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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.

Joss Whedon quits Twitter, world implodes

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 7, 2015 14:40:08 May 7, 2015 14:40:08
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On Monday, Joss Whedon quit Twitter. I assumed it was because with Avengers: Age of Ultron open in all the theaters everywhere, he was finally done promoting it and so he deleted his Twitter page, which was started two years ago to promote a movie. I didn’t think much of it at first, but by the end of the day the internet was going nuts, saying that Whedon didn’t quit, he was run out of electrical town on rails by a horde of rage-feminists who were mad at him for something about the Black Widow. Full Story

Amy Schumer, 12 Angry Men, and Reasonable Chub

Duana Posted by Duana at May 7, 2015 13:54:05 May 7, 2015 13:54:05
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I know that I always start articles all “go watch this then come back”. And I also know that sometimes there’s just not time. I do it too. Sometimes I just read the article about the thing instead of watching the thing. But if you don’t watch this episode of Amy Schumer, you will have missed out on a seminal moment in entertainment. Full Story

Please stop talking, Jeremy Renner

Sarah Posted by Sarah at May 6, 2015 13:58:46 May 6, 2015 13:58:46
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I’ve always said Jeremy Renner is good for gossip, and he is certainly giving us something to talk about recently. The Avengers: Age of Ultron press tour was famously peppy, and during an interview Renner and Chris Evans stepped in a pile of internet dog sh*t when they called Black Widow a “slut Full Story

Mae Whitman denied a role that was already hers

Duana Posted by Duana at April 30, 2015 19:10:28 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

Duana Posted by Duana at April 30, 2015 17:11:22 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

Maria Posted by Maria at April 29, 2015 18:31:10 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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 28, 2015 16:43:35 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

Sarah Posted by Sarah at April 23, 2015 18:51:14 April 23, 2015 18:51:14

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”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 14, 2015 15:11:05 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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