Hunny of the Week 11/13: Reese Witherspoon
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Hunny of the Week 11/13: Reese Witherspoon

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

Reese Witherspoon called bullshit on Hollywood Monday night, at Glamour's annual Women of the Year Awards. Girlfriend called out ageism and sexism in the industry #likeaboss.

And she's got the accolades to go there: Reese was being honored that night for her new fashion line Draper James and her production company Pacific Standard, which produced two little films you may have heard of: Gone Girl and Wild.

Here's just a few gems from her speech:

"Ladies and gentlemen, I think we are in a cultural crisis in every field, in every industry. Women are underrepresented and underpaid in leadership positions. No wonder we don't have the healthcare we deserve or paid family leave or public access to early childhood education. And that really worries me. How can we expect legislation with our rights and needs being preserved if we don't have equal representation?"

"Films with women at the center are not a public service project. They are a big-time, bottom line-enhancing, money-making commodity."

Or my personal favorite:

Reese, I loved you as Elle Woods and I love you now. Keep on doing you, sister.

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Hunny of the Week: Emma Watson 2/23

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

After watching her transformation on and off the screen throughout the Harry Potter series, it's safe to say that I developed a personal connection and admiration for Emma Watson. Five years since the release of the final film, this brilliant Hunny of the week has cast an even stronger spell over us all with her public decision to take a year off from acting to focus on learning more about feminism.

Awarded the position of UN Women Goodwill ambassador in 2014, Watson is no newbie to feminist projects. She is a staunch activist for the UN Women's HeForShe campaign, a solidarity movement that promotes gender equality. And girlfriend is only 25.

Read Watson's interview with bell hooks [sic], renowned social activist and feminist, here. Having two of the most badass women out there admit their girl crushes for each other while also discussing their experiences with feminism and "celebrity activism"? YES.

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Hunny of the Week 4/5: Megan Brown

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

Raise your hand if you've ever tried to strike up a convo with your dating app match only to receive a condescending af pickup line. Take a hint guys, it's old, pathetic, and seriously cuts your chances of getting laid.

Normally I'd just delete the loser, but our Hunny of the Week Megan Brown took to having some "pun fun" with her wannabe suitor and shot down the guy with a grand slam response. (See what I did there?)

Since posting the exchange on Twitter, Brown has been retweeted 12k times and favorited 26k times. She also received lots of support from other women praising her for calling out the guy, having had similar experiences themselves.

It's 2016, can we please be done with the mansplaining already?

She even caught the attention of the New York Mets, who Tweeted at her with some love. She responded, yet again, with a perfect pun, this one referencing captain David Wright.

Brains and beauty, this Brewers fan is truly a catch. As for the dude? Hasn't responded since.

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Hunny of the Week 5/17: Nicola Thorp

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

Imagine: You go to your first day of work in the *post college real world* only to be abruptly sent home by your supervisor WITHOUT PAY because - wait for it - you weren't wearing heels.

This happened to Nicola Thorp, who we are tabbing Hunny of the Week for standing up to the sexist demands and creating a petition entitled "Make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels to work."

Sounds like a reasonable demand to me. I could barely manage prom in heels, let alone every single work day.

And we're not talking about a top model runway job, where heels are part of the profession. Thorp, who lives in London, is a receptionist for PwC, a corporate finance company. Her supervisor sent her home on her first day for wearing flats, demanding she have 2-4 inch heels for work.

In an interview with BBC Radio London, Thorp made it clear that she made sure her supervisor knew of its discriminatory uniform practice.

"I said, 'If you can give me a reason as to why wearing flats would impair me to do my job today, then fair enough', but they couldn't. I was expected to do a nine-hour shift on my feet escorting clients to meeting rooms. I said I just won't be able to do that in heels."

When Thorp asked if a male coworker could be forced to wear heels during the same shift, she said the supervisor laughed in her face. Yet another reasonable request on Thorp's part, demonstrating pretty explicit sexism. Not to mention that heels can be incredibly bad for your health.

After speaking with friends about the work malpractice, Thorp decided to further pursue the issue with her petition, which states:

"It's still legal in the UK for a company to require female members of staff to wear high heels at work against their will.... Dress code laws should be changed so that women have the option to wear flat formal shoes at work, if they wish. Current formal work dress codes are outdated and sexist."

We completely stand by Thorp's statements, along with over 137,000 other people who have already signed the petition, both men and women. If you want to wear heels, go for it! But it should be a choice, not a requirement.

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Hunny of the Week 11/17

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

This week's Hunny is Holly Holm, who took down undefeated reigning UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on Saturday, just 59 seconds into the second round.

And it's a big deal: People are calling it the "biggest upset" in UFC history, and it's garnering attention from everyone from Donald Trump to Lady Gaga. #random.

Best feeling in the world. Still trying to process and take it all in. There aren't enough words to express what I am feeling. Thank you @ufc for the opportunity and most of all thank you to my team for believing in me. All the hours in the gym and all the years of dedication to help me get to this moment. This is a priceless moment and I could not have done this on my own. @mmacoachwink its been 17 years and one hell of a ride. Let's see where it goes from here! Greg Jackson and @izzystylewrestling ... My transition to mma would not be possible without you. All of the coaching and teammates @jacksonwink_mma ...... You are my family and love you all so much! I only hope to make you proud and be a good champion. And to all of my fans..... I would not be able to live the dream without you. Much love to you all!! Big hugs to everyone! #ANDNEW ?

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Holm is now 10-0 in the UFC, proving once and for all that strong is the new skinny.

And this.

Not only is Holly a badass fighter and the new internet superstar she's also apparently really, really nice.

Also: girlfriend's braids on fleek.

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Hunny of the Week 11/24: Olivia Munn

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

Olivia Munn, our favorite financial BAMF on Newsroom, isn't taking your shit. Girlfriend called out ESPN's Rob Demovsky--and his journalistic integrity, ouch--after reading this little gem from Demovsky's recent article, Five Reasons Why Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is struggling. (Subtle, bro.)

There's no indication that Rodgers' relationship status has changed. Lions reporters said they spotted Rodgers' girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn, at Lambeau Field on Sunday.Sometimes it's easy to forget that professional athletes have lives away from the field, and you never know what could be going on in their personal lives.

Munn was having none of that.

This isn't the first time a pro athlete's female SO has been blamed for poor performance on the field. Remember Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo, circa 2007? Fans couldn't blame the blonde beauty fast enough for Romo's lackluster performance against the Eagles, a game she attended--in a cute AF pink jersey, no less. They called her Romo's bad luck charm and blamed her for what was dubbed the worst game of Romo's career.

I'm pissed, too Jess.

That's not to mention A-Rod and Madonna, Andy Roddick and Mandy Moore, even Tom Brady and Gisele.

I think I speak for the rest of the female population when I say to sports reporters and fans everywhere when I say: STFU and stop blaming us for a man who can't get his balls in order.

And you keep doing you, Olivia.