Gal Gadot Won’t Sign On to Wonder Woman 2 Unless Brett Ratner is Removed: Critical Linking, November 14

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However, Gadot isn’t interested in excuses. She has reportedly put her foot down and refused to sign on to anything that benefits Ratner. A Warner Bros. source reportedly told Page Six: “She’s tough and stands by her principles. She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet. She also knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops. They can’t have a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man ­accused of sexual misconduct against women.”

Accused harasser Brett Ratner’s financial involvement in Wonder Woman 2 has hit a snag: Gal Gadot won’t star unless he’s gone.

On Friday, BuzzFeed published a report with sexual harassment allegations against former DC Comics Group Editor, Eddie Berganza. On Saturday the publisher announced that Berganza has been suspended, pending a review of the allegations.

Talk about an open secret.

These authors weave examinations of race, class, and social justice into their stories of adolescence, and their characters are often left questioning everything they know. Dear Martin, for instance, features many of the hallmarks of high-school drama: fragmented cliques, awkward crushes, and shifting friendships. But from the first chapter, Stone, who worked in teen mentoring before writing the novel, sets her focus on graver concerns. A simple question—What would Martin do if he were alive?—guides the novel’s protagonist throughout his senior year, as he encounters everything from his white classmates’ racism (down to one guy dressing up as a Klansman for Halloween) to police profiling. And while Justyce is drawn to King’s teachings of resilience and nonviolence, he is put increasingly on edge as he observes the failures of the world around him.

A look at recent YA novels dealing with social justice and police brutality.

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