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If you scroll down to my bio real quick, you’ll see I attend the University of Tennessee. Good Ol’ Rocky Top. On Saturday, February 17, white supremacists came to my school. The Holocaust-denying organizer of the Charlottesville rally came to my school. And my fellow students refused to remain silent in the face of hatred. Honestly, the Nazis chose the wrong group of people to mess with, because UT students have had a lot of practice standing up to bigotry.  Matthew Heimbach has been called the...
Sharice Davids, a former White House Fellow and all around badass, is running for a Kansas Congressional seat. If elected, Davids will not only be the first Native American woman in Congress, but also the first openly gay Kansas representative, reports The Seattle Times. She is a member of the Ho-Chunk nation in Wisconsin. "As a woman and a Native American, I know how to stand up and fight for equity," Davids writes on her campaign website. Her first priority as a Congressional representative is increasing gun...
Recently, I was groped on the subway staircase. A man stumbled up to me and put his entire palm on my skirt, right above my pelvic bone. I turned after him and yelled, “Are you f**king kidding me?” (eloquent, I know) and off we both went, me struggling not to pass out from my stress reaction and him, I don’t know, likely not thinking about it ever again. But here’s what I’ve been thinking about: It didn’t end there for me. On the train, I dissociated,...
2018 Oscar Awards Ignore #MeToo Movement Apparently the Academy didn’t consider the #MeToo Movement when they awarded not only one, but two sexual abusers in this year’s Oscars. “I thought we had evolved,” Donya Fiorentino, ex-wife of Gary Oldman, told TMZ after Oldman was awarded for Best Actor despite her accusations of domestic violence against him. “What happened to the #MeToo movement?” Read more at Jezebel. Female Children’s Book Writers Come Forward About Sherman Alexie After women started speaking out about Harvey Weinstein, children’s book author Anne Urus...
Watching the Oscars last night was a WEIRD experience. The Academy — and E! News on the red carpet beforehand — made an effort to acknowledge the Time’s Up and Me Too movements against sexual harassment and assault...while simultaneously celebrating accused abusers. The night kicked off with Ryan Seacrest hosting E! News’ red carpet. Although quite a few celebrities skipped chatting with Seacrest, many others stopped to talk with him — and neither Seacrest nor his interviewees mentioned the sexual assault and harassment accusations against him....
Common and Andra Day Share The Oscars Stage With Social Activists During a surprisingly calm Oscars night, Common and Andra Day used their platform to highlight the work of social activists. While performing their nominated song “Stand Up For Something” (from the movie Marshall), the duo highlighted activism in various fields, including Tarana Burke (#MeToo), Patrice Cullors (Black Lives Matter), Janet Mock (#GirlsLikeUs) and Dolores Huerta (the Dolores Huerta Foundation). Learn more at Variety. And The Oscar Goes To...After weeks of speculation, the Academy has spoken. Read...
My parents and I sat down in the Vietnamese restaurant on Clement Street we often went to when they visited me in San Francisco. We ordered spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce, pho — the seafood variety for my parents and tripe for me — and one Diet Coke for my mom. I was feeling as if I was inside a bell jar looking out on an unfamiliar world. An hour ago, my parents had picked me up from the St. Francis Hospital in the...
It was close to 10 p.m. on a spring night in Tokyo in 1912 when Kazuko Mozume heard a dog barking behind her father’s house. It would not stop. At the back gate, she found three men waiting for her: a policeman, and two others. They didn’t say what they wanted; they only asked her if this was the office of Seitō, the women’s literature magazine she had started with four other young women.She led the men through the large house and down a long...
Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin Might Remake “9 to 5” With Rashida Jones Tumble outta bed and pour yourself a cup of ambition! A 9 To 5 remake is in early development stages at 20th century fox, according to Deadline, and the original cast are down for reprising their roles. It gets even better. Rashida Jones is in talks to co-write it.  The story would follow a new group of girls who turn to Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin for advice handling...
Ryan Seacrest Will Host E!’s Red Carpet Show At The Oscars Despite sexual assault allegations leveled against the talk show host by his former personal stylist, Suzie Hardy, E! is not pulling the plug on Seacrest’s red carpet host gig. But while he’ll try to talk to celebs, the question is, will they want to talk to him? Read more over at Jezebel. Mike Pence Continues To Be Terrible Vice President Mike Pence made some troubling comments about abortion access on Tuesday while giving a speech at a...