BY kaya payseno
on Sep 18, 2015
Dear Matt Damon,
Contrary to what your apology would imply, you didn’t start a conversation about diversity. You tried to shut down a conversation about diversity that Effie Brown started.
Ok, a little context.
Damon received criticism for comments he made about diversity to Producer Effie Brown on his returning HBO documentary series 'Project Greenlight' in which aspiring directors compete to direct a feature film for HBO. Read More
BY Holiday Black
on Sep 16, 2015
The New York Daily News and the New York Post totally lost their shit yesterday after topless Times Square performer Maria Diaz brought her 2-year-old daughter to work. The mother-daughter duo appeared with black paint across their chests; mom with a heart covering her breasts, while her daughter bore a simple stripe. Diaz and her daughter arrived on Broadway at 4 p.m., but it wasn’t long before police asked the black-gauze-donned-almost-naked-lady to put a t-shirt on the toddler.
Allegedly, tourists were revolted by a half naked baby.
“That’s disgusting.... Read More
BY Kellie Galentine
on Sep 15, 2015
Air India is taking 125 flight attendants out of the sky and onto the ground because they failed to meet the Body Mass Index requirement of the airline, TIME reported yesterday. Air India Spokesman G.P. Rao told CNN that the height-to-weight requirements are for safety purposes, rather than for appearances.
India's Office of the Director General of Civil Aviation outlines requirements for flight crews in its Civil Aviation Requirements–an entire appendix dedicated to the disposal of high BMI cases. Read More
BY Holiday Black
on Sep 08, 2015
Damon Wayans, an 80s actor/comedian/director best known for his work on popular TV series including My Wife and Kids and In Living Color, recently defended accused rapist Bill Cosby on The Breakfast Club, Power 105.1 FM's hip-hop radio talk show.
“I don’t believe he was raping," Wayans said. "I believe he was in relationships with all of them.” He later went on to joke, “Listen, how big is his penis that it gives you amnesia for forty years?”
Um…. Read More
BY Taia Handlin
on Sep 04, 2015
About a month after moving to New York City, I was walking across the Pulaski Bridge from Brooklyn to Queens when I noticed a man following me. Or he just happened to be walking in the same direction as me, and there wasn't any other way to go, what with being on a bridge and all. But as pretty much any woman who has ever been alone at night can attest (this is one of those rare cases when I think it is perfectly fine to make gendered generalizations), the uncertainty is enough to make you reaching for your bear mace and scissors. Read More