Gender

Megyn Kelly blasts O'Reilly, Fox News over harassment allegations

Megyn Kelly forcefully denounced former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly for “shaming women into shutting the hell up about harassment” allegations on Monday, delivering her most candid remarks on the matter since exiting the network earlier this year.<p>Kelly, the former star anchor at Fox whose program …

Sexism

Trump's sexual harassment accusers hope president goes way of Weinstein

Three of the women who accused Trump of making unwanted sexual advances feel the culture may finally change but worry about men’s relative silence<p>As the aftershocks from Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct spread to other powerful men in Hollywood and media, a group of women for whom the …

News (U.S.)

Sam Smith Says He's Gender Non-Binary: "I Feel Just As Much Woman As I Am Man"

The singer opened up about wearing lashes and makeup as a teen.<p>Singer Sam Smith (also known as the man whose music is responsible for 90 percent of your ugly-crying) has opened up about being gender non-binary.<p>"I love a heel. I've got loads of heels at home," he said. "People don't know this, but …

Sam Smith

Bill O'Reilly rants at New York Times reporters who exposed sexual harassment allegations against him

• <b>Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly blasted New York Times reporters who helped expose the sexual harassment allegations against him.</b>• <b><br>O'Reilly settled a sexual harassment lawsuit for $32 million, an astronomically large amount.</b><p>Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly ranted to several New York Times …

Sexism

After analysing 4,000 films, researchers confirm that Bollywood movies are still crazy sexist

Bollywood has been notorious for its mistreatment of woman characters—and now data proves it.<p>Over the years, women portraying central characters in Hindi cinema have been few and far between. Those portrayed, including the protagonists, are rarely holistic and mostly subject to ingrained biases. …

Bollywood

Clooney and Damon: Weinstein Scandal Will Lead to a “Massive, Systemic Change”

“It’s not a witch hunt to these women,” said Clooney. “That’s not a witch hunt; that’s an assault.”<p>The onslaught of sexual harassment and assault allegations against <b>Harvey Weinstein</b>—and, now, director <b>James Toback</b>—continues to stun Hollywood. And at the red carpet premiere of <b>George Clooney’s</b></i> …

Entertainment

Toxic masculinity is everywhere. It’s up to us men to fix this

I admit I’ve abused my power in the past. Only by confronting our privilege and opening up our emotions will we live a more positive life<p>• Jordan Stephens is one half of hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks<p>The past two weeks have reminded us of the extent to which women suffer at the hands of the patriarchy. …

Opinion

Transgender woman froze her sperm while still a man so she can father a child one day

A transgender woman has revealed she had her sperm frozen while she was still a man so that she can father a child in the future.<p>Lea Membrey, 20, …

LGBTQ

Elizabeth Warren Shares Her Own #MeToo Story: 'What Had I Done to Bring This on?'

Following numerous reports detailing decades of alleged sexual harassment and misconduct by former Hollywood powerhouse Harvey Weinstein, thousands of women took to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share their own experiences using the #MeToo hashtag. And now women in Washington are taking part …

Feminism

Country singer claims she was blacklisted after sexual harassment allegations

When country singer Katie Armiger embarked on her first radio tour, the green-eyed 15-year-old from Sugarland, Texas, was brimming with excitement at …

Feminism

Kit Harington Admits He Was "Wrong" for Saying He Suffers the Same Sexism as Female Stars

The actor has apologized for comparing his experiences of objectification to sexism toward women.<p>Last year, you may remember that <i>Game of Thrones'</i> Kit Harington controversially compared his experiences as man to the sexism women in the television and film industry face on a daily basis.<p>In an …

Feminism

Boys Will Be Boys

From the day women are born, we are responsible for everything we do and what is done to us.<p>From the day men are born, we make excuses for everything …

Feminism

‘Guardians’ Director James Gunn Says He Warned Women About James Toback: ‘I Couldn’t Stop Him’

On Sunday, the <i>LA Times</i> published a gut-churning exposé about director James Toback (<i>The Pick-Up Artist</i>). The piece contained accusations from over 30 women, all of whom held similar accounts about how Toback (over the course of decades) recruited them for appalling “auditions.” These women alleged …

Feminism

#MeToo should also expose the vileness of what happens to black and brown women

Is America only protecting the white victims of sexual harassment and violence?<p><i>“… I have been following the news and reading the accounts of women</i> …

Feminism

Tom Hanks's writing is yet another sad story of how men write women

The actor’s debut collection, Uncommon Type, is blighted by Hollywood’s obsession with female bodies – but he’s not the only author to write too much about hair and breasts<p>Seeing a movie star writing fiction is a bit like seeing a dog deliver a speech – we’re rarely impressed at how good it is, but …

Tom Hanks

Megyn Kelly Today, Today: Megyn Reveals an Email She Wrote the Co-Presidents of Fox News in 2016

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>Megyn Kelly Today, Today</b><i>, a new daily column in which we will share the most memorable things that happened on</i> Megyn Kelly Today <i>every</i> …

Sexism

George Clooney Talks About Wife Amal's Experience With Sexual Harassment

“She’s faced those exact kinds of situations in law."<p>Hollywood continues to reckon with its past in the wake of numerous sexual assault and harassment allegations against film executive Harvey Weinstein, but it’s not the only industry that allows a culture of abuses against women to persist.<p>George …

Hollywood

Female Execs Demand Industry Action In Wake of Weinstein Claims at Rome MIA

Industry leaders from the U.S., U.K. and Italy discussed the importance of creating female-driven stories and using the sexual harassment firestorm …

Harvey Weinstein

My #metoo story shows that men are the victims as well as the culprits

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the sainted Tom Hanks has issued an edict commanding all men to “pipe down” and simply listen to women. At the risk of excommunication, however, I can’t help feeling there ought to be a place for me too in #metoo – the social media movement for women who …

Feminism

As #MeToo gains momentum, many unhappy about few privileged feminists starting gender war

Pro-tip: If you want to make a room full of strangers uncomfortable, tell them you're a journalist. If you want to make them even more nervous and …

Harvey Weinstein

Julian Assange shared a ‘male secret’ on Twitter, so men have responded with some of their own

A “male secret” shared by Julian Assange has received a novel response from men on Twitter.<p>The WikiLeaks founder, using Twitter’s extended 280 …

News (Ireland)

Why men need to fess up

I've been watching the #MeToo social media campaign roll across my feed with a sickening sense of familiarity. It's not just that there was literally …

Feminism

If you want to be a better man, the answer is simple

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Post to Linkedin<br>• Share on Google Plus<br>• Share via Email<p>We live in the world where news of the defection of …

Feminism

'Neopets': A Look Into Early 2000s Girl Culture

Rebecca Garcia was 12 years old when she bought her first domain name. She asked her dad for his credit card to purchase the address. He didn’t think …

Feminism

Harry Styles is groped at concert, furious fans launch #RespectHarry on Twitter

Fans of Harry Styles online were left gobsmacked and angry after a video emerged of the One Direction star being groped during the annual "We Can …

Entertainment

SheSays to film experiment shining a light on the gender pay disparity in advertising

Following recent headlines generated by media companies such as the BBC over the disparity in pay between male and female employees, SheSays has …

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Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is a coming-of-age triumph

If you love ‘Frances Ha’ then you’ll love ‘Lady Bird’, Gerwig’s semi-autobiographical story of growing up a teenager in Sacramento<p>23October 2017<p>Early on in <i>Lady Bird</i>, the solo director-writer debut from Greta Gerwig, the 17-year-old title character, played by Saoirse Ronan, delivers a dramatic …

Feminism

We’re All Mad Here: Weinstein, Women, and the Language of Lunacy

<i>Laurie Penny | Longreads | October 2017 | 13 minutes (3,709 words)</i>We’re through the looking glass now. As women all over the world come forward to …

Feminism

Lilly Singh AKA Superwoman Brilliantly Schools Sexist Trolls & Proves She’s Truly Bawse!

Lilly Singh AKA Superwoman is one of the top YouTubers right now. But more than that, she is one of the biggest influencers and an inspiration to a …

Feminism

Expecting women to ‘Ride or Die’ is so boringly lame

Ride or Die has been used in rap since time immemorial to describe a woman who’s willing to stick with a dude, regardless of how badly he f*cks …

Feminism