Jess Vieira

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14 of the most convincing 'Harry Potter' fan theories we can't stop thinking about

Though it's been nearly a decade since J.K. Rowling finished the "Harry Potter" series, people are still obsessed with the books. So much so that fan theories still pop up every now and again about characters, the history of Muggles and wizards, and the magic itself.<p>Keep reading to see 14 of the …

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD Gameplay (video)

Gamers interested in the The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD game might be pleased to know that the team over at Eurogamer has published a new …

Women's rights crackdown exposes deepening crisis in Chinese society

The abrupt closure of a flagship legal service for women in Beijing set up by the renowned lawyer Guo Jianmei has sent shockwaves among women’s activists<p>Just a few years ago, Beijing hailed Guo Jianmei as China’s “patron of the weak”, a fearless and influential activist-lawyer whose NGO offered …

117 Ways to Describe LGBTQ Identity

For the past year, I have been asking LGBTQ neighbors throughout Western Pennsylvania to contribute their personal stories to a blog project titled #AMPLIFY. We use a Q&A format with the goal of giving a signal boost to the lived experiences of neighbors who might not otherwise have a platform to …

He Xiaobo: latest victim of China's crackdown on labour activists

Assault on workers’ rights leaves activists in custody facing charges including disturbing social order and embezzlement<p>Labour activist He Xiaobo had been expecting a knock at the door. At about 3pm on 3 December last year, it finally came.<p>As the 42-year-old father-of-two stepped out from the …

The Dangerous and Complex Reality of Women Who Join Central American Gangs

The world of gangs, which represent a significant proportion of the violence affecting Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras (known as the northern …

The “Star Wars” kids aren’t alright: The movie gets millennials right — our fight isn’t with “The Man,” but with each other

In the earlier “Star Wars” movies, the war was between evil old men and young rebels — now, it’s peer against peer<p>A lot has already been written about “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens” and its meteoric ascent into the pop-culture canon after the mixed reaction to the prequels. One of the …

A Humorous Animated Short That Explains the 24 Different Types of Males, From Alpha to Omega

Writer and illustrator H. Caldwell Tanner of CollegeHumor has created a humorous animated short that does a great job of explaining the 24 different …

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY — First Details of Forest Whitaker's Character Emerge

Classic Star Wars Characters Meet Their New Equivalents From The Force Awakens in an Animated Short by Dorkly

Six classic <i>Star Wars</i> characters meet their new equivalents from <i>The Force Awakens</i> in a new animated short by Dorkly.<p>If you live long enough, you see …

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step inside a tailor for gender non-conforming people

One size doesn’t fit all in the Lena Dunham produced documentary about a tailor for gender non-conforming and transgender people in New York.<p>In the new HBO documentary <i>Suited</i>, about a clothier whose clients include gender non-conforming and transgender people, the stakes are considerably higher that …

My body ballooned when I went on anti-depressants, each day a battle against hunger and fat-shaming

It wasn’t until I began to gain some mental clarity that I fully understood the impact of this hunger. My body had doubled in size. The medications were now working, I had my mind back, but I was left with the aftermath. A body that was foreign to me. I was told that it was a side effect I would …

This Study Totally Nails Hollywood's Diversity Problem

The lack of non-white actors in the Oscar nominations this year has sparked intense criticism. Some stars — director Spike Lee, actors Will Smith and …

My Year Without Makeup

As a trans woman, my relationship to makeup — and accompanying cisnormative beauty ideals — has been particularly fraught. My 2015 resolution was to stop wearing it entirely. Here's how things turned out.<p>In a New York cab on a rainy afternoon in Union Square last June, an hour before I was to …

Netflix is running into a level of censorship it's never seen before

The streaming-video service now covers every country allowed by American embargo policies, except for the politically difficult Chinese market.<p>This week, Netflix started running into some not-terribly-surprising political resistance in some additional regions, including Kenya and Indonesia.<p>Is the …

Check Out This Cool Deadpool Fan Art

Tickets for the <b>Deadpool</b> movie have officially gone on sale and Fandango is celebrating in style. In addition to letting the Merc with a Mouth take …

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12 ways to become a charismatic leader

According to Olivia Fox Cabane's book "The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism," people aren't born with charisma. They acquire it through knowledge and practice.<p>Charismatic leaders are more influential, persuasive, and inspiring. People are magnetically …

Star Wars 7 Writer Explains Origins of Rey and Finn

Advertising [x]<p>by Chris Agar<p>– on<p>in Movie News<p>With <i>Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens</i> choosing to put the focus on new characters like Rey, …

Comic Creator Rob Liefeld Gave His Own Deadpool Review

It’s hard to believe, but we’re just a little under three weeks away from finally see the <i>Deadpool</i> movie that fans were hoping to get for years. <b>Ryan</b> …

Comics

Why I protest – five activists on the new age of dissent | The panel

Lola Okolosie, Billy Bragg, Simon Hattenstone, Suzanne Dhaliwal and Nina Power

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Cameron and Muslim women: a new twist on an old colonial story | Madeleine Bunting

Race issues,David Cameron,Women,Islam,Conservatives,Tate Britain,Art,World news,Religion,Politics,Life and style,Art and design<p>The prime minister’s intervention implies he bears the white man’s burden to ‘save’ the brown woman<p>Before David Cameron launched himself this week into a critique of the …

Muslim Women

The Departure of the Jews and the Decline of Western Europe

In a piece by Italian journalist Giulio Meotti for Israel National News we read that the last Jews of Sweden are departing for more amicable …

I want you to understand the sense of fear that Chinese people feel every day | Nanfu Wang

I’m not a paranoid person, but my experience making a film about human rights in China gave me a sense of fear that I think westerners don’t comprehend<p>Last December, one of China’s most prominent human rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, was put on trial for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble,” a …

Human Rights

Trudeau on how to make 2016 the year we close the gender gap

Justin Trudeau: "We shouldn't be afraid of the word 'feminist'"<p>The Globe and Mail | <br>Show Description<p>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answered a question on gender parity during a panel<p>More from this section<p>Editor's Picks<p>Add to Watchlist<p>We've run into a glitch. Please try again later.

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The Depressing Truth About Queer Women and Job Interviews

Can we fix this, please? I can't with this.<p>A depressing new study from New York University found that women with "LGBT indicators" on their job applications were 30 percent less likely to get a job interview, The Huffington Post reports.<p>Researcher Emma Mishel told Fusion that even before the study, …

Job Interviews

Embrace feminism to improve decision-making, says Justin Trudeau

Canadian prime minister uses platform at World Economic Forum in Davos to stress importance of gender equality in politics and business<p>Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, has called on men and women to embrace feminism to improve decision-making in politics and business.<p>Speaking on a platform …

World Economic Forum

Erin Anderssen: What we hope Justin Trudeau will say about gender parity at Davos

This morning (10 a.m. ET), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will take the stage again at Davos, to discuss gender equality on a panel that includes Sheryl Sandberg and Melinda Gates.<p>Let's hope he takes the opportunity to correct an omission in his speech on diversity early this week: He neglected to …