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Actress Olivia Wilde Calls Out Hollywood For The Sexism It Endorses

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Most commonly recognized for her roles in films such as ‘Rush’ and ‘Drinking Buddies’ as well as for her six-year run as Dr. Thirteen on the TV series ‘House M.D.,’ Olivia Wilde recently decided to call out sexism in Hollywood. While sitting on the State of Female Justice panel, Olivia openly addressed Hollywood’s overwhelming tendency to produce films with male leads, the difficulties in getting a film with a female lead financed, and even shares an interesting story of role reversal. Check it out…

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As Olivia mentions at the beginning of her speech, the primary job of filmmakers and Hollywood -being the world’s capital for film -is to be storytellers, a medium for sharing the incredible and imaginative stories of everyone and everything on the planet. Yet so much of what we regularly see produced out of the Hollywood machine is the same general story over and over again, a story that is driven by men, is sexist towards women, and does very little, if anything, to empower us as a human race. Many of us are well aware of this, but it’s a point that Olivia makes a little later in her speech that really stood out for me,

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…it’s all based on the demand. Movies are made based on what people are asking for, magazines are sold based on what they think people are asking for, so really the power is in our hands. And it’s really just a matter of asking for it much louder.

This point for me, really stood out as a great reminder of the power that we as individuals and even more so as a collective have when it comes to creating change on the planet. It’s easy to point fingers at the “elite” or those at the top of every industry, but it’s much more proactive and influential to instead look within. To realize that as long as we keep supporting and demanding these films, the more the incentive is for them to keep on producing them.

Being heavily engrained in the independent movie realm with my work as an actor, I can say that in Toronto alone there are a number of independent projects that readily shatter the Hollywood standard of storytelling. I’m sure that the same can be said for pretty well every city in the world and it’s up to us to support these films and show the Hollywood beast that we are looking to move beyond the sexism, the racism, and the overall stereotype that is 99% of blockbuster films. It’s not to say that we need to completely stop seeing mainstream films, it’s that we need to make our collective voice heard loud enough that mainstream films are forced to expand beyond their current boundaries in order to satisfy the viewing public.

I truly believe that creating a shift within the mainstream entertainment and media realm would be a monumental stride for the world to take towards how we look, value and treat one another. As Olivia reminds us,

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…these are things that have to change in order for the media to be a positive force for people all around the world, because it is incredible the reach of the media.

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Our Discussion About Dr. Fauci Telling People To Wear Goggles To Protect Against COVID-19

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Joe, Ruby and I recently sat down for our weekly show, “The Takeaway” to discuss Dr. Anthony Fauci’s recent recommendation that all people should be wearing goggles as well as a mask in order to protect themselves against COVID-19. As most of you reading this will know, mask mandates in public settings have caused quite a controversy, especially in Canada and in the United States. Well known and reputable doctors and scientists seem to be the catalyst, having brought a lot of attention to themselves by sharing their expert opinions and research. Today, however, we are living in a very different environment as information that contradicts what’s told to us by our federal health regulatory agencies is now deleted, blocked, and censored from social media platforms and Google searchers.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, based on what I have been seeing and from our own experience here at Collective Evolution, we are living in a time where a digital authoritarian Orwellian fact-checker is patrolling the internet and censoring information, deeming it as “false” when in many cases, the information doesn’t appear to be false at all. Don’t get me wrong, there is plenty of “fake news” out there, but should people not have the right to examine information and determine for themselves what is, and what isn’t instead of having someone else do it for them?

In the episode below we share our opinions and talk about where we see things going within the next few months. It’s a two part episode, in the second part we talk about an interesting document within the CIA’s electronic reading dealing with the affect human intention can have on physical material systems. If you’re interested in that, you can access it on CETV, here.  CETV is a platform we created to combat the censorship we are currently experiencing, as many  of you probably already know of by now.

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Are Mandatory Masks A Precursor To A Mandatory Coronavirus Vaccine? 

 

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Woody Harrelson Shares A Powerful Video: ‘Thoughts From Within’ He Calls It

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In Brief

  • The Facts:

    Woody Harrelson shares some spoken word with a deep message.

  • Reflect On:

    How do you view our current world? Does it truly resonate with you? Is it something you want to support? If you could put your energy into a world of thriving abundance, would you? Then why so much energy into the way things are?

I sit here today having been reminded of a Woody Harrelson video after watching a movie he acted in. I recalled the first time I saw this video. It was one of the first realizations I had, about 9 years ago, that many celebrities also go through life with trials and tribulations of the average person. Perhaps not in all ways, but certainly in many. This is an obvious thought of course, but sometimes not all that common.

When I saw this video, I remember thinking, wow, I love what he is sharing, and coming from his place of influence this truly has a powerful message. This is an awesome video made by Woody Harrelson sharing some powerful thoughts from within.

In the video Woddy lays out a spoken word masterpiece that touches on all of the main aspects of our current society. If you truly take the time to listen, there is much to reflect on. And of course, there is an inspiring side of it all too.

This one is a bit of a throw back, but it’s a good one. Enjoy it!

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Josh Radnor From How I Met Your Mother Just Started A Conscious Band with Ben Lee

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You might be here because you are a fan of the hit TV show, How I Met Your Mother, or maybe you have fond memories of blasting “Catch My Disease” in your car on a hot summer day. Whatever the reason may be, you are about to discover a lesser-known side to actor-writer-director Josh Radnor and Australian singer-songwriter Ben Lee—who now form the musical duo Radnor & Lee.

In this very first episode of Uplifted Life’s new Redefining Success Podcast, Kosta Stoyanoff and I had the privilege of having a conversation with both of them over Skype only a few days before they left for their Brazil tour. We talked about their new musical venture, the effects of having achieved success and fame at a young age, what true success ought to be, spirituality, meditation, self-development and more! Playing the hosts was definitely out of our comfort zones, but we are glad we did it and were able to extract some valuable insights from these two amazing human beings.

There is a rumor circulating that they are a religious born again band because they don’t shy away from using words like word God in their lyrics. The truth is that they do not subscribe to any particular label and are simply fascinated by life’s bigger questions. In our 30-minute conversation with them, we found them to be incredibly grounded, intelligent and wise individuals who simply strive to get back to the basics of what really matters in life and care about becoming the best and most compassionate version of themselves. It was awesome to chat with two public figures who choose to use their influence to spread a positive and conscious message through their art!

Our intention with the Redefining Success Podcast is to collect gems of wisdom from individuals who see beyond our culture’s materialistic idea of success and have discovered a more fulfilling, whole and healthy view of what it means to lead a truly successful life. We believe that doing our part in helping rewrite the cultural story surrounding success can inspire a positive change in how we lead our lives—from our relationships to the way we do business.

Like Uplifted Life for more uplifting content and stay tuned for more episodes!

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Ben Lee’s Website: www.ben-lee.com
Josh Radnor’s Museletters: joshradnor.instapage.com
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Listen to Radnor & Lee on Itunes and Spotify

 

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