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.

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

Charlize Theron for the girls

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 29, 2015 15:25:57 September 29, 2015 15:25:57
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Charlize Theron has been in New York the last few days. She spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sunday and yesterday she was at the Social Good Summit in support of the Let Girls Learn campaign led by Barack and Michelle Obama. Today she’s expected to join Flotus at The Power of an Educated Girl panel at the Apollo Theatre. Full Story

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Jon Stewart’s Farewell Emmys

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 21, 2015 12:55:01 September 21, 2015 12:55:01
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Here is another case of the Emmys making themselves irrelevant by giving trophies to the same people over and over. I get it—Jon Stewart’s tenure at The Daily Show is over, and his wins for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Series and Outstanding Variety Series are his send-off from the television academy. Full Story

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Beyonce speaks the day after Bey Day

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 8, 2015 12:25:03 September 8, 2015 12:25:03
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That almost sounds biblical. It was Beyonce’s birthday on Friday. As you saw, it was pretty much an international holiday – click here for a refresher. What happens on December 13? Does Tay Day start trending on Twitter too? Anyway, here’s how Beyonce acknowledged the worldwide outpouring of adoration in honour of her 34th:   Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all my birthday wishes. 🎂🎈💙🐝 Full Story

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Miley, the Heir to Sex?

Maria Posted by Maria at September 2, 2015 17:15:55 September 2, 2015 17:15:55

There have been so many pop stars that have quickly been crowned, “The Next Madonna.” Britney, Christina (in her Dirrty phase), Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and now, Miley. Madonna had the white wedding dress at MTV, Miley had the foam finger. Madonna had the gondola in Venice, Miley has the Wrecking Ball. Full Story

Mothers, Daughters, Rebels

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 26, 2015 17:52:23 August 26, 2015 17:52:23

Today is Women’s Equality Day in the United States, marking the 95th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the US constitution, confirming women’s right to vote. So it makes sense that a new poster for Suffragette has just been released via EW.com Full Story