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  Robert Redford thinks women and young people might be the solution to ineffective and less-than-unified government (ahem, shutdown). The actor, now seventy-seven, tells CNN that we should “give [women] the reins [...] they can do better than we have.” I don't take his words as a reiteration of the controversial ideas of feminists who believe that women are inherently more nurturing and therefore can build a more cooperative government. Instead, it sounds more like the simple acknowledgement that silencing women and shutting them out of...
  Former Gossip Girl actress rocks some serious latex for her new music video with The Pretty Reckless. The video feels like a long trailor for Queen of The Damned, but the song is pretty epic. Her scratchy broken-sounding vocals are undeniably captivating and the metal guitar riff introduces the hook perfectly. Despite the somewhat campy lyrics, Taylor Momsen is really consistant with her image and sound. She dresses like a badass rock n roll witch and never apologizes for it.    The Pretty Reckless has built up...
Paul Elan of "A Voice For Men"   There is a massive collection of websites and social media sites dedicated to spreading anti-women ideas and language. The online empire is referred to as “The Manosphere,” it’s pretty shocking. One of these sites, called “A Voice For Men,” posts statements like “I really wouldn’t mind shooting [an offensive word for female] dead in the face, they are evil, all of them.”    Paul Elam, who runs the site, believes that he does men a service, giving them a space to...
  Sweden officially has a gender-neutral pronoun for those who don’t identify with male or female pronouns. The word “hen” first came up in the 1960s, and in 1994, linguist Hans Karlgren proposed that the word “hen” be used universally to avoid mix-ups. Everyone could be referred to as “hen.”    Now the word refers specifically to individuals who identify as gender-neutral, and Sweden has made an official step towards accepting and validating those who aren’t necessarily defined within the gender binary.    Other countries are also taking steps in...
  Comedic duo Whitley and Jordan have an insightful, brave, and totally entertaining new video entitled Things White People Don’t Understand. The two women have both witnessed and been the victims of casual ignorance, and luckily they aren’t going to stand for it.    The lesson is divided into two topics: hair and everything else. They start with hair: “Not everyone’s hair looks like yours,” they remind viewers. They are sick of hearing, “What did you do to your hair?” in response to natural hair textures. Also, everyone...
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