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THE LATEST ON THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST BRETT RATNER & RUSSELL SIMMONS

In the beginning of November, six women came forward to the Los Angeles Times alleging that director Brett Ratner sexually harassed and/or assaulted them. The women include actresses Natasha Henstridge, Olivia Munn, Jaime Ray Newman, Katharine Towne and Jorina King and model Eri Sasaki. Their allegations range from unwanted touching to sexually explicit comments to unsolicited indecent exposure. After…

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20 UNDER 25: POWERFUL YOUNG CREATIVES IN ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Cardi B From stripping to starring on season 6 of "Love & Hip Hop" to rapping for sold-out crowds, Cardi B has paved her own unique path to success. In September, the 25-year-old Bronx native became the first female rapper in 19 years to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart with a solo track—and today,…

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SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY UNDER SCRUTINY BY MODEL ALLIANCE & EDIE CAMPBELL

In response to the ongoing conversation surrounding sexual abuse in the fashion industry, the Model Alliance held a conference last week to discuss ways in which fashion workers, from garment producers to model agents, can take steps to end sexual violence in the global fashion industry. Former model Sara Ziff was inspired to found the…

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ALL THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST KEVIN SPACEY, HOLLYWOOD’S LATEST PREDATOR

On October 29th, Buzzfeed published sexual assault allegations made by actor Anthony Rapp against "House of Cards" star Kevin Spacey. Rapp, now 46, alleges that Spacey made unwanted sexual advances towards him in 1986 when Spacey was 26 and Rapp only 14. Rapp was watching television in Spacey's bedroom during a party when, "at the…

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ART WORLD STEPS UP AS NEXT INDUSTRY FIGHTING HARASSMENT

In light of former Artforum publisher Knight Landesman's resignation amid allegations of sexual misconduct, 2,000 art world professionals including artists, gallerists, writers, curators and editors have signed a letter (published on not-surprised.org) condemning abuse in the international art world. Prominent signatories include artists Cindy Sherman, Ann Hirsch, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Collier Schorr, curators Bennett Simpson…

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STARTING WITH TERRY RICHARDSON, THE FASHION INDUSTRY FIGHTS ABUSE

Last week, the Telegraph broke the news of an internal memo written by Condé Nast International's executive vice president, James Woolhouse, announcing that the company will no longer work with photographer Terry Richardson due to his longstanding history of sexual assault allegations. Woolhouse's memo instructed that any work already commissioned from Richardson but not yet published should…

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CAMERON RUSSELL OPENS HER INSTAGRAM TO MODELS SHARING STORIES OF ABUSE

Following public outcry against Harvey Weinstein and his decades-long history of sexual harassment and abuse, Cameron Russell has opened her Instagram to fellow models who wish to share their own stories of assault under the hashtag #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse. Exploitation within the fashion industry occurs frequently as photographers, agents, and casting directors prey upon models who are…

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS EXPOSE HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S ABUSE OF POWER

With the recent publication of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's New York Times exposé on movie executive Harvey Weinstein's decades-long history of alleged sexual assault, discussions concerning the abuse of women in the entertainment industry are dominating the media. Kantor and Twohey reported that, from 1990 to 2015, eight settlements against Weinstein concerning unwanted physical contact…

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HILLARY CLINTON CALLS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S USE OF PRIVATE EMAILS HYPOCRITICAL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=1jvUE1wdCB4 President Donald Trump repeatedly attacked his political rival, Hillary Clinton, for her use of a private email server while she served as Secretary of State during the 2016 campaign. But since taking the oath of office in January, at least six members of Trump’s administration are reported to have used private email accounts for…

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AN INCREASE OF HATE IN AMERICA: CHARLOTTESVILLE + BEYOND

This past weekend erupted into ciaos in Charlottesville, Virginia when counter-protesting created conflict that has left one protester dead, two state troopers dead due to a helicopter crash, and more than 30 people injured. This weekend has started a conflict not only in Charlottesville, but nationwide with those questioning the President and his connection to…

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GET TO KNOW YOUR VIBRATOR: IT’S HISTORY WITH HYSTERIA

The beginnings of vibrators were not invented for the reason you probably thought they were for. The history of vibrators all starts with hysteria. Dating back to 500 B.C., Hippocrates were the first to use the term hysteria to describe the movement of the uterus in the body. They believed that the uterus traveled throughout…

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CLOONEY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES SCHOOLS FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES

George and Amal Clooney are teaming up with UNICEF to help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year. The Clooney Foundation for Justice announced on Monday that it would open seven public schools in Lebanon, where the United Nations says 200,000 children fleeing from neighboring Syria are not getting an education. The $3.25…

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MILLENNIALS LOVE PODCASTS AND YOU SHOULD TOO

Like most of my friends under age 30, the first place I see most of my news is Facebook or Twitter. As a person who enjoys both reading about politics and watching corgi videos, I generally have no trouble with using mainly social media to find updates and entertainment - except when the endless scrolling…

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IMPEACHMENT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Controversy surrounding President Trump seems to be unending, with Trump causing quite the chaotic news schedule just this week alone. Trump tweeted Wednesday his promise to ban transgender people from serving in the military after making a politicized and abrasive speech to the Boy Scouts of America on Monday, which prompted the organization to apologize to the…

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TRUMP BANS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FROM SERVING IN THE MILITARY

On July 26th, President Trump made an announcement in three tweets that "the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. military." While this report is newsworthy, some people are not surprised since Trump and his administration have shown lack of support for the rights…

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NYC PROTESTS THIS WEEK: FROM TRANSGENDER RIGHTS TO FAIR TRADE

2017 has been marked by massive protests, such as the Woman's March and the March For Science. Thousands lined the streets with clever and insightful signs, but importantly they had a purpose to their presence - to be heard in order to make change. There have been an abundance of protests since President Trump took office in…

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TRUMP’S NEPOTISM AND HOW ITS NOTHING NEW

The Trump children have been working in the White House for their father, which has caused questions to the legality of the matter. Although it is nepotism, it is not illegal in this case. So what is the catch? They are not being paid. Even so, nepotism is nothing new to the White House. Presidential…

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HOW SEXISM IN THE MEDIA EFFECTS WOMEN’S CAMPAIGNS

Statistics show that women comprise about 25% of the United States of America's state legislators. Some might wonder why. One answer is sexism in the media. A study by Lake Research Partners and Chesapeake Bay Consulting shows that sexism in media coverage of campaigns does not encourage women to run for office and lowers a…

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NYC PRIDE 2017 ENDS WITH A MARCH OF LOVE, RESISTANCE + PRIDE

NYC Pride 2017 consisted of many events, but the most anticipated event is the Pride March down 5th Avenue that ends on Christopher Street. The 48th NYC Pride March began and ended at a rainbow crosswalk and minutes before the march at the front line, motorcycles adorned in rainbow decor were parked in formation. Once it…

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IS IVANKA TRUMP A FAKE FEMINIST?

Last week, Us Weekly released an issue on June 7th with a cover story of Ivanka Trump and the headline “Why I Disagree with My Dad”, which is one of the many ways she has positioned herself to the media. Numerous headlines and social media posts have indicated people want Ivanka to persuade her father…

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