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Brave woman shows there's more than one kind of beauty

Harnaam Kaur was mercilessly bullied by classmates and people on the street over her facial hair. She was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, a condition which causes excessive hair growth, but the cruelty was almost too much to bear, and led her to contemplate suicide. 132 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Bill Cosby admitted obtaining drugs to give women that he wanted to have sex with

Legendary and disgraced comedian Bill Cosby reportedly admitted in 2005 that he obtained quaaludes with the intent to use them to give to women he wanted to have sex with, The Associated Press reported late on Monday. 139 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Hillary Clinton moved by photo of young boy on Facebook

Photographer Brandon Stanton has been running the “Humans of New York” project for five years now, and it’s become quite popular for the emotional photos his website and… 166 more words

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Byte sized #7: Being a better person is good for you

Here at casa Gruden, I’ve been mired in confronting our family’s stuff; my mother-in-law is moving in with us at the end of August (yay!) and so we are clearing out some rooms, in a house we’ve occupied for 10 years. 305 more words

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Petition calling for Reddit CEO's firing has more than 130,000 signatures

Ellen Pao is in the news again — but this time it has nothing to do with the sexual harassment lawsuit she filed against her former employer. 112 more words

Arts And Culture

Feminist club sparks conversation about everyday sexism in Nigeria

A book club in the Nigerian capital of Abuja recently sparked an international conversation about the sexism women face every day in Nigeria. The club began as a meeting of 15 men and women led by Florence Warmate, inspired by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s 2014 feminist pamphlet “We Should All Be Feminists.” … 127 more words

Human And Civil Rights

Barbie Wonder Woman to debut at Comic Con

Mattel has announced the exclusive release of Barbie Wonder Woman at San Diego’s Comic Con next week, according to a USA Today report. The doll will be displayed as a part of the Batman v. 106 more words

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