The Bustle Huddle: What Bustle's Editors Are Talking About On Nov. 14
Hello, hello. It's only Tuesday, but already, this week has been totally full of news. So let's not waste any time getting into it — here are all of the news and events that had Bustle's editors talking today, Tuesday, Nov. 14:
California + Another School Shooting
Heartbreaking news: according to reports, several people have been killed, and others (including children) injured in a shooting near an elementary school in Rancho Tehama, California on Tuesday. More details are coming in, but reportedly, the shooter has been killed. These awful tragedies need to stop, now.
Heads Up: 15,000 scientists have issued a warning about taking climate change seriously, titled: "World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice." NBD.
One Tree Hill + Harassment
One Tree Hill showrunner Mark Schwahn has been accused of sexual harassment during his time on the series. 18 of the beloved show's cast and crew, including stars Sophia Bush, Hilarie Burton, and Bethany Joy Lenz, wrote a statement detailing Schwahn's allegedly abusive treatment, saying that some of them are still in treatment due to the psychological damage he allegedly inflicted. Since the letter's release, male stars Chad Michael Murray and James Lafferty have voiced their support for the women. Let's hope justice gets served.
Pro Tip: Here's how to survive Thanksgiving if you really don't get along with your family.
The Pink Tax + What To Know
Whether you realize it or not, women often pay 13 percent more than men on many "female" items like razors and body wash, a totally unfair phenomenon called "the pink tax." Luckily, a new subscription-based start-up called Billie is selling personal care items to women and girls without the tax, and allowing users to get a "rebate" by earning money after referring friends to the company. What's not to love?
Shopping Break: Say goodbye to panty lines once and for all with these workout thongs that are actually comfortable.
Prince Harry + Megan Markle
If you're an avid fan of the royal family and have been eagerly awaiting news that Prince Harry and Megan Markle are engaged, you're in luck. No, the couple haven't announced that just yet, but Markle is leaving Suits, the TV show she's starred on since 2011. Both Markle and co-star Patrick J. Adams are reportedly heading out this month, meaning that for her, an engagement could be imminent. Fingers crossed!
Baby News: Jordin Sparks is pregnant — and as if that wasn't enough, she also revealed that she and Dana Isaiah are married. Congrats!
Barbie + Muslim Representation
This is seriously awesome. For the first time ever, customers can buy a Barbie with a hijab, based off of Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, a Muslim woman who wears a hijab herself. The doll is part of Barbie's "Shero" program, which honors notable inspiring female leaders. And for so many people, making a doll based off Muhammad, a talented athlete and role model, couldn't be a better call.
OMG: An Are You Afraid of the Dark movie is happening — '90s kids, get pumped.
Today's WTF Moment: Turns out that girls receive less money for college than boys do from their parents. Um, wtf?!
What to Watch: Get ready for another heartbreaking episode of This is Us on NBC at 9.