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   A teenage girl in Nepal, Tulasi Shahi, died after being bitten by a snake, twice in her head and once on her leg, while she was banished to a cowshed during a menstruation ritual, writes the New York Times. Shahi, 18, was taking part in Chhaupadi - which translates to “untouchable being”- still a common practice in rural areas, though banned in 2005, in which women, believed to be unclean during menstruation, are sequestered for the duration for their periods. Chhaupadi is not just relegated...
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I saw Wonder Woman on Saturday. Oh, wow. I had all the reactions everybody else did, and maybe a whole lot more. In my day job, I’m a costume designer, and I can’t ever really turn that off. When I watch something period or fantasy, aside from my usual internal monolog praising or criticizing construction techniques, etc., I often find myself “reverse engineering” the designer’s work, looking for hints about their inspiration or research. Sometimes I can tell exactly which painting, which historical artifact, a...
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Beyoncé finally shared a picture of the babies she’s been hiding for a month, and it could't be more perfect. The picture was posted around 1am last night and already has over 6 million likes. The new photo was captioned, “Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today,” followed by the cutest collection of emojis to make their now family of five. Rumi and Sir Carter lie in Beyoncé’s arms, while Beyoncé wears a sea foam veil that matches her lace underwear and a designer dress...
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No sex manual is one-size-fits-all. But for larger ladies, erotic instruction that meets the specific needs of big bodies is a rarity. That’s why Curvy Girl Sex: 101 Body-Positive Positions to Empower Your Sex Life by Elle Chase is such a fantastic find. Illustrated with cute drawings, the guide makes suggestions for pregnant women; points out positions perfect for those with a larger stomach, butt, or thighs; and even helps users accommodate weakness in the back, knees, or arms. With so many bases covered, there’s...
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While it should be clear to all of us that Serena Williams is a boss, one journalist’s casual sexism (aka failure to acknowledge her accomplishments as a woman) suggests otherwise. Thankfully, British tennis star Andy Murray was there to remind him. (Watch the clip at the bottom of this post for the real deal.) Murray had just lost the Wimbledon quarterfinals to American Sam Querray when a journalist started a question with: “Andy, Sam is the first American player to reach the semi-final of a Slam...
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