The Hustle Trailer
Setting Things Right
The movie looks funny and it’s rated PG-13. It originally however, received an R rating. Here’s what you might not know. Before becoming an actress, Rebel Wilson was an attorney. And when the MPAA came down with the R rating she was not happy. She actually tells the story the best on Graham Norton. This is what makes it special. Rebel is not just a rebel, she’s a badass.
Gender Bias Double Standard
This might not be your cup of tea but to stick it to the MPAA for those reasons alone I’d go. Gender Bias is nothing new. We’ve all seen it, Our paychecks probably see it every pay day. But when you’re a woman trying to make it in the world there are times you have to work a little harder.
Gender Bias of Another Sort
(*Warning* you might consider this NSFW*)
Every January the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) happens in Las Vegas. And the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) an arm of CES awards a Robotics Innovation Award each year. While scrolling through Tumblr last night I found out that this year the Innovation Awards Honoree in the Robotics and Drone product category prize went to a sex toy for women. It was created by a team of women engineers and a women owned company. But almost as quickly as they won, the CTA revoked the award saying the entry violated the terms and conditions of their entries deeming it “immoral, obscene, indecent, or profane.”
CEO and Founder of Osé, Lora DiCarlo issued an Open Letter “… if we didn’t fit their policy, how in the world did our application even get past the first round of vetting by CTA staff, let alone receive high marks across the board from their expert judges?” And it’s true, how did it? Beyond this, if you’ve never been to CES, you should know that Virtual Reality companies exhibit every year allowing men to watch porn in public as people just walk by. Think about the trade show floor at Comic-Con? And in in 2018 an actual sex doll was launched by a company on the floor.