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Pussy pride takes on a whole new meaning with CatLadyBox, a monthly subscription service for feline fans. Every month, subscribers receive a box ($34.99) filled with exclusive cat-themed items made by indie artists—like a cat-printed chiffon scarf and hand-cut cat head felt coasters—handpicked by owner Dorian Wagner, who’s determined “to change the way the world thinks of cat ladies.” Upgrade to the Crazy CatLadyBox for $39.99 a month, and you’ll also get treats for kitties like a handmade fortune cookie toy stuffed with catnip. “My hope...
From the trailer, Hello, My Name Is Doris may seem like one of those annoying movies with a quirky main character making a lot of tired jokes about age. In actuality, it's a sweet, moving comedy that speaks volumes about loneliness and wanting someone you can't have. Also note: Sally Field is the perfect person to get the ball rolling on normalizing women of a certain age as the main character in movies. The film starts out at the funeral of Doris's mother, who she has lived with...
We’ve made significant progress since the ‘80s, right? It’s been three decades; women have gained serious ground since then in many fields. The majority of college grads are now women, and women comprise 47% of the workforce, up from 38% in 1984. So when a team of researchers set out to see just how much gender stereotypes have changed since then, they were surprised to find: they hadn’t.Researcher Elizabeth L. Haines and her team replicated a study published in 1984, when students at a Midwestern university...
A few months ago as I was flipping through channels, I stopped on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I’ve seen the movie and read the book several times, so I scrolled through my Twitter timeline as the movie functioned more as background noise than entertainment.When the Dementors took the screen, I couldn’t help but look up from my Twitter feed. To me, the Dementors were the most evil creatures in the world of Harry Potter. A beast that sucks the happiness right out...
Photographed by Alex Martinez Singer/songwriter/Q.U.E.E.N. Janelle Monáe can now add actress to the list.  Janelle will make her acting debut alongside Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer in the new space drama Hidden Figures. The movie is based on the forthcoming book Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Behind the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. Wondaland Management confirmed to Billboard that Janelle will play Mary Jackson. Octavia will play Dorothy Vaughn and Taraji P. Henson will play mathematician Katharine Johnson. All three women were involved with NASA's...