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The Hollywood Reporter just announced that Lorne Michaels and Aidy Bryant are teaming up with Lindy West to adapt her memoir, Shrill, for a Hulu comedy. The TV version of her story will be about a fat young woman trying to change her life but uninterested in changing her body (a narrative we rarely see on screen). We’re too excited about this to be mad that they didn’t give us a release date. BRB, hibernating until we can watch Shrill on Hulu.  Golf Club Calls Police...
We can't get enough of social-media superstar Amber Wagner. “Bitch, if you ain’t having a good day, sit there and ask yourself why. Is your shit that bad that you can’t have you a good day, bitch?” Thus begins one of Amber Wagner’s motivational Instagram videos, which have gained her over a million followers under the moniker Just Livin Baby (@jstlbby). In her L.A.-shot posts, Wagner wears two-toned lipstick, lengthy acrylic nails, brightly-colored wigs, and giant statement sunglasses, but her signature accessory is a lollipop....
In March, Congress passed the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA)-Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA). It was signed into law by Donald Trump on April 11th, reports VICE. Its ostensible aim was to close online entities that facilitate sex trafficking. However, sex workers argue that FOSTA-SESTA will—and already has—endanger their lives.  FOSTA-SESTA has lead to the closure of websites sex workers have used to find work, such as Backpage and Craigslist's Personals section, leaving sex workers struggling financially and reducing their ability to do background...
  Tammy Duckworth’s Baby Will Be Allowed On The Senate Floor Earlier this month, Tammy Duckworth became the first U.S. senator to give birth in office—and yesterday, the Senate unanimously voted to allow senators like Duckworth to bring their children onto the floor. POLITICO reports that some lawmakers pushed for Duckworth to vote from the Senate cloakroom instead of the floor, but the cloakroom is not accessible by wheelchair (Duckworth uses a wheelchair). “By ensuring that no Senator will be prevented from performing their constitutional responsibilities simply...
If you have lost faith in the world, this will restore it. Last year, New York’s first Girl Scout troop made up of girls from homeless shelters was formed. Troop 6000 was started in Queens, but now has members from across New York City. They had their first cookie sale last week, and the Big Apple turned out to buy some cookies. Girl Scout cookie season is the best time of the year, but it presents challenges for some troops, according to CEO of Girl Scouts...
High school students are ditching their bras for a cause. The “bracott,” which happened yesterday at Braden River High School and several nearby schools in Florida, was inspired by student Lizzy Martinez’s viral tweet about how her school’s administration made her put Band-Aids over her nipples. Martinez was wearing an oversized gray shirt when she was pulled out of class. “They had me put on a second shirt and then stand up and, like, move and jump around to see how much my breasts moved. They...
Janelle Monáe's "PYNK" Sends A Hidden Message Janelle Monae’s recently released music video for "PYNK" is a yonic paradise, littered with imagery of fingering donuts and the now-famous vagina pants. As if we needed another reason to love "PYNK," writer Chitra Ramaswamy points out that not all of the women in the video wear vagina pants, which is symbolic of the fact that not all women have vaginas. Read more about Monae’s unfettered celebration of black female sexuality on The Guardian. Beyoncé Is Donating $100,000 To Historically...
  Party for a cause at the second annual Prophets Over Profits fundraiser this weekend, Saturday, April 14th, above Brooklyn’s McCarren Park at Dobbin St. from 2-8pm. Spearheaded by Dani Slock, owner of SLOWKEY Marketing and Events, Prophets Over Profits is in direct response to Trump's proposition to defund The National Endowment for the Arts by 2019. As government funding becomes harder to attain for 501c3 organizations, Slocki decided to use her marketing expertise (and birthday!) to make make a difference.  This year, 100% of the proceeds will go to Willie Mae Rock...
The things we'll miss the most about our ex-boyfriend Paul Ryan: 1) The deep and tranquil pools of his blue eyes as he voted to reauthorize a warrentless spying program as part of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.2) The ripple of his powerful — yet somehow also delicate — forearm muscles as he voted to make concealed-carry firearm permits valid across state lines.3) The intoxicating sheen of his dark hair under the House Floor's bright lights, as he voted to deny millions of children basic healthcare.4) The handsome cut...

Today is Friday the 13th, our irregular dose of Halloween spookiness. Besides being the title of a horror movie in which a very young Kevin Bacon dies, everyone knows Friday the 13th means bad luck. Why is this something we all know? Friday the 13th might actually come from centuries of patriarchal erasure of goddess religions.  After reading an awesome Instagram post from the Hood Witch, we decided to look into this. One of the most cited reasons behind Friday 13th is the presence of a...