Mitchell Rutledge

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How to Fix American Stupidity

When so many obviously intelligent and well-educated Americans claim that global warming is a “hoax”; when we seem obsessed with vilifying an entire, …

A Naval Blockade Is the Best Option to Cut Off North Korea

The new UN sanctions are too weak, but they could be a first step in ending illegal trade by sea.<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is fixated on obtaining a serious nuclear arsenal, and continues to thumb his nose at the U.S. and other world powers. The latest round of United Nations Security Council …

What Bernie's single-payer bill means (and what it doesn't)

Single payer isn't going anywhere — in either direction. It's not going to pass anytime soon, obviously. But after today, it's also not going away …

Middle-class

This Woman Silenced a Troll Who Told Her She'd Be Prettier With Lighter Skin

Mimi Mbah, of the Instagram handle @dopelike_mimi, is something of a rising social media star. The 19-year-old Maryland resident has more than 13,000 …

Tweet Destroys Gender Stereotype About Body Size

Gender stereotypes need to go away.<p>When it comes to women's bodies, there are a lot of things we're "supposed" to be. We're constantly shown slim, fair-skinned bodies with strategically placed (read: Photoshopped) curves, sending the message that only that body type is good and attractive. But all …

Lena Dunham Says Women "Can't Win" in Hollywood After Weight-Loss Criticism - PAPER

Lena Dunham is no stranger to comments on her size, but after critics branded the <i>Girls</i> creator a "hypocrite" as a result of her recent weight-loss she's realized there's no right way to be a woman in the entertainment industry.<p>The star, who famously favors nude scenes, has dealt with backlash …

Weight Loss

Ashley Graham Made a Bra Out of Bagels

Talk about bae-goals.<p>Model Ashley Graham has become one of the most powerful voices for body positivity over the last year. With encouraging and honest posts on Instagram — including an up-close and personal cellulite snap — the <i>Sports Illustrated</i> swimsuit issue veteran has helped usher in a "new …

Lingerie shop refuses to take down body-positive campaign after landlord complains

A Kennesaw, Georgia, lingerie boutique at the center of a Lifetime television show is celebrating a win after its landlord asked them to remove a …

Penningtons Asked Women to March in Their Bras and Jeans for the Most Empowering Campaign

Sparking discussion of all things body-positive.<p>Canadian retailer Penningtons just staged a flash mob of sorts, during which a parade of women walked through Toronto’s Union Station wearing nothing but jeans, heels, and black bras.<p>The initiative was part of the brand’s latest #iwontcompromise …

Is the Future Unretouched?

Has a client ever come to you with an assignment to photograph “real people”? Despite the ubiquity of the term, widely used in commercial photography …

Demi Lovato Spoke Out About Her "Nude" Photo Leak

<i>Some people say the only way to stop online harassment is to stop going online. Well, we aren't going anywhere. Reclaim Your Domain is Refinery29's</i> …

Lena Dunham says she "can't win" when it comes to people's expectation of her body, and that's not okay

When it comes to body image and weight loss in Hollywood, women can’t catch a break. The latest celebrity to fall victim to the body image issue is …

Model Joby Bach Cut a Body Suit to Make it Fit

Sometimes you take a glorious pile of clothes into the fitting room and you're ready for a shopping bonanza, but when you start trying each item on, not one of them fits. It's obnoxious at best, and discouraging at most, when clothes that are typically your size don't seem to make the cut. But you …