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I remember seeing ads for Weight Watchers on television when I was three, maybe four years old. One night, I told my grandmother that I was going to call the number on the screen, and if I recall correctly, she laughed. Then I picked up the phone, and she stopped laughing. She told me I was silly to want to call Weight Watchers, but I looked at the women in those ads and I looked at my slightly pudgy belly—at three, maybe four years old—and...
Trump To Pull Federal Funding From Planned Parenthood And Any Health Service That Talks About AbortionMultiple news organizations are reporting that the Trump administration will soon announce a new rule that will remove federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other health clinics that provide abortions—or even give patients referrals to abortion providers. The policy would be a return to a Reagan-era policy that, as the New York Times puts it, “is often described as a domestic gag rule because it barred caregivers at facilities that...
  Trump Calls Immigrants “Not People" And "Animals”Donald Trump continued his racist rhetoric against undocumented Latinx immigrants during an immigration roundtable yesterday, saying, “We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in— and we’re stopping a lot of them—but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.” Trump has a history of racist language against Latinx immigrants—he’s called them “animals” going back to 2015, and memorably called Mexican immigrants “rapists"...
Cornell senior Letitia Chai took a stand by stripping down and presenting her senior thesis in her underwear—twice. The two protests—one spontaneous, one planned—were in reaction to Chai’s professor’s criticism of her denim shorts. In a series of Facebook posts she later documented and shared via Google Drive, Chai wrote that it began when she went to her Acting In Public class to perform a draft of her thesis presentation on refugee rehabilitation. Chai wrote that she was wearing a button-down shirt and denim cut-off shorts,...
Yanny vs Laurel: An Audio Debate Let's get it over with: the internet is obsessing over an audio clip posted by social media influencer and blogger, Cloe Feldman, who asked: “What do you hear Yanny or Laurel?” People are split on what they hear making this the new "the dress." You can go to Vox and decided for yourself which name is being said. and now for more important news...   Can Paulette Jordan Swing Idaho Blue? Paulette Jordan won the Democratic nomination in the Idaho governor’s race this Tuesday,...
Kristen Stewart Goes Barefoot At Cannes The Daily Telegraph reports that Kristen Stewart, who is a judge at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, kicked off her heels yesterday in the middle of a red carpet moment. The festival has caused outrage for its a strict heels-only policy (only for women, of course) and in 2015, festival organizers have turned women away for wearing flats.  Pauley Perette Speaks Up About Assault On The Set Of NCIS Pauley Perrette has spoken up about her departure from NCIS, claiming that she was physically...
Marlon Brando Was The Lust Of Rita Moreno's Life  Rita Moreno, EGOT winner and star of West Side Story, says that Marlon Brando was a superior sexual partner to Elvis Presley. “He was the king of movies … he was really one of the most sexual men on Earth. It was one of those very tempestuous love affairs. It lasted eight years, on and off, on and off, on and off,” she said on the Wendy Williams Show. Read more on Page Six. Recognizing Implicit Bias Could...
Rep. Maxine Waters Reclaims Her Time (Again) Rep. Maxine Waters stood firm against Rep. Mike Kelly (a Republican) during a debate about rolling back Obama-era auto lending guidance, which Republicans successfully reversed so that the new guidance didn’t address discrimination in auto lending. When told to stop arguing with Kelly by Kelly's fellow Republican Tom McClintock, Waters said, "You did not interrupt [Kelly] when he was making those outrageous remarks about him knowing more about discrimination than I know about discrimination. I resent that, and I...
 R. Kelly's Music Is Removed From Spotify Playlists Billboard reports that Spotify is removing R. Kelly’s music from their playlists because the sexual assault accusations against him mean he's in violation of their new "public hate content and hateful conduct" policy. R. Kelly’s music will remain on Spotify but will not appear in any of Spotify’s official playlists and is no longer included in their algorithms. Chris Brown Is Being Sued For Sexual Assault   Variety reports that an anonymous woman is suing Chris Brown and his friend, Lowell...
The untamed yard of my childhood home was the stuff of fiction about a deserted Earth: overgrown grass high enough to tickle the knee, ivy wrapping around the deserted metal of monkey bars, the lone yellow swing hanging from the branch of a decrepit maple hollowed out by raccoons. The shed roof groaned under the weight of dirt and moss and the noxious pink flowers of Herb Robert. “There’s a whole ecosystem up there,” my dad often said.To our left was the pretty, manicured lawn of our neighbors. Every...