EOD: George Lucas Is Retiring — And Being Replaced By A Woman
2:28 pm, June 2nd | by Lilly ODonnell
EOD Saturday: We wrote last week about the underrepresentation of women in the film industry, and it looks like George Lucas heard our prayers. The legendary director is retiring, and LucasFilm announced a new co-chairman, Kathleen Kennedy. [The Mary Sue]
As of May 21, about 20 percent of donations to outside groups like super PACs have come from women in this election cycle, according to nonpartisan research group the Center for Responsive Politics.
With everyone saying that Super PACs are changing elections, maybe they hold the key to ending the underrepresentation of women and women’s issues in politics. Maybe if we close the wage gap, we can buy politicians like everyone else.
First the women get the money, then they get the power. [via CBS]
Kate Middleton is known for her wild hats, and now, by the grace of Kerry Taylor’s Passion for Fashion auction, you may be able to own a hat worn by the Duchess herself. That’s basically like being married to Prince William, right? [Styleite]
A jar of freckle cream might help solve the mystery of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance. [The Huffington Post]
Psychologist Barry Khule explains the difference between equity feminism and gender feminism, why so many people (including women) consider the term “feminist” an insult, and why feminism and evolutionary psychology don’t have to be enemies [Psychology Today]