How Abusers Get Away With Murder

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I recently spotted this short Upworthy article titled The 4 Terrifying Dating Secrets Abusers Are Counting On You Not Knowing. The article highlights a GIF set from Leslie Morgan Steiner’s TED Talk, “Why Domestic Violence Victims Don’t Leave.” In the four GIFs, Steiner is shown saying the following: “I did not know that the first step...+

Why You Should Be Furious About The Jennifer Lawrence Nude Photo Leak

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It’s not the first time this has happened, and it unfortunately won’t be the last. Last weekend, an iCloud hack resulted in the release of several nude, sexually suggestive photos of female celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton,  Kirsten Dunst, Lea Michele, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice Mary Elizabeth Winstead, teen Olympian sensation McKayla Maroney, Kim Kardashian,...+

Siren Phoenix Osceola: An Interview With A Plus-Size Model

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Siren Phoenix Osceola is a professional plus-size model based in Pennsylvania. She’s auditioned for America’s Next Top Model and been voted the 2013 Plus Model of the Year by the New York Fashion Association. Siren has already accomplished so much, but shows no sign of slowing down. Enjoy our interview with her and the breathtaking...+

ROAR: The game-changing safety device that’s going to keep women safe

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What if there was a way to ensure that every woman could go through her life feeling secure and fearless? Imagine a world where women could go about their lives without having to consciously avoid unprovoked attacks or attention. Yasmine Mustafa wants to create that world. Last November, women throughout Philadelphia were shaken when a 29-year-old woman...+

“Feminist Frank”: The Meme You Wish Were A Real Guy

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I’ve been a long-time fan of the internet’s Ryan Gosling feminism images (I don’t know one woman who isn’t, actually!) They’re funny, clever and prompt people to think about real issues that women face in our society! (If you’re a fan, you’ll be thrilled that the feminist Ryan Gosling images have been made into a BOOK! I...+

Pakistani Woman Stoned to Death by Family for Marrying Man She Loved

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In today’s already disturbing news I have stumbled upon recent news of a pregnant Pakistani woman who was “stoned to death” by her father and family for marrying the man she loved. Her name was Farzana Iqbal. “Farzana Iqbal was waiting for the High Court in the eastern city of Lahore to open when a group...+

Cosmetics Queen Battles Against Skin Bleaching

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In the beauty industry so many people are pressured to have flawless skin, look a certain way, get up the employment chain through looks, and the horrible thought process of “looks are everything”. Looks are not everything. The heart and personality of people is what matters the most.  I recently read this article about skin bleaching. It...+

Middle School’s Ban Punishes The Victims

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This week two separate schools made headlines for their absurd policies. A North Carolina elementary school told 9 year old Grayson Bruce that he was no longer allowed to wear his My Little Pony backpack to school because it was considered a “trigger for bullying.” School Officials were aware that Grayson was being physically and...+

The Re-invention of Barbie

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Nickolay Lamm is the artist behind the “Normal Barbie”, a doll with the measurements of an average 19 year old that went viral last year. Now it seems that Lamm has much bigger plans for the inspirational doll. Amazed by how much attention he received for the “Normal Barbie”, he has decided to put actual...+

School Has Odd Way of Celebrating Black History Month

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The Carondelet all-girls High School in California announced that they would be serving a meal of fried chicken, cornbread, and watermelon in honor of Black History Month. Students and parents were outraged that the school would be so insensitive, denouncing the menu as a celebration of stereotypes, not history. After realizing their error, the school...+

The Ugly Truth About Abuse

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By now everyone’s heard about the abuse claims made against Woody Allen by his and Mia Farrows adopted daughter Dylan. The New York Times published Dylan’s open letter, which recounts the abuse and the aftermath of when she came forward. At the time Allen claimed that Mia Farrow was a jealous ex who concocted the...+

Enjoying Valentine’s Day No Matter What

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Today is Valentine’s day, and I’m finding there’s a great divide of couples vs. singles. It’s either spending $40 on roses that would otherwise cost ten, or it’s ‘Fuck Valentine’s Day!’ What about finding an in between? I remember being in elementary school, and going through my little box of Valentine’s to give out. Each...+