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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...
  Larry Nassar, accused serial sexual assaulter and former team doctor for the U.S gymnastics team, pleaded guilty to 10 sexual assault charges last November. After listening to many tearful and honest accounts of his brutality from his victims and their families, Nassar wrote a letter explaining that it was too hard for him to listen to the statements, NBC reports. Over 140 girls and women have accused Nassar of sexual assault, and 105 of them have signed up to appear in the courtroom or have statements...
Today on CBS This Morning, Dylan Farrow spoke out about her sexual assault by her father Woody Allen for the first time on television. “He’s lying,” she said, “and he’s been lying for so long.” CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King asked Farrow about the assault, the aftermath, and the Time’s Up movement to empower and support survivors of sexual abuse. Though Allen has denied all Farrow's accusations, Farrow has stuck by her story since she was child, and first wrote about her abuse publicly in a...
  On Tuesday, Chrissy Teigen took to Twitter to offer her support to sexual assault survivor McKayla Maroney by pledging to pay Maroney’s $100,000 nondisclosure agreement (NDA) fine if the gymnast testified in the hearing of Larry Nassar. Nassar, the former U.S. Gymnastics team doctor, has been accused of more than 100 instances of sexual assault, according to Billboard. Maroney, a former U.S. Gymnastics Team member, sued U.S. Gymnastics in 2016 and received a $1.25 million settlement. However, she faces a $100,000 fine if she speaks out...
In an article released prior to the Golden Globes last week, the Hollywood Reporter showcased Sprinkles Cupcake’s new “Time’s Up” themed cupcakes, asking, “Why follow through with your New Year's resolutions to ‘eat healthier’ when you could enjoy cupcakes and simultaneously support a good cause?” 100 percent of the proceeds from the cupcakes went to the Time’s Up legal fund, a gesture meant to show support for the #MeToo movement.The Time's Up legal fund, an initiative started by women in the entertainment industry, has already raised...
      This post contains graphic descriptions of the rape and murder of a young girl. Pakistanis took to the streets on last Thursday for a second day of protests spurred by the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl, Zainab Amin, reported CNN. Her body, found dumped on a garbage pile in the Kasur district, an area in the Punjab province, on January 9th. Her murder is one of a dozen similar killings in the last year of children between the ages of five and eight whose bodies...
    Last week, The Washington Post reported that, during a discussion about an immigration deal, Donald Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador and some African nations as “shithole countries.” The comment was horrifying, but not surprising, considering Trump's previous statements on immigration. During his 2106 presidential campaign, he referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and “criminals,” and in an interview with Yahoo News, he said that Syrian refugees could be “Isis-affiliated.” The day before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Trump told reporters that he is “the least...