Equality Issues Articles

Equality issues hilighted through celebrity pop culture including pay inequality, sexism, misogyny, role limitations with age, and other societal issues also present in Hollywood.

Natalie Portman: “gossip well”

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 17, 2018 15:53:11 October 17, 2018 15:53:11
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Natalie Portman was honoured at Variety’s Power of Women event last Friday alongside Tiffany Haddish, Emma Gonzalez, Regina King, and Lena Waithe. She said something during her remarks that I really appreciate and Natalie Portman hasn’t, in the past, exactly been an all-star on this site. Full Story

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Shonda brags

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 16, 2018 20:05:39 October 16, 2018 20:05:39
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Shonda Rhimes is great at bragging. Shonda brags like she writes: confidently, bravely and exceptionally well. When Shonda brags, I cheer. I love when she declares that her “pen has power Full Story

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dear Gossips,

BTS performed in London at the O2 for the first time on Tuesday, the first of two sold out shows. Two hours before it started, it was announced that Jungkook (my fave) was injured after sound-check and would not be able to participate in choreography but that he would instead be seated on a rolling chair  Read Full Intro

The Women of Wakanda are back

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at October 11, 2018 15:27:37 October 11, 2018 15:27:37

I think about the Black Panther press tour a lot. Mostly, I think about how much I miss it and how much joy it brought into my life. Well, awards season is coming, and the Black Panther press tour is getting a second leg. Angela Bassett Full Story

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dear Gossips,

Welcome back to those of you in Canada returning from Thanksgiving weekend. Let’s start today by acknowledging two women in entertainment who were the highlights in what could have been a total bummer weekend for women.  Read Full Intro

Busy Philipps and the expendability of women

Sarah Posted by Sarah at October 9, 2018 19:07:15 October 9, 2018 19:07:15
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Busy Philipps has a book coming out later this month called This Will Only Hurt a Little. In a leaked excerpt she details a Freaks and Geeks on-set confrontation with James Franco in which he shoved her so forcefully she fell and had the wind knocked out of her. As Philipps herself says, it’s “well documented” that they didn’t really get along back then, and the shoving incident stemmed from a script direction in which she was supposed to “gently nudge” Franco in the chest and he was to get “upset” in retaliation. Full Story

Lady Gaga: billion-dollar movie star? 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 5, 2018 15:52:57 October 5, 2018 15:52:57
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Before we get to that… As we’ve seen, Warner Bros is positioning A Star is Born for a run at the Oscars. In several categories. Given the reception the film has received, the studio is obviously also hoping for the money. To make money, you want to attract the audience, you don’t want to turn off the audience. Full Story

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Dear Gossips,

She brought the science yesterday. She was authoritative, she was firm. But she did not drop the science with a fist in the air, accompanied by fire and brimstone, even though she would have certainly been entitled to it, entitled to whatever manifestation of rage and disappointment that best suited her temperament and personality.  Read Full Intro

Jared Leto, class warrior

Maria Posted by Maria at September 19, 2018 14:10:12 September 19, 2018 14:10:12
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In the last couple of years, there’s been an increase in the conversations about the treatment of women in Hollywood, particularly around wage inequality and of course #MeToo. Jared Leto also has an an important topic to bring up: women who make too much money for his comfort level. He’s been photographed a couple of times in a pink hoodie with a list of Forbes’ highest paid models displayed on the back and “America” written across the top of the hood. Full Story

Monday, September 17, 2018

Dear Gossips,

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Did you know that September is also, unofficially, Feel Bad for Sexual Harasser’s Month? This is not a f-cking joke. Harper’s Magazine, The New York Review of Books, and New York Magazine have all published features by or about men who’ve been called out by the #MeToo campaign.  Read Full Intro