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Decades Later, Bill Cosby Is Found Guilty After facing decades of sexual assault allegations from over 50 women, actor-comedian Bill Cosby was finally found guilty on three charges of aggravated indecent assault this Thursday. The charges carry a maximum collective sentence of 30 years, although many speculate that he will serve less. The verdict, celebrated by women across the nation, is the first in the wake of the #MeToo movement, and it sends a powerful message to the abusers who have yet to face trial. Read...
Maxine Waters Has A Message For Trump Maxine Waters has had it up to here with the battle to impeach Trump. According to The Hill, when asked if she has any advice for Trump at the recent TIME 100 gala, she said, “Please resign” and, “Just get out.” SHE HAS A POINT.  The Golden State Killer May Have Finally Been Fund The Daily Beast reports Joseph James DeAngelo, a suspect in the Golden State Killer case, has been arrested on two counts of murder nearly 40 years after...
I spent weeks contemplating whether to bring it up, and how. This old friend of mine, she Instagrammed her feet, in roller skates, gliding through shadow and sun on concrete. She captioned it, I'ma keep running cause a winner don't quit on themselves #freedom. I thought of her fingers tapping out Beyoncé’s words phonetically, with adoration and correctness, I’ma. She’s been getting into roller derby, this dear friend; I assume the photograph was about her process. She’s practicing, falling and getting up, determined to roll across the...
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...