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.

Maria nominates: Duana’s Ghostbusters crew

Duana Posted by Duana at March 8, 2017 21:07:27 March 8, 2017 21:07:27

In August 2015, almost a year before the all-female Ghostbusters was released, Duana wrote about an Instagram photo posted by Melissa McCarthy of the crew - all the women with their job titles specifically noted. Today Maria is nominating this post to revisit, on International Women’s Day, as we reflect on opportunities for women – and how women can create those opportunities for other women. Full Story

Hayley nominates: Sasha’s Lost and Found

Sasha Posted by Sasha at March 8, 2017 21:03:39 March 8, 2017 21:03:39

In Hayley’s words: I want to nominate Sasha and her post about her new venture Lost and Found Apothecary. Sasha took one of the most difficult times in her life and morphed it into something beautiful which should inspire all of us women to never give up, to take hard times and learn from them and to keep fighting for our dreams. Full Story

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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