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Barbra Streisand expressed her strong opinions on women's rights in Israel when speaking at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. On her first visit to Israel since 1984, the prolific and talented performer accepted an honorary Ph.D from the university. When accepting her degree, she spoke about the inequality of Jewish religious practices amongst women and men. This topic was addressed in light of certain incidents where ultra-Orthodox Jewish men have attempted to restrict Jewish women's rights. Some have tried to stop women from sitting in...
Jinan Younis is my new hero. At just 17, she started a feminist society at her school. She has since dealt with the reality that those who are vocally feminist are often met with violent displays of abuse and sexist sentiments. According to her well-written blog post on the Guardian, Younis decided to start the society after a confrontation she and some girlfriends had on a school trip. “A group of men in a car started wolf-whistling and shouting sexual remarks at my friends and me,”...
After 30 years,  photographer and professor Christine Osinski has finally discovered a way to print the gorgeous images she shot back on Staten Island. She photographed in NYC in the 1970s and 80s until she and her husband got pushed out of their lower Manhattan apartment so the landlord could flip it (sound familiar?). Osinski was looking to buy a place so this wouldn't happen again, which inspired their move to Staten Island. Osinski attributes Staten Island as a great influence on her work, saying the...
Now that's serious friendship Want to mix it up this summer? Going to an outdoor festival and dying for a cute look no one else will have? Need to keep your sweaty hair off your neck or at least partially up? Luckily, these fun braids can take care of all of these things!  1. Waterfall Braid 2. Braided Bangs   This look is especially good for those of us who suffer from the all-too-familiar sweaty bang syndrome. 3. Braided Bun   4. Classic Fishtail   5. Braided Updo  This is very intricate and time consuming, but the results are undeniably gorgeous. 6. Braid...
It’s a perfect day – the glimmering sun breaks through the clouds and warms their backs as they cheerily go for their daily afternoon stroll. The loving father beams down at her when suddenly, spotting something in the road, she skitters away, and he shouts out, Stay! to his – dog? Or, uh, daughter? This commercial from the Best Friends Animal Society disturbingly blurs the line between girl and pup. The advertisement is for their Fix At Four campaign, which encourages pet owners to spay and neuter...