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  Civil rights, you're doing it wrong. The Supreme Court has decided to strike down sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 - taking some major steps backwards for fair democracy in our country. The Act was made to protect the minority vote and was a huge victory for the Civil Rights Movement in the '60s. All states run their own elections; that’s part of the deal, but the federal government provides the guidelines to do so via the VRA. Now those guidelines have been changed:...
  What do you see? A mess, maybe. But to photographer Sarah Anne Ward, these stains run deeper. Her art aims to fill them with politics, pain, and all of menstruation's cosmic complexities. Sarah finds periods “FASCINATING” with a capital everything, and her analysis of them might make you feel the same. “This series was mainly prompted with my struggle to accept PMS,” she says. “Being a feminist, I never wanted to accept these symptoms and often thought PMS was a very Westernized cultural phenomenon or a crutch for womankind…”...
  Women’s position in Egyptian society has become so dire that they are disappearing from the public sphere just so they don’t have to deal with men. The sexual harassment and assault that occurs everyday has dramatically increased within the past year, most likely due to interior instability. After the Arab Spring, Egypt has really been in political and social limbo, and the women are suffering most of all - an environment with an undercurrent of indecision and ambivalence has made it socially acceptable to accost them....
  Produced by North Carolina’s Merge Records, Stuart McLamb has taken The Love Language from devastating heartbreak, into the freshness of a new romance (and heavier guitar riffs), to a place of soulful remembrance. That’s not to say the classic sound of love pop that can feel your pain has lost any momentum in the newest release, Ruby Red. This time, its just not as jangly and raw. I’ve been following this band since the 2009 release of their self-titled EP, and even met NPR’s Bob Boylan...
Two weeks ago, we discussed the serious issue of living with Bitchy Resting Face. If you need a quick refresher lesson on the disorder, it’s when a woman’s face has about the same emotional range as MTV's Daria. I also touched upon my own struggles with bitch face, which, along with my lack of proper people skills and habit of wearing all-black, pretty much solidified my place as a social pariah from ages 9 to...now. All the symptoms of chronic bitch face - not getting talked...