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In a few days, the world will be saying farewell to one of the most elegant, no-nonsense, and humanitarian First Ladies in known history. First Lady Michelle Obama's citizenry and public service will go towards the next lovely venture that awaits her. However, before she leaves, how fitting to pen a Woman Crush Wednesday (#WCW) poem to our outgoing First Lady as the countdown of her departure looms. This farewell liturgy hopefully will stand as a proud reminder to women around the globe of the First Lady's...
The Waning Honeymoon by George Henry Boughton, 1878. Published in 1837, The Young Husband’s Book is described as a “manual of domestic duties.” Written by “a mentor” it contains within its pages advice on everything from choosing a wife to dealing with pesky in-laws. Some of the information is merely common sense, the sort of generic advice newlyweds might hear from well-meaning relatives today. The remainder is very pointedly early 19th century – written by someone who was clearly drawing on their own marital experiences gained...
Yesterday, the Women’s March on Washington announced a list of celebrities who will be joining the march against Trump on January 21st. (We’ll be there, too!) America Ferrera will serve as chair of the Artist Table, and she’s not the only celeb who will attend the DC march or another march around the nation. Take a deep breath for the list: Chelsea Handler, Amy Schumer, Cher, Zendaya, Katy Perry, Scarlett Johansson, Uzo Aduba, Cristela Alonzo, Patricia Arquette, Danielle Brooks, Lea DeLaria, Diane Guerrero, Danai Gurira, Margo...
Remember 'Pharma-bro' Martin Shkreli? The pharmaceutical executive douchebag, who hiked the price of a life-saving drug used by cancer and AIDS patients from $13.50 to $750, has now been suspended from Twitter for harassing journalist Lauren Duca. Duca, whose Teen Vogue article "Donald Trump Is Gaslighting America" went viral last month, was featured as a guest on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News. Responding to sexist questions and comments from Carlson, she rightfully called him out as “a partisan hack who is just attacking me and not even...
After GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters that Republicans officially planned to defund Planned Parenthood on Thursday, a group of volunteers attempted to hand deliver #StandWithPP petitions to his office, only to find security guards blocking their path, and Paul Ryan nowhere to be found. Part of the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act is to block Medicaid reimbursements and Title X grants to Planned Parenthood, and Planned Parenthood volunteers and supporters were not going to take it lying down. On Friday afternoon, a...

Trump-related hashtags have been floating around the Twittersphere since his campaign started, but recently the hashtag #ThingsTrumpThinksAreOverrated, made in response to his comments about Meryl Streep being "overrated," has given way to some real golden tweets. While some are taking the hashtag seriously (and maybe a little too seriously) most are poking fun at the President-elect — using irony to highlight Trump's flaws and awful past comments. Here’s just a few of our favorites. Let’s start broad to cover all the bases. 1. Just some general topics...
I was a weird kid. I wore a red beret every day until some mean boy asked if it was part of my religion, pairing it with layers of boho necklaces, velvet turtlenecks, shimmery leggings and dramatic, deep red lip gloss. My greatest ambition was to become a famous opera singer like Renee Fleming. I wandered the hallways of Deer Path Junior High humming oratorio to myself. Oh had I Jubal’s lyre, or Miriam’s tuneful voice! I’d sing under my breath, moseying around the edge...
The internet is buzzing with the idea that Hillary Clinton, former presidential candidate and queen of our hearts, might mount a bid for Mayor of New York City. The position, the pundits are saying, would be more or less hers for the taking, and a brilliant up yours to both Mayor de Blasio, whose support for her presidential bid was criticized as lacklustre, and President-elect Donald Trump, who considers the city his stomping ground. While it is fairly unlikely to transpire, a girl can dream, dream...
  In an emotional final speech today, Michelle Obama addressed all of the young people of our nation, offering words of wisdom and, most notable, words of hope. The First Lady stood poised and proud behind a podium surrounded by school counselors, saying “So for all the young people in this room and those who are watching, know that this country belongs to you — to all of you, from every background and walk of life.” As she continued her speech, her voice trembling with emotion at...
One of the major points the Republican party has been selling to their supporters is the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. With this repeal comes the possibility of defunding Planned Parenthood. While there was always plenty of talk within the Republican party of defunding the organization, there was never any clear confirmation about whether or not it would be included in their legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act--until now. This past Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters that Republicans officially planned to...