If you’re anything like me, then you probably like reading depressing statistics about the state of “women in film” and then whipping yourself into apoplexies of rage about it all. Fortunately it’s been a banner year for discussions on that front, since the 2013 cinema landscape is one so heavily populated by men that in a Freudian typo I just wrote “ladscape”.
Talk about talking heads. Oscar’s Guide to the Chinese Zodiac, TV3’s Inside New Zealand documentary which went to air on Wednesday at 9.30pm, had so many Kiwi celebrities and New Zealand notorieties in it, it was distracting viewing and hard to absorb the information
Eva Longoria has been honoured for her role as a women’s rights activist. The actress was a guest of honour at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala organised by the Young Women’s Christian Association in Washington, DC, UK newspaper The Mirror reports.
Angelina Jolie has revealed she has decided to remove her ovaries in addition to having a preventative double mastectomy. In a moving and powerful op-ed in The New York Times this week, the actress said she had the mastectomy in February after finding out she carried a gene that gave her an 87 per cent of getting breast cancer
A Fair Go television item featuring women trying to get out of contracts at temporarily closing gyms in Christchurch has been found to be misleading by the Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA). In the Television New Zealand (TVNZ) show’s item, nine “furious” women were interviewed who wanted to cancel their contracts because two gyms were closing or relocating following the February 2011 earthquake
Mel C believes the music scene is full of “powerful women”. The Spice Girls singer rose to fame alongside Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Mel B and Geri Halliwell
Calling all lonely singles – now’s your chance to find your perfect match. The catch You have to speak Mandarin.
Holly Hunter got a boost on International Women’s Day with the news that her animated character Elastigirl topped a UK poll for best screen mum. The character, voiced by Hunter in the 2004 Disney Pixar film The Incredibles, was voted ahead of Harry Potter’s mum Lily in the survey.
Muhammad Ismail boasts to a reporter. He tells of killing his wife, her mother and her sister, “My wife never made me happy. She was like a prostitute.” In so-called ‘honor’ murders, women are usually accused of being unfaithful or disobedient, by their husbands, fathers, brother or other close male relatives. Human Rights group reported 943 women killed […]
Nic Robertson explains why Saudi Arabia is planning a city exclusively for working women. Saudi Arabia plans to build a women-only industrial city in its eastern province of Hofuf, apparently the first of such enclaves creating jobs for women in sectors like textiles, pharmaceuticals and food processing. In such cities, firms and production lines will only […]