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.

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

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dear Gossips,

As we have learned over the last few months, Les Moonves has a long history of sexual harassment. Ronan Farrow’s reporting on Les Moonves’s prolific and extensive abuse of power has resulted in additional investigation and analysis by other media outlets into how he was insulated from consequence and therefore emboldened and enabled to continue terrorising women.  Read Full Intro

Prince William’s Asian mix-up

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 13, 2018 14:44:16 September 13, 2018 14:44:16
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Prince William attended the opening of Japan House London today, the new cultural centre providing visitors an “experience of the best and latest from Japan”. I just want to establish our location, set the scene. And now that you’re there, watch this:  Prince William was in great form at the opening of @japanhouseldn Full Story

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Naomi Osaka’s moment + MBJ  

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at September 13, 2018 14:31:33 September 13, 2018 14:31:33
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There has been a lot written about what Naomi Osaka deserved during her first grand slam win. She did not deserve to have her moment at the US Open overshadowed by an umpire’s ego or by factors beyond her control that have nothing to do with the talent she displayed on that court.  Naomi Osaka, like Serena Williams Full Story

TIFF Review: The Hate U Give

Kathleen Posted by Kathleen at September 11, 2018 13:58:57 September 11, 2018 13:58:57
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A few years ago, book-to-screen YA adaptations meant sci-fi worlds of vampires or dystopian futures. Their heroines were named Bella or Katniss or Tris and even though their stories were unique in their own ways, a few things were constant. Love was as integral to these teen girls as forces bigger than their control. Full Story

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Dear Gossips,

There have already been dozens of think-pieces posted about the US Open women’s final on Saturday between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, with everyone weighing in on whether or not Serena’s criticism of chair umpire Carlos Ramos was offside.  Read Full Intro

Who’s Gonna Watch You

Duana Posted by Duana at August 24, 2018 18:45:04 August 24, 2018 18:45:04
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The Affair, Season 4.   My feeling at the end of Season 4 of The Affair, beyond that it was bleak, and beyond the Ruth Wilson Cryptogram, was that we now officially have less than we started with.  That is, for all the risks they took and all the passion and romance that fuelled Noah and Helen and Cole and Alison all this time, none of them, at the end of this season, has any love to speak of, after all that. Full Story

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#AsianAugust

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 23, 2018 16:40:48 August 23, 2018 16:40:48
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Crazy Rich Asians won the box office last weekend. Lara Jean Covey is waiting for you on Netflix every day when you get home. (I won’t out you, but I know who you are, because you’ve written to me telling me how many times you’ve watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before – and I’m right there with you. Full Story

More Crazy Rich Asians 

Lainey Posted by Lainey at August 23, 2018 16:22:35 August 23, 2018 16:22:35
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It was reported yesterday that, due the critical and commercial success of Crazy Rich Asians, the sequels are now in development, with Jon M Chu back to direct. That does not mean there’s a greenlight yet though. It means that the studio has told them to start working on the story, which represents their interest in investing in China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems, the second and third installments in the CRA series. Full Story