Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the brilliant comedic duo behind “Broad City,” chose not to join the ranks of female stars who dodge the f-word, and I love them for it. When asked by PopSugar at the Critics’ Choice Television awards whether they’re “cool with” the word feminist, Jacobson graciously responded:
“I would totally say I’m a feminist. I don’t find it to be negative at all.”
Glazer chimed in with Jaocbson to agree:
“I feel like a feminist is gender equality. You know, we’re feminists… the people who work on the show are feminists.”
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Fashion Grandpas is pretty much exactly what it sounds like — an homage to the forgotten art of older men’s fashion. I’m not sure how the account’s creators and contributors have the good fortune of coming across so many stylish men, but it’s clear that the older and wiser among us sometimes have a better sense of what style looks like than, say, 20-something guys and their endless affinity for hipster beards. These stately, sexy dudes look like they stepped straight out of Vogue. Keep rocking it, grandpas. (Check out a few more debonair older dudes after the jump! [Image via Instagram] Keep reading »
A desperate note from a factory worker has been found in a pair of pants from discount retailer Primark, making even more of a case for steering clear of our fast fashion addictions whenever possible. Karen Wisínska bought the pants in a Belfast Primark in 2011 and hadn’t worn them until recently. When she discovered the note, she reached out to Amnesty International to get involved.
The note, that has “SOS! SOS! SOS!” written across the top, translates to:
We are prisoners in the Xiang Nan Prison of the Hubei Province in China. Our job inside the prison is to produce fashion clothes for export.
We work 15 hours per day and the food we eat wouldn’t even be given to dogs or pigs. We work as hard as oxen in the field.
We call on the international community to condemn the Chinese government for the violation of our human rights!
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When three students at James Madison University sexually assaulted a classmate on tape, their punishment was expulsion – after they graduated. Yes, really. JMU, along with 55 other schools, are under investigation for their mistreatment of on-campus assault cases. Other recent absurd assault punishments have included 30-day suspensions and book report assignments. Jon Stewart was just as appalled by that as the rest of us, so he got a real about the dismal state of affairs by bringing in “Daily Show” correspondents Jessica Williams and Jordan Klepper to offer some safety tips to students. [TIME]