3 items from 2017
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Emma Watson loves to read.
The actress has that in common with her brainy Harry Potter character Hermione as well as bookish Belle, who she plays in the much-anticipated film Beauty and the Beast, out March 17. In addition to being a bookworm, Watson is also an outspoken feminist and as well as a Un Women Goodwill Ambassador and promoter of the organization’s HeForShe movement, which is dedicated to recruiting men into the movement for gender equality. As a response to her work with the Un, she launched the feminist »
- Madeline Raynor
It’s been five years since Daisy Coleman was found on her family’s front lawn in Missouri, wearing only a T-shirt and yoga pants, her hair turned brittle by the cold.
It’s been five years since Coleman, then 14, alleged she had been sexually assaulted by Matthew Barnett, a teenage boy in their small town. Coleman said Barnett plied her with alcohol at a party the night before she was found outside, and then raped her.
And it’s been five years since that accusation led to a felony sexual assault charge against Barnett that was later dropped, before »
- Jeff Truesdell
The film will tell the story of Jamaican native Hylton, who was sold by her mother to an American couple in New York aged 7, and was subsequently abused by her adoptive father. She was arrested aged 19 for her involvement in the kidnapping and murder of a real estate agent and was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment. Upon her release, she found her calling, fighting for the rights of women alongside The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler.
“We are all looking for the right female screenwriter and director for A Little Piece Of Light.,” rep Dan Pearson told Deadline. “This is a project for women, by women, of women. hat’s how it’s got to go. Donna says, ‘Your voice is my voice. My voice is your voice. »
- Gary Collinson
3 items from 2017
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