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A recording of children’s voices from inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility has been released and it is heartbreaking. In the recording, you can hear the wails of ten children, ranging from ages 4 to 10, who have been taken from their parents at the border, ProPublica reports. The children are crying for their parents, screaming “Mami” and “Papà” while a border agent jokes that they sound like an orchestra. Over the screams of the other children, one 6-year-old girl pleads with consular representatives...
"Feminist" academic Germaine Greer made the news again recently for yet another of her controversial theories, this time surrounding rape. Speaking at the Hay literary festival late last month, Greer argued that the legal system cannot cope with the “rampant numbers of rape cases,” and that offenders should serve a reduced sentence of around 200 hours community service, as well as having an “r” tattooed on their hand, arm or cheek. Dystopia much? If, like me, you happened to come across the speech, there is a good...
  Jamie Foxx was recently accused of hitting a woman in the face with his penis in 2002. His lawyers are arguing that it does not count as sexual assault because it occured in Nevada, where the legal definition of sexual assault is limited to “penetration.” Read more at BuzzFeed. Chloe Dykstra Accuses Chris Hardwick Of Sexual Abuse Chloe Dykstra wrote an essay entitled “Rose Colored Glasses: A Confession” about her ex-boyfriend putting her through long-term abuse and career blacklisting. Although she did not name him in her essay,...
Once again being the celebrity family of our dreams, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend pledged $72,000 for each of their four family members to the ACLU in honor of President Trump’s 72nd birthday yesterday. The model, chef and host of Lip Sync Battle posted a note on Twitter stating that she and her Grammy-award winning husband were motivated to act after learning about the “horror stories” of immigrant parents and children being separated at the border, People reports. via Twitter/Chrissy Teigen Calling out the “inhumane policies of the...
Last night at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards, Brie Larson spoke out about a need for more prominent film critics who aren’t just white men. “I don’t need a 40-year-old white dude to tell me what didn’t work about A Wrinkle in Time. It wasn’t made for him,” she said. “I want to know what it meant to women of color, biracial women, to teen women of color…If you make a movie that is a love letter to women of color, there is an...
  Having your period is a miserable experience—but if you’re homeless, it’s even worse. Since 2015, Chelsea VonChaz has been fighting to change that. After seeing a homeless woman bleeding on the side of a road in downtown L.A.—and learning that shelters hardly ever receive pads or tampons as donations—VonChaz started #HappyPeriod, a non-profit that mobilizes volunteers and provides hygiene products to people who need them. Once a month or so, #HappyPeriod chapters across the country collect donations and assemble small yellow care packages (with pads, tampons,...
Trump To Block Domestic Abuse And Gang Violence Survivors From Being Able To Claim Asylum Led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Trump administration has ruled that immigration judges stop offering asylum to survivors of domestic abuse and gang violence. The action bars thousands of immigrants, primarily women, from finding sanctuary in America. “The mere fact that a country may have problems effectively policing certain crimes such as domestic violence or gang violence, or that certain populations are more likely to be victims of crime, cannot...
As I watched Nicole Arbour’s “Women’s Edit” of Childish Gambino's “This is America,” one question repeatedly occurred to me… “Why is she doing this?” Even after I watched the video, the question still lingered. Throughout her video, Arbour’s message focused primarily on issues women face today. However, she conveyed a much larger message to the audience: the problems inherent in white feminism. After Childish Gambino’s (aka Donald Glover) music video “This Is America” was released, critics swarmed him with praise for his artistic yet political statements on America’s...
Amy Adams has recently spoken out about the gender pay gap—and she's taking a different approach from many other women in Hollywood. In 2014, Adams stayed quiet when Sony emails were hacked that disclosed that Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale had been given a much higher paychecks for American Hustle than she and her co-star Jennifer Lawrence received, Harper’s Bazaar reports. Now, Adams is coming forward to explain why she didn't speak out at the time. She says that she supports equal pay in the film...
The moment we’ve all been waiting for—an RBG we can carry around with us! FCTRY is a product incubator that has created action figures of several notable figures including Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton, and Barack Obama. Their newest figure, after many requests, will be Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The company's CEO, Jason Feinberg, told USA Today, “The people have spoken and in these turbulent times of political uncertainty, a most unlikely hero has emerged—and that means it's time for us to make a new action figure!” The...