Natalie Portman, Jewish mom of two, actor, and activist, just pulled out of attending the ceremony for this year's Genesis Prize, a prestigious award often called the "Jewish Nobel."
While Portman,…born in Jerusalem, was initially proud to accept the prize when she was announced as the winner last year, she decided not to attend the upcoming June awards ceremony in Israel because of recent events in the country. The Genesis Prize Foundation said Portman's representative told them that she "does not feel comfortable participating in… >> Read More
Today is #EqualPayDay. That means a lot of people are talking about money — specifically, how women continue to earn less than men.
According to the ACLU, women earn between $8,000 to $23,000…less than men annually, a figure that changes according to race: Today is #EqualPayDay, when pay for all women catches up to the pay for all men from the previous year. Here’s how the pay gap breaks down: pic.twitter.com/ysVyLQoqKU — ACLU (@ACLU) April 10, 2018 Just yesterday, however, a federal appeals court ruled that employers… >> Read More
Natalie Portman, award-winning actor, announced the winner for the Best Director category at 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. Besides the fact that she stunned in a classic black…dress — for her feminist #TimesUp campaign, in which supporters of equal rights in the workplace wear black — she unabashedly called out the fact that it was an all-male list of nominees. Portman's co-presenter, Ron Howard, also presented the category with her — though he mostly just stood next to Portman, not adding much one… >> Read More
Who knew Natalie Portman wanted to really, really hang out with Abbi Jacobson of "Broad City" fame? Because that's what the Oscar-winning actress revealed recently at Vulture Festival L.A.
According…to Vulture, Portman said "Broad City" is “such a great show, maybe the funniest,” then added, “I’ve sort of tangentially been on it because they make fun of "Garden State" all the time. So I love it, and I laugh at it, and I think it’s hilarious. But then people are like, "I love 'Garden State.' Now I’m… >> Read More
Within the wave of #MeToo articles and sexual harassment and assault allegations, it can be incredibly triggering and confusing. Many women, for instance, aren't even aware of their own experiences…with harassment since it's so often normalized as regular behavior — and it's easier to cope if we push it away. Even Natalie Portman has done this. Apparently, the #MeToo movement made her realize her own experiences with sexual harassment, and that she has been abused, too. At Vulture Festival L.A. she opened up, saying: When I… >> Read More