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Lynda Carter Shares How #MeToo Hits Close To Home And Why She Believes All The Woman Coming Forward

Ever since her debut as Diana Prince on the original “Wonder Woman” series, actress Lynda Carter has been seen as a figure of strength and power. Her role as the DC Comics superhero garnered a massive following and has in the decades following established an impressive legacy.

In an interview with The Daily Beast last year, the television icon of Mexican descent talked about what it was like to be an actress in Hollywood before #MeToo and her impressions of the campaign as a force to be reckoned with in today’s age.

The actress shared how important the #MeToo movement has been for her to witness as a post women’s liberation activist.

The #MeToo movement continues to be a watershed moment for women in Hollywood. Within a matter of months, #MeToo took down the careers of over 71 men of high-level positions as fast a set of dominos. First, came the fall of Harvey Weinstein, then an executive at Amazon Studios, actor Kevin Spacey, comedian Louis C.K, and has called out high ranking politicians. Most recently, the #MeToo movement is setting its efforts on the Catholic church. Pope Francis has acknowledged the fact that nuns have been victims of sexual abuse from priests and bishops within the church.

The outpour of accusations is a sight to be seen for the actress whose portrayal of a powerful woman captured audiences at the height of the women’s lib movement during its run in the 70s. “I asked my husband if he was surprised by all the #MeToo stories. ‘Yeah, I’m surprised,’ he said. Ask any woman, they’re not surprised. It’s been going on for years. It’s not news to us [women], but it is news to you [men]. We’ve been trying to tell you. We’ve been trying to tell you for a long time and you haven’t listened.” Carter remarked in the interview.

In fact, Carter says, this is a story that she has been all too familiar with for quite some time.

Cater declined to name specifics in her own claims of experiencing sexual harassment in her career, but she did underline her support for any woman coming forward.

“He’s already being done in. There’s no advantage in piling on again,” Carter told The Daily Beast after turning down their request to name her abuser. However, her decision to remain tight-lipped on her abuser‘s name or what they did to her exactly was, as the site described, “emphatically” followed up with a statement that ended with her stating “I believe every woman in the Bill Cosby case.”

Carter explained that her decision to not make a formal accusation stems from her desire to avoid drawing the spotlight away from the women who have a chance to seek legal justice against their shared abuser.

“There’s nothing legally I could add to it, because I looked into it. I’m just another face in the crowd.” Carter explained. “And I would talk about it. But it ends up being about me, and not about the people who can talk about it. I don’t want it to be about me, it’s not about me. It’s about him being a scumbag.”

Carters mention of legal restrictions highlights the roadblocks many women who have come forward to accuse men like Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein have faced in their pursuit of justice. In the case of Bill Cosby, who became the subject of a highly publicized sexual assault scandal in 2014, a majority of the allegations have been quashed because they fall outside the statutes of limitations for legal proceedings. Still, numerous women have continued to bring civil lawsuits against him.

Read: In The Name of #MeToo, Women Talk About Their Sexual Assaults

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This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’


This Quietly Posted IMDB Page Could Mean ‘Coco 2’

To say our worlds were rocked when Pixar finally gave us a touching film about la cultura a few years ago would be the biggest understatement of the century. ‘Coco,’ the 2017 American 3D computer-animated fantasy starring Gael García Bernal and Benjamin Bratt filled our hearts and also brought us to tears. Still, as satisfying as the film was, there’s no doubt it left us craving more. And it looks like we might just get it.

An IMDB page for Coco 2 has been created and I’m sorry but I can’t stop freaking out!!

According to IMDB user anthandsoc-95189 who appears to have long had the inside scoop on upcoming films, ‘Coco 2: Return To the Land Of the Living’ is in the works! Some digging around has also revealed that another sight might have information on the plot and characters of the sequel film. Of course, this information has yet to be confirmed and might be purely a wish, but if it is we’ll dream big!

According to IMDB ‘Coco 2’ will take place 6 years after the first film

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

The IMDB page says “It’s been 6 years since the events happened for Miguel. But when Hector, Imelda, and his great grand-abuelos need Miguel’s help to come back to the Land of the Living because some mysterious sinister masked skeleton is haunting and rules their world with an iron fist and sword and hates music.”

Which means, if IMDB is correct, we haven’t seen the last of Mama Coco!

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Sweet Coco could have a really big role in the new film!!

Of course, other sites have other insights into the could-be sequel…

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Because of course everyone has an opinion!

According to ‘Coco 2’ will take place six years after the first film.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

We’ll see Miguel’s family attempt to throw him a fiesta, but sadly Miguel, still upset about Mama Coco’s death, will be upset.

When Miguel meets a sophisticated, ghostly and well-bred skeletal spirit Miguel will attempt to return to The Land Of The Dead for a vacation.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Now that’s an insane idea for a spring break.

In this version of the sequel, Miguel will a dark black hole to go back to The Land Of The Dead, to see Papa Hector and Mamma Imelda.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Of course, Miguel will be astonished when he sees his old family members for another time and finally gets to see Mama Coco.

Soon enough, Miguel is racing against time, once again, to avoid being a skeleton.

‘Coco’ / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

But this time, Marcel might not be so bothered by the idea of living amongst the dead for forever.

Of course, all of this is speculative. Who knows if Pixar has plans for a sequel in the works, but as one fan points out this clip by Pixar on the DVD release has some great hints!

Fingers crossed!

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Women In Mexico Have Started Their Own #MeToo Movement


Women In Mexico Have Started Their Own #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo Movement has arrived in Mexico.

Last week, a young activist tweeted that an esteemed writer had beaten or raped more than 10 women, with her post inspiring hundreds of others to speak out about violence and harassment in their industries.

Ana G. González, a 29-year-old political communications consultant, tweeted on March 21 that Herson Barona had “beaten, manipulated, gaslighted, impregnated, and abandoned (on more than one occasion) more than 10 women.” While she didn’t experience the violence firsthand, she said that women had asked her to speak out on their behalf.

“I knew several women that were just too afraid and not ready to come forth, but allowed me to speak for them and name this person,” González told the New York Times.

Barona denied the accusations, saying “I understand that there is collective pain surrounding the real cases of so many beaten, raped and murdered women” and “unfortunately, in public scorn there is little space for discussion, clarity or conciliation.”

His response didn’t slow down the derision he, and others who have been recently been accused of gender violence and harassment, received on the social network, however.

Since González’s tweet, more allegations have followed under the hashtag #MeTooEscritores, where women are sharing their stories of abuse in film, academia, the nonprofit sector, business, law, theater, medicine, politics and more.

Some women, fearing a backlash from their jobs or their perpetrator, are speaking anonymously or not sharing their attacker’s name. But others, who shared details in their accounts, have caught the attention of the attorney general’s office in the state of Michoacán, which is investigating information published on social media by a network of journalists that “includes acts that Mexican laws consider as crimes.”

Last year, during the height of the #MeToo movement in the US, Mexican actress Karla Souza, famous for her role as Laurel Castillo on the US legal drama television series How to Get Away With Murder, disclosed that she was raped by a director while working in Mexico. She chose to not share the name of her aggressor, which incited skepticism and criticism from many, sending a message to those who might have wanted to open up about their experience with workplace violence or harassment that they, too, could risk similar reprisal.

“When you see how these women have been treated publicly, it makes perfect sense many victims want to protect themselves by staying anonymous,” González said. “Let’s just hope this time it will be different.”

Read: Twitter Is On Fire With The ‘Me Too’ Hashtag And Latinas Refuse To Be Forgotten

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