In response to the many allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to expel him.
Weinstein, once a strong force in the academy, will no longer be a member of the prestigious leaders of Hollywood following the outburst of women, many of them well known actresses, speaking out against him with claims as harsh as rape.
While the charges are still under investigation, the plethora of prominent women voicing their stories make the allegations seem more and more likely to be true about the sexual misconduct of the entertainment mogul.
Even if Weinstein ends up behind bars, the story of sexual assaults in Hollywood doesn’t end here.
Many prominent individuals in the industry are calling for a thorough investigation of all of the complaints filed against various industry leaders pertaining to sexual assault.
There have been too many cases that were swept under the rug and it’s about time, with the momentum of the Weinstein case, that they be uncovered, and women will take back power in these male-dominated industries.
She’s already an experienced TV bride, now she’s planning her real life wedding
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas made their fans swoon with emotion when they first announced their relationship back in November of 2016.
Just a little less than a year later, the two have made another major announcement as a couple – they are engaged!
Sophie unveiled a (huge) diamond ring on her finger in an Instagram post captioned….well…you can guess.
The two had even adopted a puppy together this September – a big joint commitment.
While the two have been quite private about their relationship so far, most fans are quite sure that Jonas will be a better match for Turner than any of her Game of Thrones suiters (ok…no big competition there).
Sophie Turner, 21, and Joe Jonas, 28, have yet to reveal their planned wedding date.
Patty Jenkins is breaking boundaries, and we’re not just talking about her achievement as a powerful female director who managed to mount an incredibly successful female superhero film.
Jenkins wants to work towards a new era in Hollywood – an era in which women are being paid equal to men for similar-level roles.
She explains that the gender pay gap is prevalent in Hollywood just as it is in other industries.
Moreover, it’s not that easy to become a respected female producer in a male-dominated industry in the first place.
It’s up to strong, persistent and talented women like Jenkins to encourage fellow women to follow their dreams and aim high event where sexism is rampant and women are used to undervaluing their work for lower pay.
It’s about time that equality reaches the entertainment business as it is beginning to become a central topic in many fields which were, until recently, dominated by men.
Rose McGowan is speaking out after claiming that Harvey Weinstein had raped her.
the actress speaks out about the overt sexism in Hollywood, and worst of all – the Hollywood culture of sweeping sexual harassment cases under the rug.
McGowan claims that she was “blacklisted” in Hollywood because she “got raped”, meaning that once a woman is a victim of sexual assault, speaking out means costing her career.
McGowan explained that at the time, when she was just 23 years old, she didn’t report the crime to the police because a legal lawyer advised that she will not win.
Why? Probably because women are still being victim-blamed until this day.
Maybe it’s because a leading name in Hollywood is likely to be backed and supported by many other strong forces in the industry while a young actress trying to build her career can easily be shushed, threatened and shattered.
Although she didn’t report the case to the police, McGowan claims that she I fact has a written document proving a small settlement was reached privately between her and McGowan to stay silent.
More than anything, McGowan isn’t just asking women to speak out, she is asking fellow men in the industry to support them and give them assurance that they will not be threatened and shut down when they do.
Justin Trudeau has high popularity among the ladies and it’s not difficult to figure out why.
Aside from his charming good looks, he’s a proud feminist, a supporter of gay rights, an activist and a humanitarian.
Also, he has probably broken the record for the most talked about butt ever to be involved in politics (you can Google those pics later).
Now, during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, he talked about recruiting women into his cabinet before the election, saying that the gender balance was important and improved the quality of decision-making.
Trudeau is the perfect role model for how politicians today should approach the changes in modern day gender roles.
We’re nearly finishing up the second decade of the 21st century and we’re still waiting to see equal amounts of women in politics as men.
Sadly, even the strongest of women still face misogyny in male-dominated careers.
Is Trudeau just one of many that will begin to push for a change?
It seems as though the recent surfacing of allegations against Harvey Weinstein has encouraged more and more women in Hollywood to speak out against him in accusations of sexual assault.
While it’s easy for some to judge the late accusations, it’s very common for women to keep silent about such sexual harassment when they fear either the disbelief by others or endangerment of the career, especially when the harassment is by a powerful man in the industry.
Both women claimed to have experienced Weinstein’s improper behavior many years ago when they were younger.
It’s not yet clear which of the allegations are for sure accurate, but the rise of the issue of sexual harassment in Hollywood has long been forthcoming.
Young women who are trying to push forward in their acting, directing, singing, performing, etc. careers are often faced with industry leaders who take advantage of their aspirations.
It’s about time that women feel more comfortable to speak out against the men who harass them so that they can regain their dignity as well as prevent other women from undergoing the same ordeal.
One thing is for sure, with today’s virtual social networks connecting more and more people to each other with ease and modern technology removing boundaries of distance, the temptations are on the rise and the possibilities for cheating have become easy.
While the common notion is that men are more likely to cheat (because they are still evolving?) is no longer true, as the statistics for the number of women admitting to infidelity has risen drastically over recent years.
Furthermore, the study claims that more intelligent men are less likely to cheat.
After all, what smart man wants to lose his home, dignity and his life partner?
Anyone with a slight understanding of family life or partnerships will tell you – communicate when you have a problem with your partner – there are solutions much more dignified than committing infidelity behind your partner’s back.
Scott Disick and Kourtey Kardashian have been separated for a while, but it seems like the two still don’t give one another enough privacy – which is probably a bit hard considering the Kardashians have been starring in reality TV for the past decade.
On KUWTK, Kourtney said that she doesn’t like that she has to “handle” Scott being “photographed with a different hooker every day”.
The episode was filmed a few months ago so it’s not clear if she is referring to Sofia Richie, who recently made official her relationship with Disick via some steamy photos on social media, or Bella Thorne, whom he was having a casual relationship before, or maybe just other random women he has been seen with.
Either way, it’s quite misogynistic for Kourtney to be putting down other women and calling them “hookers” for dating her ex.
Every woman’s love life deserves its own privacy and respect so long as she is not hurting others.
Disick may be switching often between ladies but as a single man, it’s his business.
Kourtney herself has been canoodling with a much younger male model and both should enjoy their separate love lives without judgement, don’t you think?
Winter is coming ladies and gentlemen – which means, if you want to stay strong and healthy through the flu season, you best be getting your vitamins and minerals!
Eating healthy has a tremendous effect on your immune system as well as your general energy levels.
If you’re a full time worker, a student, a mom, or practically any human being who isn’t a reality star who gets paid to exist, you probably need to pack yourself a healthy amount of energy to start the day.
Eating out every day at work can be pricey, but more significantly, it is usually not so healthy.
The best way to ensure you are not packing extra calories, and that you are getting enough nutrients is to pack your own lunch.
Here are a few easy ideas for a healthy week ahead.
Take into consideration that you can definitely cut down preparation time if you prepare some of the ingredients ahead of time – such as roasting a large amount of veggies and keeping them in the fridge, along with pre-cooked quinoa.
Get yourself a bundle of Tupperware and start filling them up!