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Jesse Williams, Grey's Anatomy star and activist, is once again addressing political issues, this time in a video speaking to undecided voters. Williams released a PSA, "You Say Vote," on Tuesday as part of Joss Whedon's Save The Day super PAC. The video urged Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election and stressed the importance of being involved in the voting process. Williams addressed multiple problematic viewpoints among voters, from people who won't vote because they don't like either candidate, to people who think voting is...
More than 67% of American women are a size 14 or over, and yet only 2% of media images feature plus-size women. Refinery29, in partnership with Lane Bryant and Aerie, is looking to change that with The 67% Project. During the launch week of the initiative, 67% of bodies featured on the Refinery29 website, newsletter, and social media accounts will be plus-size. In doing so, Refinery29 hopes to normalize the reality that women's bodies are all different shapes and sizes.   But in an attempt to make this...
If you told me six months ago that I would be planning to vote for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election, I probably would have told you that you were insane. Don’t get me wrong, I think that everything that Hillary has done for women is incredibly inspiring. Yet as a native Vermonter I have been Pro-Bernie since I first learned about socialist democracy during the fourth grade (it probably wasn’t that early, but I do remember learning about Eugene V. Debs during elementary school)....
Easy A How do you write an egalitarian, objectively enforceable dress code? How do you write such a dress code for 50,000 students between ages of 5 and 18 years, across nearly 80 separate institutions? This is how my local public school system, Portland Public Schools in Portland, Oregon (“PPS”), tackled the puzzle. In June 2015, some brave and articulate seventh grade girls, and one boy, testified before the PPS School Board about the ways their school disproportionately enforced the dress code against girls, resulting in middle...
Hey ladies, tired of having to drive around in your man cars day in and day out? Well, car manufacturer SEAT has teamed up with Cosmopolitan to find the solution. During London Fashion Week, the companies unveiled the Seat Mii by Cosmopolitan, a brand new "car for women." The Seat Mii has everything female drivers have been missing; jewel-effect rims, a handbag hook, and "eyeliner headlights," which accentuate the lights in the same way makeup would a woman's eye. (Still unclear if car eyeliner will be...