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  1. Cate Blanchett: People Who Think Homophobia, Other Discrimination Are Over Are “Very Foolish”

    Some people in America lately seem to be convinced that we've entered some kind of future utopia where we've moved past racism, sexism, homophobia, and all other kinds of discrimination, and only the people who wish to have meaningful conversations about those subjects even notice such petty differences between people—despite the reality of daily discrimination. And Cate Blanchett has had it.

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  2. Jurassic World‘s Judy Greer Brings the Co-Star Perspective To the Hollywood Wage Gap Discussion

    Not everyone can demand $10 Million a film.

    We've heard a lot from female, A-list celebrities about the gender disparity with regard to salaries paid in Hollywood. It seems that every other day, women like Charlize Theron or Patricia Arquette are speaking up about women being paid less than their male counterparts in film and television. Judy Greer of Jurassic World and the FX sitcom, Married, is the latest. What's different about what she has to say is that she's speaking for the actresses who aren't Box Office Gold.

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  3. Mad Max: Fury Road‘s Charlize Theron The Latest Badass To Speak Up About Hollywood Wage Gap

    We don't wanna see Ravenna angry.

    It's a movement that's (thankfully) gaining momentum. Charlize Theron is the latest female Hollywood powerhouse to speak out against gender-based pay inequality.

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  4. [UPDATED] Alice Eve’s Transphobic Comment About Bruce Jenner Underlines A Greater Misunderstanding of Feminism

    Two days ago, Star Trek Into Darkness' Alice Eve posted this great photo of body confidence activist, Harnaam Kaur, on her Instagram with the hashtags #equalpay and #equalrights. Seems like it'd be a feminist post, right? Well, yes and no. While Eve did post the image of Kaur in solidarity with a fellow woman, Eve then felt the need to talk about Bruce Jenner's announcement in the comments for some reason. They have since been deleted (but not before the Internet took notice).

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  5. Unlikely Partners: Feminist Advocates On Both Sides Of the Aisle Work Toward the ERA

    Women work best when they work together.

    After losing ratification by a thisclose vote in 1982 and seemingly losing steam, there is a resurgence of interest and work being put into the fight for an Equal Rights Amendment, which would put language into the US Constitution that would guarantee women legal equality and prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender. At the forefront of that fight is an unlikely alliance between a Democratic and a Republican Representative.

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  6. Teaching Girls to Be Their Own (Super) Heroes in a Time When Toy Aisles Teach Them Otherwise

    Marvelous.

    John Marcotte, founder of Heroic Girls and father of two superhero-obsessed daughters The Mary Sue has a great affection for, has a thing or two to say about showing girls that superheroes aren't "for boys." It's an incredibly important message, especially in a time when Marcotte says research has found that the toy aisles have never had a stronger gender divide—and that's just the tip of the gender normative iceberg.

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  7. The UN Is Holding a “Gender Equality: Picture It!” Comics Competition

    UN Women, a group within the UN whose mission is to work towards global gender equality, has announced that they'll be holding a competition for comics about gender equality!

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  8. [UPDATED] Happy International Women’s Day! You Can Watch Emma Watson’s Q&A On Gender Equality Here

    Emma Watson announced earlier this week that she and the #HeForShe campaign would be celebrating International Women's Day with a live conversation/Q&A on Gender Equality. And now's the moment! We'll update this post with tidbits about the conversation, but if you're interested in watching live you can do so here.

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  9. Watch Emma Watson’s Live Gender Equality Q&A On International Women’s Day

    Bless you, Emma.

    This Sunday is International Women's Day, and in its honor Emma Watson will be holding a live Q&A on He for She and Gender Equality in London. If you can make it to the event you can apply through her Facebook page to win tickets; if not, you can check out the livestream with the rest of us, which we'll post up on TMS on Sunday.

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  10. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Is Championing Women In Tech, Who “Still Face A Deficit Of Opportunity”

    (Obviously)

    "No industry or country can reach its full potential until all women reach their full potential. And this is especially true in science and technology, where women with a surplus of talent still face a deficit of opportunity."

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  11. Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco Says She Isn’t Feminist, Rounds Out a Year of Celebrities Who Don’t Understand Feminism

    Here we go again.

    The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is the cover story on the latest edition of RedBook, out next week, and she wants the world to know that she definitely isn't a feminist because she likes to serve her husband. Sigh.

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  12. Freida Pinto Explains Feminism For All The Haters; Terry Crews Compares Rape Culture To Terrorism

    Everything's coming up gender equality.

    The word "feminist" has weathered a lot of irresponsible and uninformed criticism from surprising places of late (cough cough, TIME), so when celebrities use their visibility and influence to address misconceptions about the label, that's definitely worth celebrating.

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  13. Germany Works To Make Iconic Crosswalk Signs A Little Less Sexist

    Sehr hübsch!

    Most of us think of the little person on the crosswalk sign as a generic, genderless, nondescript pedestrian. In East Berlin, though, crossing signs are inhabited by the adorable hat-wearing "Ampelmann," an enormously popular cult icon who can now be found on lights all across the country. But some Germans worries that as cute as he is, he makes all their crosswalks a bit too... well, male-centric.

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  14. Sweden’s Gaming Industry Might Consider Adding “Sexist” Labels To Games

    How soon can we move to Sweden?

    Welp, guess the social justice warrior dystopia is here! Time to pack up, everyone. Great work!

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  15. Sympathetic Characters: Gender Bias, Villains, & Orphan Black

    Essay

    [Editor's Note: There are no spoilers for BBC America's Orphan Black in this post, some adult language, and lots of good points.] Recently, my husband and I burned through S1 of Orphan Black, which, as promised by virtually the entire internet, was awesome. But in all the praise I’d seen for it, a line from one review in particular stuck in my mind. The reviewer noted that, although the protagonist, Sarah, is an unlikeable character, her grifter skills make her perfectly suited to unravelling the mystery in which she finds herself. And as this was a positive review, I kept that quote in mind when we started watching, sort of by way of prewarning myself: you maybe won’t like Sarah, but that’s OK. But here’s the thing: I fucking loved Sarah. I mean, I get what the reviewer was trying to say, in that she’s not always a sympathetic character, but that’s not the same as her actually being unlikeable. And the more I watched, the more I found myself thinking: why is this quality, the idea of likeability, considered so important for women, but so optional for men – not just in real life, but in narrative?

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  16. New Class of NASA Astronauts is 50% Women for the First Time Ever

    We're all for more women in space, because more people should go into space in general, but also because gender equality is nice.

    Great news for gender and race equality! The new class of NASA astronauts is 50% female for the first time in history. The class of eight astronauts are an equal mix of men and women, but is also made up of a variety of racial backgrounds making it the most diverse astronaut class in history. Let's take a look at the new astronauts.

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  17. Nadia Diaz Strikes Out 19 Boys In Six-Inning Little League Championship Game

    Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

    Playing sports is a very gendered experience. After all, teams are often single-gender, and sometimes the game itself is modified depending on who's playing. Softball, with its bigger ball and overhand throw, is culturally regulated to girls, even though it started as an all men's sport, while games like baseball and football are thought of as the realm of men and boys. For 11-year-old Nadia Diaz, however, softball just isn't for her: it's "too girly" and frankly, she can hold her own on the baseball field. Where else could she find an opportunity to strike 19 boys out while pitching a Little League championship-winning game?

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  18. And Then There Was One: Facebook Appoints Sheryl Sandberg to Its Executive Board

    Mutatis Mutandis

    Following months, perhaps years, of complaints about how the "highest-ups" at Facebook are all men, Sheryl Sandberg, the company's COO since 2008, has finally become the first woman appointed to the board of directors. It won't be the first board she's been on, but it's probably fair to say that it's about darn time Facebook made this change. We'll go ahead and say it: The Mary Sue "likes" this.

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  19. Military Women and Men Share Bathrooms In Submarine, World Doesn’t End

    Today in Awesome

    Even after making considerable gains in gender equality by opening up military positions to women, the U.S. Navy had long kept nuclear submarine posts as men-only, citing difficulties creating comfortable living spaces for both genders in such cramped quarters. However, the ban on women serving in submarines has since been overturned, and now the Navy's first women nuclear submariners have gone on patrol and are doing just fine.

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  20. Tonks Chooses Interesting Language To Discuss Female Vs. Male Nudity On Game Of Thrones

    The Boob Tube

    I understand the job of an actor is to dive into each role wholeheartedly and bring the character to life but there are times when an individual you've come to know in one sense takes on a role on the opposite side of the spectrum. For instance, Natalia Tena. She's done a lot of work in her time but my first time seeing her was in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix playing Nymphadora Tonks. The next role I saw her in? As the wildling Osha in HBO's Game of Thrones. She does a fantastic job on GoT but she's had to do a few things that made me never be able to look at Tonks the same way again. Without getting too specific before the jump, the actress doesn't have a problem doing what the role calls for, she just wishes male actors had to do the same more often. [Warning: coarse language about the human body.] 

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