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Lara McLeod was raped. Then she was arrested. Earlier this week, Buzzfeed published the story of Lara's rape and subsequent family struggles in an in-depth story and interview. Then 19, Lara was raped by her sister’s fiancé in the summer of 2011. She was home for the summer after her first year of college when Joaquin Rams showed her his gun, forced her to have sex with him and threatened to take her to a stranger’s party to be gang-raped by more men if she didn’t. After her rape, Lara...
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Rowan Blanchard has made a name for herself as more than just the star of Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World. She has successfully stood out from others in young Hollywood by speaking intelligently and candidly about being a feminist. Recently, she made headlines after posting an impressively insightful essay on intersectional feminism that was well beyond her thirteen years. On Monday, Blanchard impressed us all over again in an interview with Elle Magazine. The interviewer asked Blanchard what, in her opinion, the worst thing to be asked...
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“I stand with Planned Parenthood because…Donald Trump,” Stachyann Chin shouted into the mic yesterday to the laughter and cheers of a passionate crowd gathered to stand in solidarity with Planned Parenthood. Foley Square, Manhattan was just one of the rallies taking place all over the country yesterday to protest the house vote to defund Planned Parenthood through blocking Medicaid reimbursement and withdrawing Title Ten Family Planning Program funds. What would our country look like without Planned Parenthood? Well, considering that Planned Parenthood provides care for 2.7...
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  Earlier this year, director Sal Bardo released his 17-minute sci-fi video Pink Moon. In the video, straight people are a minority in a world of queerness, which sounds pretty ace to me. Bardo has now followed up with a chilling tale of desire and longing in old age in his new video, Great Escape.   The video relays the story of a 70-year-old woman living with her husband but not lacking in curiosity for the world beyond a lifetime of heterosexual monogamy. In the video, the woman...
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Cookie never crumbles in her flawless wardrobe If you're a fan of Empire, FOX's musical drama about a family of hip-hop royalty, then you're probably obsessed with Cookie Lyon (played by Taraji P. Henson) --  and her killer look. Bite Cookie's style with bold prints, curve-hugging dresses, massive gold accessories, big brimmed hats, and a  boss bitch attitude.   1. Faux-leather Filigree-Plate Necklace, $88, BCBG2. Felt Floppy Hat, $52, TOPSHOP3. Animal Bodycon Dress, $157, Miss Selfridge4. Belle Noelle Hexagon Bangle (Gold/Leopard), $62, 80's Purple5. Brown and Black Leopard Cap...
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