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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE REPEAL OF NET NEUTRALITY

In December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed Obama-era net neutrality rules that regulate internet providers and prohibit them from blocking and charging premiums for certain content. The repeal won’t go into effect until later in the year and at the moment, its consequences remain unclear. However, we've rounded up a few major ways…

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2ND ANNUAL WOMEN’S MARCH TO TAKE PLACE JANUARY 20-21ST, 2018

With the one-year anniversary of the Women's March on Washington fast approaching, the Women's March Alliance has announced a weekend full of events, scheduled for January 20th to 21st, 2018, to continue the fight for equal rights. Marches will take place in cities around the world (you can find a full list HERE), but we've highlighted…

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THE LATEST ON MICHAEL WOLFF’S TRUMP EXPOSÉ ‘FIRE AND FURY’

On January 5th, Henry Holt and Company released "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," a book by journalist Michael Wolff chronicling Donald Trump's 2016 campaign as well as the President's behavior. The exposé uses interviews and conversations, held over the course of 18 months with White House senior staff members as well as…

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SOLIDARITY, POWERFUL SPEECHES & BLACK GOWNS: GOLDEN GLOBES 2018 HIGHLIGHTS

Last night in California, stars gathered for the Golden Globe Awards, this year's ceremony was hotly anticipated following the unveiling of Time's Up, an initiative founded by powerful Hollywood women (including Reese Witherspoon, Ashley Judd, Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria) to fight sexual misconduct in all industries and reach gender parity in various facets of…

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WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD CALL ‘TIME’S UP’ ON WORKPLACE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Following the nationwide deluge of conversation surrounding sexual misconduct in the workplace and beyond, sparked by Ronan Farrow's exposé of of Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein's history of sexual harassment and assault, a group of powerful women in Hollywood have joined to unveil Time's Up, an initiative against systemic harassment in the workplace. Celebrities including actresses…

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ‘SILENCE BREAKERS’ NAMED TIME MAGAZINE’S 2017 PERSON OF THE YEAR

Time Magazine announced a group of women and men—including #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and actors Rose McGowan and Terry Crews—who have spoken out about sexual harassment and assault, dubbed "The Silence Breakers," as its Person Of The Year 2017. The cover image features Taylor Swift, Ashley Judd and Susan Fowler, public figures who have contributed to…

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FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER BRUCE WEBER SUED FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Last Friday, The New York Post reported on a sexual misconduct lawsuit filed against renowned fashion photographer Bruce Weber by former male model Jason Boyce. Boyce alleges that in 2014 during a shoot at Weber's Manhattan studio, the photographer pressured Boyce to take off his clothes, put his fingers in Boyce's mouth and forced Boyce…

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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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