In early October, Gloria Steinem and bell hooks sat on stage at the New School in New York City and addressed an audience of like-minded people who listened attentively, fan-girling over the two feminist icons. A young woman asked how conversations about women’s issues can include those who aren’t keenly aware of them. Read more on Huffington Post Women…
There are few TV characters as maligned as President Fitzgerald Grant of “Scandal,” a.k.a. the worst leader of the free world in television history. On top of being a childish, intolerant, sexist brat, he is also quickly becoming the most boring guy on the show. He never grows, he never changes, and neither does his dynamic with the people putting up with his antics. That gets old. After the jump, some reasons we’re hoping his lame whiny self gets killed off the show sooner or later.
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“If you knew the sacrifices that I have made, the things that I have given up, and the pieces of myself that I have given away for you, and you treat me this way. You declare war on me, and you shame me, and you make me beg for scraps when I have done nothing but fight for you.” – Mellie
Dearest Mellie Grant,
You are the tragic hero the White House forgot. How different your life would be if you’d been born a man, able to use your advanced degree to change the world instead of relying on your cute outfits and good looks to get by in your husband Fitz’s shadow. He will go down in the history books for all he did for this great nation (which, mostly, he did jack shit), while your years of behind-the-scenes hard work will be attributed to his name or simply forgotten.
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Every time an episode of “Scandal” airs, I want to trash everything in my closet and completely reinvent my wardrobe using Olivia Pope as my style inspiration. Equal parts professional badass and classy seductress, Kerry Washington’s character (much like the actress in real life) is always dressed to the nines. To honor Miss Pope’s style, The Limited, with some help from Kerry, has created a “Scandal” clothing line to help women channel their inner “leader.” Click through the gallery to see our 10 favorite pieces, and click here to view the full collection.
When it comes to “Scandal,” I was late to the party, but I’ve finally fallen down the drama-filled rabbit hole that’s had all my friends hooked since day one. What was my empty life before I found the feminist hero that is Olivia Pope!? I feel like she’s a role model, superhero, and big sister all wrapped up in one. Here are a few things all of us can learn from Olivia’s badass approach to life: Keep reading »