WELCOME to So Pasted, LadyClever.com’s roundup of some of the best parts of what was probably a terrible week for almost everyone in existence who managed not to end up shot or succumbing to insurmountable suffering.
500 Yays of Summer: Swoon. Last week, renaissance man, actor, and adorable person Joseph Gordon Levitt shared his confusion over the misaligned women’s anti-feminist movement and why he considers himself a feminist. “There’s a long, long history of women suffering abuse, injustice, and not having the same opportunities as men, and I think that’s been very detrimental to the human race as a whole.” Feministing reported the Don Jon director as saying, “I’m a believer that if everyone has a fair chance to be what they want to be and do what they want to do, it’s better for everyone. It benefits society as a whole.”
The (Wo)Man Behind The Curtain: Female directors are taking the helm in Hollywood more than ever (though still not nearly enough), and The New York Times spotlighted a few of the revolutionary femmes fighting for their share of the big screen. “No longer content just to be making movies, a new generation of critically heralded female directors is rivaling the male establishment at the box office — and redefining what it means to be a woman in Hollywood.”
Jezebel’s White Flag Fix: Speaking out to gain the attention of its parent company Gawker Media, Jezebel.com’s staff posted last week about the platform’s disregard for the well-being of readers and personnel who are endlessly ambushed by misogynistic, violent, and disturbing pornographic images planted in their system’s comments section. The S.O.S. seemed to work, and apparently, Gawker finally heard their long-suffering female staff about the sickening GIFs. Accodring to Jezebel, “Gawker Media’s leadership from both tech and editorial has been working around the clock to get both a short-term solution in place as well as making larger systematic changes necessary to improve the commenting environment across all of our sites.”
Waging War: “Do you know how much money your friends are making?” That’s what Glamour‘s seventeenth annual salary survey asked. “Because every single expert we interview on the subject agrees: Knowing what others earn is absolutely key to getting more for yourself.” Scope out and compare your salary situation at Glamour.com to get armed with the insider information on your industry. And remember that these are real women‘s salaries and that your male friends are still likely to make more than you. Truth grenade.
Triple Word Scorn: “Oxford’s editors have welcomed a new batch of words to their database, validating young people and making life less confusing for old people,” Time neatly summarized last week’s heinous linguistics news. But they really neglected to capture the true horror that is the dedicated logophile [word lover] forced to now accept abominations like “adorbs” and “cray” in their next game of Scrabble.