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Yesterday, California Congresswoman and certified badass Maxine Waters issued a response to Trump’s Tuesday State of the Union. “He’s not presidential, and he never will be presidential,” she asserted. In her statement, which aired on BET, Waters criticized Trump’s hypocritical promise to unite Americans. “After Trump defended white supremacists, targeted Muslims with his travel ban, described Mexicans as rapists, and mocked people with disabilities, it’s impossible to believe him when he tries to declare he wants to bring the country together,” she said. “Yesterday, Donald Trump...
Are you an art nerd? Do you hate the artistic canon because of the ever-pervasive male gaze? Whether the answer is yes or no, it doesn't matter, because Threesome, a new art exhibit exploring sexuality at New Art Projects in London, says "fuck you" to male lesbian-fantasties, exploring queer sexuality from a woman-centric point of view. The show features paintings from three queer artists, Roxana Halls, Sadie Lee, and Sarah Jane Moon. Each artist presents 4 paintings: two portraits of each other, one self-portrait, and a portrait...
The president’s State of the Union address yesterday could best be described as a cocktail of muddled, out-of-context half-truths, mixed with a strong serving of outright lies, and topped off with a garnish of I’d rather not listen to this any longer, as corroborated by the New York Times real-time factchecker. (Now This News estimated that the president made a false statement once every 4.5 minutes). After it was all said and done, politicians, activists, and famous folks turned to social media to respond. Here are...
Tomorrow, January 30, President (ugh) Trump (ughhh) will deliver a State of the Union address, looking back at his first year in office (ughhhhh) and setting plans for his second (UGHHHHHH). Those who oppose Trump are responding in various ways. This morning, January 29, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced on Twitter that she will attend the State of the Union and will take San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz as her guest, a move intended to highlight Trump’s failure to support Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Gillibrand tweeted,...
Rafael Trujillo was a dick. He ruled as dictator of the Dominican Republic for over 30 years. Following a rebellion, Trujillo was voted into power with 99% of the vote in 1930 with essentially no opposition (after his opponents were subject to military threats). Now the Commander in Chief of the army, Trujillo wielded ultimate power. Of course, he did have his supporters, and under his control, the Dominican Relublic became a founding member of The United Nations, enjoyed a great deal of economic stability,...
From their name alone, you wouldn’t think The Satanic Temple (TST) is founded on a platform of social justice. They follow the lord of the underworld, a dude who spits hellfire, sends his demonic minions out to possess the dead, and bathes in the blood of infants, right? Wrong. In an op-ed in The Washington Post, members of TST describe themselves as following a “Satan that defies all subjugation, exalts scientific inquiry and promotes Humanistic, pluralistic values.” In short, they believe in fighting for individual...
  She told them to leave their pain in the court room and to go out and do magnificent things. She called them “strong” and “brave,” and welcomed them with, “Thank you. What would you like me to know?” Judge Rosemarie Aquilina listened to 156 women give statements against Dr. Larry Nassar, the former U.S. Gymnastics team doctor who pleaded guilty to multiple sex crimes, according to the New York Times. Her vow to let every victim speak has transformed this historic hearing into a sort of...
My senior year of high school, less than a month after my 18th birthday, I came out to my family and friends as transgender. I was assigned female at birth, but by then I had reconciled to myself that I was really a man. After coming out, I knew exactly what steps I needed to take to really feel like myself. I started dressing differently, I cut my hair, I eventually started hormone replacement therapy. Somewhere in this process came the biggest and most important...
Yesterday, The New York Times reported that real-life Rosie the Riveter, Naomi Parker Fraley, died at 96 years old last weekend. Though we’ve all seen the poster—a brunette woman exclaims that “we can do it!” while raising her shirtsleeve to proudly flex her muscles—many don’t know the story of its subject. This is because "Rosie's" identity has been debated since the poster’s creation in 1943. In 1942, a photographer took the candid shot of Fraley at age 20 working on a turret lathe. The photo was distributed...
15-year-old gymnast Emma Ann Miller took to the witness stand yesterday to testify against Larry Nassar, the US gymanstics doctor who faces criminal charges for molesting and sexually assaulting over 140 of his child and adolescent patients, according to The Washington Post. In her statement, Miller said that Michigan State University is still billing her family for medical appointments during which Nassar abused her. Miller reports that Nassar’s abuse began when she was ten, and ended in August 2016, shortly before Rachael Denhollander filed a...