Femininity

As if we didn’t embrace you sufficiently as one of our top #GirlsWithGuts already, you just sealed the deal Gal.

The much anticipated sequel to “Wonder Woman” may not star Gal Gadot, if filmmaker Brett Ratner remains on staff, according to a report from the New York Post.

The publication’s Page Six, citing an unnamed source close to Gadot, said the actress will not continue with the franchise so long as Ratner can profit. Ratner’s production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped to produce “Wonder Woman,” as part of a co-financial deal with Warner Bros.

The film maker has been accused of sexual misconduct by at least six women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Ellen Page.

“She’s tough and stands by her principles,” the source told Page Six. “She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet. She also knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops. They can’t have a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man ­accused of sexual misconduct against women.”

PC: Mario Anzuoni | Reuters

Fashion

We can’t argue that wearable technology is the new flavor of the day (and now smart purses that bring emotional relevance?!), but fashion in gaming?  That caught our attention.

In 2016, the pink-haired Lightning from Final Fantasy was announced as the face of luxury French fashion powerhouse Louis Vuitton, leaving both the worlds of fashion and gaming completely shook.  The way that female characters and games have been marketed in the past has been very off-putting to female video game enthusiasts (and #GirlsWithGuts we might add), as seen with the scantily-clad costume designs of women in Mortal Kombat (2011) and Quiet in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, for example.

We agree with Laura who hopes to see a possible video game high street fashion collaboration, like Zara and last year’s Comic Meets Denim collection, helping to take gaming in general more mainstream and to help broaden its audience. We’ve already seen it with the recent Nintendo x Forever 21 fashion collection and hope to see more in the future.

 

Fitness

So happy to read about this #GirlsWithGuts event and hope it’s just the beginning.   The world’s top female skaters descended on Encinitas, California, last weekend to compete in the sixth annual Exposure Skate and, more importantly, to make a statement.

More than 130 skateboarders traveled from all over the U.S. and from a number of countries around the world — such as Australia, Brazil, Holland, South Africa, France, Colombia, Argentina, Canada, and Japan — to compete in vert, bowl, and street disciplines. At stake: a $50,000 prize purse and a chance to support a local shelter for survivors of domestic violence. Competing in the event was also a chance to shine a light on the growing positive impact of the sport on girls and young women in local communities and beyond.

Exposure Skate, a nonprofit that empowers girls through skateboarding, hosted the free event where families could watch the top female competitors from around the world and also participate in free yoga or Camp Tanuga Learn-to-Skate clinics.  Read more here.

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In 2012, after women’s vert and bowl events were removed from nearly every significant skateboarding competition, it became evident that it was time to advance women’s skateboarding in a new way. Pro skateboarder Amelia Brodka created “UNDEREXPOSED: A Women’s Skateboarding Documentary”:

Flair

Women strip off and cover themselves head-to-toe in GLITTER . . . would you be gutsy enough to try it?

Women come in all shapes and sizes, and one group of friends from Australia have decided to celebrate . . . using glitter!

Taking to the outdoors in nothing but a coat of shimmering body paint, they’ve created quite a stir with their body positive glitter photoshoots.  Read more here.