Cecily Strong Calls Out Anti-Choice Lawmakers At White House Correspondents Dinner
Cecily Strong was a hit as the host of Saturday’s White House Correspondents Dinner, taking the piss out of everyone from CNN and MSNBC, to Brian Williams, to Aaron Schock. But we were especially tickled by her joke calling out anti-choice lawmakers. I’m not going to tell you how to do politics, or whatever,” Strong said. “That’d be like you guys telling me what to do with my body. Can you imagine?” Oh yes, we sure can. [Huffington Post]
Paul Nungesser, the Columbia University student accused of rape by classmate and “Carry The Weight” activist Emma Sulkowicz, is suing Columbia University, saying that the school did nothing to stop the “severe, pervasive … and threatening behavior by other Columbia students.” Meanwhile, Sulkowicz told AP:
“I think it’s ridiculous that Paul would sue not only the school but one of my past professors for allowing me to make an art piece. It’s ridiculous that he would read it as a ‘bullying strategy,’ especially given his continued public attempts to smear my reputation, when really it’s just an artistic expression of the personal trauma I’ve experienced at Columbia. If artists are not allowed to make art that reflect on our experiences, then how are we to heal?”
This is so lovely. Two photos of an as-yet unidentified mother breastfeeding her newborn baby have gone viral, because she was undergoing cancer treatment at the time and was still able to deliver a healthy baby. The photos were posted to the Facebook page for Gentle Birth Options, a midwife practice in Niceville, FL, where the woman gave birth, and inspired a slew of other mothers who have faced cancer to post their stories as well.