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America Young and Dove Meir Use “Hana Solo and Slave Leo” to Fight for Gender Equality and LGBTQIA Representation

If you follow the Internet's favorite uncle, Mark Hamill, on Twitter, you may have noticed the above tweet, featuring actors America Young and Dove Meir cosplaying as "Hana Solo" and "Slave Leo." The two Star Wars fans recently discussed the reasoning behind their pretty epic photo shoot.

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Cate Blanchett Leads Protest for Female Representation and Equality at Cannes Film Festival

The #MeToo Movement comes to Cannes

Cate Blanchett led the women of the Cannes Film Festival in a silent protest against the film industry's treatment of women. The Oscar winner was joined by 82 women, including Kristen Stewart, Marion Cotillard, Ava DuVernay, Salma Hayek, Patty Jenkins and many more who walked together in silence, arms linked, along the red carpet before stopping halfway up the steps of the entrance to the Palais des Festivals.

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Why Are People So Upset Over This T-Mobile Super Bowl Commercial Advocating Equality?

During yesterday's Super Bowl, T-Mobile dedicated their ad time to the issue of equality. In their commercial, titled "#LittleOnes," Kerry Washington gives a voice-over pep talk to a group of babies.

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Doctor Who‘s Jodie Whittaker Insisted on Doctor-Sized Pay for Her Doctor-Sized Role

If you have 50 years of a character being portrayed on a hit television show by different male actors, paying them all at the same level, then when a woman takes on the same role suddenly just so happen to pay the person in that role less...that would be extremely shady, right? Of course right. Jodie Whittaker thinks so, too, which is why she insisted on pay parity when she took on the iconic role of the Doctor on Doctor Who.

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Debra Messing Stands With Catt Sadler, Calling Out E! While Being Interviewed on E!

Last month Catt Sadler, the longtime co-host of E! News, parted ways with the network upon discovering that her male co-host, Jason Kennedy, who started around the same time Sadler did, was making close to double her salary. After repeated attempts to get what she deserves (and not succeeding), Sadler left, reminding all of us to "Know your worth."

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Iceland Enforces Equality by Requiring Businesses to Prove They Pay Men and Women Equally

As of January 1st, Iceland's government is now legally enforcing pay equality.

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If You Were Planning on Being an Abusive, Sexist Predator in Hollywood, Its Women Say #TIMESUP

The end of 2017 was all about expressing solidarity and speaking truth to power in the realm of Hollywood sexism and abuse. 2018 is all about taking action. You thought there was a reckoning before? It's only just started. For those who would abuse, prey on, or otherwise demean or diminish women in any industry: time's up.

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J.J. Abrams to Receive Ally Award From Athena Film Fest—Here’s What I Hope He Keeps in Mind Moving Forward

At a time when we're (very happily, mind you) dragging abusive men for their sexist, abusive conduct in all fields, it becomes even more important to shine a light on those who are genuine allies as examples to follow; those who are fighting like hell against their patriarchal programming to make the world a more just and loving place. The 2018 Athena Film Festival will be awarding J.J. Abrams as such a person.

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The Justice League We Deserve Is Here to Fight “The Creepriarchy”

Lady Parts Justice League, founded by Lizz Winstead, co-creator of "The Daily Show," advocates for reproductive rights and gender equality with a side of unapologetic badassery.

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5 Women To Remember on International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

International Women Human Rights Defenders Day was created by the UN as a way of giving thanks and paying tribute to the women who have worked to increase women's access to education, safety, and general independence around the world. So today at TMS we are going to talk about 5 women (2 historical and 3 modern women) who worked to ensure equality for women.

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Dear Cis Men: You’re Not the Exception

The more I have informal conversations about the current moment in feminism, focused on sexual harassment and assault, abuse of power, and female bodily autonomy, the more I realize just how disconnected many cis men feel from the problems, or the solutions.

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Exclusive Clip: Marianna Palka’s Feminist Dark Comedy Bitch Shows a Family in Shambles When Mom Disappears

The emotional and domestic labor that women are expected to provide for free (while men get to think about themselves and their own needs) often gets taken for granted. In this exclusive clip from the upcoming feminist dark comedy, Bitch, we see what a family might look like if Mom suddenly weren't around.

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This 10-Year-Old Girl Scout Created a New Badge Encouraging Girls to Raise Their Hands & Speak Out

Alice Paul Tapper–the daughter of CNN's Jake Tapper, named after the famous suffragette Alice Paul–penned a New York Times op-ed explaining why she decided to introduce a new badge into her Washington D.C. Girl Scout Troop.

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Bias, Not Behavior Determines Women’s Fate in the Workplace According to New Data From Harvard

Even as we acknowledge how terrible sexism is, the onus of halting its effects is often placed on women. We frame sexual assault in terms of women "not getting raped" as opposed to telling men not to rape. We frame domestic responsibilities in terms of women "having it all" as opposed to men "sharing some." In the workplace, women have been advised to "lean in," but all the leaning in in the world doesn't rid the workplace of the one thing that truly stops women's careers in their tracks: bias.

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Bank Behind That “Fearless Girl” Statue Systemically Discriminated Against Hundreds of Female Employees. I Wish I Were Even a Little Surprised

Today in 'unsurprising hypocrisy'

We're not new to the idea that some people use feminism and other forms of perceived wokeness as a sort of commodified deflection shield, attempting to buy themselves goodwill they can then exploit by trampling those they claim to support. This is not something we haven't seen before. But this story of the Wall Street bank that commisioned the "Fearless Girl" statue discriminating against hundreds of women is so over the top it feels like it needs to be from The Onion.

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Things We Saw Today: The U.S. Voted Against UN Resolution Banning the Death Penalty for LGBTQIA+ People

So, here's another addition to today's Terrible Parade: The U.S. Amabassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voted against a resolution that would globally ban the death penalty for LGBTQIA+ people, joining Botswana, Burundi, Egypt, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, China, India, Iraq, Japan, Quatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

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With Chaos Walking and Edge of Tomorrow 2 Doug Liman Delivers the Gender-Balanced Sci-Fi Teams We Need

Doug Liman's body of work is really, really eclectic. The same guy who directed Swingers and Go also directed The Bourne Identity and Edge of Tomorrow. Now, he's currently gone into production on Chaos Walking, a YA genre story, and is developing Edge of Tomorrow 2, both of which have intriguing women at their centers.

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The Lego Movie Sequel Will Be All About Exploring Gender Bias & We Are Here For It

"That’s the major thing that the movie is about. What’s different and similar about gender, when a boy plays vs. how a girl plays? What kinds of stories are there?"

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Kelly Clarkson Hates Dr. Luke So Much, She Refused Sharing Songwriting Credit With Him

We've been covering the ongoing Kesha/Dr. Luke legal battle, in which Kesha alleges years of rape and mental/emotional abuse at the hands of her longtime producer. However, Kelly Clarkson not only revealed her personal distaste for Dr. Luke in a recent interview, but illuminated how the music industry silences its women.

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Mattis Orders Freeze on Trans Military Ban, But That’s What He Was Ordered to Do in the First Place

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has announced that he's still allowing trans people to serve in the military, despite the White House's orders directing the Department of Defense to ban trans people. But that's what he was told to do in the trans ban guidelines anyway.

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