misogyny

Fiona Apple Tells Trump to Keep His Tiny Hands Off Underpants (listen!)

Fiona Apple, the downtown hipster singer who has an uncanny eye for truth, has put together a little ditty for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. It’s a not-so-subtle reminder to keep his “tiny hands” off womens’ underpants. The song, actually more like a chant, is a play off Trump’s infamous 2005 “hot mic” conversation with talk show personality Billy Bush....

Taylor Swift Shouts Out Empowerment in Album of Year Speech (watch!)

Taylor Swift was a surprise winner of Album of the Year at the Grammy’s last night, becoming the only woman to win the award twice. She used the occasion to deliver an empowering message for women. But did the Grammys reward commercial success over artistry? The pure pop album won over Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly, Alabama Shakes’ boisterous rock album Sound & Color, country music singer Chris Stapelton’s Traveller, and The Weekend’s Beauty Behind the Madness. ...

Taylor Swift, Kanye West Clash, Again, Amid Rapper’s Misogyny Backlash

Taylor Swift and Kanye West are at each other’s throats again over lyrics from West’s new song “Famous.” He raps about having sex with Swift because she owes him for making “that bitch famous.” Swift said the song had a “strong misogynistic message.” The issue blew up yesterday amid Kanye’s blowout Madison Square Garden fashion show. It coincided with the release of his new album The Life of Pablo....

Charlize Theron ‘P-O’d’ at Sexism, Misogyny, Unfair Pay in Hollywood

Charlize Theron has a big bone to pick with Hollywood that runs the gamut of issues facing actresses, from misogyny to sexism to unequal pay for the same work as male actors. And, she says she’s “pissed off” about it. Among other things, she was shocked to discover how much less Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid compared with male stars in the movie “American Hustle.”...

Adam Levine’s ‘Animals’ Video Faces New Protest by Rape Groups (video)

Adam Levine, frontman for Maroon 5 and popular coach on the hit show “The Voice” is facing new protests over his blood-soaked “Animals” video from rape crisis groups for “glorifying” a criminal act. TheImproper first broke the story three days ago (Sept. 29), reporting a brewing outcry over social media because of the video’s depiction of serial stalking. In the clip, Levine plays a psychopathic loner who works in a butcher shop. He unknowingly stalks a beautiful woman played by his new wife, model Behati Prinsloo....

Adam Levine Animals Video Raise Ire Over Misogyny, Sexism (watch)

Adam Levine plays an obsessive stalker in a video for Maroon 5’s song “Animals” that’s raising ire over the Internet, especially among women, for its misogynistic and sexist themes. Not to mention it’s just creepy. The video opens with Prinsloo, a worldclass model from Nambia, walking into a butcher shop. Levine is working behind the counter. Levine’s character takes surreptitious photos of his prey and has them strung up in his apartment, a la the 1966 Michelangelo Antonioni film “Blow Up.”...

Eléonore Pourriat Takes Sexism, Shoves It in Oppressed Majority

Eléonore Pourriat, a French actress and writer, has framed the debate about misogyny like no one else with her short film “Oppressed Majority.” The film is going viral with its depiction of men living in a sexist society dominated by women. The film follows the daily routine of a Pierre Benezit, who is barraged by sexual harassment as he carries out his daily routine....

Emily Ratajkowski, Blurred Lines Hottie, Strips Again, Wow! (photos)

Emily Ratajkowski has gone from an obscure catalog model to the latest “it” girl thanks to a nude romp in Robin Thicke’s risque video for his hit song “Blurred Lines.” While she wants to be an actress she hasn’t forgotten what got her this far… a killer body. At 22, the stars aligned in one seemingly innocuous job to dance in a music video. But this wasn’t just any video....

Justin Bieber Raps (Sheesh) on Maejor Ali ‘Lolly’ Video (watch!)

Justin Bieber shows up shirtless (yes, he’s rapping again!) in Maejor Ali’s video for his new song “Lolly,” also featuring Juicy J. It makes Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” sound angelic compared to the misogyny and sexual objectification in this song. Of course, gossip sites that were so critical of Miley Cyrus’ MTV Video Music Awards performance are gushing over this tribute to bling and booty and sexual exploitation. Of course, there’s no mistaking what they mean by “Lolly."...
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