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You’re probably familiar with the iconic image of Mena Suvari laying in a pile of rose petals from the film American Beauty. It’s one that screams sexuality, passion, and pleasure. Now, one San Fransisco-based photographer has re-imagined this iconic image to empower women and embrace all different types of beauty.  In Carey Lynne Fruth’s American Beauty photo series, she encouraged her volunteer models to step into flower scene as “self-possessed, empowered subjects rather than sexual objects." In the film, a middle-­aged man fantasizes about a thin, blonde, teenaged girl.
I was fourteen years old the first time I watched porn. Before I saw a “p” go into a “v”, the closest I got to sexual enlightenment was a scene from that Howard Stern movie, Private Parts. A woman calls into his newly-created show and professes her love for the radio host so, as a gesture of gratitude (I’m guessing?), Howard agrees to have sex with her on-air. The woman straddles an amplifier in her living room while Stern makes this low, continuous humming sound into the microphone, vibrating the speaker.
The Instagram account danascullystyle takes Dana Scully Barbie off the shelf and puts her in action, where she belongs. Scully Barbie is part of the X-Files Mulder and Scully Barbie set, which is a real thing you need to buy. This awesome Instagram poses Scully in a variety of scenes from investigating ectoplasmic manifestations and conducting autopsies to snuggling up with Mulder. We need more Barbies of badass female TV characters. Check out some of the awesome pics below: 1. Scully is never off the clock when there are X-Files to be solved. 2. Just a little light reading. 3.
Madewell reinvigorates fuzzed-out 90s flares by enlisting Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon and her daughter, Coco Gordon Moore, for their campaign for a new collection by Daryl Kerrigan (sales start tomorrow). Kerrigan is famed as owner of NYC label, Daryl K, and for designing THE hip hugger bootleg jean of the 90s. You may remember her downtown it-girl style and intial enlistment of Kim Gordon way back when. Daryl includes a statement on Kim Gordon as her design inspiration: One of Daryl’s most legendary fans is rock legend Kim Gordon.
NEWS FLASH: THIS WORLD isn’t exactly kind to fat people. Studies show that big folks are discriminated against in almost every aspect of life. Thankfully, we have Stacy Bias and her Rad Fatty Merit Badges to lighten the load. Stacy Bias, Fat Activist and Creator of Rad FattyBias, a London-based activist, came up with the idea of making badges that celebrate the small accomplishments of large people after she watched a hateful anti-fat viral video.
Firstly, let me give you my demographics: white, woman, 34, liberal, feminist, low-income, blue-collar background, no children, in debt, first in family to go to college, living in major U.S. city. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the “issues.” I’m one of those people born in between the Millennials and Gen X. I have no allegiances to either. Sometimes I think this makes me an objective outsider. Other times, I have no idea why people are so blind. In this election season, it feels like both. Starting with Bernie: he’s Polish.
I support Bernie Sanders because he is a leader, not because I am trying to impress the boys. He is not afraid to call out Wall Street for being a corrupt political machine. One of the most powerful statements he has said was the fact that people on Wall Street were allowed to bankrupt the economy without going to prison but a kid caught smoking pot can go away for years and have his whole life destroyed. His stance on education is realistic and rational.
As Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have become head-to-head rivals, their denizens have begun attacking each other, the Democratic Party eating itself like a snake that loves science and Planned Parenthood. And things have gotten ugly.For many of us, it's not simply politics as usual. It's very personal.For me, the backlash against Hillary Clinton feels very, very personal.
Early in the campaign, I skimmed over the list of presidential hopefuls, only to recognize a few names. I rolled my eyes at certain candidates (you know who) and when finished, decided I was Team Hillary. The Democratic party left me with few choices, but I figured it was time for a woman president. I didn’t want another old white guy in the White House. I signed up for her emails, followed her on social media, and was constantly reminded of her good chances of winning the Democratic nomination whenever I watched the news.
If you’ve been on Tumblr lately, then you’ve probably seen these memes floating around. They jokingly attempt to inform voters about where the Democratic presidential candidates stand on the issues that “really matter,” like Star Wars and Harry Potter.Now, as a political nerd and a fangirl, I’m totally here for pop culture politics. I for one can’t wait to hear Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s positions on the exclusion of Rey from The Force Awakens merchandise and the use of “No-Maj” for American Muggles in Fantastic Beasts.
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