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.

Kristen Stewart on diversity and gender equality

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 26, 2016 15:13:06 January 26, 2016 15:13:06
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As expected, since the #OscarsSoWhite situation has dominated the entertainment landscape the last couple of weeks, the question is being asked of celebrities at Sundance. Here are Kristen Stewart’s thoughts on diversity in the industry: Nothing controversial there – an acknowledgement, a direction change, and then a quick exit. Full Story

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Chris Pine’s finest hours

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 25, 2016 17:58:00 January 25, 2016 17:58:00
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Every time I turn on the TV there’s a commercial on for The Finest Hours. It’s about Pendleton rescue mission attempt in 1952. Two oil tankers were destroyed in bad weather and the Coast Guard, along with citizens on a surfboat, saved almost all the passengers. The film follows the release of Chris Hemsworth’s In The Heart Of The Sea, a different story entirely, obviously, but for some reason I can’t tell them apart. Full Story

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Shonda Rhimes deserves it

Lainey Posted by Lainey at January 25, 2016 14:42:20 January 25, 2016 14:42:20
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After 10 days of #OscarsSoWhite, Shonda Rhimes accepted the Norman Lear Award for Achievement in Television on Saturday night from the Producers Guild Association. Have you read her book Year Of Yes yet? WHY NOT!?! We reviewed Year Of Yes on The Social last week. During the segment, I read a couple of comments from our viewers. Full Story

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The Privilege Games

Maria Posted by Maria at January 18, 2016 21:12:48 January 18, 2016 21:12:48
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Leo’s reaction to Lady Gaga’s arm bump is now the 5th most viewed Vine ever. People love it, can’t get enough of it. It has spurred ridiculous stories of feuds and after-party confrontations (which high level gossips such as yourselves know are BS). Even though some (AHEM, Lainey) want to cast Leo as the evil Prom King, there was a moment with another big winner that passed quickly, save for trade media and Twitter. Full Story

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