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.

Mae Whitman denied a role that was already hers

April 30, 2015 19:10:28 Posted at April 30, 2015 19:10:28
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Have you heard about this one? So Mae Whitman played the President’s Daughter in Independence Day. In 1996.   She was 8. Now they’re making Independence Day 2 to come out next year, a full 20 years later. All bets should be off, cast-wise, 20 years later. Who knows who will be available or alive? But in this case, just about everyone is coming back. Full Story

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Meredith tries but Stacey Dash is dumb

April 30, 2015 17:11:22 Posted at April 30, 2015 17:11:22
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Generally speaking, I think people should play within their weight class. What I mean by that is I have very little patience for people who are smart, and know they’re smart, giving condescending lectures to people who they know don’t understand the same things they do, just so the smart person can congratulate themselves on how smart they are. Full Story

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Jessica Alba is the Bossiest Bossy Boss in the World

April 29, 2015 18:31:10 Posted at April 29, 2015 18:31:10
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If you follow a lot of mocktresses on Instagram (like I do), you’ll see the hashtag #girlboss tossed around a lot, along with homages to Sophia Amoruso’s book of the same name. And of course there was the Ban Bossy PSA from 2014 with people like Jennifer Garner and Beyoncé talking about banning the word bossy and daring to be ambitious. Full Story

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Marvel’s Woman Problem

April 28, 2015 16:43:35 Posted at April 28, 2015 16:43:35
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There’s a piece up today at The Daily Beast about Black Widow and the “problem” in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that she—a strong, capable character in her own right—keeps being used in service of the male heroes. I don’t disagree that there is a problem in the MCU, but it isn’t specifically with Natasha Romanov. Full Story

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The Avengers are TOO PEPPY

April 23, 2015 18:51:14 Posted at April 23, 2015 18:51:14
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We’ve said it before—the Avengers are the coolest club in Hollywood. When you put that group together, they’re a marketing flak’s wet dream. They sell themselves, they sell the movie, they sell the ongoing pop cultural domination of Marvel simply by showing up. Full Story

Shonda says “Normal is not innovative”

April 14, 2015 15:11:05 Posted at April 14, 2015 15:11:05
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As you know, we have a lot of love for Shonda Rhimes here. Normally it’s Duana who gets to hog on loving Shonda. But she’s busy today. So I’m stealing this one from her and it’s big. Last night Shonda was named to the National Association of Broadcasting Hall Of Fame. And it’s not like I have to explain why but I will anyway: what would ABC be with Shondaland? There would be no TGIT. Full Story

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Shailene Woodley is a trailblazer…?

March 23, 2015 15:37:16 Posted at March 23, 2015 15:37:16
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The MTV Movie Awards, hosted by Amy Schumer, are coming up. MTV has just announced that the Trailblazer Award will be presented to Shailene Woodley. So… They just invented this award in 2012: “The MTV Trailblazer Award recipient spearheads the way for others that work in the movie industry. Full Story

Amy Schumer’s SXSW breakout

March 17, 2015 16:52:29 Posted at March 17, 2015 16:52:29
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Last month we saw the first trailer for Trainwreck, which is written by and stars comedian Amy Schumer, who also makes the super funny Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. The trailer is promising and according to the excitement pouring out of SXSW, where Trainwreck premiered, the movie delivers. Full Story

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Emma Watson Shouting Brilliance In The Wind

March 11, 2015 14:08:16 Posted at March 11, 2015 14:08:16
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One of my favourite Twitter feeds is “Probably A Feminist”, devoted to retweeting people who say things like “I’m not a feminist but women should get equal pay for equal work.” Or “I’m not a feminist but I believe in all the generally agreed-upon goals of feminism. Full Story

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