All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Feminism’

Kristen Bell Appears On “Liv And Maddie”, Discusses Hollywood Double Standards

Kristen Bell is no doubt one of Hollywood’s most outspoken feminists and she is taking it to a whole new generation of young actresses. Kristen Bell filmed an appearance recently on the Disney show Liv and Maddie. She appears as herself and helps the character Liv address a reporter who asks obnoxious and sexist questions. Kristen Bell is hoping the …

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Emma Watson Helped Malala Yousafzai Come To Terms With Calling Herself A Feminist

Emma Watson has become the face of modern feminism in recent years. After a couple of very inspiring speeches on the subject and last year’s launch of the HeForShe campaign, Emma Watson and her work in the feminist movement has inspired many women and girls to push forward and break down walls. To the list of most notable people to …

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Emma Watson Praises Douglas Booth For UN Gender Equality Speech

Emma Watson praised actor Douglas Booth for a speech he gave on Wednesday for UN Women, the UN entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Today’s #HeForShe #GetFreeTourUK stop at @LondonSchoolofEconomics was a huge success! Thank you to @DouglasBooth and all of the other panelists for engaging in powerful conversations about fostering an inclusive environment. A photo posted by #HeForShe …

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Salma Hayek Talks Prostitutes and Pornography

Salma Hayek may have been seen as a hot body or a long time, but she’s been working for the cause of equality for women for … “For about 30 years.” Hayek says. Salma Hayek is happy that so many other actresses are taking up the banner and not letting the issue fade from public sight. But she also insists …

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Robin Wright: ‘Women Do The Work, But Don’t Get Credit’

Robin Wright knows a thing or two about playing strong women. She was introduced to audiences as the Princess Buttercup in The Princess Bride, waiting to be rescued by her man. She brought the world to tears as Jenny Curran, the object of Forrest Gump’s unrequited affection. But in her Lady Macbeth-like role as Claire Underwood in House of Cards, …

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Amanda Seyfried Was Paid 10% Of Male Counterpart For Movie, Adds Voice To Hollywood Feminist Movement

Amanda Seyfried has added her story to the instances of gender discrimination that seem to be piling up in Hollywood. For one movie, though she didn’t say which one, Amanda Seyfried was seriously shorted in pay compared to her male counterpart. Amanda Seyfried said, “A few years ago, on one of my big-budget films, I found I was being paid …

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Amy Schumer Gets Death Threats

Amy Schumer doesn’t think of herself as a feminist icon. And perhaps that is what makes her the ideal feminist icon. Amy Schumer isn’t trying to be anything but herself, and she demands that she not be required to throw in a super-skinny body to boot in order to be taken as seriously as the next guy. Amy Schumer told …

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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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Zoe Saldana’s Husband Takes Her Surname

A mangina, according to the Urban Dictionary, is when a guy simulates the look of a vagina by hiding his private parts between his leg. For some people, a mangina is also a man who views women as superior, a male feminist if you will. One prime example of a mangina is Zoe Saldana’s husband, Marco Perego. The Guardians of …

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Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting Breathing Easier These Days

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is breathing much easier following her recent surgery. The Big Bang Theory star didn’t have a nose job, as many media outlets reported. What she had instead was sinus surgery, and she’s already feeling much better since having it. “I have not been able to breathe since I can remember, so I had to have this sinus surgery, …

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Anna Kendrick on Jake Gyllenhaal, Feminism, and “Into the Woods”

Anna Kendrick has become one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood, despite the criticism she has received for her looks. After making a name for herself in movies such as Twilight, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and cult hit Pitch Perfect, the actress has now been cast in half a dozen movies set to release within the next year. …

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Jennifer Garner: ‘My Girls Take Karate So They Can Kick a Guy’s Ass’

Jennifer Garner is pretty sick and tired of the double standard in the world, especially in Hollywood. Specifically, she is frustrated with how Hollywood puts women into gender role boxes. Back in October Jennifer Garner told attendees at the Elle Women of Hollywood event that she and husband Ben Affleck were doing a press event on the same day for …

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Emma Watson Gives Inspiring HeForShe Speech

Emma Watson may be best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films, but she is working on making a new name for herself. Watson was recently named a U.N. Women’s Goodwill Ambassador and has been working hard on the HeForShe campaign. Watson claims that she is trying to remove any stereotypes associated with feminism and …

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Brigitte Bardot Does Not Support Feminism, She’s A “Masculinist”

Brigitte Bardot, the outspoken former sex siren, has made some controversial comments in the past regarding her personal politics. Now, the actress is in hot water yet again for her remarks. This time, the subject was feminism. In an interview with the Daily Mail’s Liz Jones, Bardot bluntly professed her views regarding the topic, which has been a hot-button issue …

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Anita Sarkeesian Talks #GamerGate on Colbert

For years now Anita Sarkeesian has been under attack. As a blogger Sarkeesian writes Femenist Frequency, a blog and video series dedicated to examining the representation of women in pop culture. Her work often focuses on touchy subjects within subcultures, making her a target of frequent threats and hate speech online. Now Sarkeesian is at the center of a months-long …

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Emma Watson on Feminism and Her Mother

Last month Harry Potter actress Emma Watson made waves when she spoke at the HeForShe global solidarity movement about the importance of feminism. Standing in the U.N. headquarters in New York City, the 24-year-old called on men and boys around the world to join the movement for gender equality. “I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, …

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Vagina Cookies Lead to Feminist Flame-Up in Second Grade Class (New Updates)

One of the more fun subreddits to peruse on the popular site Reddit is know by the initials TIFU, which stands for “Today I F*cked Up”. In the category, posters tell stories of major faux pas or unwise moves they or others made that day. You will see things like “TIFU by Showing My Testicle to a Lot of People” …

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Vagina Cookies: Feminism Gone Wrong?

Vagina-shaped cookies may seem like a great idea if you are an opinionated mother with a self-serving agenda. One woman thought a request to bake cookies for her child’s class represented the PERFECT opportunity to teach second graders that vaginas are beautiful and that a woman’s sexuality is wonderful. Did she discuss this with the teacher beforehand? No. Did she …

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Taylor Swift Shares Her Feelings About Feminism

Taylor Swift has been accused of being a feminist since the early days of her career, but has often denied it. Many people thought that her music was a reflection of her feelings on the topic, but Swift said that she didn’t really consider herself a feminist, but did believe in equal rights for women and men. In 2012 Swift …

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Anna Kendrick Wins SNL With Dong Song

It’s no surprise that Anna Kendrick provided a much needed breath of fresh hilarity to Saturday Night Live last night. In anticipation of her hosting gig, I may or may not have recently (re-re-re) watched Pitch Perfect, a film many call a guilty pleasure and I just call an embarrassing-to-admit-to-my-cool-friends pleasure, and was again reminded of the brilliant comedic timing …

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Amy Schumer Draws In Audiences With Feminist Humor

Amy Schumer was most well known for her biting performances at Hollywood roasts before she landed her own show at Comedy Central, but now that she’s got our attention, she’s not going anywhere. Inside Amy Schumer had the most-watched series premiere for the network in 2013, and considering that 60% of Comedy Central’s audience is male, that’s saying a lot. …

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Mindy Kaling Embraces Figure in ‘Vogue’ Interview

In February, Mindy Kaling was one of the hottest celebrities in the media, albeit for perhaps all the wrong reasons. The February edition of Elle magazine featured “Women in Television” and was released with four different covers promoting four different women: Amy Poehler from Parks and Recreation, Zooey Deschanel from New Girl, Allison Williams from Girls, and Mindy Kaling from …

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Ellen Page Bashes Anti-Gay Pastor On Twitter

Nobody messes with Ellen Page, that’s for sure. Over the weekend, the 27 year old actress took to her Twitter account to respond to a pastor that criticized her for being gay. The actual message that Page received from the pastor is unknown and hasn’t been revealed yet, but she still gave him a piece of her mind, and said …

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Sheryl Sandberg Wants to Ban the Word “Bossy”

Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, recently became one of the world’s youngest female billionaires. The Harvard alum and former Google executive joined Facebook in March of 2008 and hasn’t looked back since. After joining Facebook, Sandberg wrote a novel entitled Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which quickly jumped to the #2 spot …

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Jennifer Aniston and Gloria Steinem Talk Feminism

Jennifer Aniston just turned 45. No, she’s not married and no, she still doesn’t have any children. And while Gloria Steinem claimed she and Aniston are in “deep shit” for not having either, we know the beauties are unapologetically happy. Aniston interviewed Steinem on Monday, Feb. 10 at the Makers Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA. The two discussed body …

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Greta Van Susteren Slams Fellow Fox Anchor

With today’s 24/7 news media, Americans have become used to the constant bickering between networks. Those at Fox News hate MSNBC and CNN, and vice versa. The fighting is almost always directed at someone from another network or other political persuasion. However, the tide turned yesterday as Fox News anchor Greta Van Susteren railed against fellow Fox News contributor Erick …

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New Taliban Leader: Same Boss Who Wanted Malala Dead

CBS News and The Week have both reported that, following the drone bombing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, a new leader for the Pakistani Taliban Movement has been chosen. The AP confirmed the ascendance of a new leader with a statement from the Taliban’s leadership council. Mehsud, in particular was a difficult target to hit, with several previous reports of …

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Disney: Due To Emotions, Women Are Harder To Animate

Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Snow Queen” will make its premier on November 27th on the silver screens all across theaters in American in the form of a Disney 3d animated adaptation titled, Frozen. Lately, Frozen has fired up a lot of controversy surrounding its rehashed Disney-fied version of the story, where most of the female characters are replaced with men. …

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Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” Gets Feminist Parody

If you turn on the radio, you’re bound to hear that catchy tune that is currently number 1 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 spot. You know, that one song that was performed at the VMA’s this year by Beetle Juice and Rugrats’ Cynthia Doll? In case you’re not already drowned by the noise pollution, here it is again to better …

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Activist’s Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, May Result in New Abuse Reporting Mechanism

Late last week, The Bank of England announced that the face of author Jane Austen would adorn the country’s new 10-pound notes – some time in 2017. Austen will replace Charles Darwin, who has been the face of the bill. The move came in response to criticisms that women were being ignored and excluded from appearing on England’s currency. And …

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