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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.

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Review: Kingsman: The Golden Circle Is a Wild Ride Into Unexpected Territory

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.

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Trump Retweeted a Doctored Video of Himself Hitting Hillary Clinton With a Golf Ball

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.

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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.

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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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Sloane Stephens Had a Fairytale Run at the US Open, and She Deserves to Be Feted Like a Champion

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?

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Anna Faris Takes on the Idea that Being a “Guys’ Girl” Is the Best Thing a Woman Can Aspire to Be

"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."

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Kate Winslet Awkwardly Defends Working With Woody Allen and I Awkwardly SMDH

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. 

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Doctor Who Writer Gareth Roberts Talks Vile, Ignorant Trash About Trans Women

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.

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New Passage From Hillary Clinton’s What Happened Takes on Bernie Bros’ Toxic Sexism

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.

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This Puberty Handbook for Boys Is Basically Rape Culture 101

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.

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An All-Girls Lord of the Flies Makes Sense … But Does It Have to Be Written and Directed by Men?

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.

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Two Women Invented a Male Business Partner & It’s Sickening How Much It Helped Their Startup

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.

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Sitting Here Patiently Waiting for the Male Outrage Over These Clown-Only IT Screenings

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.

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Checking In With Game of Thrones, Season 7: Got Sexism?

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.**

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The Dangers of Writing Celebrities’ Stories Off as “Gossip”

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.

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Things We Saw Today: Lin-Manuel Miranda Honors Grandfather With Commemorative Plaza in Puerto Rico

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.

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You Wanna Talk “Male Hollywood Doing the Same Old Thing” James Cameron? OK, Let’s Talk

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.

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Twitter Did Not Hold Back in Responding to James Cameron’s Wonder Woman Criticism

Sure, James Cameron. Let's talk about objectified female leads and "self-congratulatory back-patting." You seem to be an expert on both.

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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?

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