As Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker looms on the horizon and The Mandalorian streams on Disney+, the story on the ground is very different: women, so seeming legions of fans proclaim, are ruining Star Wars.
Miss RepresentationSome men in the #StarWars fandom are claiming that women are ruining the franchise. 🙄 With online harassment and threats of boycotts, some men feel "that 'real fans' are being ignored... in favor of women and people of color." More Baby Yoda for us. 🤷
Ava DuVernay continues to walk the walk when it comes to inclusion, diversity, representation and equity of women and marginalized communities in the industry with the new series Cherish the Day. T…
Miss Representation"Please never let folks tell you it’s not possible. 'We can’t find women to do that job.' Nonsense. We achieved full gender parity on our new show CHERISH THE DAY with a production crew of over 50% women... Because we tried and made it so. #onward" —@ava
The statue of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Sojourner Truth will be dedicated in August and help mark 100 years of women's right to vote.
Miss RepresentationCentral Park will no longer have all-male statues! After 23 statues (of historical men and fictional women like Mother Goose 🙄), suffragettes Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth will get their own installation.
Andie MacDowell has been a fixture in Hollywood since the 1980s, and, at 61, she’s seen how much the industry discounts older women. “Most roles are written around thirty-year-olds. They don’t explore the life of mature people,” she tells Jezebel....
Miss Representation.@AndieMacDowell3 calls out Hollywood for offering few roles to women over 40. "We're somebody's mother or grandmother. Every once in a while we get lucky and we're an interesting mother or grandmother."
Miss Representation"Need an Advil? Your partner probably has it in her bag… the social acceptability of women being the handbag-bearers further 'mom-ifies' them as being the caregivers in their relationships.”
Thousands of supporters have rallied behind the hashtag #KuToo, a pun based on the words for shoe and pain.
Miss RepresentationWe stand with the 20K women in Japan who have signed a petition against women having to wear high heels at work.
Actress Yumi Ishikawa launched the #KuToo campaign, a play on the Japanese word for shoes "kutsu" and pain "kutsuu."
Miss RepresentationThe U.N. reports sexism in the coding of AI assistants like Siri and Alexa.
The voice assistants play into gender norms that say women are subservient—giving flirty and submissive responses, even when faced with insults.
Child care is often framed as women’s responsibility. We asked men instead.
Miss RepresentationWomen candidates often get asked about who’s taking care of their children. Kudos to @voxdotcom for posing this question to male candidates.
Childcare 👏 is 👏 every 👏 parent’s 👏 work!
Kristen Wiig's Lionsgate comedy 'Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar' and Reed Morano's Amazon series 'The Power' have opted to relocate production from the state in the wake of the controversial legislation.
Miss RepresentationTwo major film productions just pulled out of Georgia over its new abortion law. Women in Hollywood are taking a stand.
You’ve probably heard the riddle about the boy who, after surviving a car accident...
Miss RepresentationGender stereotypes for professionals are reinforced in many ways, including searches in popular search engines.
As Marian Wright Edelman said, “You can’t be what you can’t see.” Learn more about the image problem in search engines.
The group 500 Women Scientists was launched after the 2016 election.
Miss RepresentationRequest a Woman Scientist is a science database that includes over 9,000 women scientists and their work. 👏
“The excuse that you can’t find a qualified woman, it just doesn’t hold.”
Women scientists exist! It’s not rocket science. @500womensci
"By not fully recognizing leadership potential in female candidates, organizations are inhibiting the prospects of half of their talent."
Miss RepresentationResearch: In the workplace, women are judged on past performance while men are judged on future potential.
This double standard disadvantages women, especially in male-dominated sectors.