This week, New York magazine has an incredible special issue entitled "Women and Power."
It's "not a women's empowerment issue," but rather, it's "about women and their relationship to power —…how they get it, how they lose it, how they wield it, what they sacrifice for it, and, ultimately, what they hope power will help them achieve." The articles — in which a wide range of women, including Anita Hill and Gloria Steinem, are interviewed and profiled — will be rolled out throughout the week… >> Read More
Like many, many people across the country, I am pretty pissed off right now. Whether or not you believe that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, pretty much the…entire country has stepped away from the proceedings with a collective bad taste in our mouths. The hearings themselves had a very Salem witch trial feel to them — and at the very least, they highlighted privilege, and the way that a white man can be visibly, loudly angry in a way that is apparently… >> Read More
If you're on Twitter, Monica Lewinsky wants you to change your display name to whatever you've been called by bullies. She's taking the lead, making her display name for the month of October "Monica…'Chunky Slut Stalker That Woman' Lewinsky." Why? It's part of her latest, badass anti-cyberbullying campaign. A year after debuting "In Real Life," a video that showed actors reading nasty online posts about themselves, Lewinsky is back with another powerful P.S.A. Dubbed #DefyTheName, the new video features celebrities being called horrible names from their childhood bullies,… >> Read More
Today, the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, passed away from pancreatic cancer at age 76. There have been an outpouring of tributes from everyone — and deservedly so — but one that caught our eye…was Barbra Streisand's. Streisand tweeted, "It’s difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant singer, but her commitment to civil rights made an indelible impact on the world." Streisand pointed out that Aretha Franklin wasn't "just" an incredible singer — she was a dedicated activist. This photo was… >> Read More
When his 14-year-old daughter, Jamie, was murdered at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, Fred Guttenberg's life changed forever.
Jamie was one of 17 victims — mostly teenagers —…who were shot and killed when a gunman open fired at the school. And now, the 52-year-old Jewish dad has dedicated the rest of his life to gun safety. Today, which marks 6 months since the shooting, he wrote on Twitter, "This is not an anniversary for me, this is just another day to wake up and… >> Read More