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.

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

Nate Parker apologizes

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at August 31, 2016 13:23:51 August 31, 2016 13:23:51
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We aren’t done talking about Nate Parker. In an exclusive in-depth interview with Ebony released over the weekend, Parker addressed, as Ebony calls it, the “growing firestorm surrounding his 1999 rape allegation.” Nate Parker spoke with senior editor Britni Danielle for 25 minutes about consent, toxic masculinity and male privilege. Full Story

Beyoncé spent the money

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 29, 2016 15:01:59 August 29, 2016 15:01:59
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Where do you start? Where do you start?!? It was always a given that Beyoncé, with 11 nominations, would be attending the VMAs. They only confirmed that she would be performing the day before as the LA Times Full Story

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Amy Schumer, Again

Sarah Posted by Sarah at August 26, 2016 17:28:06 August 26, 2016 17:28:06
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It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Amy Schumer. Just as her first book, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, was being released, a writer on Inside Amy Schumer, Kurt Metzger, went off on social media about rape survivors and rape culture. Full Story

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