-floor, iconic Kendrick Lamar performance that we’ll be dissecting for decades. The closing moment of the 2018 Grammy Awards will not be remembered as a Kendrick Lamar moment but I will forever remember it as such. Full Story

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