Women's Issues Articles

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

Ciara’s anthem dress

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 12, 2016 18:22:55 January 12, 2016 18:22:55
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Ciara performed the US national anthem to kick off the 2016 College Football National Championship Game last night in Glendale, AZ. Alabama beat Clemson to take the title. But a lot of people are talking about Ciara’s dress. Specifically, during her performance, ESPN’s Bonnie Bernstein tweeted this: Dear Ciara. Full Story

Kristen Stewart is (finally) plotting

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 6, 2016 15:21:18 January 6, 2016 15:21:18
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In 2014, Kristen Stewart was featured in ELLE. I wrote at the time that the interview was frustrating. Click here for a full refresher, but this was the quote I was referring to: “Never at any point have I sat down and plotted how I should proceed from here on. Full Story

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A New Year with My Obsession

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 5, 2016 22:13:55 January 5, 2016 22:13:55
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My Obsession, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, went out last night for dinner in LA. You know what I love about her? I love that she’s keeping her own face. And that she’s not always heavily made up. That said, is it wrong for me to appreciate that? Serious question. I mean, if she wants to youth-tweak and youth-contour, that’s cool too. Full Story

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Jessica Jones sets a high bar for Marvel superheroines

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 9, 2015 14:39:09 December 9, 2015 14:39:09
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SPOILERS Now that you’ve had a chance to get through thirteen episodes of Jessica Jones on Netflix, let’s talk about this marvelous show (no pun intended). Krysten Ritter stars as Jessica, a one-time superhero who, when we first meet her, has been deeply traumatized. She’s not hiding her powers but she’s no longer trying to lead the hero life, either, and she’s got obvious PTSD symptoms as well as an alcohol problem. Full Story

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Hollywood had a secret meeting about women which is not weird at all

Sarah Posted by Sarah at December 2, 2015 19:06:23 December 2, 2015 19:06:23
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An interesting bit of news came out yesterday that back in October film industry insiders held a two-day think tank to brainstorm ways to promote the interests of women in the industry. The think tank was led by a “facilitation team” who has done similar work for companies like Google and NBCUniversal—one of the few movie studios openly dedicated to diversity (see also: Fast/Furious, Straight Outta Compton, Pitch Perfect, Trainwreck, Fifty Shades of Grey). Full Story

The Hero Of Her Own Story

Duana Posted by Duana at December 1, 2015 17:53:28 December 1, 2015 17:53:28

You’ve heard me rattle on all year about these televised musicals. The Wiz airs Thursday night on NBC, and it is going to be far better than the live musicals of the previous years, which is good for musical lovers but bad for live-tweeters. This article from the Hollywood Reporter Full Story

Jennifer Lawrence’s power

Sarah Posted by Sarah at November 5, 2015 16:44:02 November 5, 2015 16:44:02
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Yesterday The Hollywood Reporter released their studio executive roundtable, an hour-long conversation between the heads of five out of six of the Big Six studios, plus Lionsgate’s Rob Friedman. (Why is Warner Brothers not here?) Of the six execs, two are women—Universal’s Donna Langley, and Fox’s Stacey Snider. Full Story

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The Halle Berry Ex Club

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 4, 2015 21:01:14 November 4, 2015 21:01:14
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You’ve heard about this already, I’m sure? David Justice, former baseball player and former husband of Halle Berry, talked some sh-t about her on Twitter yesterday. Of course he’s since deleted most of them. But the internet is forever. (Thanks Dlisted Full Story

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Adele gives the best interview

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 4, 2015 14:45:31 November 4, 2015 14:45:31

“Do you think everyone will be disappointed that I’m happy?” This is what Adele asks Brian Hiatt who wrote the cover article for her new Rolling Stone profile. It’s moments like these that make this interview so special. Because, as we all know now, celebrity interviews, most of the time, are a fake dance agreed upon by all parties – the star, the media, the audience. Full Story

Jennifer Lawrence immortalised

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 2, 2015 14:29:37 November 2, 2015 14:29:37
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Jennifer Lawrence was joined by Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth at The Hunger Games hand and footprint ceremony on Saturday in Hollywood. The hand and footprint honour is much more prestigious than having a star on the Walk Of Fame. For The Hunger Games, though, the justification is all in the numbers. Full Story

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