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‘We can all learn something from them’: Pixar execs praise all-female ‘Turning Red’ creative leadership team

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  • Chinese Canadian filmmaker Domee Shi, who helmed the 2018 Oscar-winning animated short film “Bao,” assembled an all-female creative leadership team for her feature film directorial debut “Turning Red.”
  • Shi co-wrote the screenplay of the feature film with playwright Julia Cho.
  • “Turning Red” follows the story of a Chinese Canadian teenager who transforms into a giant red panda whenever she gets excited.
  • According to Pixar President Jim Morris, the film took four years to complete, which makes it “one of the fastest films” Pixar has ever made.
  • “Turning Red” is set for a March 11 release on Disney Plus.

Pixar has lauded the all-female creative leadership team behind its latest animated film “Turning Red” for creating “one of [its] fastest films ever.” 

“Turning Red,” which follows the story of a Chinese Canadian teenager who transforms into a giant red panda, is the feature film directorial debut of Chinese Canadian filmmaker Domee Shi, who helmed the 2018 Oscar-winning animated short film “Bao.”

Seoul Milk apologizes for ad that portrays women as cows and has a voyeur trying to secretly film them

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Seoul Dairy Cooperative, Korea’s leading milk producer, apologized on Wednesday for its controversial ad that many social media users deemed inappropriate due to “sensual and perverted” imagery.

The video and reaction: The advertisement, released on Nov. 29, drew outrage in South Korea for its comparison of women to dairy cows and incorporating a voyeur with a camera. Meanwhile, the country continues to tackle “molka” crimes, which involve the use of cameras to surreptitiously and illegally film women in various states of undress, according to Korea Times.

Billionaire Uniqlo Founder Wants a Woman to Take His Job

Japanese fashion retail giant Uniqlo will likely have a female leader in the future, setting an example of a corporate shift from traditional gender roles that have typically left women under the glass ceiling.

Tadashi Yanai, founder and chief executive officer of Fast Retailing Co., which wholly owns Uniqlo, has expressed his preference for a female successor on Tuesday saying that the job is simply more suitable for a woman.

Indonesian Women Must Reportedly Pass ‘Two-Finger’ Vir‌g‌i‌n‌it‌‌y‌ Test Before Joining P‌‌o‌li‌c‌‌e

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Women in Indonesia hoping to join the police force are reportedly subjected to a “two-finger” vi‌rg‌i‌ni‌t‌y test that supposedly proves they are “good girls.”

The test, which involves the insertion of two fingers into an applicant’s v‌ag‌in‌a, determines whether the hym‌en is still intact — a method long proven to be an inaccurate indicator of a woman’s vir‌gi‌nity.

Seoul Now Provides Free Sanitary Products to Women to Tackle ‘Period Poverty’

To tackle the problem that officials called “period poverty,” the Seoul Metropolitan Government recently launched a program that will give out free sanitary products to women around South Korea’s capital city.

The program, which is part of the city’s newly revised Gender Equality Basic Ordinance, was launched on October 8, Monday, according to its official press release.