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The internet can be a paradoxical place, whereby Yuppie brands appropriate radical social slogans for their own ends, and us plebeians can communally address other Yuppie brands with such pressing questions as, how drunk are J. Crew models, really?  Discussion has been spurred by Jen Ellison, whose Tumblr FAQ even calls out the fact that most of J. Crew’s male models don’t look drunk.   “They are more often photographed as assertive, rugged, ... Read More
Growing up, I wasn’t exactly what you would call a lover of vegetables, but now that I’m older (and perhaps wiser), I have learned that veggies aren’t a punishment. In fact, kale salads are an easy and delicious way to starting hitting your veggie quota. Here are five tips to help transform your kale salad from something you despise to something you (occasionally) desire. KALE YEAH! 1. Use lacinato kale instead of curly kale There are two different types ... Read More
Oh, Colorado. I loved you for so long! The state that’s home to the beautiful Southern Rocky Mountains and has legalized marijuana. But, unfortunately we are going to have to take a break until you get yourself together. This November, Coloradans will vote on whether to expand the definition of a person in the state’s criminal code to include unborn human beings.  Personhood USA is at the head of this anti-abortion cause. This is their third year of ... Read More
  Earlier this month the Intel Corporation, one of the world’s largest and most profitable chip makers, pulled ads from the website Gamasutra, a gaming site that publishes articles about the social side of gaming culture, after receiving complaints about a specific piece of content.  The content in question was written by freelancer Leigh Alexander, and criticized the white, male culture that dominates the gaming world. Intel’s decision to ... Read More
Yesterday, Hollaback! came out with a "Know Your Rights" guide, a comprehensive report documenting information on street harassment from 22 different countries and their local laws on street harassment. Hollaback! is a movement made up of activists around the world starting conversations about street harassment and working toward solutions for creating safer public spaces for women and LGBTQ people.   The report, made with the help ... Read More
  This week the gaming community received national attention as the heated debate known as “Gamergate” exploded with explicit threats of rape and murder to various feminist critics. What is Gamergate? Essentially, it is an online debate concerning journalistic ethnics, the gaming press and the social responsibility that games may or may not have, but it is also deeply ingrained with issues of sexism, misogyny and threats of violence. The feminist ... Read More
On September 26, these engineers from the India Space Research Organization celebrated the successful mission to Mars. This mission was so successful because they were the first country to send a craft that entered Mar's orbit on the first attempt. It was also the cheapest of all Mars missions, costing only $74 million. Hooray for the Mars Orbiter Mission, aka MOM! This MOM of a mission named their space craft Mangalyann, meaning "Mars craft" in Hindi. ... Read More
One of the biggest problems of the gender pay gap is myths and attitudes that uphold the broken system. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is just another male in the corporate world contributing to this problem by telling women at a conference to just "trust the system." Earlier this month, at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference in Phoenix, Nadella found himself quickly putting his foot in his mouth.  The question posed from the audience ... Read More
As the unprecedented Ebola outbreak continues to ravage Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, a startling fact regarding the death tolls has come to light: 75% of those who die from the virus are women. That's because most of the primary caregivers, nurses, and cross-border traders in those counties are female. Specialists say that the disease is fairly manageable as long as those in close proximity with the sick avoid bodily fluids or other forms of physical ... Read More
You probably already knew that our government leaders are predominately white and male, and that our country isn’t predominately white and male. Why is this a problem? Well, without the issues of the citizens in mind, the majority is likely to suffer. Having the access to vote doesn’t aid in fighting for all demographics, but allowing leadership of all races and genders will create more equal representation.  With the help of Women Donors Network, ... Read More
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