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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...

Remember that famously awkward scene in The Devil Wears Prada? The one where titan of publishing and all around fashion bully Miranda Priestly schools newbie Andy Sacks in the trend provenance of her blue sweater? "It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns… Which then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. It’s sort of...
  On Friday, January 19, Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman gave a powerful 13-minute statement at the trial of Larry Nassar, a former USA gymnastics doctor who has been accused of sexually abusing over 140 women and girls, reports Rolling Stone. Raisman, 23, told 60 Minutes last November that she was among Nassar’s countless victims, and that Nassar began molesting her when she was 13. “I am angry,” she said at the time. “I’m really upset because I care a lot, when I see these young girls that...
On the anniversary Trump’s inauguration this past Saturday, thousands of women took to the streets and podiums to protest the bigot-in-chief and his racist, sexist, and classist agenda. Worldwide, an estimated 4 million people attended the Women’s March in 2017, reported The Cut. And while there was no official count for this years happening, individual reports from the 200-plus events planned in cities like New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angelos, San Francisco, Seattle, and Oakland, put the number of attendees across the country at around...
In October 2017, Vogue magazine ran a headline on its website that read, “How That ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ Embroidery Became the Internet’s Response to Harvey Weinstein,” referring to an embroidery work created by Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch. Downey runs a blog and website dedicated to her arts, crafts, needle and activist work, and her cross-stitching — the same medium used by grandmothers throughout history to display ABCs and "I Love Yous" on pillows and dish towels — is used to declare clear...