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If we got angry about this kind of thing we’d be angry all the time

If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time

David Goyer Thinks It’s A Mistake To Listen To Comic Book Fans, Jesse Eisenberg Can’t Talk About Man Of Steel 2

I apologize in advance if this causes you anger.

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Lean In, Getty Create More Diverse Stock Photo Pool That’s Still Problematic

Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg‘s nonprofit created to empower women, has partnered with Getty Images to create a stock photo pool that represents more diverse women in more diverse roles. That’s a good thing! However, as with most things Sandberg does, it has its massively problematic sides.

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Internet Harassment Is Way Worse For Women, Unshockingly

 

Not long ago, I had a conversation with my father about how literally every woman I know with an active presence online – whether it was as a journalist, as a gamer, or as someone active in a forum – had experienced violent and/or sexual threats.  This news often shocks men, as it shocked my father, because they don’t experience the same issues online. Yet harassment is a daily experience for women online, especially for those who are outspoken about feminism. Journalist Amanda Hess has chronicled not only harassment she’s experienced, but the statistics behind harassment that prove, truly, that women are harassed online far more than men.

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UK Labour MP Points Out There Are No Female Engines In Thomas The Tank Engine

Parents, it’s never too early to teach your kids about fair gender representation in the media! Mary Creagh, the UK’s Labour shadow transport secretary, reminded us all that gendered social conditioning starts young when she pointed out that children’s TV shows unfairly portray transport jobs as exclusively male – particularly placing blame on Thomas the Tank Engine.

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If The World Treated Real Wives The Same Way The Internet Treats TV Wives

Send this video to the next dude you see calling Skyler White whiny on a forum somewhere.

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Snowpiercer Apparently Is Too Smart For Western Audiences, Says Weinstein

Want to know why Bong Joon-Ho‘s awesome new film Snowpiercer is getting a delayed premiere in America?

Apparently, because Harvey Weinstein thinks the film is too smart for the Midwestern audience, so he’s cutting 20 minutes of character development and non-action stuff.

Go under the cut for direct quotes and outrage.

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Alfonso Cuarón on Having a Lady Lead in Gravity

When I finished the script, there were voices that were saying, ‘well, we should change it to a male lead.’ Obviously they were not powerful enough voices, because we got away with it. But the sad thing is that there is still that tendency.Alfonso Cuarón, co-writer, co-producer, and director of Gravity.

Another day, another creator of content who gets pushback when they deliberately create a lady lead in a medium or genre where there’s a decided lack. And, as Women and Hollywood points out, this isn’t pushback against some unknown indie film or gamemaker: it’s a multiple-Academy Award nominated writer and director.

Previously in Gravity

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Austenland: The Girls Club We Never Wanted Nor Asked For

The newest film from Jerusha Hess (co-writer of Napoleon Dynamite) and Sony Pictures Classics is called Austenland, and is basically about women LARPing Jane Austen-worthy scenarios.

So why am I side-eyeing this project like there’s no tomorrow? It’s written and acted and produced by women, about women. I’m a feminist, so shouldn’t I be happy? Why does the film’s marketing strategy make me want to gag? Head under the cut for the answer.

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Even DC President Diane Nelson Thinks Wonder Woman is “Tricky”

Another day, another person in the entertainment industry saying that making a Wonder Woman movie would be “tricky.” Except this time it’s coming from Diane Nelson, President of DC Comics. I’ll give Nelson some credit here: at least she seems to be saying that despite Wonder Woman’s alleged “trickiness,” she’s got to be made a priority by DC and Warner Bros. for a film or television adaptation.

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There Was a Deleted Cumberbatch Shower Scene; I’m Not Impressed

On Conan O’Brien last night J.J. Abrams was asked about the recent controversy over a moment of contrived near-nudity in Star Trek Into Darkness. And I actually respect Abrams’ response: he says that his intention was to do a quick joke in the midst of a bunch of action, but says “I don’t think I quite edited the scene in the right way,” and of those that felt the scene was exploitative “I can also see their point of view.” There are ways that the scene could have been directed or edited in a way that actually made it appear that Carol Marcus’ reaction to Kirk being a supercreep shamed or cowed him in, well, any way. If Abrams felt this scene was really the “balance” to a brief scene of Kirk post-coitus with two alien women, where his nudity before the opposite sex is a product of his sexual prowess, not something that he has just expressed a clear desire to avoid, I just wish he’d executed that better.

Abrams also shared a few seconds of Benedict Cumberbatch‘s character taking a shower, which was not included in the final cut of the movie. And since Cumberbatch is kind of a rising nerd property now (particularly among women), that clip is getting spread around quite widely, touted as the end to the argument. And I’d like to, just for a moment, talk about what this clip isn’t: it isn’t evidence that men and women’s bodies are treated equally in the movie.

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