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After another example of offensive and frustrating conduct from US police, Los Angeles police are investigating whether there was misconduct in the Sept. 11 detainment and handcuffing of Daniele Watts, an actress known for her role in “Django Unchained”.   Watts was stopped after someone reported her and her partner, chef Brian James Lucas, kissing in their car. After refusing to show her ID, Watts was handcuffed, allegedly causing her wrist to ... Read More
Planned Parenthood is now offering online birth control consultations in Washington state and Minnesota, making access to birth control that much easier. The online and mobile app consultations, which will be held via video chat, will cost $45 and last 15 minutes. As of now, consultations can only be used to get prescriptions for birth control, but STI consultations will be available in October. In many cases, the prescribed birth control or medication ... Read More
Since the dawn of time, tradition and wisdom have been passed on from woman to woman, building our communal knowledge so as to progress society with every passing generation. Today, such wisdom comes to its zenith, as we bring to you a hella rad e-mail chain to end all e-mail chains.  Thanks Aunt ... Read More
Have you ever felt uncomfortable taking a cab with a male driver? How would you feel if another lady was driving instead? Starting Sept. 16, a new cab service called SheRides will be offering cab services for ladies only through their app (which will be available in the Apple Store). Available in Westchester, Long Island and the NYC area, the cabs will be driven by female drivers donning pink scarves, and cater to women exclusively. SheRides was started by Stella ... Read More
In a sea of generic Playboy and Hollywood bombshell calendars, there’s finally a calendar that honors the curvy, beautiful ladies of our lives. It’s rare these days to see women in the media that aren’t Photoshopped and airbrushed into oblivion. Thin bodies are glorified in our society, and too often every other type of body is not given the appreciation and representation they deserve. The portrayal of plus-sized bodies in the mainstream is ... Read More
To be completely honest, Joan Rivers was never my favorite comedienne. Her hard-hitting jokes, told mostly at the expense of famous others (when they weren’t at her own expense) were too sharp-tongued for my taste. I thought of Rivers as overly venomous, sometimes tactless, and largely inappropriate. It wasn’t until I heard of her passing that I realized my latent admiration. In fact, it was the very dislike of her comedy that caused me to like her most; she ... Read More
  Long gone are the glory days of Myspace, where anyone with enough self-devotion and time could HTML their way to incredible levels of social cred and... So we were super psyched when Google announced in June that it would offer free coding lessons to women and minorities interested in learning the trade. But then we were super bummed when Google subsequently closed the application because, duh, so many people wanted to get involved.  Rejection hurts, ... Read More
  With women making up only 17 percent of Google’s global tech workforce, and with white and asian employees making up 94 percent of Google’s US tech force, it’s encouraging to see practical efforts to bring black and latina girls into the tech world.  Black Girls Code is an awesome organization that received a $190,000 donation from Google on Saturday to continue such efforts, according to the New York Daily News. The ... Read More
It's only 25 minutes long, but in this video from Journeyman Pictures, these three girls, Nargis, Sadaf and Sahar, manage to show life on the screen. In the first scene, Sadaf practices the drums, explaining that she wants to prove wrong the people who find her passion unfeminine. The video follows the girls on car trips and in the park. They eat corn on the cob and chocolate donuts, showing, through the eyes of their small cameras, the vividness of life ... Read More
Singer and actress Jill Scott was also hacked, a piece of information I did not learn from television news.  It is a personal, overwhelming issue of mine that every gym I have ever been to insists on running Fox News in equal proportion to other news channels, signaling that for every minute of plane crash or protest coverage we take in from CNN, we must be equally as exposed to racist, sexist, nationalistic, or otherwise deeply offensive ... Read More
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