All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Discrimination’

Jane Fonda Surprised She’s Still Getting Roles

Jane Fonda is no newcomer to the argument about how women are treated in the film industry. Fonda has been fighting that fight all her career. For a woman who made tremendous amounts of money in a fitness endeavor, Fonda is adamant that looks not be the determiner of a woman’s worth. “The perception of men as they get older …

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Discusses Hardships In Getting Movie Roles

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Maggie Gyllenhaal talked about her rejections for casting roles in the past. Gyllenhaal shared all the negative criticisms casting agents had told her. During a roundtable, the 37-year-old actress was sarcastically asked if she ever considered quitting acting. The actress recalled that she received plenty of ‘NOs’ during casting calls. Gyllenhall admitted that …

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Salma Hayek Goes from Sexism to Sexy [Pic]

Salma Hayek was given the Decade of Hotness Award at the Spike’s 2015 Guys Choice Awards on Saturday. The award acknowledged ten years or more of sexiness for an actress. Salma Hayek says she used to want to be recognized for her acting, rather than her good looks. Her roles in films like Frida, in which she sported a unibrow …

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Google Sued over Alleged Age Discrimination

Google, once again, finds itself the target of an age discrimination lawsuit. This time the claim comes from a 64-year-old engineer, who says Google never even considered hiring him due to his age. From the Wall Street Journal: Robert Heath says in his complaint filed in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., that Google unfairly dismissed his application for …

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Twitter Sued over Alleged Gender Discrimination

Twitter has become the latest Silicon Valley player to be hit with a lawsuit for alleged gender discrimination. Former employee Tina Huang has filed the class action lawsuit in California Superior Court, alleging that Twitter’s hiring and promotional practices promote a culture where women are unfairly underrepresented in the process. Huang claims that when she brought up her concerns to …

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Facebook Sued over Alleged Sex, Race Discrimination and Harassment

A former Facebook employee is suing the company, claiming she was discriminated against based on her sex, ethnicity, and country or origin – an subsequently fired without just cause. Chia Hong has filed suit against Facebook, a staffer named Anil Wilson and 50 other John Doe Facebook employees for discrimination, harassment, and undue retaliation. Hong says she was hired in …

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Alabama Bill To Be Named After Tim Cook

In October, Tim Cook penned a piece for Bloomberg Buisnessweek in which he publicly came out as gay. Now, it appears that an anti-discrimination bill in Alabama is to be named after him. Reuters reports: Democratic state Representative Patricia Todd, Alabama’s sole openly gay lawmaker, said on Wednesday that Apple was initially hesitant about having Cook’s name on her bill, …

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Ken Ham’s Ark Park Risks Losing State Tax Incentives Over Hiring

Ken Ham’s “ark park” might be in some serious trouble. The leader of the “Answers in Genesis” empire, which oversees the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, has had some trouble getting things off the ground with his new “Ark Encounter”. The Ark Encounter is intended to be a “life-size Noah’s ark project”. The website describes it as: “[A] one-of-a-kind historically …

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Dear White People: 3 Acts Of Casual Racism That You May Be Guilty Of Doing

“Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not seem racist has been raised to two….Sorry, your ‘weed man’ Tyrone does not count!” Just like that, the upcoming Dear White People movie moved into highly controversial territory. The trailers (both standard and the recent red band) touch on scenarios that call out the casual racism still acted …

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Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, Eschews Re-election

In 2008, Janet Napolitano was asked by President Barack Obama if she would be willing to become his Secretary of Homeland Security. Upon accepting his invitation, Jan Brewer, then Secretary of State in Arizona, ascended to governor due to succession rules outlined in Arizona’s state constitution. Since that time, Brewer has been one of the most prominent governors in the …

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Yelp CEO Pens Letter To Jan Brewer Urging Veto Of SB 1062

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman has written an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, which was just posted to the company’s blog. Stoppelman urges Brewer to veto SB 1062, the controversial bill that would allow businesses in the state to refuse service to anyone based on religious freedom. Here’s the letter in its entirety: Dear Governor Brewer: I write to …

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President Jimmy Carter Writes Book On Women’s Rights

Jimmy Carter’s newest book, he has written many, will not be a biography or a historical piece about his life or presidency, it will be a defense of women’s rights, as well as an attack against those who use religion to deny equality. His publishers, Simon & Shuster, announced Tuesday that President Carter’s newest title, “A Call To Action: Women, …

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