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    Revenge porn has become a new, terrifying post-break up concern. For those of you who aren't familiar with the term, revenge porn is an ultimate betrayal of trust, showcasing to the world private, intimate moments between former couples. Consider it weaponized slut-shaming at its finest.    There is some hope, however: Several women are channeling their pain to fuel a counter-strike against their attackers. Emma Holten is one of them. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she was hacked and bombarded with hundred of emails and messages...
  With the imminent release of Fifty Shades of Grey, as well as the return of naked-lady-centric Game of Thrones, it seems that Hollywood is in no rush to diversify its representations of women experiencing the big O onscreen. We all know the look- just picture the infamous When Harry Met Sally scene to refresh- mouth dropped open in euphoria, back arched, eyes closed with nary a weird twitch or unbecoming grimace in sight. Call me crazy, or perhaps someone who has racked up enough amusing...
  A new year means a new budget, and not just for those of you trying to cut back on Seamless or new shoes, but the federal government as well. On Monday, President Obama revealed the 2016 fiscal year proposal to more than a few cheers and naysayers. Amidst the military-heavy tax increases, the $4 trillion deal includes significant changes to Social Security benefit regulations for same-sex couples. FINALLY. Under the current policy, if a same-sex couple moves from a state that recognizes their marriage to one...
You’re probably most familiar with Aasif Mandvi from his work as The Daily Show’s “Senior Foreign-Looking Correspondent,” “Senior Muslim Correspondent,” and “Senior Brown Correspondent.” On that show, he’s managed to get a GOP chair to admit he’s a bigot (the man later resigned),make a Fox commentator look a fool, and all while maintaining a steely—and hilarious—composure. Given his mad improvisation skills, you’d think that Mandvi came up on the comedy circuit. But you’d be wrong. “I consider myself an actor,” the 48-year-old explains. “But my...
This guest post was written by Sarah C. Jones. BJÖRK Vulnicura(Polydor Records) Fans of Björk know that the only thing predictable about her work is constant change. The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist’s last album, 2011’s Biophilia, was a conceptual (and somewhat bloodless) multimedia project, but Vulnicura is a deeply intimate chronicle of heartbreak. Written in real time, these nine tracks detail an excruciating break-up with her longtime partner. Although it ends on a hopeful note, Vulnicura puts the listener through the emotional wringer—"Black Lake" in particular is a devastating listen.   Of course,...
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