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.

Emily nominates: Hayley on mental health

Hayley Posted by Hayley at March 8, 2017 17:04:12 March 8, 2017 17:04:12

Emily is our Site Manager. You may not hear from her often, but you see her work every single day in the lineup of our posts, in the photos that are chosen, and in the organisation of the site. None of us could write without her contribution. To celebrate International Women’s Day, Emily has nominated a post from Hayley. Full Story

Lainey nominates: Kathleen on Lemonade

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at March 8, 2017 16:41:51 March 8, 2017 16:41:51

When Lemonade came out, Kathleen wrote about her reaction to Beyoncé’s masterpiece through the lens of her own black identity, sharing with us her heartbreak in becoming part of a black “stereotype”, the broken black family, beautifully illuminating why Lemonade was so personal for so many black women. Full Story

Emma Watson, Evolving Feminism, and “T-ts”

Duana Posted by Duana at March 6, 2017 20:57:57 March 6, 2017 20:57:57

So Emma Watson is an actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. She defined feminism as “the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities.” She’s currently in the middle of a massive promotional campaign for Beauty and the Beast. Full Story

Ruth Negga in green pre-Oscar

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 24, 2017 16:28:03 February 24, 2017 16:28:03
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Alberto E. Rodriguez/ Getty Images

Here’s Ruth Negga last night being honoured with the Oscar Wilde Award hosted by JJ Abrams and his production company Bad Robot in Santa Monica last night. As you know, she’s also nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in Loving. So, again, I ask the BAFTAs – how is she just a “Rising Star Full Story

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When Gwyneth speaks of the Blessing

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 10, 2017 15:39:45 February 10, 2017 15:39:45
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Jackson Lee/ Splash News, Dimitrios Kambouris/ Getty Images

Gwyneth Paltrow was in New York for Fashion Week yesterday, seated front row at the La Perla show. Gwyneth and La Perla’s creative director, Julia Haart, are collaborators. La Perla is sold on goop. Full Story

Kristen Stewart is “so gay”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 6, 2017 14:02:10 February 6, 2017 14:02:10
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Jackson Lee/ Splash News, NBC/ Getty Images

When it was announced a few weeks ago that Kristen Stewart would be hosting Saturday Night Live, I wrote that I was excited, excited because I thought she was ready, ready to claim all that’s been said about her over the last decade, and laugh at her public persona, and then “swing the conversation in a new direction”. Full Story

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Dear Gossips,

Yesterday Roxane Gay tweeted out a link to the full text of the keynote address she recently delivered at Winter Institute about diversity – or, rather, how conversations about diversity have instead become conversations about absolution and will be meaningless without active learning and work, which requires us to be “uncomfortable”.  Read Full Intro

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dear Gossips,

On this week’s episode of our Show Your Work podcast, Duana and I spent some time talking about Taylor Swift and the criticism she received after the Women’s March, specifically whether or not Taylor Swift can continue to be apolitical in these times, especially when her brand since 1989 has been about female empowerment.  Read Full Intro