19 Wins and Losses for Celeb Women in 2013
Say what you will about entertainment in 2013, but women were certainly in the foreground. On the plus side, Girls grew its pop cultural clout, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler earned the most Golden Globe Awards viewers in recent years and landed a contract to host for another two years, Sandra Bullock consistently attracted moviegoers, and productions like Orange Is the New Black and Blue Is the Warmest Color brought LBGTQ issues to the center of feminist discussion.
At the same time, women also suffered major losses with Saturday Night Live once again opting for white women cast members over ones of color, comedienne Lindy West receiving countless rape threats after speaking out against rape culture, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” creating ambiguities around consent and female agency, and the media preying on Amanda Bynes as she spiraled into an increasingly troubling tunnel of instability. So, what does this say about our culture? For starters, that women are no longer ignored in entertainment, whether they are racking up achievements or turning against one another. Is this what gender equality looks like? Maybe not quite, but we are definitely making strides. With that said, here is the year in entertainment as told by wins and losses for women.