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Prince William Covers Attitude Magazine And Meets With LGBTQ Community About Homophobic Bullying

It’s a difficult task to know your place as a straight ally to the LGBTQ community following the horrific mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando over the weekend.

Liz Magee | June 15, 2016 - 4:20 pm

American Girl Introduces Melody Ellison, Civil Rights Activist

Melody will be available in stores late summer.

Bronwyn Isaac | February 23, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Beyonce Will Reportedly Direct And Star In Movie About Saartjie Baartman

Although Saartjie’s story is marked by deep racial and sexual exploitation, her history is being reclaimed as a symbol of perseverance.

Bronwyn Isaac | January 4, 2016 - 2:30 pm

Dear Donald Trump: When Was It, Exactly, That America Was “Great”?

America hasn’t always been “great” for people who don’t look like Donald Trump.

Robyn Pennacchia | December 15, 2015 - 11:00 am

Earliest Use Of The F-Word Discovered

NICE ONE.

An English historian, Dr Paul Booth, claims to have found the earliest use of the f-word, as we use it today (like, “fuck off”) in some…

Katrin Higher | September 13, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Watch Prom Fashion (And Dance Moves!) Evolve Over The Past 80 Years

Prom: how quickly it shifts from the Most Important Night Of Your Life to a warm, hazy blip in your memory by the very next day, not to be given so much as a thought…

Claire Hannum | May 8, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Today’s Lady News: Earth Day Edition!

It’s the one day of the year we acknowledge this beautiful planet of ours and all the ways we’ve destroyed it!

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 22, 2015 - 5:36 pm

Which Of These Four Women Could We Soon See On A $20 Bill?

The nonprofit campaign Women on 20s is on a mission to put a female face on the US $20 bill by 2020, and is winding down to a final vote of…

Claire Hannum | April 8, 2015 - 5:50 pm

The Only Interesting Thing About DressGate Is That Humans Can’t Necessarily See Blue

No matter how many scientific explanations I read about THE DRESS last Friday, nothing made it feel any less inexplicable or mystifying –  until I read about how human beings

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 2, 2015 - 11:45 am

Madonna’s Social Media Manager Is Out Of His Or Her Damn Mind With This #RebelHeart Hashtag

You know how the heart emoji was the most popular word of 2014? After viewing Madonna’s Twitter timeline, I’m convinced that she single-handedly made it so.
In an effort…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | January 2, 2015 - 3:00 pm

Watch A Timelapse Of 100 Years Of Beauty Trends

Dang, I wonder how long this model had to sit? Watch this timelapse as a hair and makeup crew walk her face and hair through a century of beauty trends.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 4, 2014 - 2:30 pm

A History Of Destruction In American Protests, From Boston In 1773 To Ferguson In 2014

I’ve been scrolling through the #Ferguson hashtag all morning. Last night, protesters burned buildings down, destroying businesses; they overturned cars, they smashed windows, they looted. This is a moment of…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm
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