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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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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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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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THIS EARTH DAY – JOIN THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE!

For years, science has floated in a place somewhere above politics but since Trump's presidential victory, gravity has come crashing down and scientists have become faced with a major threat to well…science. Since winning the election, Trump has severely crippled the Environmental Protection Agency, cut coal regulations, pushed forward the Dakota Access Pipeline and made it…

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HILLARY CLINTON AND BERNIE SANDERS: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

“As a person, I’m O.K., as an American, I’m pretty worried.” -Hillary Clinton Understandably, Hillary Clinton has laid low since her heartbreaking presidential defeat in November. While many of us wish she had won, her absence from the public eye does seem to have lent her a previously unheard frankness. The former Secretary of State…

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLS BACK LGBTQ RIGHTS BY REVOKING BATHROOM PROTECTIONS

During the election, many were opposed to Donald Trump because they feared that his presidency would signal a rollback in LGBTQ rights. Yesterday, on February 22, he confirmed these suspicions when his administration rescinded landmark Obama-era guidance that invoked federal law Title IX to order public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms of their…

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LA LA LAND GOES ON TO DOMINATE 2017 BAFTA AWARDS

While music lovers gathered around their televisions on Sunday night for the annual Grammy Awards, film addicts tuned in on the same evening for the EE British Academy Film Awards (Baftas). The UK equivalent of the Academy Awards was unsurprisingly dominated by ubiquitous musical, "La La Land" which took home five trophies including the award…

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MOMA TAKES A STANCE ON TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN

In the first week of his presidency, Donald Trump issued an executive order that banned immigration and travel from seven majority Muslim countries – Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Libya, Sudan, and Somalia. The move led to outrage from human rights groups and the eruption of protests across the country. Last Thursday, February 2nd, the Museum…

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TWELVE DAYS OF TRUMP – HIS ACTIONS SINCE THE INAUGURATION

It’s been a little over 10 days since the presidential inauguration and already the nation is reeling from Trump’s actions. Citizens are protesting, Democratic senators are boycotting & impeachment rumors swirl.  Let’s take a look at the damage that the Donald has inflicted on the nation since January 20th. Ban on Immigration Last week Trump…

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ACTORS TURN AWARDS INTO AWARENESS AT THE SAG AWARDS – SEE THE SPEECHES

Actors spurred on by recent events (and perhaps by Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes speech) used the awards stage as a political platform at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 29th. Thankfully giving no heed to Donald Trump’s recent comment that “Celebs hurt the cause,” award-winning actors gave impassioned acceptance speeches that ranged from angry…

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FEMINIST AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1970S @ THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY

Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s The Photographers' Gallery 16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW October 7, 2016 - January 29, 2017 For women, the last few months have been exhausting. There is now a man in the White House who has not only been accused of sexual assault, but who actually brags about…

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ART GALLERIES & INSTITUTIONS RESPOND TO THE INAUGURATION WITH CLOSURES AND ELECTION-THEMED EVENTS

Earlier this month more than one-hundred artists, curators, and galleries signed a letter that proposed the J20 Art Strike, a measure calling for American art and cultural institutions to close on January 20th, the day of the presidential inauguration. Signees, including feminist artists Cindy Sherman, Marilyn Minter and Barbara Kruger see the closings as a way…

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DESIGNERS WEIGH IN ON DRESSING MELANIA TRUMP

With the plethora of controversy surrounding President-Elect Donald Trump, it is no wonder that his wife, future First Lady Melania Trump, receives some slack as well. Whether being criticized for standing by a man making misogynistic comments to her comparative accomplishments of past First Ladies, it was only a matter of time until the fashion…

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PROTESTS, PETITIONS & RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE AS ELECTORAL VOTE APPROACHES

The rollicking roller coaster ride of election 2016 just won’t stop. The first half of December has seen the underwhelming results of Jill’s Stein’s recount efforts in three states (Michigan’s was not completed, Pennsylvania’s never started, and Trump still came out on top in Wisconsin with an additional 131 votes), various controversial cabinet picks, and…

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“MODERN DAY SLAVERY” CLAIMED BY FORMER TRUMP MODELS

After months of making incendiary anti-immigrant statements and pledging to deport non-US citizens, Donald Trump is in hot water over his own employment of undocumented young women at his agency, Trump Model Management. He was exposed by former Trump models who say that they worked for the company under tourist visas that did not legally permit them…

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TEN WAYS TRUMP HAS FAILED FEMALES

While Donald Trump may be frontrunner of the Republican party at this point in time, he's not only starting a war against Democratic candidates Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders; his war wages on most people living in the United States. If you aren't a white, American man, it's pretty clear that Trump doesn't have your…

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