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Over recent years the media has been buzzing about the lovely and talented Emma Thompson, as she graces red carpets and interviews alike with her heart on her sleeve and a wit that won’t quit. Winner of multiple Academy Awards and Oscars, this vivacious actress has become known for her talent as well as her innate ability to speak her mind in the most unapologetic way that can only be described as awesome. One thing she is not afraid to speak on: feminism. “I’ve been a card-carrying, radical feminist since I was 19,” she says. Read More
Last week, Stephen Colbert wrote a sincere and hilarious essay for Glamour Magazine in which he pledged that his new CBS late night show will be for women. With all the current changes happening in late night, many of us ladies have repeatedly brought up the point that women are clearly missing from the late night game. Even with people all over voicing our strong objection to this ridiculous gap in representation, late night shows continue to be dominated by male hosts. That’s why it was at least somewhat refreshing to hear one of the men of late night acknowledge this problem. Read More
What would you do if you lost your agency after tweeting a photo of a casting note you found sexist? You'd probably quit the industry, right?  That's exactly what Rose McGowan did. But don't take her decision to leave the industry as a sign of weakness. In fact, the last thing McGowan is, is weak. After 25 years working as an actress, she has endured many instances of sexism including the casting note from Adam Sandler asking for her to wear a form-fitting tank top and a push-up bra. Read More
Writer Catherine Nichols had submitted the manuscript of her novel to many publishing agents. Greeted with rejections and little interest in the book she and her friends felt was perhaps her best work, she began to feel like the problem didn’t lie in her writing. Curious to see if it was a case of gender inequality, she created George Leyer. She sent out 50 queries under her homme de plume, or male name pseudonym. As it turns out, George is “eight and a half times better than me at writing the same book. Read More
In artist Yolanda Dominguez’s video, “Ninos vs. Moda,” a bunch of wise eight-year-olds are shown various images from fashion campaigns and asked to describe them. The unsurprising results? Women are portrayed as being sick, drunk, in danger, fighting, passed out, even thrown in the trash—and men are superheroes, studying for university, and the bosses of good companies. Women are presented as powerless, while men are powerful; what else is new? Watch the adorable (and revealing) video below.   Via www.latina.com Image via www.latina.com Read More On Bust. Read More
In a new and wonderful trend of female actors speaking out about being paid less than their male co-stars, Amanda Seyfried has come forward. The actress revealed that she was paid ten percent of what a male co-star was on a big-budget Hollywood film a few years ago. (She didn’t specify which film it was—fans have speculated that it might be Les Miserables, In Time, or Dear John.) “I think people think that just because I’m easy-going and game to do things I’ll just take as little as they offer,” Seyfried says. Read More
Girl just can’t get a break. After tweeting about a totally sexist wardrobe note for Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie, Rose McGowan reports (via tweet) that her acting agent fired her for speaking out. In an interview with EW, McGowan said of the wardrobe note, “This is normal to so many people. It was probably even a girl that had to type it up. It’s institutionally okay… I’m not trying to vilify Adam Sandler.” The note was a painfully clear example of the casual, everyday sexism that goes on in Hollywood. Read More
Gwyneth Paltrow is done with getting compared to other women in Hollywood who run successful companies. In an interview with TIME Magazine, Paltrow was asked if she looked at the lifestyle brands created by several other actresses. Her brilliant response? “I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy’s ancillary liquor line. Read More
“Not Only Are These Six Up-And-Coming Male Seattle Musicians Hot, They Also Know How To Play Their Instruments!” The Stranger has a second installment to their “Men Who Rock” series, the first of which came out in 2012. These awesome feature stories are written by Bree McKenna and Emily Nokes of pop-punk band Tacocat. “Men Who Rock” finally puts the focus on up-and-coming male musicians, a much needed breath of fresh air in an industry constantly sidelining and infantilizing men’s work. Read More
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul showed some seriously sexist behavior in a recent CNBC interview: Paul, frustrated by the line of questioning, told female correspondent Kelly Evans to "calm down"—and at one point even shushed her. Yes, SHUSHED. You can see it for yourself right here:   Needless to say, it’s unlikely Paul would have shushed a male reporter (though that wouldn’t be any more appropriate). Evans took the shushing in stride, but it’s unbelievably frustrating that she should have to endure this kind of patronizing behavior. Sigh. Read More