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    Mira Sorvino, amongst the first wave of women to publically accuse Harvey Weinstein of despicable behavior, apologized to Woody Allen’s daughter Dylan Farrow in an open letter published in the Huffington Post on Wednesday.In this excerpt, Sorvino explains what propelled her to star in Allen's 1995 film, Mighty Aphrodite, even as allegations of child sexual abuse were swirling around Allen: I confess that at the time I worked for Woody Allen I was a naive young actress. I swallowed the media’s portrayal of your abuse allegations against your...
In our latest Fashion Nation column, Kailey Flyte of the blog Mermaidens tells us all about her pink personal style. How did you get into fashion? When I was really little, I used to read my sister’s magazines. I would cut out all the photos and tape them to my wall. But clothing-wise, I only had my sister’s hand-me-downs. So it felt like a fairytale, it was so out of reach. How long has your hair been pink?It’s been five years—before that it was black. My mom went...
    There’s no place like home. Like the yellow brick road Dorothy travels, only to discover Kansas is the only home for her, we all take our own journeys in life. Some find no comfort in their Kansas and desperately flee home, trying to find Oz, wishing it lives up to the fairytale — instead of discovering it’s only a smokescreen. Home takes on numerous meanings, and in This Is The Place: Women Writing About Home, a book edited by Margot Kahn and Kelly McMasters, thirty...
    A sexist internet troll recently stated that he could beat any trained female athlete in a fight, and MMA professional Tara LaRosa accepted his challenge. The match was to be broadcast live via Facebook on January 6th, except for one small thing: the police and the State Athletic Commission showed up and shut it down. The internet troll still wants to make the bout happen, suggesting that it could perhaps take place in someone’s “backyard.” Humiliating this ridiculous man sounds like fun, but does it set...
  In a string of tweets, author Roxane Gay called out the Midwest Writers Workshop for not giving a woman a public-faciing position because of her size. In the tweets, she told a story of Sarah Holloway, a writer who has worked for MWW for five years. You can see her full response on Twitter or below:     In a field in which it would be expected that aesthetics and beauty standards would be insignificant, writers are still affected by and participate in fatphobia. For people who are unaware of...
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