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THANK YOU. Finally, someone said out loud what we all say in our heads when we see mean comments about women on the internet. Here's what Amy Schumer had to say on Instagram in response to some ugly internet comments: "I meant to write 'good morning trolls!' I hope you find some joy in your lives today in a human interaction and not just in writing unkind things to a stranger you've never met who triggers something in you that makes you feel powerless and alone. This is how I look. I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda.
I’m the fat, second child of three. To my right is a gorgeously complicated, petite, ethnic brainiac, and to my left is a cheerfully strapping, blonde young father. I’m the squishy middle. I can say all of this because my brand is self-deprecation, and also because it’s a goddamned fact. But be assured that I believe the term “FAT” to be pejorative and compromising, and that independently, I do not identify as FAT. I’d punch someone if I heard it directed at me. I identify as chubby because it’s a kinder term, and because my body doesn’t always feel FAT.
Empress Elisabeth of Austria by Georg Raab, 1867Born in Munich on December 24, 1837, Her Royal Highness Duchess Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie became Empress of Austria when she married Emperor Franz Joseph at the age of 16. Though now widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful women of 19th century Europe, Sisi, as she was known to her intimates, was not considered a great beauty in her youth. Some biographers have even referred to her as sturdy and boyish with a “round peasant face.
Social expectations regarding love and marriage in China have changed drastically over the past 30 years; however, as Daniel Holmes explores in his short documentary for Aljazeera, societal and parental pressure to find a husband before age 27 still pervades the lives of Chinese women today. Labeled “sheng nu,” which translates to “leftover women,” those unmarried who are 27 or over face stigma that can have major consequences for social, work, and family life due to their perceived transgression.
Bond. Jane Bond. It's time for a new 007. After Daniel Craig reportedly left the franchise, the world felt a distinctively large, sexy man-shaped hole in the film industry. That hole should be reshaped. A fan created a poster for Gillian Anderson as the new 007, which she later tweeted with this response: It's Bond. Jane Bond. Thanks for all the votes! (And sorry, don't know who made poster but I love it!) #NextBond pic.twitter.
Yes, that headline is correct! It is not a typo! A Brooklyn couple is running through New York clad in spectacular, pink vagina costumes to raise awareness for women’s reproductive rights. The couple has a website called Conceived in Brooklyn, where you can see their escapades throughout the city and their adventures “vagactivism,” (a term coined by mic.com writer Nicholas DiDomizio). The site states that the couple is partnering with 50 Cents. Period.
Oh Instagram! Your glorious existence has brought us hours of semi-entertainment, scrolling through pictures of food, cats and the wonderfully/horrific magic of #throwbackthursday. While Insta has long been the birthplace of trends — memes and makeup alike) — there is a growing number of fashion accounts of a different kind. These are accounts celebrating the magnificence of women who wear hijabs and other Muslim headscarves (and look fierce as hell). When many of these accounts began, they were reported as spam by Islamaphobes and taken down by Instagram.
Photographed by Andrea Behrends Baddie Winkle, Social Media SuperstarKnoxville, TN   Tell us about this look.The flame-print jumpsuit is from DEVOWEVO, the green jacket is by Marina Fini, and the rainbow earrings are from Bombshell. The Baddie necklace was handmade by a fan and the boots are from TUK. I love the fiery look and I love putting a splash of green in there.When did you become interested in fashion?I’ve always been interested in fashion. I just started caring less what people thought about me.
I spoke with the wonderful Khylen Steward, an independent filmmaker who recently created Creative Protest Films. Khylen shares about her big dreams in film, her recent experience at Sundance, women of color in film, and how she's gained confidence as a woman filmmaker. I know she will achieve her big dreams and continue to be a powerful force in the entertainment world. You are the creator of Creative Protest Films. I love what it's about. Tell me more about Creative Protest Films and what inspired you to create it?Thank you! Creative Protest is the production company and collective I run.
  After a recent round trip into the murky world of dating, I’ve arrived back with an assortment of souvenirs such as a mildly wounded pride (from the guy who implied I was fatter in real life than my photos online indicated), an empty purse (from all the drinking I had to do to get me through the bad dates) and an acceptance that I'm much better off single.Of course, like on every good trip, I definitely learnt some new things about the world around us. Like any night spent in a hostel dorm room, you’ll meet some pretty cool people with interesting life stories.
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