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When I first read the headline for this, I honestly thought there was just a woman from Buffalo, NY who was just really, really proud of being pregnant. That she was selling off her positive pregnancy tests of a souvenir of her fertility. But no, this is a serious financial venture. It’s weirdly brilliant and certainly…original, I suppose. I mean, I hope she’s making a fortune off of it, so that baby can grow up with a happy, normal life.  Well, “normal.”  It still doesn’t take away...
So exciting! Cody Tubman is her high school’s first ever transgender prom queen, crowned by classmates in Middleborough, Massachusetts. Does anyone else wish they went to Middleborough High? Cody came out as transgender in her freshman year, and she stopped wearing boys’ clothes the year after that. Her mama was loving and supportive from the start, her school was down with her using the girls’ washrooms, and Cody says most of her classmates really accepted her for being herself. We should expect (okay, demand) this kind of...
  A kitten could roll around in excrement, and I would still give it all the love in the world. Luckily for me, this one little fur ball thoroughly enjoys a good cleaning and is even afraid to venture out into the real world without its mini-bathtub. I feel you, Cat. I feel you. The video shows the white kitten lazily bathing with a few human-provided captions here and there. I mean, it’s like the cat knows what it has, and who could blame it? It’s got...
The June issue of The Hollywood Reporter features a roundtable of six well-respected dramatic actresses in anticipation of the Emmy Awards, coming up this September (for which Neil Patrick Harris was just announced as host!)  The actresses are Monica Potter of Parenthood, Kerry Washington who heads Scandal, Kate Mara who stars in critically acclaimed Netflix original House of Cards, Connie Britton from Nashville, Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men, and Anna Gunn who plays the matriarch in Breaking Bad. Ages raging from 30 to 46, the actresses have a conversation illuminated with...
Caroline Heldman’s talk, “The Sexy Lie,” at TEDxYouth in San Diego tackled the very prevalent issue of sexual objectification—specifically, the idea that being sexually objectified is empowering. TED talks have gained a reputation for showcasing intelligent people presenting various enlightenments and challenges to their listeners, and Heldman does not disappoint. Her twelve-minute talk is concisely accurate without losing any of its poignancy.   Heldman starts by defining sexual objectification. “Sexual objectification is the process of representing or treating a person like a sex object, one that serves...
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