Mattel has been making some powerful moves for gender equality as of late, like its Ava DuVernay doll and including a boy in its advertising, but a new experiment proves that, when it comes down to it, Barbie really doesn’t want to talk about feminism. She’d rather talk about the important stuff, like, you know, far-shun and what she had for breakfast instead.
Using Hello Barbie (who talks back when asked questions) as an example, the clever kids over at Buzzfeed tried, and failed, to discuss with the inanimate doll things like the pay gap, Sheryl Sandberg and the fact that the US has never had a female president. Barbie didn’t want a bar of it, deflecting the convo completely.
We get it. It’s a Barbie, for kids. She doesn’t have an encyclopaedic, feminist brain. But the video kind of perfectly exemplifies the problematic way Barbie portrays women’s values, don’t you think? Watch it for yourself above.
US Vogue is celebrating individuality for its January 2016 issue, looking to 44 musicians, athletes, artist, writers, dancer and models to reinforce and commend the fact that fashion is embracing a new era of inclusion, authenticity and freedom.
From Zendaya to Lorde, Jennifer Hudson, Karlie Kloss and more, the fashion bible has put together a video about what it means to be yourself, giving the celebs a chance to open up about their own personal journeys to self-acceptance.
“I feel like I kind of discovered aspects of my identity, or really core aspects of it, through my work,” transgender model Hari Nef explained in the video, while Zendaya shared, “I think a lot of the times we look to other people for validation as to who we are.” (more…)
One of the best things about ending another year is looking back on all the memorable moments. The good, the bad, and the things better left in that year forever as you move onto the next. Anyone who indulges in this trip down memory lane will be a big fan of WHO‘s year-in-review issue, which this year is fronted by reality stars Sam Frost and Sasha Mielczarek.
Look, it’s a pretty covetable spot and we expect this to divide readers, especially when the most Googled actress of 2015, Ruby Rose, isn’t anywhere to be seen. One Facebook fan has already reacted unfavourably, commenting, “WHO …….Who the F are the two in the middle? ?????????????? Seriously.”
People can deny it all they want, but The Bachelorette truly did take over Australia this year. Heck, even fashion bible Vogue reported on it, and that’s saying something. (more…)
We’ve found a fifth member for One Direction and it’s none other than James Corden. The Late, Late Night talk show host enlisted everyone’s favorite boy band for his now-infamous Carpool Karaoke segments. And the rest is history. Corden fits right in with 1D’s incredible voices as they practice harmonies and perform hits like “Perfect,” “Drag Me Down” and “What Makes You Beautiful.” The band members even give rare glimpses into their personal lives. They encounter a fan that’s been following Liam Payne for weeks, Louis Tomlinson reveals that a random Twitter follower brought milk to his house after he tweeted about it, and in a game of “Sleep With, Marry, Cruise,” Niall Horan chooses to marry Selena Gomez over Tina Fey and Demi Lovato. Now, that’s a wedding we’d like to see.
But the fun didn’t stop there. Corden had the genius idea to record a video for “No Control,” replete with original choreography and matching denim jackets. He then added a freestyle to their song “Drag Me Down,” cementing his status as the group’s newest member. Corden really won us over when he said what every 1D fan is thinking: “You guys should rethink this hiatus.” Indeed.
Diane Sawyer captured the world’s attention through an honest and raw interview with Caitlyn Jenner as she embarked on her journey of transitioning last year. Almost 12 months on, news has emerged that the pair is teaming up again for a sit-down chat. (more…)
Jimmy Fallon and The Roots need to release an album and go on tour at this point. We can’t stop watching their music videos like Adele’s Hello with classroom instruments. Their latest clip features an acapella version of the Star Wars theme song, and it’s pretty incredible. The all-star cast of the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens,joins them for the video, including Harrison Ford, Lupita Nyong’o, Carrie Fisher and Daisy Ridley. We’re sure even John Williams (who wrote the score) is impressed with this performance. Where’s the iTunes link to purchase this amazingness?
Stars Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters December 18, but in the meantime, you can watch this medley on repeat.