Team Billie Jean: Emma Stone and the Battle of the Sexes Cast Pay Tribute to a “Strong, Powerful Woman With a Message”
Starring Emma Stone in the role of tennis legend Billie Jean King, and Steve Carell in the role of Bobby Riggs, Battle of the Sexes is as inspiring as the woman upon whose life it's based.Read More
4 out of 5 orange velvet suits.
In Kingsman: The Golden Circle, our British heroes find themselves fighting alongside their American counterparts, and the resulting film is American-sized—that is, super-sized: everything here is bigger, louder, brasher, more political, more expensive, more violent. And if you were a fan of the original Kingsman, you know that this is a tall order to fill. The movie never flinches, though you might.Read More
Trump retweeted a GIF from an anti-Semitic Twitter account in which he hits Hillary Clinton in the back of the head with a golf ball, causing her to trip.Read More
Nancy Pelosi Got Tired of Being Talked Over, Straight-Up Asked Her Colleagues “Do the Women Get to Talk Around Here?”
"There was, at last, silence, and she was not interrupted again."
Nancy Pelosi got tired of being talked over at a meeting and asked her colleagues "Do the women get to talk around here?" You'd better believe they didn't interrupt her again.Read More
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.Read More
Sloane Stephens had a truly amazing comeback story at the U.S. Open this weekend, and the sports media is celebrating. But will they keep celebrating her when she's dominating, rather than triumphing against the odds?Read More
"I touted my male friends as if my association with them spoke to how cool I really was. I was selling my own gender down the river, and I wasn’t even getting any fulfillment from the relationships with those dudes."Read More
It's not only frustrating that far too many creative men in the entertainment industry have been accused of some sort of abuse, sexual assault, or sexual misconduct, but they are also allowed to continue to have thriving careers while facing minimal consequences, if any at all, from their industry. Woody Allen is one of those men, and Kate Winslet is a frustrating example of Hollywood's ingrained, systemic sexism in action.Read More
CW: Transphobic slur. It's hugely disappointing when someone you trust to tell you stories from one of your favorite sci-fi properties turns out to be a big ol' transphobe.Read More
And Bernie's own toxicity, too.
An excerpt from Hillary Clinton's memoir accuses Bernie Sanders of doing "lasting damage" to the Democratic Party, and calls out the sexism of some of his supporters.Read More
In an attempt to 'explain and demystify to boys what girls go through at puberty,' the book reinforces the notion that women's and girls' bodies exist primarily in relation to how they're viewed by men and boys.Read More
I was a huge fan of the William Golding YA classic Lord of the Flies when I was a kid. Though it was about boys, I could easily see how girls wouldn't fare much better in that island situation. Yet, both the execution of, and the backlash to an upcoming film adaptation of the classic novel has me a bit befuddled.Read More
Witchsy is an online community marketplace for all kinds of cool art, ranging from whimsical to raunchy to macabre to feminist. It's sort of like Etsy, or if Urban Outfitters actually paid the artists whose cute ideas they steal. Best of all–since we love supporting women-run companies–Witchsy was founded by two women. Well, two women and one imaginary man.Read More
Those guys sure had a lot to say about Wonder Woman.
I mean, fair is fair. Surely these are true men of principles and not mere attention-hungry, concern-trolling misogynists. I'm sure we'll be hearing from them any minute now, with their angry tweets and their threats of boycotts, and their pointless retaliatory self-funded movie screenings. That would be the ethical move here.Read More
So, how are the women of the Seven Kingdoms faring these days? Let's have a look. **SPOILERS GALORE: Do not read if you're not caught up.**Read More
One man's infidelity is gossip. A Hollywood powerhouse enjoying a reputation as an industry's great feminist proponent who allegedly uses that position to exploit the very societal ills he is meant to be fighting–that is news.Read More
Shut up. I'm not crying, you're crying. Lin-Manuel Miranda took to Twitter today to proclaim #YoSoyVegaAlta (I Am Vega Alta), which is the town in Puerto Rico where his family is from.Read More
You've already heard about Patty Jenkins' response to James Cameron's criticism of Wonder Woman, but I'd really like to delve. Because looking closely at some of the things Cameron actually said about Jenkins' film, his own films, and "strong independent women," one realizes that Cameron is looking so closely into the mirror that it's obscuring what he sees.Read More
Sure, James Cameron. Let's talk about objectified female leads and "self-congratulatory back-patting." You seem to be an expert on both.Read More
Woman Allegedly Fired for Getting Her Period at Work Because Women’s Bodies Still Confuse & Terrify Ignorant Men
Women have it ingrained in them from puberty that they need to live in fear of a blood on their pants and be embarrassed even just to buy tampons at a drug store. That degrading mentality toward our bodies is bad enough, but how are we still living in a world where being a woman is a fireable offense?Read More