Women Didn’t Fare Well In “Star Wars VII” Casting Announcements

  • The casting announcement for “Star Wars VII” came out today and while that’s very exciting news indeed, let’s not forget that only one new female actress (Daisy Ridley) has been added to the cast. Don’t women and girls deserve better geeky representation? [io9]
  • Lux Alptraum on why we don’t need fewer rape story lines on TV, we need smarter ones. [Nerve]
  • A new group called the 30% club is pushing to add more women to senior leadership management. [New York Times]
  • Tennessee’s governor is still unsure on whether he will veto a law punishing drug-addicted pregnant women. [Nashville Public Radio]
  • On D.L. Hughley and jokes about Black women’s abuse. [xoJane]
  • Det Boyers, a Republican presidential senatorial candidate in South Carolina and a pastor, once said that the reason couples divorce is because the wife lavishes affection on her children instead of her husband. [Jezebel]
  • On how girls brave violence for their education in northern Nigeria. [Guardian UK]
  • Five business lessons Cindy Gallop learned from launching MakeLoveNotPorn, a porn site. And while you’re at it, check out the interview our girl Ami Angelowicz did with her last year below. [Medium]

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