5 ways to talk about sexism without having to talk about it

Thanks to the Sony hack—which showed that not even famous (and presumably powerful) actresses are immune to an unfair pay gap— and new reports on the lack of working female directors, almost every actress is now asked to share her thoughts on sexism in Hollywood.

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Why is it OK to joke about cutting a man’s “d*ck” off?

Earlier this month, Iggy Azalea’s fiancé, Nick Young, was caught on tape discussing his hookup with a 19-year-old woman. Presumably to save face and maintain her boss bitch image, during a radio interview the Aussie rapper said she’d cut off half of Young’s penis if she ever again suspected he was cheating.

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5.) Another viral ad tries to “empower” women while selling them products to look young forever  (Quartz)
Notable quote: “No matter the amount of moving music and public displays of support, there is simply no way a beauty brand should be able to both profit from a growing huge market ($191.7 billion projected globally for anti-aging alone) that feeds off the idea that you look too dark-skinned and too old, and also play fairy godmother of female empowerment.”

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5 perfect reactions to the ‘short skirt’ debate

When girls at a school in Auckland, New Zealand were told their skirts had to fall below their knees, their principal decided to give the most WTF reason in the history of sexist dress code decrees. According to The Guardian, the school’s deputy principal told them this new rule was intended to “keep our girls safe, stop boys from getting ideas, and create a good work environment for male staff.”

For some reason, singer-songwriter Erykah Badu decided to wade in on the controversy.

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