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In order to talk about Angela Davis, we first need to take off our racial blinders and peer into how the United States values black life. It’s difficult to think of our country in terms of racial value. But whether it is something we on an individual level are actively thinking about or not, the symptoms of its presence on a macro level are everywhere. Black men are more likely to be incarcerated in federal and state prisons now than they were in the 1960s — six times more likely as compared to white men.
According to the CDC, women just can’t have it all, and by "all," they’re talking wine and sex. Our bodies might serve as incubators for another human being someday, and if the CDC had its way, women would show proof of their date of birth as well as birth control prescription when your buying booze. They recommend that in order to prevent fetal alcohol syndrome, all women of childbearing age avoid alcohol if they are sexually active but not on contraceptives.
The actual scum of the Earth, Daryush Valizadeh (Roosh V), has announced on his site Return of Kings that his planned worldwide pro-rape fest will be cancelled. “International Tribal Meetup Day” was supposed to be a gathering of all those wholesome dudes who think rape is totally okay if done in your own home.   Valizadeh wrote that he must cancel the events because “I can no longer guarantee the safety or privacy of the men who want to attend on February 6.
Intriguing new titles celebrating women in physics and forensics Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe By Lisa Randall(Ecco)   In her brilliant and thought provoking new book, particle physicist Lisa Randall delves into a fascinating new scientific theory, connecting one of science’s greatest questions—What killed the dinosaurs?—to one of the most complex celestial elements in our universe: dark matter. Unlike most objects in space, dark matter does not emit or absorb light.
Earlier this week, the American Magazine Media Conference took place in New York’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, and like any good event, it was filled with some badass ladies. Every year, the conference brings together the most influential people in the magazine media industry to explore what’s on the horizon for magazine media. This year especially, the Association of Magazine Media (MPA) worked hard to highlight women in the magazine industry and discuss how magazine media can be used to expose and investigate women’s stories and issues women face.
Throughtout history, both women and men have done some pretty outrageous things to adhere to the beauty standards of their day, and let's face it, that definitely hasn't changed. Today, we're still bleaching our teeth, lying in tanning beds, straightening or curling our hair, and pushing up our breasts with all sorts of contraptions. Beauty will always be something we chase, and it's not always a bad thing. Make-up and hair dye and finger nail polish can be a lot of fun, as long as you don't take it too seriously.
Boobs. Chest. Titties. Bosom. Melons. Knockers. Mammary glands. Humans have created a plethora of words to describe breasts. And there’s no denying it: the world is obsessed with boobs. And, why not? Boobs are wonderful and lovely. They’re the greatest symbol of female sexuality, and also—let’s not forget their most important purpose—nourish the little growing minds and bodies of our future generations. As a woman, I’m very happy I have breasts. They’re soft. They look good in small fleece sweaters. And I have a constant excuse to drop $50 on frisky lace bras.
There were over 120 films at Sundance this year. How does one even begin to crack that nut? I watched 21 films in five days and I didn’t even see any of the award-winning films. The good news is these great movies will all be picked up and you will have a chance to see them soon! 1. Christine Driven by a truly remarkable performance by Rebecca Hall, Christine is an exquisitely rendered dramatic look at the life of Christine Chubbuck, a Sarasota newscaster who, after struggling with depression, committed suicide on air during a live broadcast in 1974.
Oftentimes when we discuss sexual violence, we fail to address the most important part: how society reacts and treats the victims after their assault. There is a programmed response immediately after an assault from law enforcement and other government entities. After the initial response, however, victims are often expected to be healed or feel better if they decide to report the crimes to the police. It seems that there is an expected timeline for healing for the victims of sexual violence, and that they are expected to act certain ways about their experiences.
Lola Kirke in Mozart In The Jungle On the phone, Lola Kirke sounds nothing like her older sister Jemima: her accent is all American. At 25, Lola is five years younger than Jemima and though the sisters look remarkably alike — save for Lola’s darker hair — their careers couldn’t be more different. (Another sister, Domino, is a singer.
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