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A teenage girl took a knife to her uncle in India took action when he tried to rape her for a second time, cutting off his penis.  Trigger warning: the second paragraph of this article includes a potentially triggering description of rape.  The girl, who reports have left unnamed (likely because of the stigma associated with rape), was ill and had been sent to visit her uncle Mahendra Mehta for a cure.  Mehta, a tantrik (one who practices the ... Read More
BuzzFeed has developed into a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine. I could admittedly spend hours sifting through its array of YouTube channels, laughing over the things babies do that’d be creepy if I did them, rejoicing over the fact that there are 11 goats that are JUST LIKE ME, and marveling at the remarkable evolution of the burrito. And while largely, these clips serve as a way to bond people over their mutually strange and awkward lives, BuzzFeed will ... Read More
  Today’s been a mishmash of goods and bads, to say the least. Bads: I got my wisdom teeth out and I can’t eat solid food for a few days. Goods: I finally have a medical excuse to sleep, read, drink smoothies, sleep and watch Netflix all day. Very bads: It stings like a beeyotch, and being bedridden during summer vacation is probably the worst fate a free-spirited gal like myself can endure, next to lice during summer vacation (a fate I have also ... Read More
So wait a minute, the same girl who stole our hearts at the age of 13 in her performance in Akeelah and the Bee, is the same girl who is wearing my jeans, is the same girl who played Chili in the recent TLC biopic, is the same girl who will be starring as Broadway’s first African-American Cinderella…WHAT! Keke Palmer is starring in Broadway’s production of Cinderella as the latest breakthrough for African-American actors on Broadway. Following ... Read More
The only place that is deemed “socially acceptable” for women to breastfeed is either the confines of their own home or on the squishy sofas in department store bathrooms. But what if there isn’t a fancy chaise lounge to rest your tired new-mother body in the bathroom? Well, there is certainly no place for you in public to breastfeed your baby in peace. HOWEVER, two of my queens Alanis Morisette and Olivia Wilde are taking a stand against the ... Read More
Yesterday, The New York Times published an article, written by Adam Liptak, entitled, “Justice Rulings Advance Gays; Women Less So,” essentially speaking to the apparent disparity between the Supreme Court’s Decisions involving gay rights and women’s rights. Liptak compares the Supreme Court’s recent blows to women’s rights with Hobby Lobby and the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, to the recent victories of the Gay Rights ... Read More
We all know that existing precautionary laws will not be sufficient in preventing workplace harassment and/or discrimination for various oppressed groups. At least, we should all know that. I thought we all knew that. Apparently not, though, because straight folks are crashing job fairs designed specifically for LGBTQ people. That’s right, some straight people are thwarting efforts to end workplace discrimination and it is 100% deliberate. The job fair ... Read More
Big Eyes, as many of you may know, is the newest Tim Burton film that is slated to premiere sometime this coming December, and in anticipation of the film, new photos of Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz have just been released. The film follows the large-eyed, harlequin doll art of Margaret Keane (Adams) that took the 60s by storm (and heavily influenced Burton) and its subsequent exploitation by her husband, Walter (Waltz).    The details surrounding ... Read More
White people everywhere are tired of hearing about “cultural appropriation.” So what if my favorite pop star Katy Perry is wearing cornrows in her new video?! The only thing that is keeping racism alive is people of color talking about racism! Well, I’m here to debunk all of the whitesplained myths about cultural appropriation, and to tell you why it is indeed racist for Katy Perry to dress up as a geisha or to have large butt mummies dancing ... Read More
Be still my gender non-conforming heart.  We’ve recruited another human capable of flawlessly representing any and all genders to our secret cult.  JK, there’s no cult.  But Ruby Rose is totally queer, though, no JK about that. Rose began her career as a model for Girlfriend magazine, moving on to MTV VJ-ing in 2008 after beating out 2000 other hopefuls for the spot.  This opened the floodgates for Rose’s fame.  She has ... Read More
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