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  • Lesbian and Bisexual Women and Trans and Intersex People Are Left Behind Every year on International Women’s Day we are reminded that we still live in a world where most women are left behind. This is especially true for lesbian and bisexual women as well as trans and intersex people (LBTI people) who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination daily. Patriarchy, misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia are all ...
  • Here’s What It Would Cost The U.S. Economy If Every American Woman Went On Strike Tomorrow By Lisa Ryan On Wednesday, women around the world will go on strike in observance of International Women’s Day as part of “A Day Without a Woman.” While not every woman has the luxury to take a day off from paid work, a new analysis from the Center for American Progress determined what it might cost ...
  • From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mr. Donald J. Trump Assume for a moment, as many have suggested, that the whole Trump/Putin/Russia calamity is a deliberate distraction, a deflection to shift our gaze from the destruction of government and democratic principles that Trump, Bannon and their cohort — aided and abetted by a compliant Congress — seem intent on implementing. What then to make of this ...
  • Bro Do You Even Lift? The Challenges of Being a Slender Man In recent history, the topics of body positivity and fat-shaming continue to make headlines. Whether it’s the the mainstream media, social media ‘personalities’, or anonymous online haters, attacks on the weight of anyone isn’t particularly cool. A focus on physical health and wellness is one thing, but our society’s obsession with skinny can clearly ...
  • 11 Ways To Stay Motivated From People Who Refused To Quit Being an entrepreneur is rough. Things never go as planned and take 10 times longer than intended. There are highs and lows, and many times it feels easier just to give up and throw in the towel. These 11 driven entrepreneurs, and members of The Oracles, share the No. 1 tip they use to stay ...
  • Gutting The ACA: The Opening Salvo In The Republican War On Seniors If Republican elites in Congress were honest about their agenda, no senior would ever vote Republican. The current fight over repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not generally couched in terms of its impact on seniors, but it should be. It is a thinly veiled — and serious — opening attack on ...
  • HBCUs Are National Treasures, Show Them The Money The recent dust-up over President Trump’s sudden interest in historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and Education Secretary DeVos’ fake history of the origin of these national treasures brought to mind an uninformed remark by a white South Carolina state elected official several years ago. That official stated that those of us who attended an ...
  • I Worked 3 Years, Then Spoke To My Boss About My Period “That Day” arrived again. It arrived. It arrived, whether I wanted it to or not. It was 6:10 a.m. on a Thursday morning. I awoke to intense pain. I didn’t even have time to lament “Why today?” as I felt an uncontrollable cold sweat running over my body. With horror, I noticed I had no EVE (my usual pain relief ...
  • Artists Interrupted Few people have the luxury of fantasizing about a career in the arts and having their dream come true without experiencing any demoralizing setbacks. Whether it means spending several years working as an office temp or waiting tables, the path to success is rarely a straight line with no obstacles. Even given such online options as ...
  • News Roundup for March 7, 2017 Here’s some news. 1. Republicans have revealed their long awaited health care plan. The plan may leave millions uninsured. Ya blew it, GOP. More here. 2. North Korea and Malaysia have banned each other’s citizens from leaving their countries over arguments related to Kim Jong-nam’s death. Looks like the tit-for-tat system still works after grade school. ...
  • Nike’s New Shoe Could Propel Marathoners To An Impossible Feat By Margaret Rhodes for WIRED. The marathon world record stands at two hours, two minutes, and 57 seconds. Nike wants to chisel that time down to less than two hours and has designed a shoe to do it. Today Nike unveils the Zoom Vaporfly Elite, a concept running shoe that three world-class runners will wear this spring ...
  • Mission Accomplished (The Sequel?) Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Donald Trump, now preparing to lead the country into the latest version of our endless wars, recently offered this look back at American military prowess: “We have to start winning wars again. I have to say, when I was young, in high school and college, everybody used to say we never lost a ...
  • The Victim Of Populism Is Democracy PARIS ― Jean d’Ormesson was born in Paris in 1925. A writer and philosopher, he received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor in 2014. I spoke to him recently in Paris about the upcoming elections in France and the rise of populism globally. Do you see a real possibility that Marine Le Pen and the National ...
  • Could Nutrition Be The Step Missing To Truly Step It Up For Gender Equality Towards A Planet 50-50 By 2030? The season of spring is often symbolic of natural changes and new growth. When the ‘SUN’ breaks through the clouds that have hovered above us for months in many parts of the world, we know that March is arrived – and with it, International Women’s Day. Why are we still celebrating this day – originally called ...
  • Endless Wars Are The Real Scenes Of ‘American Carnage’ Fighting the Forever WarCross-posted with TomDispatch.com In his inaugural address, President Trump described a dark and dismal United States, a country overrun by criminal gangs and drugs, a nation stained with the blood seeping from bullet-ridden corpses left at scenes of “American carnage.” It was more than a little jarring. Certainly, drug gangs and universally accessible semi-automatic ...
  • Reaching Out To The Working Class In the months following the election there has been a strange debate about whether Democrats should try to recapture the white working class voters who supported Donald Trump. Those arguing against reaching out have said that there is no reason to try to appeal to voters who supported a racist, xenophobic, and misogynist candidate. While ...
  • Comey Needs To Clear The Air It’s never a dull moment in Donald Trump’s White House, and this weekend was certainly no exception. Trump began the weekend early Saturday morning by tweeting out what seemed to be a conspiracy theory. This did precisely what it was intended to do, which was to divert attention from the growing questions about Russian influence ...
  • Obama Leaves Office And Gun Sales Collapse Want to make a million in the gun business? Start with two million.  It’s an old joke but it has a ring of truth to it because even though guns have been selling like hot cakes since you-know-who moved into the White House in 2009, now that he’s moved out, everyone’s predicting that the gun ...
  • Older Generations Should Start Helping Millennials function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video;a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); It seems that much of the millennial generation would rather patronize swanky restaurants in gentrified neighbourhoods than think about their future. Debt, joblessness, and the rising cost of living have contributed to making millennials poorer than their parents. But perhaps it’s time the average Boomer started helping our younger ...
  • Why NFL Free Agency Rarely Transforms Teams ORIGINAL POST on Forbes.com NFL Free Agency is coming and it fills franchises and their fans with high hopes that signing the right players can transform their team and set it on the path to the Super Bowl. The reality is that free agency does not have the same impact in the NFL as it does ...