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Justice! Soccer Fans Finally Convicted for Unbelievably Racist Harassment on Paris Train

Funny how the most horrifically racist things are so often done by the self-proclaimed least racist people you know, huh?

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Emma Watson Too Busy Changing the World to Have Time for The Sun‘s Hypocrisy

You know what's awesome? Hypocrisy. Today's example comes out of the UK where The Sun, a tabloid that exclusively traffics in assuming we give a crap about celebrities wrote a bizarre write-up on Emma Watson's work with the UN and HeForShe ... because we shouldn't give a crap about celebrities. At least, not when it comes to anything important. But, by all means, let's worry about who they sleep with and what they're wearing.

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Daniel Radcliffe Calls out Hollywood’s “Undeniable” Racism and Its “Shocking” Prevalence in Politics

It's both a good thing and extremely embarrassing that Hollywood actors from other countries are not only keenly aware of the inherent discrimination in the film and television industries, but that they're talking about it when they go do press in their home countries. Daniel Radcliffe was recently on a talk show in the UK where he spoke about discrimination in Hollywood, as well as discrimination within his own political party.

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Feminism Around the World: Malaysian Rapists Marry Child Brides to Escape Prosecution

There are two things that are very wrong in Malaysia right now. First, rape in a marriage is not illegal. So, once you get hitched, rape "ceases to exist." Second, adult men can legally marry children. These two things working in tandem make life as a young girl in Malaysia particularly difficult.

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Feminism Around the World: Women Respond to “Brexit”

How will the decision to "brexit" affect the lives of women in the UK specifically? That's an important question...but also a difficult one to answer, not only because the issues are complex, but because women have largely been left out of the conversation to begin with.

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Adult Life Skills Director Rachel Tunnard Gives Hollywood Gender Parity a Thumbs Up in This Hilarious Video

Rachel Tunnard, director of the feature film Adult Life Skills, knows what it's like to be a female filmmaker in a male-dominated industry. It ain't always pretty. Using a device from her film (using thumb puppets to tell a story), Tunnard created this video exclusively for Women in Hollywood that hilariously captures the sexism women too often face when they decide to make a film.

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Freeform Doubles Down on Superheroes, Adapting Brit Show Misfits For an American Audience

Anglophiles listen up and prepare to be...confused. British cult favorite superhero/sci-fi show Misfits is being adapted for an American audience over at Freeform, the network that'll be bringing us live-action Cloak & Dagger.

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Things We Saw Today: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘s Rachel Bloom Shows Stephen Colbert That Anything Can Be a Musical

Stephen Colbert doesn't seem to understand how musicals work. Thankfully Rachel Bloom, the star and creator of The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was on hand to teach him a thing or two about bursting into song at random moments.

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Internet Votes to Name UK Research Vessel “Boaty McBoatface”

Get out there and rock the boat.

The Natural Environment Research Council in the UK is learning firsthand what happens if you let the internet suggest names for your gigantic, multi-million dollar research boat. Specifically, they're finding out that they may just end up with a boat named Boaty McBoatface.

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Peter Capaldi Not Thrilled With How the BBC Handles Doctor Who

It seems the Doctor isn't thrilled with the BBC's handling of his show.

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John Boyega’s Finn Befriends Little Stormtrooper and Little Rey at UK Children’s Hospital

Get ready for some high-octane adorable, people. The Force Awakens' John Boyega recently made a trip to the Royal London hospital in character as Finn at the request of a very awesome little boy.

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13-Year-Old Boy Wins Competition Geared Towards Getting Girls Interested in STEM

An organization in the UK held a competition that was listed as a "girls in tech" competition, aimed towards trying to get more younger girls interested in STEM. But who ended up winning the #PrettyCuriousChallenge? Joshua, a 13-year-old boy.

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#BRITsSoWhite: UK Music Industry Dismissive of Its Own Black Artists

Nominations for the BRIT Awards, the UK's pop music awards that are equivalent to our Grammys, have recently been released, and there are many who aren't happy with the overwhelming whiteness of the nominees.

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Idris Elba Talks “Diversity” in Thought as Well as Media

Beasts of No Nation's Idris Elba recently spoke to his home government at Westminster in front of a body of over 100 British MPs to talk about diversity, primarily in the industry of British media (specifically television), but really about diversity in all industries. You can check out his full 30-min speech in the video after the jump.

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London’s Saatchi Gallery Fights Art World Sexism with Their First All-Female Art Show

As they are in most places, women tend to be marginalized in the art world. In an attempt to offset the effects of that, London's famed Saatchi Gallery is hosting an art show this month featuring all-female artists.

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Steven Universe Censored in the UK, Because Obviously Kids Can’t Handle Same-Sex Kissing

Ruby is ready to kick someone's ass!

One of the best things about Cartoon Network's Steven Universe is that it depicts same-sex romantic relationships as a matter of course. From central characters to crowd scenes featuring a smattering of same-sex parents with their kids, Steven Universe includes LGBTQ+ folks as a part of life. You know, the way they are in real life. Well, Cartoon Network in the UK seems to think that's all a bit too much for their children.

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University of Birmingham’s Guild of Students Provides Period Supplies While Educating on Trans Issues

With so much discussion of transgender issues currently happening in mainstream media, it's important to jump on any and all opportunities to educate. For the students at the University of Birmingham in the UK, that means supplying the men's room with tampons.

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Benedict Cumberbatch to a UK Government Not Doing Enough For Syrian Refugees: “F**k the Politicians!”

Benedict Cumberbatch s a vocal campaigner for the Syrian refugee crisis, and during his current run as the lead in Hamlet, he's been doing a nightly collection for Save the Children to try and help the children suffering as they flee their war-torn home. However, after Tuesday night's performance, Cumberbatch showed that there are some problems that are so big and so deserving of attention that even a typically unflappable British actor has permission to lose his cool.

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Consent is as Simple as Tea: A Video for Those Who Can’t Be Bothered to Go to a Consent Workshop

Yesterday, we talked about a UK student named George Lawlor who doesn't believe in consent classes. Scratch that, not only does he not believe they work, but he took to the internet in a long screed about how insulting they are. Today, he feels vindicated by his response, and says that he's been congratulated for saying something that other students feel but "have been too afraid to say." He still doesn't seem to get it.

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UK Student Who “Doesn’t Look Like a Rapist” Objects to Consent Workshops “Like Any Self-Respecting Individual Would”

One thing's for sure: He does look like an asshole.

Whenever anyone says that "women are emotional," I think about people like George Lawlor out of the UK - having a hissyfit all over a blog, because he was invited to attend an educational workshop - and I laugh and laugh and laugh. We're emotional? Really? *sigh* Well, if that's what "rational" looks like, I want no part of it.

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