Apple Celebrates International Women's Day on iTunes With Featured Movies and TV Shows [Update: Apple Music Too]

In honor of International Women's Day, Apple today updated its iTunes stores to highlight movies and TV shows created by, starring, and featuring women.

The iTunes store for movies, for example, has a main section highlighting 10 actresses and filmmakers, including Amma Asante, Laia Costa, Tae Ri Kim, Meera Menon, Ruth Negga, and more. There's a separate section focusing on women directors, and multiple movies starring women are highlighted in the app carousel, including Jackie, Arrival, Moana, Fences, and Edge of Seventeen.


Separately, there are also several "Like a Girl" movie categories: Act "Like a Girl," Fight "Like a Girl," Direct "Like a Girl," and Write "Like a Girl," along with categories for specific actors and directors that showcase entire catalogs of work.

Apple's TV section includes a "Bold Women" section, and highlights TV shows with prominent female actresses and creators like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Insecure, Westworld, Steven Universe, and more. Categories like Women of Comedy, Bold Dramas Created by Women, Bold Girls, and Women of Reality TV are also available.

There's a small section on the iBooks Store featuring "More Hidden Figures," but other than that, the promotion is limited to the TV and Movie stores, with no changes to Apple Music or the App Store.

Update: Apple has added several Apple Music playlists celebrating International Women's Day.

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31 months ago
The thing that I hate most about the Trump presidency is all of the racists, bigots and chauvinists who now suddenly have the balls to scream their fringe views from the rooftops. They now think it's fine to make bomb threats to Jewish community centers, kill Indians because they think they're Muslim (yeah, that shooting happened down the street from my mother-in-law's house), kill Sikhs because they wear turbans, ban religions, say that racism doesn't exist and attempt to dismantle women's rights. Do you guys even know how many women are sexually assaulted during their life? It's about one in four. Women equality has a long way to go. It's not about making them more equal, it's not about giving them special privileges. It's about changing the minds of men so that they treat them fairly in all aspects, including the workplace, the bedroom, etc.
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31 months ago
Break out the fedoras, everyone. It's time for male geek opinions on women's issues.
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31 months ago

Such political garbage. Every woman I know, knows that she's equal and doesn't need a special day to celebrate her gender or whine about her "oppression."


There is a difference in what a woman knows and how society treats her. THAT is the reason for this day.
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31 months ago
Such political garbage. Every woman I know, knows that she's equal and doesn't need a special day to celebrate her gender or whine about her "oppression."
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31 months ago
Lively comment section. I wonder how many forum members are women? I'm going to make an easy guess of below 10%. Which also helps explain the vitriol that pops up in here sometimes. Male trash talk.
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31 months ago

'How society treats her' -- what does that mean? How does "society" treat women? I know quite a few women who make six figure salaries, have great families, and love life. I've never once heard any of them say that they feel mistreated by society.

Your anecdotal experience proves nothing, says nothing.
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31 months ago

You are clearly brainwashed.

I just want to point out one thing from you fairy tail. The salary thing is not legal in many countries. It is a myth...

I'm the brainwashed one? Have you even seen what is happening at companies like Uber, or do you work there? There is a difference between what is legal and what is followed. There's a huge difference between a woman knowing she is equal, and a woman being treated equal.
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31 months ago
I looked at the MR headlines for every March 8th going back to 2014. Apple has either never commemorated this day before or they did and MR didn't cover it (which seems unlikely).

So, Apple, why did you choose to commemorate this day this year?
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31 months ago

I didn't realize women were a different species that another human could not relate to. Also the salary thing has been debunked over and over. You think some women dont talk about men a certain way? Everyone is unique and different. And that also means there's no widespread conspiracy against women.

It's not a conspiracy, it's a culture. A culture that has long been male-dominant that feels threatened by the equality of women, full stop.
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31 months ago

Definitely equal. Just different: 2+2=1+3

But feminists don't want to be equal. They want dominance and to punish men simply for their perceived slights against them.

You mainly see the bad feminist publicity in the media. Feminist means "the advocacy of women's rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes." I'm a feminist and I'm a guy. I have a daughter and want to make sure that she grows up with the same opportunity that my son is afforded. It's not some evil conspiracy. You've been brainwashed.
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