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.

JK Rowling on Depp and Dumbledore

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 11, 2016 17:21:33 November 11, 2016 17:21:33
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It was confirmed this week that Johnny Depp has indeed been cast as Gellert Grindelwald in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. Many fans then expressed disappointment in light of his divorce from Amber Heard and the allegations – and accompanying photos and texts and witnesses – of domestic abuse. Full Story

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Keira Knightley is Tragically Normal

Duana Posted by Duana at November 4, 2016 16:05:43 November 4, 2016 16:05:43

The other day on our group text, Lorella investigated a picture of Gwyneth Paltrow standing in front of some bookshelves, and discovered there was a book in the background, assumedly in G’s house or office, devoted to napkins. Full Story

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

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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