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.

Asian April

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 22, 2019 15:42:56 March 22, 2019 15:42:56

I’m exaggerating here. It’s two magazine covers, that hardly qualifies as a month conquered. At the same time, it feels like a big deal to me. One day, maybe it won’t feel like anything at all because it won’t be unusual. For now, though, it’s something to highlight.  Lana Condor covered the March 2019 issue of Cosmopolitan Full Story

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Last week, did you hear about this?, some dude decided he’d figured out the formula for how many tampons a woman needs during her period. Amazing, right? After thousands of years of humanity, he comes along with his menstrual math and it turns out, the solution was basic multiplication.  Read Full Intro

Gone Gooping

Maria Posted by Maria at March 12, 2019 14:11:42 March 12, 2019 14:11:42
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Lainey sent me this photo from the In Goop Health conference in New York this weekend and it made me think of Heidi Montag’s recent quote about diversity in The Hills cast. “We don’t all look the same. I mean, Audrina has darker hair. I feel like Mischa has darker hair. But yeah, we’re California girls and it’s a group of friends, and that just happens to be the group that came together. Full Story

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Two weeks ago this Sunday, Selma Blair showed up at the Vanity Fair Oscar party and took over the red carpet. I’ve been saving these pictures ever since, saving them for today, International Women’s Day. It was Selma’s first public appearance since revealing her MS diagnosis last fall.  Read Full Intro

Meghan Markle’s feminist bump

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2019 16:24:45 March 8, 2019 16:24:45
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Ahead of her appearance today at The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust panel celebrating International Women’s Day to discuss obstacles to equality and opportunity, it was announced that Meghan Markle is now Vice President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust working alongside Prince Harry who is the President. Full Story

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Captain Marvel’s International Women’s Weekend

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 8, 2019 15:22:06 March 8, 2019 15:22:06
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Today is International Women’s Day intentionally chosen to be the American opening day of Captain Marvel. Obviously they’re hoping for a big box office this weekend. Projections range anywhere from $80 million to $120 million. She was off to a good start last night with Deadline Full Story

Emma Thompson quits over John Lasseter

Sarah Posted by Sarah at February 27, 2019 15:15:45 February 27, 2019 15:15:45
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If you recall, John Lasseter, impresario of Pixar, left Pixar last year amid allegations of inappropriate conduct with female staff. He got an exceptionally kind and gentle send off from Disney, being given months to ease out the door, golden parachute dragging behind him. Full Story

Beyoncé and Royal Meghan: Queen recognises Queen

Lainey Posted by Lainey at February 21, 2019 16:29:08 February 21, 2019 16:29:08
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Well this broke the internet, didn’t it? It certainly broke my internet. Not to make it all about me but I think this might be the most retweeted and liked tweet I’ve ever posted. If it isn’t (I don’t know how to check those stats), it’s definitely up there:  Meghan Markle is now under the protection of the Beygency. Full Story