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As a black woman married to a white woman, privilege is a subject that comes up often in my household. Usually, white privilege is what we’re discussing and in that context, I'm the person who's marginalized. What we rarely discuss are the ways in which I'm privileged. Yes, even as a black gay woman, who comes from a lower-income family, there are times when I walk in privilege. Sometimes those who are marginalized are so concerned with how society is treating them — with valid reason...
  Poor Elmo.  Sesame Street's most naive and trusting character has been laid off in a video taking aim at Donald Trump's military-heavy, culture-light budget, which proposes slashing funding to a number of community and cultural agencies, including the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocates its funding amongst public broadcasters nationwide, including PBS, NPR, as well as local broadcasters across the country. Although Sesame Street has actually now moved to HBO, PBS is where Elmo and his friends got their big break, not...
Earlier this month, we got chills when women dressed up as Handmaids from The Handmaid’s Tale took over SXSW to promote the upcoming Hulu series. Now, a group of women have used similar costumes for a much more important reason: to protest Texas’ proposed abortion restrictions. Yesterday, a group of women dressed up as Handmaids and went to the Texas Senate as a means of protest. According to the Huffington Post, the Texas Senate was considering several bills that would restrict abortion, including Senate Bill 415,...
Renaissance woman Lane Moore — the ukulele-slinging musician, comedian and sex writer — is back with a new video entitled “Be My Rachel Maddow.” You may know her from the queer shot-by-shot remake of Fiona Apple’s "Criminal" or from her stand-up, but either way, get excited. Dressed in teenybopper style — pigtails, bright purple eye shadow, and a bold lip — she croons, “Be my Rachel Maddow.” Saying you could be a boy or a girl, so long as you resemble Rachel and talk politics to her,...
Our new favorite swimwear campaign is coming from a potentially unexpected source: Target. The retailer’s new swimwear campaign is unretouched and features four women of different sizes and races chilling in cute and colorful swimwear. You can see stretch marks and cellulite, because most women have stretch marks and cellulite and there's no reason to hide them. The photos were first released a few weeks ago but are making headlines now. It’s refreshing to see this campaign presented with so little fanfare by such a giant...
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