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Totally Boss News Anchor Quits Her Job On The Air To Pursue Pot Legalization

"F**k It, I Quit"

Charlo Greene of Alaskan local news station KTVA interrupted her own news report about the Alaska Cannabis Club to reveal that she was the owner of the club, and that she was quitting to focus on pushing for pot legalization — in the most dramatic way possible. There’s nothing like a “fuck it, I quit” live on the air to get jaws dropping (and inspire admiration in other worker bees who’ve dreamed of quitting in an equally classy manner). Greene toldĀ Alaska Dispatch that she created such a scene to draw attention to legalizing pot. Well, she definitely did that much. [Gawker]

Wisconsin News Anchor Responds To Fat Shamer In Powerful, Inspiring Fashion

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"We are better than the bullies who try to take us down."

When I was in elementary school, I was teased constantly and mercilessly about my weight. Classmates called me fat, ugly, worthless, disgusting, and for awhile my official nickname seemed to be “tub of lard.” Pretty much every afternoon I’d get off the bus, wait until it had disappeared around the corner, and burst into tears.

When I saw this video of a Wisconsin news anchor named Jennifer Livingston responding confidently and unapologetically to a male viewer who sent her a fat-shaming email, I found myself tearing up once again–but this time, in a good way. That one viewer’s cruel words could have produced a quick sting and then faded away, but Livingston uses them as an opportunity to shine a light on our culture of bullying and take the power back. I wish my third grade self could have seen this, but more importantly, I want today’s third graders to see it. And Jennifer? You rock. Thank you. [Pajiba]

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