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In front of billions, Meghan Markle entered one of the oldest halls of whiteness, with the flowers of former colonies sewn on to her veil, and blended in. Her mother stood out.
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"These female monsters can be considered very early versions of the “femme fatale,” a trope that emerged in the late 19th century as the role of women in public life began to expand. As Karoglou writes in an essay accompanying the exhibition, “Female hybrids represent a conflicting view of femininity, one that is seemingly alluring but with a threatening or sinister underside.” Medusa was always the most popular hybrid, and remains the most identifiable even today."

The infamous Gorgon has evolved across millennia. In ancient Greece, Medusa had dragon’s scales; in 2016, she became an anti-Hillary Clinton meme.
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The student who confessed to killing 10 people at a Houston-area high school was being held in isolation Saturday, as the Texas community mourned and authorities continued their investigation.
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“It often starts in a very insidious way,” said Patricia Pape, a psychologist in private practice in New York. “He says, ‘Don’t put Sweet-and-Low in your coffee, it’s poisonous.’ “Then, ‘When you wear that nail polish, it makes you look like a fallen woman,’ and ‘That skirt is too short, it’s too revealing.’ Or, ‘I don’t think you should see her, she’s not good for you.’..One of her patients had a husband who, when the couple was out at a public event, would insist she not look around at the crowd, as he felt it could be seen as flirtatious. “It came to point that when she walked around, she would look down,” Dr. Pape said. “It changed how she walked.”

Demands lead to threats, experts say, then to violence and shame.
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“How many women cry when angry because we've held it in for so long? How many discover that anger turned inward is depression? Soraya Chemaly’s Rage Becomes Her will be good for women, and for the future of this country. After all, women have a lot to be angry about.” —Glo...
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That face you make when you just took a stodgy, patriarchal tradition and lit it up with social justice preaching and a gospel choir.

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In addition to all of the ridiculously gorgeous Blackness at the #royalwedding, I am also struck by how this is an example of a wealthy, privileged, powerful wh...ite man using his position and platform to connect with and lift up the leaders, voices, culture and traditions of communities of color. Similarly situated people in this country would do well to take note.

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He began and ended his speech by quoting Martin Luther King Jr.
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When Murphy Brown returns to the news world, things sure won't be what they used to be! The revival of the ground-breaking comedy joins the CBS fall lineup Thursdays 9:30/8:30c.

It's a moment Captain Tara Wright and First Officer Mallory Cave will never forget.
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4. “The suspect’s ex-girlfriend was among the people shot in that classroom”

“I’ve always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here, too,” said one student after the massacre at Santa Fe High School.
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These actions should come with consequences, writes Jill Filipovic
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While #MeToo takes down the men who prey on predominantly white women, this serial abuser of Black girls remains unscathed. The women behind the…
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On Monday, an article detailed allegations from four women who say they were physically abused by the former New York attorney general
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