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    TV executives have been recycling the same tired excuse to justify networks’ lack of female characters in kid’s shows for years: “shows aimed at boys appeal to all genders, but boys won’t watch shows marketed to girls.” Slate’s Libby Copeland investigates, and finds that nearly all in TV hold firm to this outlandish assumption. But thanks to Copeland’s efforts, we finally have research to put this lame copout to bed once and for all.    Copeland draws on many shows, from the ‘90s classic Clarissa Explains It...
President Obama has officially nominated Janet Yellen to be the Chair of the Federal Reserve. If (or WHEN) she’s confirmed, Yellen will be the 15th Chair and the first woman to hold the position, a top position in an absurdly male-dominated field. Not only this, but she will also be part of another ongoing change in the Fed, the New York Times explains, shifting it “from an institution run by market-wise bureaucrats focused on controlling inflation to an institution run by academics committed to a broader mission of...
Beyoncé posted a new video on her Tumblr dedicated to her tour photographer, Yosra El-Essawy, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.  Raised in London, Yosra moved to New York in 2006 and ended up as one of Beyoncé's photographers on her 2013 Mrs. Carter World Tour.  Starting off as a casual bystander who was the only one with a camera at a friend's wedding, Yosra has traveled all over the world photographing people and creating art. The video shows Yosra's journey from wedding photography to the experience...
Of all the glorious corn-based creations on Earth, tamales—steamed cornmeal cakes filled with protein or vegetables—are my fave to eat. Though they take forever to make, you can whip up a few dozen of these at once, freeze them, then reheat as you want to eat them. Makes: 3 dozen tamales Total Time: 7 hours for pork, 3 hours for vegetarian You’ll need a slew of cornhusks, a steamer, and plenty of time. Buy the dry husks from a Mexican grocery store and soak them in warm water for at...
Meena Chaudhary - elephant rider Beginning in 2011, photojournalist Arantxa Cedillo spent several years in Nepal. During her time in the Southeast Asian country, Cedillo heard countless stories about the discrimination women in the country faced. This sparked a project entitled “Broken Rules”, which focuses on the women of Nepal who overcame the oppression and inherent sexism of the country. Set against the beautifully hand-painted backdrops of traditional Nepalese portraiture, Cedillo’s photographs all feature strong women who were innovators and rule breakers in their fields. Indira Ranamagar -...