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On The Power Of #SayTheirNames: What America’s Victims Of Mass Violence Have In Common

for America, what happened in Orlando is a reminder that toxic masculinity doesn’t just kill — it kills the same kinds of people over and over again. When we say their names,

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The ‘National Inquirer’ Claims Richard Simmons Is Transitioning & It’s Dangerously Wrong

Even if the reports were accurate — which Simmons’ rep adamantly says they are not — there’s a huge danger in removing his own voice from the story, which is

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Why HIV Is Not A Crime, And How Treating It Like One Is Killing People

The criminalization of HIV is not only cruel, discriminatory, and racist, it also doesn’t work. These laws are a holdover when a time when Americans had very little knowledge about

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How Samantha Bee Is Making Late-Night TV Great Again Like No One Else Could

Jon Stewart explained that “the best defense against bullshit is vigilance.” This is what Samantha Bee offers in spades: vigilance. After all, as the smartest — and only — woman

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How Anti-Transgender Bathroom Laws Are Ignoring The Real Threat To Women: Cisgender Men

The idea that we “need to keep transgender people out of women’s bathrooms to protect women and young girls.” is a rallying cry that not only creates a threat where none

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Coming Out On Facebook May Soon Be A Death Sentence In Saudi Arabia

Facebook is making you gay—at least, according to Saudi Arabia. In recent weeks, government officials and local prosecutors have been attempting to curb what they reportedly believe is an outbreak…

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Hillary Clinton Versus The Perfection Myth

Why is Clinton being held to a standard of perfection while Trump is talking about the size of his member?

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Is Hillary Clinton Breaking The Glass Ceiling Or Being Pushed Off The Glass Cliff?

Even when Hillary wins, she loses.

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Empathy For The Devil: How To Hate Scalia Without Dancing On His Grave

When it comes to Scalia’s death, it seems everyone is getting it wrong.

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Anal Play Isn’t An Insult

Despite Kanye’s discomfort with it, treating queer pleasure as a taboo is bad for everyone.

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The Lesbian Employment Gap: Why It’s Still Hard To Be Queer In The Workplace

Studies show that lesbians might be paid better than their straight women counterparts, but they’re less likely to get hired in the first place.

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Can Any Woman’s Body Hold Up To Public Scrutiny?

Are we really body-shaming Chrissy Teigen for “armpit fat”?

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We Aren’t Asking Tina Fey To “Explain Jokes,” We’re Asking Her To Listen

Tina Fey is quitting the Internet. As the former 30 Rock actress, who is currently co-starring in the movie Sisters with frequent collaborator Amy Poehler, explained in an

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What TV Can Learn About Diversity From The Success Of ‘The Wiz Live!’

Musical theater is having a moment. Following NBC’s successful broadcast of The Sound of Music Live! in 2013—which pulled in a massive 18.6 million viewers—networks have been scrambling to get

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Remembering Sandy Hook: We’ve Changed, But Our Gun Laws Haven’t

Three years ago, the horrific and unimaginable became shockingly commonplace.

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What’s Wrong With Spike Lee’s Solution To Campus Rape

Spike Lee believes he has an answer to America’s college rape epidemic. In an interview last week with talk show host Stephen Colbert, the director argued that ending sexual assault

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5 Gems From Jeffrey Wells, Film Criticism’s Greatest Troll

To say that Jeffrey Wells is America’s worst film critic is to do a disservice to just how truly, incredibly terrible this man is at his job.

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Why Pixar’s Newest Short Film Is Its Most Important Yet

Pixar’s “The Good Dinosaur,” the 16th animated feature from the beloved studio, is set to debut in theaters just in time for Thanksgiving, but it’s already getting overshadowed by a

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International Men’s Day: Thanks For All The Trophies, But No Thanks

An important message from a man about male privilege.

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5 Reasons Everyone Needs To See “Dear White People”

Sundance Film Festival breakout “Dear White People” is making waves in more ways than one. The feature-length debut of director Justin Simien bowed with a strong opening in limited release…

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