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Sex, lies, death, and some very upsetting character developments: The finale of Empire has arrived and it didn’t pull any punches. Split into two parts, the finale dealt with Lucious trying to bring everyone together for the launching of the IPO and his legacy show. Too bad everyone hates him. Hakeem gets punched in the face after dissin’ his father in a rap battle and ends up hooking up with Anika. Andre has given himself to God (and Jennifer Hudson’s voice), while Jamal…well he’s actually the...
While reading the March/April issue of “Lego Club” little girls everywhere will finally be able to answer one of life’s most pressing questions: What haircut looks best with my face shape? It’s obvious that Lego was simply trying to HELP their five-to-twelve-year-old audience solve a baffling beauty conundrum. Because WHY ELSE would Lego need to create Lego ladies—who, by the way, are not shaped like blocks, but instead like slender teens (who happen to have mad mascara applying skills). Also file under: Barf. While we one-hand...
Have you ever smoked a cigarette? Eaten too much? Had breasts? Well, you, my friend, are a bad girl... or at least that’s what these 12 illustrations tell us. Furqan Jawed, an undergraduate design student at one of Bangalore’s Srishti Schools of Art, created this satirical poster to draw attention to India’s treatment of crimes against women, and unfortunately his examples aren’t far from the truth. In India victim blaming is often the norm, and a woman's behavior is frequently considered the cause of assaults against...
A political craze in Detroit, Colorado has taken the shocking form of IUD glitter earrings. These funky pieces of sparkly jewelry are being used to make more than just a fashion statement—they are becoming symbols of support for House Bill 1194, which would give extended funding to the Colorado Family Planning Initiative, originally set to expire on June 30. The bill would provide $5 million dollars to low-income women, giving them access to IUDs and other reversible forms of contraceptives. However, the bill is receiving push-back from pro-life...
Words can hurt, but even more hurtful is the silence that surrounds them. We are too hard on ourselves, too ashamed of our scars, too determined to be unbreakable; so we have a good cry and internalize and  become victims of an emotionally oppressive society. By giving voice and validation to women and their stories Jamie Oliveira's new project (More Than) Dust aims to help heal broken hearts. The campaign began after the response Oliveira got when she posted a photograph of herself on Facebook and...
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