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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Shows A Rare Example of An Asian Female Character Who Isn't Fetishized

As a half-Filipino, half-white, wholly racially ambiguous woman living in the Midwest, I didn’t know what I was missing from romantic comedies until I saw Crazy Rich Asians. It wasn’t until I was watching the relationship unfold between Nick Young…
By Mia Mercado

Toy Story Land's Green Army Patrol Features Both Men AND Women As Soldiers

If you’re a Disney fan, you’re probably already well aware that Toy Story Land, a brand-new expansion at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., opens this weekend. What you may not know, though, is this: Toy Story Land’s Green Army Patrol includes…
By Lucia Peters

A Walgreen's Pharmacist Denied A Woman Miscarriage Medication Based On Moral Objection

In a post shared on Facebook on June 22, Nicole Arteaga shared that after being informed by her doctor that she would not be able to carry her baby to term, she was prescribed medication to help aid the miscarriage. She wrote that she went to a…
By Lea Rose Emery

The World Health Organization Will No Longer Classify Gender Dysphoria As A Mental Illness

The World Health Organization officially no longer considers gender dysphoria a mental illness. According to CNN, the agency recently announced that it has moved "gender incongruence" out of the chapter of mental disorders and into the sexual health…
By James Loke Hale

'Queer Eyes's Jonathan Van Ness Teamed Up With SMIRNOFF For The Ultimate Pride Collab

Just in time for New York City's biggest Pride 2018 event on June 24, SMIRNOFF Vodka and Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness announced they have teamed up for the 2018 NYC Pride March. Because love wins, and love is thirsty. "SMIRNOFF is all about…
By Brandi Neal

Burger King Apologized For An Ad Offering Prizes To Women Who Got Pregnant By World Cup Players

With the World Cup in full effect, some brands have taken full advantage of incorporating the worldwide event into their ad campaigns. However, not all the ads are innocuous as a poorly placed soccer pun. Earlier this week, Burger King Russia…
By Mia Mercado

Barefoot Wines Is Letting You Personalize Your Own Label In Support Of The LGBTQ Community

I can't think of many things better than wine. Unicorns, maybe, but it's a close call. I didn't think vino could get any better until I learned Barefoot Wine has wine labels you can personalize, online, FOR FREE, and get them mailed to your house.…
By Megan Grant

Here’s Why You’re Seeing All These Recipes For “Moon Milk”

Posting a picture of what you're eating and drinking is practically an art form. It's not always easy to make your latte look aesthetically pleasing, which is why moon milk is the latest Pinterest and Instagram trend people are obsessed with. It's…
By Ayana Lage

This Woman's Viral Post About Forgetting She Stored A Tampon In Her Bra Will Make You SCREAM

Friends and fellow period havers, have I got a tale to relay to you. It’s a story of pain, of mystery, of horror, and ultimately, of triumph. It is a story about a tampon a woman forgot was hidden in her bra that subsequently flew out, and it will…
By Mia Mercado

Teens Are Sharing "If I Die In A School Shooting" Tweets To Send To Politicians

In late May, when students are expected to be thinking about summer vacations and future plans, high schoolers across the country tweeted about gun violence using the hashtag “If I die in a school shooting.” The hashtag trended on Twitter days after…
By Mia Mercado

11 Organizations To Support This Pride Month

June is Pride Month: 30 days dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, honoring the progress made by LGBTQ leaders throughout history while also acknowledging the necessary cultural change we have yet to make as a country. There are plenty of…
By Mia Mercado

11 Funny Pride Sign Ideas That Everyone Will Want To Instagram Immediately

The entire month of June is Pride Month, a full 30 days celebrating and recognizing the LGBTQ community, and to promote their civil equality in a society that has long denied it to them. June was chosen as Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall…
By Rebecca Fishbein

Here's Where All The Major Pride Parade Routes In The U.S. Will Begin & End This Summer

Pride Month is currently in full swing, with celebrations, remembrances, observances, and festivities happening all over the country — and, of course, what many consider to be the highlight of the month: Parades! Pride Parade routes for June 2018…
By Lucia Peters

A Woman Rounded Up The Funniest Rejection Hotlines & You'll Want To Test Them All

Many of us — women in particular — are all too familiar with what happens when you decline to give someone your phone number: If we’re lucky, they say, “OK, cool. Nice talking to you,” and leave you alone. Most of the time, though, they get…
By Lucia Peters

New York City May Propose "X" As A Gender Option On Birth Certificates

We're four days into Pride Month, and in celebration, the City of New York is making moves toward inclusivity. Both the city's mayor and City Council Speaker are supporting a bill that would add an "X" gender category to city birth certificates, so…
By Rebecca Fishbein

Here's How Everyday Sexism Looked In The '90s Versus In 2018

As we progress as a society, the hope is that, with each passing year, things turn out a little bit more equal than they were the year before. That often isn’t the case, unfortunately — but it can still be worth looking at how things have changed…
By Lucia Peters

An Open Letter From Starbucks Details The Racial Bias Training Employees Will Take Today

On Tuesday — the day that 8,000 Starbucks locations will close in the afternoon while the company’s employees undergo racial bias training — executive chairman Howard Schultz released an open letter to Starbucks customers underlining the company’s…
By Lucia Peters

Twitter Is Calling Out The "Asian Hair Streak" Trope In Hollywood

How do you show a character’s personality in a movie? Perhaps through things like the choices they make or their unique dialogue or the way they interact with others, right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case for characters of color. As some…
By Mia Mercado

The Way These Millennial Pink Sheets Are Fighting The Pink Tax Is Clever As Heck

The “pink tax” — the upcharge that so frequently occurs on products and services marketed towards women and femmes — remains frustratingly real, even in 2018. However, home goods company Snowe has just announced a deal that makes the phenomenon…
By Lucia Peters

10 Fairy Tale Princesses Whose Stories Are Way More Hardcore Than You Realized

Fairy tales often get a bad rap, but fairy tale princesses get the worst rap of them all. Perhaps, though, the reputation is unfairly earned — because although they’re often thought of as “damsels in distress,” fairy tale princesses are actually…
By Lucia Peters