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Kristen Stewart asks Jesse Eisenberg insulting questions to prove a point about sexism in the media.


Imagine you can ask Kristen Stewart ANY question you want. Ready? Go!

Here are some reasonable choices:

1.What's your favorite role you've ever played?

2.What was it like working with Jodie Foster on "Panic Room" and who are the actresses you look up to the most?

3.Which script was funnier, "Adventureland" or "Breaking Dawn — Part 2"?

Sadly, all entertainment reporters seem to care about is:

1.Who are you dating?

2.No, but seriously, who are you dating?

3.C'mon, tell us who you're dating!

A person can only take so many questions about Robert Pattinson, am I right?

But this is just the way it is for most actresses. While Stewart's male costars get insightful interview questions about career and craft, women are forced to talk about their latest hairstyle and walk the "manicure runway" — yep, that's a real thing.

But! In a new skit from Funny or Die, Kristen Stewart gets a little revenge by turning these sexist interview questions on Jesse Eisenberg, her costar in "American Ultra." (Suggetion: Watch the whole video before reading on.)

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In the hilarious video, Jesse and Kristen sit down to interview each other, only to find out they've been given each other's question cards.

Jesse: How did you bulk up for this role?

Things get interesting when Kristen starts asking Jesse all kinds of inane questions usually reserved for, well, her.

Kristine: Do you have any favorite designers?

Jesse: "Levi's," Eisenberg says. But "I don't know if that's a person."

Stewart moves on to the next question, a classic:

"Are you pregnant, though?

EIsenberg, shockingly, is not with child.

And, of course, no interview of a Hollywood actress would be complete without at least one mention of breasts:

Kristine: Do you have a favorite boob?

Finally, Eisenberg's had enough.

"I just feel like a lot of the questions you're asking me feel like they're ... not about the movie," he says.

Exactly!

Eisenberg: Now I know what it feels like to be a cwoman.

There's a difference between trying to humanize an actress and reducing her to the most basic of female stereotypes.

Sticking only to questions about the movie or her career could probably get a little boring, but how about we show a little creativity and insight? How about we go a little deeper than what dress she's wearing or whether she feels like her biological clock is ticking?

Or, at the very least, how about we start subjecting men to the same kinds of vapid interviews women have endured for so long?

If this video with Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg is any indication, this kind of red carpet equality is long overdue.
Source: www.upworthy.com/kristen-stewart-asks-jesse-eisenberg-insulting-questions-to-prove-a-point-about-sexism-in-the-media?c=upw1&u=07fa0e7f2d23f338b4a3b29d16b2a71a4c4e496b

Female Software Engineer 'Too Pretty'? Isis Wenger Faces Heavy Criticism


According to some social media users, female software engineer Isis Wenger is “too pretty” to be a real engineer. It all started with an advertisement by OneLogin, a company responsible for creating the software of the same name that allows users to safely enter all web applications from a smartphone or tablet, where we see an attractive engineer, Isis Wenger, sporting a smile alongside the caption: “My team is great. Everyone is smart, creative and hilarious.”

According to a report from Yahoo!, the ad was met with heavy criticism and negative comments from social media users.

“I’m curious people with brains find this ad remotely plausible and if women in particular buy this image of what a female software engineer looks like.” one person wrote. “What does a female software engineer look like?” another said.”If their intention is to attract more women then it would have been better to choose a picture with a warm, friendly smile rather than a sexy smirk,” a Facebook user posted in the comments section.

After receiving negative comments about her appearance, the Platform Engineer aims to spread awareness about diversity in the technology industry through a hashtag on Twitter, #ILookLikeAnEngineer.
Source: www.inquisitr.com/2318681/female-software-engineer-too-pretty-isis-wenger-faces-heavy-criticism/

 
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