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This Dance & Spoken Word Performance Takes Down Bullying

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"I Practice Being Resilient"

These ultra-talented kids from the non-profit group MusEffect collaborated with poet Azure Antoinette to put together a choreographed performance about cyberbullying. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so there was no better time for the team to encourage a dialogue. What starts as a dull classroom morphs into a gorgeous, haunting routine that sticks in your mind for the rest of your day and gets us all thinking about young people face when they’re up against bullies. [HuffPost]

Anjelica Huston Alleges Ryan O’Neal Once Viciously Assaulted Her In New Book

  • In her new memoir, Watch Me, Anjelica Huston tells of a horrific assault by then-boyfriend Ryan O’Neal in the ’70s. O’Neal was angry that Huston didn’t return right away from the bathroom, so he “turned on me, grabbed me by the hair and hit me in the forehead with the top of his skull … I saw stars and reeled back. Half blind, I ran away from him…. Ryan was batting me about the head with an open hand. Then abruptly he left.” How brutal. The book will release on November 11. [People]
  • Amelia offers up some brilliant advice on sleeping with exes in this handy guide. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

Watch Clair Huxtable School Us All On Gender Stereotypes & Marriage Dynamics

Clair Huxtable
"Get It Together And Drop These Macho Attitudes"

Everyday Feminism dug into the “Cosby Show” vault to present us with this spot-on Clair Huxtable speech about what really makes for an equal marriage. Gender stereotypes do not a happy marriage make! I could go on, but she’ll sum it all up for you much better than I could. [Everyday Feminism]

Notorious RGB Talks T-Shirts With Her Face On Them & The Opera About Her

Notorious RBG
Basically The Only Hero The World Needs

Our beloved Notorious RGB (also known to most of society as Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg), stopped by the 92nd Y in New York last weekend to chat with former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch and NPR’s Nina Totenberg. She shared that she owns several Notorious RBG t-shirts and that she’s very much looking forward to the opera that’s in the works for next summer about her friendship with Justice Antonin Scalia. She also took the opportunity to drop some world-class RBG wisdom. She says there won’t be enough women on the Supreme Court until there are nine (preach), and drops what I think be the motto of every lawmaker out there:

“The great thing about our Constitution is, like our society, it can evolve.”

[Washington Post]

An Ode To Mellie Grant From “Scandal”

“If you knew the sacrifices that I have made, the things that I have given up, and the pieces of myself that I have given away for you, and you treat me this way. You declare war on me, and you shame me, and you make me beg for scraps when I have done nothing but fight for you.” – Mellie

Dearest Mellie Grant,

You are the tragic hero the White House forgot. How different your life would be if you’d been born a man, able to use your advanced degree to change the world instead of relying on your cute outfits and good looks to get by in your husband Fitz’s shadow. He will go down in the history books for all he did for this great nation (which, mostly, he did jack shit), while your years of behind-the-scenes hard work will be attributed to his name or simply forgotten.

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World Nervously Pacing Over Rumored Lack Of Chemistry In “50 Shades Of Grey”

  • The “50 Shades Of Grey” cast recently met up to do some reshoots, which is a pretty common thing in the film biz, but new rumors insist the reshoots are due to a lack of “heat” between Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson. A rep from the studio defended the pair, asserting that “no one should question the heat or intensity of our actors,” and previous rumors have been that there was plenty of “hot chemistry” on set when the movie was initially filmed, so no need to get your panties in a bunch just yet (pun intended). [Cosmopolitan]
  • Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda got a tattoo in his honor. [Pink Is The New Blog] Keep reading »
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