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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...
Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Australian Muslim Activist, Denied Entry to US Yassmin Abdel-Magied, a prominent Australian Muslim woman activist, was stopped from entering the US, according to The New York Times. Originally scheduled to speak at the Pen World Voices Festival in New York, border agents said she had the wrong kind of visa, and forced her to fly back to Europe. Abdel-Magied has been very vocal about her lived experiences as a Muslim woman in Australia and that country's immigration policies. You can read what she has...
Mariah Carey Speaks Out About Her Mental Illness Pop icon and singer-songwriter Mariah Carey was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2001. However, she has just recently come forward about accepting her diagnoses. “I’m just in a really good place right now, where I’m comfortable discussing my struggles with bipolar II disorder. I’m hopeful we can get to a place where the stigma is lifted from people going through anything alone,” says Carey. You can read the whole article on People. House Speaker Paul Ryan Calls It Quits The...
Nancy Astor was a glamorous American in London. Now on marriage number two, she could easily have been the stuff of turn-of-the century gossip, but Nancy had better things to do. See, Nancy wanted to be in politics. Now, in 1918, this was not an easy thing to do! Women had just gotten the vote (literally; some women in the UK could first start voting in 1918). BUT Nancy’s husband had just had to give up his seat as MP (Member of Parliament) for his constituency of Plymouth...
Cardi B Dropped Her New Album This Morning The rapper who created “Bodak Yellow”  — arguably the anthem of 2017 —  dropped her debut album Invasion of Privacy this morning. Forbes writes that Cardi B’s hours-old album is already eligible for a Gold certification. ICE Detains More Pregnant Women Immigrations and Customs Enforcement ended the policy of releasing pregnant women while their cases were pending. NPR reports that 506 pregnant women have been taken into custody since December, and tells the heartbreaking story of a woman who miscarried...