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.

Awkwafina in Fourth and Fifth

Lainey Posted by Lainey at November 19, 2019 21:16:34 November 19, 2019 21:16:34
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Lulu Wang’s The Farewell premiered at Sundance to outstanding reviews and already, back then, people were talking Oscar potential. The film was released in July and remains one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year with strong specialty box office performance to back it up. And through the last few months, Awkwafina has maintained a steady presence on the award circuit, staying in the award conversation for a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Full Story

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Jennifer Nettles made a statement last night with her outfit on the red carpet at the CMA Awards.  “Equal Play” “Play Our F-cking Records” “Please & Thank You” This is about country radio and the long ongoing conversation about the fact that it’s dominated by men because the gatekeepers of country are men.  Read Full Intro

Michael B Jordan: Baking and Campaigning

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 23, 2019 15:25:40 October 23, 2019 15:25:40
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Variety

Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Bryan Stevenson cover the new issue of Variety to promote the upcoming film Just Mercy based on Bryan’s work with the Equal Justice Initiative, a non-profit based in Alabama that “challenges poverty and racial injustice, advocates for equal treatment in the criminal justice system, and creates hope for marginalised communities”. Full Story

Meghan of House Sussex on International Day of the Girl

Lainey Posted by Lainey at October 11, 2019 14:25:13 October 11, 2019 14:25:13
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Pool/ Samir Hussein/ WireImage

Today is International Day of the Girl. The United Nations 2019 theme for International Day of the Girl is GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable. Today, girls’ movements are stopping child marriage, promoting girls’ education, standing up against gender-based violence, demanding action on climate change, tackling issues of self-esteem, and standing up for girls’ rights to enter temples or public spaces during menstruation. Full Story

Bill Hader is asked the Gillis Question

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 25, 2019 19:09:52 September 25, 2019 19:09:52
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I have to be honest, I am baffled that we are discussing Shane Gillis’s firing from SNL as if it is some kind of moral or free speech issue. 1) Freedom of speech does not mean freedom from consequences, no one is arresting Gillis for what he said but his private employer chose to fire him, which is their prerogative and also totally fair because 2) HE USED PEJORATIVE SLURS. Full Story

Jonathan Van Ness’s Memoir and the Power of Vulnerability

Prem Posted by Prem at September 24, 2019 15:10:49 September 24, 2019 15:10:49
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Paul Archiuleta/ JC Olivera/ Amy Sussman/ Charley Galley/ Getty Images

Every time I go to a party (so like once a year), my ice breaker is usually, “which one of the Fab Five is your favourite?” It’s like a personality quiz for your friends. If you don’t watch Queer Eye, I leave immediately. If your favourite is Antoni, you’re hella thirsty. Full Story

#NotWorthLess

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 19, 2019 17:19:01 September 19, 2019 17:19:01
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In the wake of Adele Lim’s decision to value herself more and walk away from unequal pay on the Crazy Rich Asians sequels, a hashtag sprang up on Twitter as other women in Hollywood shared similar stories of being underpaid and undervalued. Full Story

Adele Lim Won’t Be ‘Soy Sauce’ in Crazy Rich Asians Sequels 

Duana Posted by Duana at September 5, 2019 20:36:02 September 5, 2019 20:36:02
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Jean Baptiste Lacroix/ Getty Images

Writer Adele Lim has left the Crazy Rich Asians sequels, after being offered a fraction of co-writer Peter Chiarelli’s salary. What’s crazy is that if you dissect this story – a THR exclusive by writer Rebecca Sun - every single part of it makes theoretical sense within Hollywood business practices, yet the overall result is shockingly wrong. Full Story