The NFL has updated its personal conduct policy to suspend any player or personnel without pay for six games if he commits an act of domestic violence. If there is a second incident, he would be banned by the league or a year before he could petition for reinstatement. The policy applies to domestic violence, assault, battery and sexual assault. Both changes will be effective immediately. Keep reading »
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is publishing her memoir in two weeks, which is already dominating headlines for the ugh-iest of reasons. In Off The Sidelines, Gillibrand reveals several occasions when male colleagues have made sexist comments about her appearance and once even squeezed her stomach. (Just warning everyone now, if you squeeze my stomach, I will unrepentantly smack you.)
Gillibrand is the mother of two and, like many moms, worked hard to lose the baby weight after her second pregnancy. But the weight gain didn’t go without remarks. As per People and TIME, one story Gillibrand shared was when an “older, male” colleague approached her in the congressional gym and said, “Good thing you’re working out, because you wouldn’t want to get porky!” Another colleague one said to her, “You know, Kirsten, you’re even pretty when you’re fat.” Yet another colleague once squeezed her stomach and said, “Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby!” Keep reading »
WAIT! I know what you’re thinking — that culottes are just baggy, long shorts that cannot possibly look good — but please hear me out. If you like full midi skirts, you should really consider trying culottes because they give you the same silhouette — dramatic volume with a tiny waist! — without the risk of exposing your ass should a gust of wind attack. The key to wearing culottes is balancing the proportions of your top and bottom half — because culottes are so voluminous, you should wear them with a tucked in or cropped top. Heels, of course, look great with culottes, but I totally think you can rock them with flats too. I immersed myself in the mindset of a culotte-wearing fashionista and came up with three ways to wear this pair from Topshop. Click on to see all three outfits and then tell me if I’ve managed to convince you to give culottes a shot.
Beyonce’s dad, Mathew Knowles, made an appearance on the Houston radio station 104.1 KRBE this week to make a totally unhelpful contribution to the Bey and Jay divorce rumors. He implied that the Knowles’ family drama, including Elevator-Gate, was nothing but a “Jedi Mind Trick” and that it doubled Solange’s album sales. He also hinted about a potential Destiny’s Child reunion, as if that is even remotely relevant right now. Are Bey and Jay’s marital problems one big publicity stunt, or is Mathew just trying to throw us off? At this point, neither would surprise me. There’s also the possibility that even Bey’s own father is not privy to what’s going on in that family and is just making things up off the top of his head. Thoughts? [Pop Sugar]
A seemingly impervious narrative dominates today’s social discourse in the Black community where Black men are painted as more vulnerable victims than their female counterparts. This far-reaching myth typically arises along with discussions about gender inequality or sexism where claims are made that Black women face less hardship than their male counterparts, or even — as stated in Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele’s latest essay on The Root titled “Michael Brown’s Death Reopened My Eyes to My Privileges as a Black Woman” — are the recipients of privilege not bestowed to Black men. Keep reading »
Stop what you are doing because you need to watch Donatella Versace take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge immediately. The designer isn’t sure whether she’s ruining her makeup for ASL or ALS, but if she’s going to dump water on her head for a good cause, she sure as shit is going to have two hot male models do it. The scream at the end is everything. (There’s an amazing GIF after the jump too!) [Details] Keep reading »