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.

Beyoncé & the Dixie Chicks

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 3, 2016 15:47:51 November 3, 2016 15:47:51
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A few weeks ago, we had a memory scientist on The Social who talked about how sometimes we remember things that we can’t possibly remember. Like your dad feeding you a piece of chocolate when you were 14 months old and you spat it out and it’s the story you’ve been hearing all your life so, somehow, you’ve created the memory in your mind but it’s almost impossible for you to really be able to remember it because our brains don’t build memories that early. Full Story

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Kiss her by the pussy

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 27, 2016 18:07:35 October 27, 2016 18:07:35

When Ben Affleck’s Nick Dunne went down on Rosamund Pike’s Amazing Amy in Gone Girl a couple of years ago, near the beginning of the movie, right after they meet, I was surprised. And turned on. Ben really went for it. Cunnilingus in mainstream pop culture is as rare as an Asian romantic hero. Full Story

#AmySchumerGottaGoParty

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 25, 2016 14:21:42 October 25, 2016 14:21:42

People were joining in on that hashtag before they knew what Amy Schumer did – or if she even did anything except, you know, be Amy Schumer. When I looked up the hashtag on Sunday night, I had to scroll for a while before I realized that a) yes, Amy Schumer did something and b) for the love of sweet baby Blue Ivy, I wish I could un-see that something. Full Story

Taylor Swift’s first and only

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 24, 2016 14:59:12 October 24, 2016 14:59:12
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Taylor Swift performed in Austin at the F1 US Grand Prix on Saturday night. It was her first concert of 2016 and, apparently, her only show of 2016, to an audience of 80,000. On the weekend to commemorate her 10 years in the business. Full Story

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Emma Stone corrects herself

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 14, 2016 14:46:02 October 14, 2016 14:46:02

Emma Stone covers the November issue of VOGUE. She is, currently, the frontrunner for Best Actress Oscar for her performance in La La Land. La La Land opens in December but has already been screened in Venice, Telluride, and at TIFF and was overwhelmingly well-received. Full Story

Blame black women for Nate Parker’s mediocrity

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 14, 2016 13:59:05 October 14, 2016 13:59:05
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The Birth of a Nation opened last weekend to OK numbers and less than favourable reviews. If you haven’t heard, black women are to blame for the mediocre opening of a mediocre movie. To recap, this is the film written by, directed by and starring alleged rapist Nate Parker. Some self-identified black feminists (including me) wrote about their conflicted feelings about the film Full Story

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The Hollywood wage gap

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 13, 2016 15:06:39 October 13, 2016 15:06:39
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The wage gap is real. It exists in every industry, at every level of industry, but in the film industry the wage gap isn’t just a product of gender/racial bias, it’s also the result of a scaled compensation system that rewards stars more than anyone else. Professional sports, at least in the US, has largely dealt with this by creating systems with salary caps and revenue sharing agreements, but in film and TV compensation remains a cutthroat, every-person-for-themselves free for all. Full Story

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A Conversation with Gabrielle Union

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at September 21, 2016 13:42:28 September 21, 2016 13:42:28
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Yesterday, Gabrielle Union tweeted out what she called, “One of [her] favorite interviews of [her] career.” She sat down with Zon D’Amour of xoNecole.com to talk about white privilege, sexuality, consent, The Birth of a Nation and her op-ed Full Story