All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘gender equality’

Kristin Wiig ‘Bummed Out’ By Sexist Comments About All-Female Ghostbusters Movie

With all the talk about how there should be more roles for women in Hollywood, one would think that making all-female or female-led versions of certain male-dominated films would be a brilliant idea that everybody could be behind. Here's everything we know about the new Ghostbusters movie: http://t.co/2IDDS5qPKt pic.twitter.com/OE8G6gYN0D — Vulture (@vulture) October 2, 2015 That’s why the recent backlash …

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Bradley Cooper’s Efforts To Help Women Will Not Be Replicated By Jeremy Renner

Bradley Cooper has been speaking up about the pay gap between male and female movie stars, saying he’s going to start helping actresses negotiate better wages from movies he is interested in working on. Cooper’s American Hustle co-star Jeremy Renner, on the other hand, doesn’t think it’s his job to bother with that kind of thing. That may be true, …

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Salma Hayek Gives Powerful Speech on Gender Equality

Salma Hayek isn’t just a big name on the big screen. The actress is a big name in the fight for gender equality, too. On Friday Hayek addressed Variety’s Power of Women luncheon in Los Angeles, calling those who don’t pay men and women equally criminals. “This is a problem that is in every single industry,” Salma Hayek told the …

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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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Netflix Offers New Moms and Dads a Year of Leave

Netflix Offers New Moms and Dads a Year of Leave

In terms of maternity and paternity leave, The United States lags behind many other developed nations. A lot of them. American company Netflix, however, is setting the bar incredibly high with a new family leave policy. Netflix has announced that its instituting an unlimited family lave policy – for both new moms and new dads – for the first year. …

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Twitter Promises to Work on Its Diversity Problem

Twitter has made a promise, albeit a bit vague, to make sure its workforce is more diverse. The company has partnered with the UN’s HeForShe initiative, a “solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.” “Twitter will use its full reach to advance …

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Emma Watson Inspires Men To Take Up Fight For Women

Emma Watson spoke on gender equality again, this time at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, to promote the UN Women’s HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 pilot initiative. The former Harry Potter star and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador thanked some big names for their involvement after her first speech back in September. Emma Watson congratulated Prince Harry, Yoko Ono …

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Mormon Women Denied Access To Priesthood Session

Mormon women seeking ecclesiastical equality were denied entrance to the male-only priesthood meeting of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Saturday evening. The women were looking for unfilled seats at the priesthood meeting in the Church’s semi-annual conference. The women, clad in purple according to Reuters, marched from a park in Salt Lake City to Salt Lake Tabernacle …

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