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In the first major election since the 2016 disaster, there were many important wins for Democrats. And one of the most magical outcomes is the sheer number of women who ran for office and the fact that this list is dominated by history-making women. In the era of Trump, this is a major step towards overcoming the ignorance, discrimination, and sexism running rampant in American politics. 1. Danica Roem was elected to Virginia’s House of Delegates, making her Virginia’s first openly transgender state lawmaker. Roem, a...
Sadly, we’ve all been there: someone wants your number, and won’t leave you alone until they get it. Blame it on male entitlement, general creepiness, or some kind of bizarre belief that persistence is sexy and romantic, but too many men just hear “keep trying” when you tell them “no, thanks.” Sometimes, giving a number — any number — is the only way to get out of the situation, and that’s where this rejection hotline comes in. The Mary Sue Rejection Hotline (646-926-6614), created by and...
  The 2016 election results still feel shocking to many of us, but today it’s been exactly one year since since our country voted Donald Trump into office. There are many ways one might choose to celebrate this historic anniversary (cry? emigrate?), but Brooklyn singer-songwriter Rebecca Pronksy is doing it with the release of a new concept album imagining the mindstate of a defeated Hillary Clinton in the election aftermath. Volatile political climates have inspired some of history’s most exciting, innovative art, but for Pronsky, who campaigned...
Pussy Riot has never backed down from a fight, and their latest music video for "Police State" is a challenge to do even more to resist oppression in the current political climate. In the new video, released on the anniversary of both the Russian Revolution and the Trump election, the Russian feminist art collective create a haunting dystopia where any form of joy or dissent is ruthessly suffocated. Actress Chloe Sevigny, who plays a law-enforcement officer in the video, carries a baton for riot control....
  Take your jewelry from scummy to sparkly with DIY cleaning solutions Jewelry can get grimy fast. Moisturizing, washing dishes, and even shampooing your hair will make your fave pieces lose their luster. It’s best to leave antique heirloom upkeep to the professionals, but you can clean the rest of your rings, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets at home with some basic kitchen supplies and no creepy chemicals.Most jewelry (except for pieces with pearls, opals, or other soft stones like turquoise or amber) can be cleaned using 1...
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