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Legal tools and big money are silencing #MeToo stories. The internet has the power the burst the dam.

A British billionaire tycoon flexed the might of his £2 billion wealth by attempting to block a national newspaper from publishing allegations of “sexual harassment and racial abuse of staff.”  Philip Green — the owner of Topshop — spent £500,000 on legal fees to obtain an interim injunction from the Court of Appeal preventing The...CONTINUE READING
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GLAAD reports a record-shattering year for LGBTQ people on TV

Between the transgender military ban and an HHS memo seeking to define “transgender out of existence,” it’s been a painful, difficult year for the LGBTQ community. There are nonetheless brighter signs — and in a medium everyone loves to hate — television. A new GLAAD report analyzing LGBTQ representation in television finds a “record high...CONTINUE READING
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Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers in the U.S. celebrate Starbucks’ first ‘Signing Store’

Starbucks took a big step toward inclusivity today by opening its first “Signing Store” for Deaf and hard-of-hearing customers in the United States. The new Starbucks opened on Tuesday in Washington D.C., right next to Gallaudet University — the world’s only university designed to educate Deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Though the “Signing Store” has the classic...CONTINUE READING
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Transgender rights activists are flooding Twitter with helpful tips for allies

Sometimes social media is a good thing. The anger over a Trump administration plan to curtail the rights of transgender citizens is still palpable. But the Sunday morning eruption that followed the revelations aired in a New York Times report came with a hefty side of advice from the people who knows these issues best....CONTINUE READING
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Watch Natalie Portman’s stirring “Power of Women” speech

On Friday evening, Natalie Portman delivered a stirring speech at Variety’s “Power of Women” event that resonated beyond the audience as video of the speech spread across the internet, delivering the message of “Time’s Up.”  Beginning with a blistering condemnation of Harvey Weinstein — “Harvey Weinstein, the man whose name has become synonymous with ‘serial...CONTINUE READING
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Princess Eugenie’s wedding dress carried an inspiring message about self-image

At her royal wedding, Princess Eugenie wore a dress with a low-cut back that revealed a long scar from an operation on her spine, inspiring others with back scars to share photos and feel more comfortable with their bodies. SEE ALSO: Royal wedding takes turn for the NSFW with BBC subtitle error Eugenie, who had...CONTINUE READING
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4 ways to help girls around the world achieve their dreams

Millions of girls around the world simply don’t have the same opportunities to succeed and thrive as boys.  There are too many reasons why girls are held back from reaching their full potential, but some of the unique challenges they face include poor education funding, limited access to menstrual supplies, and difficulty obtaining and using...CONTINUE READING
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‘Large Adult Son’ has perfect response to mom’s embarrassing #HimToo tweet

Pieter Hanson, Large Adult Son of the woman who recently made him the reluctant poster boy of the #HimToo movement, is officially on Twitter, and he’d like to set a few things straight. On Oct. 6, Hanson’s mother shared a cheesy photo of her son in uniform explaining he “respects women” but avoids taking them...CONTINUE READING
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