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Yesterday, President Donald Trump continued to avoid condemning white supremacists for the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville over the weekend. The rally was organized in response to planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee and resulted in the death of anti-racist counter-protester Heather Heyer and the injuries of dozens of other anti-racist activists. In a press conference, Trump refused to call the violence terrorism; refused to blame the alt-right; insisted that “not all of those people were neo-Nazis...not all of those people...
Yesterday, after nearly 4 hours of jury deliberation, T. Swift won her countersuit against the Denver DJ, David Mueller, who reached up her skirt and grabbed her "bare ass" at one of her backstage meet-and-greets, a victory for women and all victims of assault. Swift’s countersuit accusing Mueller of groping her was in response to Mueller suing Swift, the singer's mom Andrea Swift, and her radio promotions director Frank Bell in 2015, accusing them of making the groping incident up (like Taylor Swift cares enough about...
As you all know by now, this weekend, white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia for a “Unite the Right” rally, a response to the proposed removals of statues of Confederate generals, particularly one of Robert E. Lee. White supremacists used violence against anti-racist protesters, killing one, Heather D. Heyer, and injuring at least 34 more. On Friday, white supremacists marched on the University of Virginia, and photos of angry men baring tiki torches quickly spread — leading to countless joking tweets about the patheticness of white...
Taylor Swift was in court yesterday testifying against a DJ that was fired for grabbing her ass, and she’s handling herself on the stand like a boss bitch. The case stems from a June 2013 incident in which she accused former DJ David Mueller of Denver’s KYGO station of reaching up her skirt and grabbing her bare ass at one of her backstage meet-and-greets. According to CNN, Swift’s people told KYGO officials, and Mueller was fired two days later following the station’s own investigation, which wasn’t...
Much like any embarrassing teenage memory, a 10-minute-long animation made by Disney in 1946 titled "The Story of Menstruation" has resurfaced on the internet.  Surprisingly, for the time, Disney got a lot of stuff right. At first I felt a little cheated, because I don’t remember much from the school-sanctioned reproductive health talk back in the third grade. I just remember the boys being escorted out the class and the girls watching a very boring video telling us we’d get a period soon. They gave us...
  It turns out working at Google isn’t just nap pods, free food, and coding. This weekend, an anti-diversity manifesto written by a senior software engineer went internally — and then externally — viral. The 10-page document, titled “Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber," argues against the company’s diversity efforts with nonsensical, absurd and outrightly offensive claims, like trying to explain that women are underrepresented in the tech world because they're not biologically wired for it, or how harmful and suppressing  “politically correct monoculture” is. The document was met...

Increasingly, women are looking at mortality through a feminist lens, treating the way we die as an act of empowerment and resistance, and creating what has become known as the “death positive movement.” In 2008, in a hard-to-find alleyway in Brooklyn, The Morbid Anatomy Library opened. The small room full of medical specimens, taxidermy, and books about death and mourning, was a labor of love for founder Joanna Ebenstein, who wanted to share her collection with like-minded people. The lectures she began hosting in an adjacent...
The BBC has a badass and informative video series called Things Not To Say. in which they address stereotypical statements toward groups of people that commonly experience discrimination. Because people hear the same shit all the time as they deal with other people’s lack of understanding, fear, and animosity. Some questions and statements are welcome and stem from genuine curiosity, but sometimes they’re just ignorant or even hateful. Groups that have previously been featured are people with schizophrenia, sex workers, and people who have been sexually assaulted....
I was naive. Before I experienced overt sexism from both men and women in the workplace, I wasn’t prepared for the possibility that women would work — and work hard — to cut each other down. I wasn’t prepared for the possibility that the women in my office — and the men, too — would not only not support me, but that they would work against me and the other women I worked with. I should have been. I recognize the privilege inherent in not being prepared. It...
Ali Vingiano is a feminist writer, filmmaker, and video producer who's created dozens of videos, both funny and serious, for Buzzfeed, Glamour, and other channels, tackling topics like abortion, unhealthy relationships, and assault. Her work has been viewed over 400 million times (goddamn), and "EXES," her short film about running into your ex that's real AF, was named as a Vimeo Staff Pick and played at festivals all around the globe. So when we watched her latest video, “Are Women Equal?”, we weren’t surprised that...