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The new historical film "Belle" is a window into little-known history. It tells the real life story of a mixed-race woman in 18th Century London, and was inspired by a beautiful painting that caused the director Amma Asante to want to learn more.

We found some of the most prominent stereotypes of men in film and TV. Some of these are so common, it is hard to think of a male character that isn’t one (or a combination of a few).

Pink used to be just another color - before girlishness and femininity was thrust upon it. An exhibit in Boston traces the history of the color and its meaning over the years. And yes, men can wear pink.

Over the last few decades, women have been making some gains in pay. The Pew Charitable Trust just released a study that tracked the earnings of two generations--mothers and daughters, fathers and sons. There are a few interesting conclusions.

So many commercials miss the mark, especially when it comes to women. But Ford has released a new ad that puts a woman front and center, and you'll want to hear what she has to say - and see what she drives.

Disney gets a bad rap for its portrayal of females. It's not just the narratives--even the depictions of the female body are problematic. Male characters have absurdly larger hands compared to dainty females with huge eyes. In real life, research puts the typical ratio of wrist size at 1.15. Why so big?

Girl characters on tween shows are finally getting to do more interesting stuff. But even while they're acting brave in action type shows, female characters are portrayed as pretty and very concerned with their attractiveness, according to study.

Often performing in jeans and a shirt, with a cap perched sideways, Paradise is not afraid to break stereotypes. Rapping about women's rights and equality abroad and in her home country, she's determined to succeed.

Meet the Bronies. These are adult male fans of the animated series, "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic." Times are changing and these dudes take their fandom seriously. They have a convention, "BronyCon" and they've inspired two documentaries.

Women can be just as corrupt as the next bribe-taker, says new research. But that's only if corruption is considered okay. However, in countries where dirty-dealing is frowned upon, women tend to obey the rules.

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