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Today, CNN released an interview with a young woman, calling herself “Khadija,” who left ISIS after confronting the organization’s – and her own – brutal violence. She tells her captivating story of life in ISIS’ female-only brigade, called al-Khansaa, from beneath layers of black, gauzy fabric, carefully explaining that she is worried about swinging away from Islam just as hard as she swung into it. Check out the full interview, here. As a part of ISIS’ all-female brigade in Raqqa, Syria, Khadija was responsible for policing...
Laura Palmer is back from the dead. Yes, we’ve been tempted and teased before. Director David Lynch is known for his mystery and misdirection, and ill-informed Twin Peaks enthusiasts have not been much more reliable. But today, Showtime announced that new, limited episodes of Twin Peaks will come out in 2016. The original cult hit aired for two seasons from 1990-91, and has been available for your bulk consumption on Netflix. For those who have not yet fallen deeply, deeply in love with FBI Special Agent Dale...
Jessica Williams has a gift when it comes to appealing to the everyday feminist. Her segment from last Thursday's episode of The Daily Show highlights the issue of catcalling and street harassment. Showing how completely ordinary harassment is, Williams brings a camera along on her way to work. She gets catcalled by construction workers and a security guard. Just like Williams, getting the horny clap of approval from any guy does not improve my day, it actually creeps me out. So guys, get some impulse control,...
Kirsten Dunst — whether you love her for her first kiss with Brad Pitt in Interview with a Vampire, or because she was the true hero of Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind — is breaking new ground with her social commentary of the selfie. Published late September, the advertisement titled “Aspirational” proves how ridiculously annoying it is to steal pictures with celebrities.  In partnership with her friend Matthew Frost, a satirical fashion photographer, and Vs. magazine, this short was created to highlight the priorities of the...
Chanel debuted their Spring/Summer 2015 collection on a fake Parisian boulevard within Grand Palais in Paris. The show’s clothing had a 1970s vibe with the tweed pantsuits and bright colorful blouses. It could have been a nod to the feminist movement in the seventies, since Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director, ended the show with a feminist protest. Normally, I would be happy that feminism has reached a new audience but I don’t think the message was sent correctly. This protest made feminism a commodity. It is hard...