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How the women of Hollywood called out gender inequality in 2015

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Ellen Calls out Sexist Advertisements!

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Anna Kendrick sums up Hollywood’s gender bias ‘Pitch Perfect’-ly
As if Anna Kendrick wasn't already inspirational enough, she just dropped some genuine knowledge on the lack of respect for women in Hollywood and particularly in the casting process. We bow down to her. In a recent interview with Glamour, Anna talks about tons of important issues, including the reality that we can't all be "Cool Becca," what it's like turning 30, and the plight of being a workaholic. But her comments on gender bias in casting are particularly illuminating. "There's [a film I'm considering] now where I have to wait for all the male roles to be cast before I can even become a part of the conversation. Part of me gets that. [But] part of me is like, 'What the f--k? You have to cast for females based on who's cast as males?' To me, the only explanation is that there are so many f--king talented girls, and from a business standpoint it's easier to find women to match the men. I totally stand by the belief that there are 10 unbelievably ...
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Google, NASA work together on Disney show to inspire girls into sciences
“Miles From Tomorrowland” on Disney Junior stays away from science stereotypes.
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“ The percentage of women entering into computer science studies declined from 37 percent in 1984 to 18 percent in 2009. About 27 percent of all professionals in computer science are women, according to the Google study. It also said girls who feel that television portrays programmers negatively or who don’t see other students like them taking computer science are significantly less likely to get into computing. “

As a teenager, I didn’t understand that saying you’re a feminist is just saying that you hope women and men will have equal rights and equal opportunities. What it seemed to me, the way it was phrased in culture, society, was that you hate men. And now, I think a lot of girls have had a feminist awakening because they understand what the word means. For so long it’s been made to seem like something where you’d picket against the opposite sex, whereas it’s not about that at all. Becoming friends with Lena – without her preaching to me, but just seeing why she believes what she believes, why she says what she says, why she stands for what she stands for – has made me realize that I’ve been taking afeminist stance without actually saying so.
—  Taylor Swift. (Talking about her friendship with Lena Dunham) VIA: Huffington Post

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“ feminismˈfɛmɪnɪz(ə)m/ 

noun

1.    the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. 

 What is “equality of the sexes”? gender equality

noun

1.     the state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender.  Feminism is not the belief that one gender should be raised in power above another. The very definition of feminism shows a complete opposition to this belief. So when people comment against feminism, they are supporting sexism. There is no sitting on the fence. You are either a feminist or sexist. Unfortunately, most sexists don’t know they are sexist, and compose the majority of the population. They are unaware that sexism is something that has been forced on to them through the brainwashed media of a patriarchal society.  

What is the patriarchy? patriarchyˈ

peɪtrɪɑːki/ 

noun

2.     a system of society or government in which men hold the power and women are largely excluded from it.“the dominant ideology of patriarchy" 

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29 Things Women Avoid Doing Because We Fear For Our Safety

“A friend recently recounted how a male co-worker suggested she try going out for a run after work. The Manhattan Bridge late at night, he said, was practically empty. It’s a great view. And besides, it’s cooler after the sun goes down — the perfect time to get in a run before bed. She should give it a try. No way, she replied. It’s not even an option. I can’t go running by myself at night. Especially over the bridge. I could get attacked. I could be raped. So many things could happen. So many things that men never even have to consider.”

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If Men Were Women

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