The next time you see Avatar, Titanic, or Terminator playing on a Saturday afternoon on TNT, know that the ghost of Elizabeth Cady Stanton is probably giving it a ghostly thumbs-up. Because James Cameron is here to tell you he knows what a real strong female character is. And it’s not Wonder Woman. According to James, breaking through the superhero dick ceiling to save the day ain’t really helping the women’s cause. Continue reading
For some reason, the editorial board at Marie Claire still thinks it’s 2007, and it is somehow imperative to interview Paris Hilton for her “career,” which, last time I checked, these days simply involves pressing play on a Spotify playlist and leading the Conga line at a foam party in Ibiza.
Because you go straight to hell if you interview a lady celeb and don’t ask her about feminism and virginity, and we all know Paris’s stance on the latter, the interviewer asked her about the former. Her response was very Paris: Continue reading
Someone better go check and see if Gloria Steinem is still standing. Serena Williams is having a baby with fiancé/Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Rather than wait and do one of those “Ask Me Anything” sessions on her piece’s website, she blabbed to an Irish magazine about how she doesn’t like watching birthing videos. She also said pregnancy takes her up a notch in the woman caste. Continue reading
Emma Watson was in the March issue of Vanity Fair to promote Beauty and the Beast, and of course her interview was accompanied by a fancy fashion shoot. There was one shot where Emma posed wearing a strategically-placed rope cape that showed some of her boobs, and it didn’t take long for people to wonder out loud whether it was hypocritical for a very vocal feminist to be posing tits-out. Emma has a response for those people.
I would have assumed that co-starring in one of the most iconic films about ride-or-die sisterhood of the 90s would put you on Team Feminism for life, but I would be wrong. Apparently Hocus Pocus didn’t have that kind of effect on Sarah Jessica Parker. SJP recently spoke to Marie Claire about her upcoming HBO show, Divorce, and they got into a heavy discussion about women’s issues, like the gender wage gap and speaking out about inequality in Hollywood. SJP believes in it all – equality, equal pay – but she doesn’t want to call it feminism. Girl Power? Maybe. Sisterhood? Whatever, sure. But not the F-word.
“…and that’s why you can’t be in my friend club. I’m sorry, but I already have one non-skinny brunette and one half-Mexican former Disney child star. But if something opens up, I’ll, like, totally keep you in mind! I’m sure I have your number somewhere.”
Shortly after a judge denied Kesha’s request to get out of her contract with Dr. Luke back in February, Demi Lovato looked in Taylor Swift’s direction and released a series of not-so-subtle tweets wondering why certain “self-proclaimed feminists” weren’t saying anything about the situation. Taylor responded by cutting Kesha a check for $250,000 and praying that such a gesture would shut Demi up. It didn’t. She kept on talking about it. Well, three months later, Demi is still talking about it. Grab a folding chair and a bag of popcorn, because it’s time once again for Demi Lovato to take shots at Taylor Swift.