What’s Current: Nicole Kidman pledges to work with a female director every 18 months

Nicole Kidman at Cannes Film Festival. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Nicole Kidman pledges to work with a female director once every 18 months in an attempt to even out gender imbalance in the film industry. At a press conference, she explained:

“Only 4.2 percent of women directed the main motion pictures of 2016, that’s a statistic from the Women in Film group… There were 4000 episodic television series last year and only 183 women directed them. That says it all. So I think that’s an important thing to say and keep saying.

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Two male academics submit hoax paper, “The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct,” to peer reviewed journal only to discover, upon publication, that the field of Gender Studies is way ahead of them in the nonsense department.

Jess Martin

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