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On May 7th of 2013, future Commander-in-Chief, Donald Trump, made this statement on Twitter: "26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?" But while Trump may think it's women who are the sole victims of sexual assault—in actuality, more men than women are victims.  According to GQ, 14,000 men in the military were sexually assaulted in the year 2012 alone, yet this number is likely higher. Exactly how many men are affected is...
Anna Biller's The Love Witch is nothing like your classic chick flick. When Elaine, played by Samantha Robinson, decides to use witchcraft to find true love, she ends up creating love spells so powerful that she's left a string of dead lovers. With its lush color palette and vibrant costume and set design, The Love Witch has all of the makings of a 60's melodramatic sexploitation film but Biller decides to bring sharp, contemporary feminist criticism into the mix, turning a simple tale of love, witchcraft and revenge into...
For millions of Americans, the impending reality of a Trump presidency triggers enormous amounts of fear—for themselves, their loved ones and for the country at large. However, in an article for The New York Review of Books, journalist, author, and activist Masha Gessen explains how Americans can learn from her (as one of Russia’s leading LGBT experts). Gessen explains that Americans cannot view a Trump presidency as an isolated incident; on the contrary, we must educate ourselves on how citizens have responded to autocracies in nations...
We keep wanting to wake up, somehow, from this nightmare, but it just won't happen. Our minds are fried, our emotions ragged, our Facebook pages a battlefield. We've got plenty of fighting ahead of us, but right now we need a deep moisturizing treatment for our souls. So take a look a these 26 baby animals. You deserve it. And you'll feel better. 1. nomnomnom....finger   2. Wolf! Wolf! Woo-woo-wooooooooolf!   3. I'm a ...lick....tapir...lick lick   4. We.....are.......slow......lorises   5. I like this view!   6. Tryin' ta sleep. TTYL    7. And this little piggy is...
Following the election, violence against many minority groups — including Muslims, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and women — is on the rise. People belonging to these groups are being harassed on the street and on social media. They need support. They need to know that there are those that they can count on to offer both solidarity and to be a visible point of safety. Following the Brexit decision, there was a massive surge in islamophobia and violence towards Muslims and immigrants in the United...