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He’s texting you. He’s texting your friends. He tells you he must see you as soon as possible. He doesn’t text you for five days. Never makes concrete plans. Makes bids for your affection and baits you into an emotional trap. ALERT: A fuckboy warning is issued for your area. It is recommended you take the following actions. 1. Stop all contact immediately. With dubious promises freshly ringing in your ears, you might be tempted to keep this fledgling flirtationship afloat. But he said he wanted to meet my dog. But he said he wanted to see me my feminist slam poetry.
  This past year, when no people of color were nominated for any major awards at the Oscars for the second year in a row, we saw #OscarsSoWhite rise up as people expressed their anger and frustration. The Academy is currently composed of 25% female members and 8% members of color.  In order to combat this, the Academy has set the goal of doubling their minority representation by 2020. As a means to accomplish this goal they invited 683 new members for the upcoming year—this list has 46% women and 41% people of color.
  Sophia, Dorothy, Blanche, and Rose have the incredible ability to tell it exactly how it is. They are blunt, they don't sugarcoat, and frankly don't often give a fuck what other people think. Their level of no-fucks-given is something we have all felt at one time or another. Here are a few times my favorite seniors have been completely relatable: When Someone Is Really, Really Creepy Sophia: There's just something I don't like about him. I can't put my finger on it, but if I did, I'd have to wash it.
Lena Horne was one kickass woman — an actor, singer, dancer, and Civil Rights activist — what a resumé!  She started her career at the Cotton Club in Harlem at just 16, but soon was touring the country with Noble Sissle's Orchestra and landed a spot as NBC's featured jazz vocalist. In the 1930s, she rose up on Hollywood and the nightclub world to become the highest paid black entertainer of her time — even with McCarthyism.Yep, even after being blacklisted and pushed out of the mainstream limelight in the late 1940s, Lena just wouldn't stop singing.
Miss Teen USA has (rightfully) decided to remove the swimsuit competition from the yearly event that judges and critiques teen women on their appearance. They had been claiming that this particular segment of the show was meant to celebrate athleticism, but in reality, it was objectifying 15-19-year-old teenagers. The show is replacing the swimsuit competition with an athletic wear portion.
If you’re anything like me, your average day is filled with screen time. Whether I’m writing on my laptop or managing Bossed Up’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts from my iPhone, I love being connected with you bosses! But we all know the perils of being plugged in ALL the time. The good news is, it’s not the phone and computer itself that are damaging—it’s how we choose to use them. Here are six apps to integrate into your Internet usage to make sure you’re the boss of your devices instead of the other way around.
Under the Offences Against the Person Act of 1861, any pregnant woman who acted with intent to “procure her own miscarriage” was guilty of a felony and could, if convicted, be sentenced to “penal servitude for life.” This same law that punished women who attempted to rid themselves of an unwanted pregnancy also punished the nurses and midwives who were frequently engaged to assist them. In most cases, it was impossible to enforce the law.
So, it happened. I was pregnant. It was a boy from Tinder who worked in finance. He was an Ivy League graduate that was fairly dimwitted, but he had a sweet face, and I was taking a vacation from my psychiatric medicine. I couldn’t believe it. Was the stress of the situation worth it? Was sex with the man who ignored me when I told him about my pregnancy worth it? Would the pain of having to heal my insides be worth it? No, but it happened. I knew there was only one solution: abortion. I found out early on because I had decided to get my six-month check up with my gynecologist.
  Dear Stanford Survivor, I know you are confused and disgusted. I know you’re scared. I feel your anger. I know it seems like there is nothing anyone can do or say to get rid of these feelings.           I am sorry that these feelings have intruded into your life, and I wish there was something I could say or do to take your pain away, but unfortunately I know nothing can change the way you feel or the way you have been hurt.
  It's true: Jessica Williams, the youngest and one of the most successful Daily Show correspondents, is headed out for her own project on the same network, Comedy Central. After four years of four-nights-a-week appearances under Jon Stewart and now Trevor Noah, Williams has said she "feels like she's growing up and graduating." Rising up from L.A.
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