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In the latest alt-right ass-kicking news, a young woman at Auburn University shut down white supremacist Richard Spencer. In order to fully bask in the awesomeness that is this shut down, you should know a little background about Spencer and the event. Richard Spencer is the president of the National Policy Institute which claims to be "dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States, and around the world,' (AKA White Nationalists). Spencer is a leading voice for the...
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Serena Williams, one of the greatest tennis players of all time, announced yesterday that she's pregnant, sending the internet into a frenzy. The tennis superstar dropped the news through Snapchat; the caption "20 weeks" accompanies the photo of Williams in a yellow bathing suit sporting the beginning of a baby bump. Williams, 35, announced her engagement to Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit in December. The picture that broke the news (photo via Serena Williams' Snapchat) This announcement comes on the heels of her success at the Australian...
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Hillary Clinton, the first female major party nominee for POTUS, has apologized many times. She apologized during her campaign, while her shameless, apology-resistant opponent stood on a stage and bragged that he could shoot someone and not lose voters. She apologized for using a private email server, despite the fact men have done the same thing and it's been NBD. "That was a mistake. I'm sorry about that. I take responsibility." She admitted fault for voting to invade Iraq in 2002, something 77% of the senators (and 58% of...
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  Lest we forget the pervasive nature of the patriarchy, the hashtag #ThingsOnlyWomenWritersHear is trending to remind us all of the misogyny, from microaggressions to overt sexism, that female writers face daily. Here are 6 things writers who happen to be women are sick of hearing!  1. Being told they write great books for women is clearly irksome. Twitter had a lot to say about the men who read books by female authors and compliment the authors for writing good books for women. Hey dude, you clearly just read it!  2. Being...
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In 1967, Kathrine Switzer made history by becoming the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. Today, 50 years later, she will compete in the race again while wearing the same iconic number: 261. Switzer obtained a bib by signing up for the marathon with her initials, K.V. Switzer. Although there were no official rules against women running, it was essentially unheard of. When she expressed training interest to her running coach at Syracuse, he claimed that the long distance of the race would be...
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The myth of menstrual synchrony was first introduced to the scientific community by Harvard psychologist Martha McClintock in 1971, when her study 'Menstrual Synchrony and Suppression' was published in Nature magazine. In it, McClintock hypothesized that women's' pheremones might impact the menstrual cycles of their female peers. After studying a group of women living together in a college dorm, McClintock concluded that 'synchrony and suppression among a group of women living together... suggest that social interaction can have a strong effect on the menstrual cycle.'  But there...
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Museum of Femoribilia: By Lynn Peril The ad was bold to the point of shocking for 1949. A woman wearing nothing above her waist but a bra strode cheerfully through a pen-and-ink background of floating foodstuffs and odd vegetation. "I dreamed I went shopping in my Maidenform bra," said the copy. "Asleep...but it all seemed so real." In the months and years that followed, the women in Maidenform's long-running "I Dreamed" ad campaign did any number of things in their bras. They strolled, danced (Charleston, ballet,...
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What drove Cedric Anderson to walk into a San Bernardino classroom on Monday and take the life of his estranged wife Karen Elaine Smith, followed by his own, along with that of one of her 8-year-old students, Jonathan Martinez? It wasn't mental illness. It wasn't religion. It certainly wasn't love. It was sexism, pure and simple: a deadly combination of misogyny, toxic masculinity, and an inflated sense of male entitlement. There is a reason why the vast majority of intimate partner homicides are enacted by men, and that...
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The now famous "Fearless Girl" statue on Wall Street is facing criticism from the artist who created her opponent, the Charging Bull. Sculptor Arturo Di Modica claims that having the fearless girl facing the bull head on is an infringement on his artistic copyright. Di Modica's attorney, Norman Siegel, explained that Di Modica is demanding to see the city's documents explaining what procedures were followed. He claims the presence of another 'bold figure' in front of his sculpture takes away from the creative dynamic. The Fearless Girl...
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While the entire Trump administration— including the giant Cheeto himself— are excellent fodder for comedy, Spicer and his outrageous press conferences are the ultimate low-hanging comedic fruit. Melisa McCarthy has perfectly parodied his press conferences on SNL, but, as Chelsea Handler demonstrated on last night's Conan O'Brian, it doesn't need to be full on parody to express the sheer absurdity of the situation. Handler's incredulous response is the tonic we all need after a Spicer press conference.  "How about that Sean Spicer, baked potato guy, huh?"...
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