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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sexism’

Emma Thompson Serves Up Four-Letter Words Over Hollywood Sexism

Emma Thompson is not impressed with how Hollywood handles women, especially women of a certain age. And that age is not nearly as high as you might think. Add to that the expectations and “beauty standards” that actresses are expected to meet, and Emma Thompson is actually a little pissed off. “I think it’s still completely shit actually,” Thompson candidly …

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J.K. Rowling Calls Out ‘Idiot’ on Twitter for Serena Williams Diss

J.K. Rowling is a tennis fan. When the famed author of “Harry Potter” took to Twitter on Saturday to express her love for Serena Williams, many agreed with her. Rowling tweeted: #SerenaSlam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman! #SerenaSlam! I love her. What an athlete, what a role model, what a woman! — …

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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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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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Men’s Health Magazine: The Non-Sexist Advice They SHOULD Have Given

Men’s Health magazine learned the hard way that they are coming to men about women and sports from the wrong century. The publication posted a teaser to an advice column meant to help men talk sports with women. That is, MOST women because if the reader “hadn’t noticed”, women typically aren’t into sports: Not all women share your passion for …

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Elliot Rodger: A Creep Who Couldn’t Take Rejection?

Elliot Rodger was walking validation for any and every woman who ever felt the hairs on the back of her neck stand up when approached by certain men. Clearly by his actions, every woman who rejected the man who is blamed for the carnage in Santa Barbara, Calif. was right to do so. His drive-by shootings resulted seven confirmed deaths …

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Heather Graham Calls Hollywood Sexist

Heather Graham has made a name for herself playing sexy moms in films such as The Hangover, Petals on the Wind, and Judy Moody. While Graham says she loves playing a mom on television, because she is not yet a mother, she says that being in the industry is hard because Hollywood is totally sexist. “I’m not saying the movie …

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Jerry Lewis: Is His View Of Women In Comedy Sexist?

It’s been a popular criticism of women in comedy and now a famous old school star is adding his voice to the argument. Jerry Lewis says that he absolutely enjoyed old school comediennes Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett. Ball’s comedy is “brilliant” to Lewis while Burnett was deemed “the greatest female entrepreneur of comedy.” Lewis credits the talent of these …

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WestJet Passenger Leaves Sexist Message to Pilot, She Responds

Can someone please remind me what year it is because if I recall, it is 2014 and not 1914! (SIGH) In recent news, a bizarre case of sexism occurred to a Canadian pilot from WestJet airlines. On Wednesday, an airplane was on its scheduled route from Calgary to Victoria, B.C., with female pilot Carey Steacy leading the flight. Most people …

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Meryl Streep Calls Walt Disney A “Gender Bigot”

On Tuesday, when Meryl Streep got on stage at the National Board of Review Awards Gala, the audience was probably expecting a thoughtful, short, congratulatory speech. She was presenting actress Emma Thompson an award for her role in the movie “Saving Mr. Banks”. Streep read a beautiful poem to honor her friend, but she also took a few minutes to blast American business …

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Nerf Rebelle: Brilliant or Sexist?

One of the hot toys for the 2013 Christmas season is the Nerf Rebelle series of weapon-like toys. They’ve been made available by Hasbro with little girls exclusively in mind. How do we know they’re for little girls? Well, there’s a lot of pink and purple. In American society, it’s still common to “color code” toys so that parents won’t …

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Idaho High School Coach Fired Over Innocuous Facebook Photo, School District Faces Sexism Charges

An Idaho school district is under fire after they terminated a high school basketball coach and part-time teacher for a seemingly innocuous vacation photo that she posted on Facebook. Pocatello, Idaho School District 25 fired Laraine Cook, a varsity girls basketball coach at Pocatello High School, after they discovered a photo from her Facebook page that showed her fiancé touching …

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