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The #OscarsSoWhite conversation continues as actors including Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith and Spike Lee announce they are boycotting the Oscars. It seems as though everyone has something to say about the all-white Oscars nominations and they are not all supportive.Best Actress nominee Charlotte Rampling has said all of the boycotts and complaints about the lack of diversity is racist towards the white people who were nominated.
When the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade 43 years ago, they were ruling to empower women by legalizing safe abortion.  This decision has been instrumental in protecting women’s agency over our own bodies and lives.  On the 43rd anniversary of Roe, it’s hard to believe that we are still fighting to get and keep health care.  The anti-choice movement continuously keeps us on the defensive when it comes to legislation, and finds any way possible spread false information and shame women.
Your favorite anthropomorphic riot-kittens debut their teaser track from their upcoming album 7 Hearts today! Kitten Forever, a three-piece punk band from Minneapolis, merge Lisa Frank girl power with childhood riot grrrl faves in "Brainstorm," a chanting unofficial tribute to Kanye West. Not actively seeking to be labeled as riot grrrl or feminist, they have been described as such by fans for being kickass ladies kicking ass. Helping to maintain women’s contribution to a white male-dominated punk underbelly, these ladies know their shit.
WeVibe Fling Size: a chunky bracelet from Claire’sShape: a letter “C” that’s been sat on Sound: low whirring Strength: tingly Satisfaction: who knows? Pairs with: a bottle of red wine consumed via those curly straw glasses My boyfriend is awesome and long-suffering. I mean that in general, because dating me can be kind of like trying to dress a cat in American Girl Doll clothes, but I mean it particularly when it comes to these vibrator reviews.
Vimeo is launching a new initiative to help female directors get their work out to the public, starting with Darby Forever, a film written, directed and starring BUST covergirl Aidy Bryant. Share the Screen is a program devoted to funded projects by female directors that would otherwise never get to the public because of large studio’s lack of faith in lady filmmakers. In 2015, women made up only 19% of the filmmakers behind the 250 top grossing movies, according a study sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Film and Television at San Diego State University.
Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the watershed Supreme Court decision that told a nation obsessed with peering into women’s vaginas and telling them exactly what to do with said genitalia that, in fact, they cannot do that. However, 43 years later, we are not living in the utopia of reproductive freedom that some hoped for in the wake of that decision. In November, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that challenges an insanely restrictive law in Texas that would reduce the number of clinics in the state from over 40 to about 10.
It is a very unfortunate reality that if you are a woman and you choose to walk down a street, some men will feel the need to yell, honk, or whisper aggressive things in your ear. According to stopstreetharassment.org, “87 percent of American women between the ages of 18-64 had been harassed by a male stranger; and over one half of them experienced “extreme” harassment including being touched, grabbed, rubbed, brushed or followed by a strange man on the street or other public place.
Photographer: Rebecca Miller Pay homage to the ’90s with a makeup look that's totally now. The early-’90s look wasn’t all babydoll dresses and steel-toe Doc Martens. It was also flawless skin, shimmery eyes, and an ultra-dark matte lip (think Drew Barrymore in her grungy flower child heyday and braces-era Gwen Stefani). Thanks to the decade’s current comeback, this combo is looking better than ever. Makeup artist Kristin Hilton tells us how to get it. For the face: Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation, $62, sephora.com.
As a child, M.J. Fievre witnessed terror both on the streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and at the hands of her domineering father. In her simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting memoir, A Sky the Color of Chaos, Fievre does the hard work of digging deep into her emotional past to tell this chaotic coming of age story. Whether it’s witnessing a live body on fire or having her first sexual encounter, Fievre implores her readers to see, smell, taste, hear, and feel the weight of her lived experiences.
Last November, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott officially announced her return to the studio with "WTF (Where They From)," a bombastic video that is 100% Misdemeanor and her first in 10 years. The 44-year-old writer, producer, and prominent female rapper has been the recipient of 5 Grammys, has sold more than 7.6 million records, and is the only woman in hip-hop to have released 6 platinum albums.
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