Celia Darrough
Bustle's senior news editor. Love traveling, grammar, & women's rights.

8 Women Who've Been Arrested At Protests Share What Their Activism Has Cost Them

You've seen the images. Roads shut down by people making it known that black lives do matter. People with disabilities dragged from their wheelchairs by Senate security. Thousands of women marching in the streets. For many who have decided to…
By Celia Darrough

These Are The People In The Running To Replace Jeff Sessions As Attorney General

Many people knew it was inevitable. Jeff Sessions resigned as attorney general Wednesday afternoon — just one day after the 2018 midterm elections had Republicans keeping control of the Senate, but Democrats taking control of the House. Following…
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4 Transgender Activists Spell Out What People Don’t Get About Trump’s Memo

The New York Times reported Sunday that the Trump administration is considering legally defining sex as "either male or female, unchangeable, and determined by the genitals that a person is born with." Since the article was published, there's been a…
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This Book Draws A Striking Parallel Between Ivanka & Hillary Clinton — Read An Excerpt

Intrigue and mystery surrounded the women of the Trump family since long before Donald Trump declared he would run for president. There were sex scandals and rumors of family in-fighting, and after the 2016 election, the scrutiny became even more…
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Trump Said Christine Blasey Ford “Looks Like A Very Fine Woman” — VIDEO

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted to advance Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the full Senate on Friday afternoon, just one day after hearing testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who accused the nominee of sexually assaulting her in…
By Celia Darrough

These Are The Senators Who Voted To Move Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Forward

There are 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The day after hearing testimonies about an alleged sexual assault from Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the committee held a vote to decide whether or…
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House Democratic Women Protested The Kavanaugh Committee Meeting Without Saying A Word

It was reminiscent of women's support for Anita Hill in 1991. During an executive meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee the day after hearing testimonies from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a group of House Democratic women…
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Trump Tweeted About The Kavanaugh & Ford Hearings To Say This Is "Why I Nominated Him"

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh each gave testimony Thursday about the sexual assault allegations Ford has made against the Supreme Court nominee. That evening, President Trump tweeted about the Ford and Kavanaugh hearings and…
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15 People Reveal The Biggest Political Secret They'd Never Tell Their Friends & Family

Part of why the 2016 election results felt so shocking to so many was that a lot of people weren't talking about how they truly felt before they cast their votes. This year, in partnership with The New York Times, we invited you to share your…
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Every Burning Question You Have About The Midterm Elections, Answered

What the f... If you've stopped yourself from completing this sentence more than once as the midterm elections approach, you're not alone. Understanding politics isn't easy in general, but in this particular political moment, it's especially…
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Ivanka Trump’s Company Is Shutting Down & She Says She Might Never Return To It

She's long been facing criticism for her business, and now things are coming to a end. Ivanka Trump's clothing company is closing down, a spokesperson for the brand confirmed to Bustle on Tuesday afternoon. In a statement sent to Bustle, Ivanka…
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This Man Is Being Floated As The Frontrunner For Anthony Kennedy’s SCOTUS Seat

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday afternoon, all eyes turned to the people who could potentially replace him. The current frontrunner favored by many to take the Supreme Court seat is Judge Brett…
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This Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Video Is Worth 2 Minutes Of Your Time Today

New York is now four months away from potentially electing the youngest woman to Congress ever. And she's a democratic socialist Latina from the Bronx who upset the fourth-ranking House Democrat in the primary. In a campaign video, Alexandria…
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Twitter Is Very Concerned Trump's Tweet To Maxine Waters Sounded Like A Threat

There's no love lost between President Trump and Rep. Maxine Waters. Most recently, the California Democrat told her supporters to "push back" on Cabinet members and "tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere." Many were infuriated, but people…
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Michael Cohen’s Wife Has An Intriguing Background You Should Know About

He's made headlines as Donald Trump's embattled lawyer, but information about the attorney's life outside of defending the president is interesting news, too. Michael Cohen's wife, Laura, has stayed mostly out of the mind-boggling news cycle that is…
By Celia Darrough

Trump Says He'll "Find Some Kind Of An Excuse" If He's Wrong About Kim Jong Un — VIDEO

Well, it was an honest statement. During his news conference following the historic meeting with North Korea's leader, President Trump said he trusts Kim Jong Un and is confident that he'll denuclearize the country ... but if he's wrong about it,…
By Celia Darrough

The One Key Detail That Could Change The Way You Think About Trump & Alice Marie Johnson

A 63-year-old woman was sentenced to life in prison for drug charges — and she served 21 years before Trump decided Wednesday to free her. While it's clear she'll be released from prison, one thing has been murky. Did Trump pardon Alice Marie…
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What Gloria Steinem Needs You To Know About Women, White Men & Guns

When children die at the hands of white men with guns, it's rarely blamed on white men or guns. "It's mental health issues," they say. "He needed help," they insist. But one of the world's most famous feminists isn't having any of that. In an…
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Are You Smarter Than A Spelling Bee Champion?

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2 Parkland Parents Are Running For Office, But Their Mission Goes Beyond MSD

The parents of the students who were shot and killed in Parkland, Florida, don't want their children's lives to have been in vain — and two of them decided that it's their "duty to make sure these schools are safe." On Tuesday, Parkland parents Lori…
By Celia Darrough