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Donya Nasser On Being Muslim And Feminist

Growing up in America with an Iranian mother who, after an arranged marriage, came to this country with no agency to pursue an education, I realized how difficult it can be to navigate gender along the lines of culture. It was hard for my mom to atta…
By Krutika Pathi

Tim Kaine & Mike Pence Will Debate

With an expected viewership of over a 100 million, the first debate was undeniably a historic moment for presidential elections. But quick to follow the first presidential debate is the second one, and it's just as important. The second debate will a…
By Krutika Pathi

Gary Johnson Will Not Be At The First Debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates insists on a 15 percent polling threshold to qualify for the presidential debates. For the two leading third-party candidates, the Libertarian Party's Gary Johnson and Green Party's Jill Stein, all hopes of maki…
By Krutika Pathi

8 Tweets About Donald Trump's Debate Performance

They've been engaged in an electoral battle for a long time now, but the presidential debates between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump will bring the two wildly different presidential candidates together on one s…
By Krutika Pathi

This New Ad Shows How Damaging Trump's Sexism Is

The first presidential debate is on Sept. 26, and if Hillary Clinton's latest ad is any indication of her potential performance, the Democratic nominee is not going to be holding anything back. Released just three days before the debate, Clinton's la…
By Krutika Pathi

People Are Protesting In Charlotte For Keith Scott

On Tuesday, news broke about another black man being fatally shot by the police. In Charlotte, North Carolina, a disabled black man, Keith Lamont Scott, was shot and killed by police. His death comes after a shooting of an unarmed black man, Terence …
By Krutika Pathi

This Is A Hilarious Hillary Clinton Chyron

Last night, Hillary Clinton sat down with Zach Galifianakis. It was a great interview, but this hilarious chyron from Between Two Ferns stole the show. The entire interview was essentially a cheeky bid to win some more millennial voters, and it paid …
By Krutika Pathi

Watch Hillary Clinton On ‘Between Two Ferns’

It's been part of the sexist tradition to constantly question Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on her likability. Why does she sound so cold? Why can't she be funnier? Why is her voice so shrill? Why can't she smile more? One way for h…
By Krutika Pathi

Americans Welcome Skittles AND Refugees

It's not surprising that in the wake of the Sept. 17 bomb explosions in New York and New Jersey, Donald Trump put the blame on the one thing he loves to hate: immigration. He also took up the opportunity to further castigate Democratic nominee Hillar…
By Krutika Pathi

Check Your Freezer After The Big Eggo Recall

For all of you who love to start the day right (which is with waffles) there may be a slight change in your morning routine. Kellogg's voluntarily recalled 10,000 cases of its Eggo waffles in 25 states, the company announced on Sept. 19. The recall w…
By Krutika Pathi

Obama Does Not Have Time For Sexism

Whether he's commenting on the state of this politically charged election or on the importance of empowering single mothers, President Obama has made his stance on women very clear — he's a feminist and he is not shy about it. In August, Glamour publ…
By Krutika Pathi

Ahmad Khan Rahami Was Found Alive

Ahmad Khan Rahami has been found alive. A photograph of Rahami published by ABC News shows the suspect in regards to the weekend bombings in New York City and New Jersey, injured and on a stretcher. ABC News reported that Rahami has been taken into c…
By Krutika Pathi

Ahmad Khan Rahami Is American, Naturalized Or Not

On Monday morning, the FBI announced that 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami is wanted for questioning in relation to the two bombings that took place in New York City and New Jersey over the weekend, and he was arrested after a Monday morning shootout. C…
By Krutika Pathi

We Need A Woman In A Headscarf Emoji

In her proposal published this week, 15-year-old Rayouf Alhumedhi demanded increased diversity in our emoji including a woman in a headscarf. The teen from Berlin wrote to the United Consortium after designing her own headscarf-adorned woman emoji, c…
By Krutika Pathi

11 Angry Tweets About Fallon's Trump Interview

We can all admit to being just slightly curious when it comes to Donald Trump's hair — it's basically been his mascot during this presidential race. The Republican presidential nominee may have begun his announcement for president on the running joke…
By Krutika Pathi

Teens Don't Know That Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

He was killed more than five years ago but many teenagers today do not know that Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011. The date Sept. 11 continues to occupy a haunted place in American history, but May 2, 2011 — the death of Osama bin Laden — was haile…
By Krutika Pathi

#HillarysBodyDouble Is Weird And Trending

On Monday morning, sleuths on Twitter came up with a pretty bizarre conspiracy theory: Hillary Clinton supposedly used a body double on Sunday. The hashtag #HillarysBodyDouble dominated Twitter a day after the Democratic nominee's health issues was h…
By Krutika Pathi

What We Know About This "Instagram Poet"

The Democratic senator of New Jersey didn't make the headlines for Hillary Clinton's VP pick earlier this year, but he's back in the spotlight now, due to the presence of another powerful woman in his life. Page Six reported Monday that Sen. Cory Boo…
By Krutika Pathi

Natalia Lafourcade's Abortion Rights Fight

Natalia Lafourcade is known for her poetic and haunting lyrics that focus heavily on embracing Mexican culture, including its social and political problems. She's never been one to shy away from using her music to push for something bigger, which is …
By Krutika Pathi

Hurricanes Hermine & Gaston Aren't Related

As one hurricane winds down, another storm spins ahead. Hurricane Gaston is expected to lose its intensity come Friday, but Hurricane Hermine might actually pick up speed. Hermine could even escalate when it makes landfall, which meteorologists are p…
By Krutika Pathi