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Women have always been unrepresented in the creation of film and media. In fact, in the past 85 years, women directors have only been nominated for an Oscar four times. Fandor, an independent film streaming service, has recently put together an infographic that reveals the extent of Hollywood’s current challenge: the lack of women directors.  Mira Nair on the set of Mississippi Masala Check out the infographic below which shows the true statistics of female directors in Hollywood as well as women’s recent...
  I love “Downton Abbey.” There’s something wonderfully charming about the show’s nostalgic atmosphere and strong, witty characters. Its world is extravagant, luxurious, sometimes pointless, but always beautiful. Luckily for me and other fans, the show will soon be launching a new plethora of goods, sure to empty my wallet and fill my tiny apartment. "We'll be working across an entire range of products coming out this year. From fashion, apparel and homeware and furniture to wallpapers, beauty products and stationary," Gareth Neame, the show's executive producer...
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently amended a rule that prevented stay-at-home parents from obtaining credit cards.Intended to prevent people from falling into debt, the rule required credit card companies to take into account the applicant’s individual income rather than household income. It eventually garnered disapproval due to the unfair restrictions it placed on spouses who were full-time parents.  Holly McCall, member of the group MomsRising.org blogged about the disgruntling experience of getting turned down for Target credit card despite her excellent credit score and her...
When you hear the name Warren Buffett, terms that usually come to mind are "billionaire", "business mogul", and "one of the wealthiest people in the world".  The word "feminist’" doesn’t usually make the cut.  However, in an essay written for Fortune Magazine, Buffett urges businesses and employers to stop fueling women’s inequalities in the workforce, citing women as the key to America’s prosperity.  Buffett opens his essay with a discussion of how, upon his birth his life’s possibilities dwarfed those of his sisters merely because of...
  The Internet wins again! After being called out on its #everydaysexism, U.K. pharmacy chain Boots is removing signs from its shelves that categorize toys by gender. The pressure started when Boots customer @SeanEGray tweeted this sucker out to the world:   That caught the eye of other Boots customers and Internet folks, including @LetToysBeToys, a social media group that campaigns against sexist children’s toy marketing. Along with your run-of-the-mill pinkification, customers took issue with some sexist stereotyping action on the science shelves. All Science Museum-branded toys were on the ‘boy’ shelves...