Prepare to fall in love with this 13 year old phenom!
This story makes me really annoyed with the concept of adults. It’s like, adults act like certain ideas are really hard to accept or understand. Intersectionality, for example, says that if you’re going to talk about one issue (i.e. women’s rights), you should take into account some of the other important issues that pertain to that issue (i.e. race, class, sexuality). If a 13 year-old can understand that—and declare that “police brutality and racism are our issues too”—why can’t all of you crazy people in the comments sections do the same??? Well, Girl Meets World star Rowan Blanchard has clearly taken some time out of her young life to get schooled on some of these issues, and she’s paying it forward by schooling her 2.4 million Instagram followers, and the rest of the world. Click inside to her Insta-essay on the problems with “white feminism.”
I'M INTO IT
I’d been hearing little things here and there about Ronda Rousey, and it felt like she and I were totally on the same page about certain things. But when I read her explanation of her body (a result of the fact that she’s not a do-nothing-bitch), I fell in love immediately. I mean, how can you not love her? This is a person who unapologetically kicks ass (because, seriously, what is there to apologize for?) and who’s bold enough to star in her own biopic. LMAO! Come on! She’s incredible! And she should totally be in all of the superhero movies forever, which is why it’s great that she’s sharing these fan-made images of herself as a Captain Marvel character. Click inside for more!
"Don't you dare let their laughter extinguish your ambition"
As you all know by now, there have been many times when J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter, and won the whole damn thing. My personal favorite “J.K. Rowling wins Twitter” story is the one where someone thought they could come at Serena Williams on her timeline, and she destroyed them in 140 characters or less: .@diegtristan8 “she is built like a man”. Yeah, my husband looks just like this in a dress. You’re an idiot. It felt good to read that burn, and it feels good reading her advice to aspiring writers. Yesterday, a young woman in Egypt opened up about gender bias in Egypt and the author shared some words of wisdom. Click inside for more!
Posted under: J.K. Rowling
"I think this could be my last interview. I can't do it."
I’d planned to write a cheeky little post about how FKA twigs is a god, and all these journalists need to bow down and stop bothering her with trivial questions about her soon-to-be-married life with fiancé Robert Pattinson. I was also thinking of making a comment about how, even though I effs with twigs, she may have picked the wrong guy to be with, if she has issues with being questioned about her personal life. But then I read the opening lines to this E! article and I thought, Nope. She’s totally right. This is ridiculous. We need to stop treating women artists like they can’t exist (as individual, autonomous artists) as soon as they get in a relationship. Click inside for more!
Yesterday we got our first look at the official trailer for Season Two of Empire. I have to admit, I haven’t watched it yet, in hopes of saving myself for some of the surprises. But I’m excited to see what kind of drama is going to pop off in the Lyon household come September, and I’m even more excited about this news coming out of the Television Critics Association summer press tour. Seriously. A [highly possible] Taraji P. Henson/Cookie Lyon spinoff? It may be too early to be talking spinoffs, but no. Actualy it’s not. We need this in our lives and Lee Daniels sounds pretty certain that it’s going to happen. Click inside for more!
Surprise! It looks HAWT!
Mode.com has released a 3 minute video that showcases 100 years of men’s swimwear as modeled by one, very attractive man. As you can see in the video above, the model puts on and then takes off swimsuit after swimsuit, showcasing the swimwear mode of dress from 1925 to 2015. Except for a few exceptions, men’s swimwear hasn’t really changed much over the last 100 years but BELIEVE ME, this video is deffo worth watching. Do yourselves a favor and find 3 minutes to dive in and enjoy.
This is awesome
Before you watch this sketch, I want you to Google “how much did Lebron James make in 2014.” I’ll wait. Now Google how much your favorite elementary school teacher made when you were in school, except you can’t because he/she is not famous enough for anyone to know their salary. But we do know that the average elementary school teacher makes, like, $55,000-ish per year. Key & Peele give us one more reason to love them (and mourn their ending) with this hilarious “TeachingCenter” sketch, which imagines a world where our best educators are treated—and paid—according to their worth. Peep the video for more!
Posted under: 'Key & Peele'
"Things that cause rape..."
Back in March we learned that the great Amber Rose would be hosting her own up-and-coming Slut Walk. Y’all have watched me go from being somewhat indifferent to/somewhat fascinated by Amber Rose, to being a bona fide fan, and this is one reason why. She’s been taking to Instagram over the last few days to raise funds for the Amber Rose Foundation, which will be helping to sponsor the October 3rd Los Angeles Slut Walk. If you’re in Los Angeles and you believe that rapists—not short skirts, alcohol or flirting—cause rape, you might wanna join her. Click inside for more!
Posted under: Amber Rose, Slut Walk
From the series premiere of 'I Am Cait'
Last night I was traveling back to New York from Boston and missed the premiere of I Am Cait, but I’m looking forward to watching soon. During Caitlyn Jenner‘s Diane Sawyer interview she talked a bit about how important Kanye West was in terms of her getting support from the people in her family, especially Kim. As a Kanye fan it makes me really happy to see him publicly supporting her transition and encouraging her boldness—clearly, he identifies with her attitude, which he describes as “Fuck everybody—this is who I am.” Check out the video clip from last night’s premiere for more.