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More than 67% of American women are a size 14 or over, and yet only 2% of media images feature plus-size women. Refinery29, in partnership with Lane Bryant and Aerie, is looking to change that with The 67% Project. During the launch week of the initiative, 67% of bodies featured on the Refinery29 website, newsletter, and social media accounts will be plus-size. In doing so, Refinery29 hopes to normalize the reality that women's bodies are all different shapes and sizes.
If you told me six months ago that I would be planning to vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election, I probably would have told you that you were insane. Don’t get me wrong, I think that everything that Hillary has done for women is incredibly inspiring. Yet as a native Vermonter I have been Pro-Bernie since I first learned about socialist democracy during the fourth grade (it probably wasn’t that early, but I do remember learning about Eugene V. Debs during elementary school).
Easy A How do you write an egalitarian, objectively enforceable dress code? How do you write such a dress code for 50,000 students between ages of 5 and 18 years, across nearly 80 separate institutions? This is how my local public school system, Portland Public Schools in Portland, Oregon (“PPS”), tackled the puzzle.
Hey ladies, tired of having to drive around in your man cars day in and day out? Well, car manufacturer SEAT has teamed up with Cosmopolitan to find the solution. During London Fashion Week, the companies unveiled the Seat Mii by Cosmopolitan, a brand new "car for women." The Seat Mii has everything female drivers have been missing; jewel-effect rims, a handbag hook, and "eyeliner headlights," which accentuate the lights in the same way makeup would a woman's eye. (Still unclear if car eyeliner will be sold separately for when your Seat Mii needs a retouch after a long day.
Woman at the Piano with Cockatoo by Gustave Léonard de Jonghe, (1870). When thinking of 18th and 19th century pets, we inevitably imagine dogs or cats or small, caged canaries. Large and colorful exotic birds are not generally the type of animal we envision inhabiting the pages of a Georgian or Regency novel, much less an actual Georgian or Regency home. It may surprise you to learn that parrots were, in fact, quite popular as pets during the 18th and 19th centuries. One of the most famous parrots belonged to Colonel O’Kelly.
Photographed by Chloe Aftel Monica Canilao ARTIST | Oakland, CA Tell us about this outfit. The skirt came from a weird junk shop in Sebastopol, CA. The belt is from Mercy Vintage in Oakland. The bathing suit’s from ASOS and I added beadwork to its straps. The bag was from a friend who found it at an estate sale. The necklace was a birthday gift from a friend, as was the old beanie. I’m also wearing a gold metal crocheted bracelet made by my friend Arielle de Pinto. The earrings are by Buddha Jewelry.
  A few weeks ago, I wrote about Mark Ruffalo’s major misstep in creating a movie about trans people without casting or consulting any trans people. The same day I published the post, I got an email — would I like to talk to Silas Howard, Transparent’s first trans director, about the issue? A big fan of Transparent, I of course said yes — and snuck in a few questions about season 3 as well.
Photo via Rights4Girls Facebook When we talk about human trafficking, the phrase “child prostitute” will come up but these two words have created a terrible legal paradox, one that California has finally rectified. On the one hand, you have the word “child,” which implies someone under the age of 18, but it is coupled with “prostitute,” an illegal act that also implies some act of consent — something minors cannot do in the eyes of the law. Many victims of sex trafficking find themselves imprisoned rather than given the help they need.
Image via Facebook What comes to mind when you hear the word “nun?” If you’re like me, you think of The Sound of Music or Miss Clavel from the Madeline series — but you almost certainly don’t think of the Nepalese nuns from the Drupka Order.
Mary J. Blige's new show from Apple Music, The 411 with Mary J. Blige, will premiere with an "intimate conversation" with Hillary Clinton. Following Monday's first presidential debate, Apple Music released two promo videos previewing the interview, which promised both Blige and Clinton "like you've never seen them before." An intimate conversation.@MaryJBlige and @HillaryClinton.#The411 coming September 30 on Apple Music.https://t.co/hbaWqf27NP pic.twitter.
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