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.

Taylor Swift: one year of 1989

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 28, 2015 20:51:17 October 28, 2015 20:51:17
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I mentioned in the previous post about Adele that I leave for holiday the day after 25 comes out which means I’m listening to it nonstop when I’m away. Last year, the soundtrack of my holiday was Taylor Swift’s 1989. It came out pretty much right when we left. And I love it. Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Taylor Swift’s best album to date, the one she wants a Grammy for. Full Story

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Ava DuVernay like a BOSS

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 26, 2015 14:12:56 October 26, 2015 14:12:56

Ava DuVernay was honored this year as part of Elle’s annual Women In Hollywood awards, and she gave an AMAZING speech at their awards dinner. The whole thing is well worth a read, but there are a couple highlights that tie into some of the particular issues surrounding diversity in Hollywood that we’ve talked about recently. Full Story

And this helps…how?

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 22, 2015 20:08:59 October 22, 2015 20:08:59
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I’ve already written about Jeremy Renner today. About how he’s recording an album – click here for a refresher. A lot of people are talking about Jeremy this week because of how he responded to questions about the gender pay gap and Jennifer Lawrence’s essay. Full Story

Jennifer Lawrence gets tough in Joy

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 21, 2015 17:16:02 October 21, 2015 17:16:02

In the past, Jennifer Lawrence has done something that bugs me—she downplays her ambition. By her early twenties, she bagged two franchises and multiple Oscar nominations and became one of the most famous and successful young actresses in the world. None of that happens by accident. It takes considerable ambition and drive to achieve those kinds of goals. Full Story

Jeremy Renner: craft > pay

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 21, 2015 14:12:20 October 21, 2015 14:12:20
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On Monday night it was Drake. Yesterday it was Jeremy Renner. The man’s grey turtleneck – is it a thing? Jeremy was in New York yesterday to promote a campaign he’s doing with Remy Martin Cognac. (Put a pin in that because we’re coming back to it.) You’ll recall, the Sony leak revealed that on American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid less than Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner. Full Story

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Emilia is Sexy, Esquire is Bullsh-t

Maria Posted by Maria at October 14, 2015 15:36:13 October 14, 2015 15:36:13

Emilia Clarke has been named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive, which every year seems to be more and more of a “thing,” although nowhere near the anticipation of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive title. Sexiest Woman Alive can’t anoint a woman’s entry into the upper echelons like PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive can (see: Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth). Full Story

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Do you subscribe to Lena Dunham’s Lenny? If you do, you would have received the third newsletter today which includes an article written by Jennifer Lawrence about being paid less than her male co-stars. We’ll get to that later.  Read Full Intro

Jennifer Lawrence wanted to be liked

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 13, 2015 14:34:51 October 13, 2015 14:34:51
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As mentioned in today’s blog intro, the new Lenny newsletter includes an essay by Jennifer Lawrence called Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars? This is Jennifer Lawrence, the highest paid actress in Hollywood. Oscar winner. Multiple Oscar nominee. Katniss. Mystique. And she’s still not on the level. Full Story

Justin Bieber’s penis takes over the internet

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 8, 2015 15:12:50 October 8, 2015 15:12:50
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Hockey season started yesterday. And the MLB playoffs are underway. But it was Justin Bieber’s dick that dominated the discussion on Wednesday. At least it did on the internet, where I live. JB was in Bora Bora a few days ago with his maybe girlfriend Jayde Pierce. He decided to walk around naked. Full Story

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Ashley Judd and the studio mogul who sexually harassed her

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 6, 2015 20:04:59 October 6, 2015 20:04:59
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Variety has released its Power of Women issue. As part of the issue, Ashley Judd revealed to the magazine that she’d been sexually harassed by one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. She describes him as “one of our industry’s most famous, admired-slash-reviled bosses”. OK. Full Story

Carey gives the best answer

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 1, 2015 14:05:29 October 1, 2015 14:05:29

Carey Mulligan covers the new ELLE UK ahead of the release Suffragette in which she stars alongside Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter. This is the magazine’s feminism issue. And this week, many of you have been emailing me about Meryl and Marion Cotillard, and their responses to questions about being feminists. Full Story