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Things We Saw Today: The Internet’s Convinced There’s A “Fake Melania” Trump Standing in for the First Lady

File this one under Wednesday weird. The #1 trending topic on Twitter is currently "Melania" after a video and comparison photo shots convinced wide swaths of the Internet that Trump had employed a Melania doppelganger. The conspiracy fast became a meme, and the rest is history.

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Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Bob Weinstein Show How “Nice Guys” and Hollywood Perpetuate Rape Culture

It's very easy to look at someone like Harvey Weinstein and see a monster. The decades-long history of abuses makes that crystal clear. But make no mistake, it isn't only "monsters" we have to worry about when it comes to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and the systematic sexism that plagues the entertainment industry.

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Hollywood is Rife With Sexual Harassment, Now What? Some Proposed Solutions and Actions

We've read the scandalous news stories, the op-eds, and the think-pieces (we've even written some). We've stood in solidarity with those who've told their stories, and we've vowed that, despite the fact that Hollywood has been a hostile place toward women basically since its inception, that this time is different. This time, we're actually going to do something about this. So, what is Hollywood doing?

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Ava DuVernay Helps Bring Us Together, Like The Awesome Queen She Is

In these dark times, we find ourselves looking for heroes to help guide us through the uphill battle that is slowly dismantling toxic masculinity and the influence those men have over our world. Thankfully, the universe gave us Ava DuVernay.

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Hero-Princess-General Carrie Fisher Once Delivered a Cow Tongue to a Predatory Hollywood Exec

"She stood up for people."

After hearing he'd assaulted one of her friends, Carrie Fisher reportedly hand-delivered a cow tongue and a threat to one creeper Hollywood producer.

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Why is Hollywood Following the Same Disabled Narrative?

Why do films about disability tend to follow the same path, and what does this path say about the people who go to see them?

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Here’s What It’s Really Like to Be a Woman in the Entertainment Industry

These frank testimonials may ring familiar with women in many other industries, too.

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Seed & Spark’s Emily Best Tired of Talking About the Hollywood Sexism Problem, So She’s Proposing Solutions

Seed & Spark's Emily Best is tired of talking about the Hollywood sexism problem. Instead, she wants to start outlining and implementing solutions.

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Terry Crews Bravely Shares the Hollywood Sexual Assault He Endured in Solidarity With Weinstein Victims

While we primarily talk about sexual harassment and assault in terms of the women who face it, as it tends to affect them disproportionately, we're also aware that men not only also suffer harassment and assault, but often don't come forward because of the stigma attached. For Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Terry Crews, the aftermath of Harvey Weinstein's firing was exactly the right time to share the story of his own sexual assault in solidarity with Weinstein's victims.

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Patty Jenkins Hopes to Someday “Be Last Wave Feminism” As She Gears Up for Wonder Woman 2

Patty Jenkins is Variety's "Power of Women L.A." issue cover subject, with very good reason. She recently signed on to helm Wonder Woman 2 for Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, garnering the highest-paying deal given to any female filmmaker.

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Yet Another Woman Steps Forward to Accuse Roman Polanski of Having Assaulted Her As a Minor

Many people would like to believe that instances of sexual assault are one-time offenses, but far too often they are indicative of a pattern of behavior. If you can do this to one person, it's likely you can do it to several people. This seems the case for director Roman Polanski.

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While You’re Out Fighting Nazis, Don’t Forget Misogynists Like This Douche Still Exist

We had a lot of talk about Nazis yesterday, because apparently that's a thing we need to be doing now in 2017. However, lest you think that white supremacy has taken over as the oppression du jour, let's not forget that there's still sexism and misogyny to contend with. Some forms of oppression never go out of style!

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Trans Actors Talk to Hollywood About the Importance and Benefits of Casting and Hiring Trans

When we ask for inclusivity in Hollywood, we're not asking because it's a nice thing to do. We're asking because it's the right thing to do. Because not doing so is actively harmful, and because being inclusive is the thing that will make the stories that come out of Hollywood better. A group of some of the top trans and gender non-conforming talent working today made a video talking about just that.

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The Media Keeps Asking Why Cameron Diaz “Waited” to Get Married Until Her 40’s

There's been a recent flood of stories that breathlessly cover actress Cameron Diaz's decision to get married when she was (shock! awe! gasp!) all of 41 years of age. Get ready to clutch your pearls.

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I Miss Not Knowing What Chris Pratt Thinks About Things

Chris Pratt says blue collar Americans aren't represented in Hollywood. We have a few examples to jog his memory.

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What Scarlett Johansson Could Learn From the Ghost in the Shell Experience

The live-action Ghost in the Shell film opens this weekend, and so its star, Scarlett Johansson, is making the press rounds to promote it. Normally, I'm a huge fan of Johansson's, having followed her career since Ghost World. She's talented, outspoken, and for the most part, I totally dig her. However, in this recent interview with Good Morning America, she says some really frustrating things, and yet another fave is problematic.

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The Anne Frank Center Says What We’d All Like to Say to Tim Allen after His Gross “30s Germany” Comment

Tim Allen says that for conservatives in entertainment, Hollywood is "like '30s Germany." The Anne Frank Center has some thoughts about that.

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Tim Allen Claims Hollywood Conservatives Are Oppressed “Like in ’30s Germany”

What.

On Jimmy Kimmel Live, actor Tim Allen admitted to attending Trump's inauguration and then complained, "You gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody [else] believes. This is like '30s Germany."

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Male Hollywood Producer Thinks Industry Gender-Based Wage Gap Is Women’s Fault (SPOILER ALERT: It’s Not)

Gavin Polone is a successful Hollywood film and television producer whose credits include television shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Gilmore Girls, and films like Panic Room and Zombieland. After over 30 years in the industry, he clearly knows a lot about creating content people will watch. You know what he doesn't know a lot about? How systemic sexism works.

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Chinese Actors Don’t Have to Settle for Hollywood’s Racism Anymore

With meatier roles and bigger paydays than ever back in China, A-list Chinese actors are no longer willing to settle for the uninteresting bit parts that Hollywood wants to give them.

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