A Sociology teacher at Indian Creek Senior High School in Trafalgar, Indiana was sent home on the last day of school for encouraging students to break dress code rules. The goal of the social experiment was to prove the dress code is sexist and disproportionately exercised against girls.
Appearing in five movies, the Black Widow is Marvel's most recognizable female hero. But her ubiquitous presence on the silver screen has historically not translated to an abundance of choices in the toy aisle. There are likely multiple reasons for this.
Female cinematographers are banding together to form a new a collective aimed at giving a public face their "often overlooked" minority in the industry. The newly formed International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC) is billed as "a growing collective of professional Cinematographers from around the US and the world."
For as long as I can remember, I've hidden myself. It might have started in school when I realized that I caught on to things a little quicker, and teachers started to show slight favor to me, or use me as an example.
From the section Entertainment & Arts A detailed analysis of around 2,000 film scripts has suggested that actresses are given fewer lines of dialogue the older they become. The opposite holds true of their male counterparts, who get more lines the older they get, according to a study made by statistics website Polygraph.
In the 80s and 90s, Madonna established herself as an unapologetically strong, female role model. She pushed the boundaries of sexuality and femininity to become the ultimate sex symbol and global superstar. Now, she's expected to revoke all that, because society can't handle it when women age.
In the midst of a debate over racial inequality that played out on Twitter on Tuesday, a meme appeared that perfectly captures Hollywood's diversity problem. The idea here is not entirely novel, as numerous celebrities and industry figures have called attention to Hollywood's diversity model - which critics say appears content to cast a limited number of minority characters in hopes of achieving "diverse" status.
Many in the United States use the word "caucasian" to describe white people, but the word has a disturbing origin. Franchesca Ramsey breaks down the racist history attached to the word, and makes a clear case for eliminating it from our vocabularies. Watch below.
Dr Jason Fox is one of five popular male speakers who plans to boycott all-male panels in the hope of encouraging more diversity. Photo: Jason Fox Five of Australia's most booked male conference speakers will boycott panels that don't include women, criticising organisers for taking the lazy way out by opting for "dude fests".
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Want to know how likely a company is to become LGBT-friendly? Look up its board of directors and count the women. That's what Dr. Alison Cook and Dr. Christy Glass, both associate professors at Utah State University, found after they analyzed 10 years worth of data from Fortune 500 companies in conjunction with their scores on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index ( CEI).
BOYCOTT THIS When Target reiterated last week that transgender employees and customers can use restrooms and fitting rooms that match their gender, apoplectic bigots threatened to boycott. The American Family Association (AFA), a fundamentalist Christian nonprofit that is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), claims to have gathered more than 517,000 signatures on its petition.
In the face of stinging criticism that it "whitewashed" the characters in Doctor Strange, Marvel has moved to defend the casting of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One, a move even the screenwriter of the film hinted was to appease Chinese sensibilities.
When a recent article at Poprama decided to blame readers for low sales of diverse comics, I couldn't help but be really annoyed. The article made a sweeping generalization of comic readers mostly based on the sale of comics released by The Big Two and a lack of data for digital comic book sales.
Why is the marketing side of Hollywood terrified of women's faces? The Tumblr " The Headless Women of Hollywood" highlights movie posters that all share a disturbing design feature: the women in them are faceless or headless.
The BBC has pledged that women will make up half the people who appear on its TV and radio stations and in leading on-screen roles by 2020. The promise was made on Friday as part of a new package of diversity measures, and follows criticism that the BBC has not been doing enough to reflect the makeup of its audience.
For the past four years, NASA has hosted the Space Apps Challenge, one of the biggest hackathons on the planet. Last year, 14,264 people gathered in 133 locations for 48 to 72 hours to create apps using NASA's data.