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.

Jeremy Renner: craft > pay

October 21, 2015 14:12:20 Posted at October 21, 2015 14:12:20
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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On Monday night it was Drake. Yesterday it was Jeremy Renner. The man’s grey turtleneck – is it a thing? Jeremy was in New York yesterday to promote a campaign he’s doing with Remy Martin Cognac. (Put a pin in that because we’re coming back to it.) You’ll recall, the Sony leak revealed that on American Hustle, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid less than Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner. Full Story

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Emilia is Sexy, Esquire is Bullsh-t

October 14, 2015 15:36:13 Posted at October 14, 2015 15:36:13
Maria Posted by Maria

Emilia Clarke has been named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive, which every year seems to be more and more of a “thing,” although nowhere near the anticipation of PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive title. Sexiest Woman Alive can’t anoint a woman’s entry into the upper echelons like PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive can (see: Channing Tatum, Chris Hemsworth). Full Story

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Dear Gossips,

Do you subscribe to Lena Dunham’s Lenny? If you do, you would have received the third newsletter today which includes an article written by Jennifer Lawrence about being paid less than her male co-stars. We’ll get to that later.  Read Full Intro

Jennifer Lawrence wanted to be liked

October 13, 2015 14:34:51 Posted at October 13, 2015 14:34:51
Lainey Posted by Lainey

As mentioned in today’s blog intro, the new Lenny newsletter includes an essay by Jennifer Lawrence called Why Do I Make Less Than My Male Co-Stars? This is Jennifer Lawrence, the highest paid actress in Hollywood. Oscar winner. Multiple Oscar nominee. Katniss. Mystique. And she’s still not on the level. Full Story

Justin Bieber’s penis takes over the internet

October 8, 2015 15:12:50 Posted at October 8, 2015 15:12:50
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Hockey season started yesterday. And the MLB playoffs are underway. But it was Justin Bieber’s dick that dominated the discussion on Wednesday. At least it did on the internet, where I live. JB was in Bora Bora a few days ago with his maybe girlfriend Jayde Pierce. He decided to walk around naked. Full Story

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Ashley Judd and the studio mogul who sexually harassed her

October 6, 2015 20:04:59 Posted at October 6, 2015 20:04:59
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Variety has released its Power of Women issue. As part of the issue, Ashley Judd revealed to the magazine that she’d been sexually harassed by one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. She describes him as “one of our industry’s most famous, admired-slash-reviled bosses”. OK. Full Story

Carey gives the best answer

October 1, 2015 14:05:29 Posted at October 1, 2015 14:05:29
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Carey Mulligan covers the new ELLE UK ahead of the release Suffragette in which she stars alongside Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter. This is the magazine’s feminism issue. And this week, many of you have been emailing me about Meryl and Marion Cotillard, and their responses to questions about being feminists. Full Story

Charlize Theron for the girls

September 29, 2015 15:25:57 Posted at September 29, 2015 15:25:57
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Charlize Theron has been in New York the last few days. She spoke at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sunday and yesterday she was at the Social Good Summit in support of the Let Girls Learn campaign led by Barack and Michelle Obama. Today she’s expected to join Flotus at The Power of an Educated Girl panel at the Apollo Theatre. Full Story

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Jon Stewart’s Farewell Emmys

September 21, 2015 12:55:01 Posted at September 21, 2015 12:55:01
Sarah Posted by Sarah
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Here is another case of the Emmys making themselves irrelevant by giving trophies to the same people over and over. I get it—Jon Stewart’s tenure at The Daily Show is over, and his wins for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Series and Outstanding Variety Series are his send-off from the television academy. Full Story

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Beyonce speaks the day after Bey Day

September 8, 2015 12:25:03 Posted at September 8, 2015 12:25:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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That almost sounds biblical. It was Beyonce’s birthday on Friday. As you saw, it was pretty much an international holiday – click here for a refresher. What happens on December 13? Does Tay Day start trending on Twitter too? Anyway, here’s how Beyonce acknowledged the worldwide outpouring of adoration in honour of her 34th:   Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all my birthday wishes. 🎂🎈💙🐝 Full Story

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