Aging Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal 'Too Old' to Play 55-Year-Old's Lover

37-year-old Maggie Gyllenhaal was recently told by a Hollywood producer that she was “too old” to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man. In an interview with The Wrap, Gyllenhaal said she was surprised by the producer’s admission, but that it’s just one of the many “disappointing things about being an actress in… » 5/21/15 9:50am 5/21/15 9:50am

Miami Beach Police Sent So, So Many Racist, Sexist Emails

Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates told reporters on Thursday that 16 officers in his department sent “hundreds” of racist, sexist, pornographic emails, which could jeopardize the criminal cases they’re witnesses in and also just looks terrible. The emails spanned about a two-year period and involved two… » 5/18/15 12:30pm 5/18/15 12:30pm

Salma Hayek Speaks Out on Hollywood's Failures to Women

Variety partnered with UN Women to host a panel on the subject of gender equality at the Cannes Film Festival in support of Emma Watson’s HeForShe campaign. The discussion comes after the American Civil Liberties Union’s recent request for a federal and state investigation into the lack of hiring female directors. The… » 5/16/15 6:05pm 5/16/15 6:05pm

If Dadbod Is the Path to Mombod, Let Dadbod Lead the Way 

By now you probably know exactly what a dadbod is, even if you can’t articulate an exact definition. It has something to do with a dude whose quantifiable hotness manages to be both because of and in spite of his lifestyle, which may or may not involve exercise, beer, pizza, parenting. But what about mombod? Can we… » 5/07/15 5:00pm 5/07/15 5:00pm

Crisis Pregnancy Center Papers School With Sexist-As-Hell Prom Poster

Last week, a Reddit user pointed out that curious prom posters—approved by the principal—had begun appearing on her high school’s walls. The posters, which featured a woman made out of words suggesting good qualities, reminded young men that prom was “a night to protect her character.” » 4/30/15 7:50pm 4/30/15 7:50pm

Point/Counterpoint: A Website That Tells You Exactly How Old You Look

It has come to our attention that two computer dudes, innocently futzing around with “Microsoft’s newly released Face Detection APIs,” have invented a website entitled How-Old.net, which enables users to upload their selfies and give the computer algorithm a chance to guess their age. Its existence immediately proved… » 4/30/15 3:30pm 4/30/15 3:30pm

What Do Men Want? Obedient Wives and Independent Daughters, Apparently

First, the “good” news: Some 34 percent of hetero men want a wife who is independent. Bad news: If you had a daughter with that dude, his preference for this trait in your offspring would nearly double to 66 percent. Is this logical as the known universe, or should we all hook paws and (independently) drive ourselves… » 4/29/15 3:50pm 4/29/15 3:50pm

Tell Us About All the Maddening Soft Sexism in Your Life

If you are a working woman who has read anything about the Ellen Pao discrimination case, your reaction has likely been one of unease and disappointment. Turns out that soft sexism—something very real, likely something you’ve experienced personally—is a slippery thing to prove in a court of law. But that doesn’t mean… » 4/02/15 2:30pm 4/02/15 2:30pm

Since Men Can Lactate, It's Cool To Fire Women for Breastfeeding? 

Well if it isn't father patriarchy ruling his ugly head. Angela Ames is fresh out of options after the US Supreme Court declined to hear her petition to get a lower court's ruling overturned (the Iowa mom was trying to sue her employer for gender discrimination after she was fired for breastfeeding). » 2/07/15 5:15pm 2/07/15 5:15pm

Donald Trump Upset And Confused By Lady Ghostbusters Movie

Something I've always admired about Donald Trump is that he's a really relaxed guy. Sometimes when I'm in yoga and the instructor tells me to channel someone zen, I choose Donald Trump. Because Donald Trump is a very reasonable, calming force in my life, in all our lives really. Like remember all those times he… » 1/31/15 5:45pm 1/31/15 5:45pm