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.

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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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macduke Avatar
52 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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lunarworks Avatar
52 months ago
Break out the fedoras, everyone. It's time for male geek opinions on women's issues.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2010mini Avatar
52 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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
miniyou64 Avatar
52 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."
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
michaelant Avatar
52 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.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sinsin07 Avatar
52 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.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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