Eliza Lahti

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White House: Trump’s condemnation includes ‘white supremacists, KKK, neo-Nazi and all extremist groups’

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — The White House said in a statement Sunday that when President Trump condemned “all forms of violence, bigotry and hatred” that were on display in Charlottesville this weekend “of course that includes white supremacists, KKK, Neo-Nazi and all extremist groups.”<p>The White House’s …

Rights & Freedoms

The most offensive curse word in English has powerful feminist origins

Cursing is a good way to be bad. It’s mostly harmless and signals authenticity to listeners. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Yet even those of us who curse like sailors shirk the word “cunt.”<p>Breathe deep, because we’re about to …

Linguistics

Dear 'nice guys', dating a 'curvy' woman does not make you a hero

Every once in a while, something on the internet brightens your day. Something so positive and heartwarming that just one 'like' doesn't seem to do it justice.<p>This is not that story.<p>This is the story of a man called Robbie Tripp, who has posted an open letter to his wife, Sarah, on Instagram. …

Feminism

Conservatives lobbied White House on transgender policy but total ban wasn't what they asked for

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans on Capitol Hill are scrambling to respond to President Donald Trump's announcement Wednesday to reinstitute a ban on transgender people serving in the military after conservatives who lobbied the White House say they were pushing only to prevent the Pentagon from paying for …

Donald Trump

It’s 2017, and women still aren’t being funded equally

Gené Teare Contributor<p>Gené Teare is the head of content at Crunchbase.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Unicorns gorge as investors dish up bigger rounds, more capital<br>• The portion of VC-backed startups founded by women stays stubbornly stagnant<p>Broadly, the venture capital industry is thriving. But …

Venture Capital

Hurry! These Unusual Summer Trends Are Selling Out

Want a unique perspective on what is in and what is out? So do we, which is why we reached out to Katie Smith, senior fashion and retail analyst at …

Clothing

The Most Slimming Bathing Suit Styles, According to a Swim Designer

If there's anyone who knows the ups and downs of swimsuit shopping, it's the people designing them. Which is why when we found ourselves on the hunt …

Clothing

An Inconvenient Truth: Man-Made Climate Change Is Real

An Inconvenient Decision<p>Donald Trump withdrawing from the Paris Agreement dealt a major blow to combating the irrefutable reality of climate change. …

Climate

Why the Hell Are We Still Debating Birth Control—in 2017?

They say it’s about religious liberty; but really, they just don’t want women to have control over their bodies and destinies. Let’s talk real …

6 Books to Read Before They Become Movies This Year

Hollywood-loving book clubs have plenty of fodder to choose from this year, with a spate of blockbusters based on novels due to hit theaters in the …

Construction

Derby Winner and Winning Hats: Pictures

Health care bill 'shameful,' 'harmful,' medical groups say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republicans may be jubilant that revamped health care legislation finally passed the House on Thursday, but many of the professional associations that represent America's health care workers are clearly unhappy.<p>The groups said they were "disappointed," "deeply disappointed" and "extremely …

Health Care

Congressional negotiators reach deal on government funding through September

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bipartisan congressional negotiators reached a critical agreement late Sunday on a massive spending bill that if approved by the House and Senate would fund the government through the end of September, senior aides from both parties told CNN.<p>The plan would add billions for the Pentagon and …

Government Shutdown

100 days of gibberish – Trump has weaponised nonsense

The Trump White House approaches language with the same roughshod entitlement he’s applying to the presidency. His sloppy lies and vague promises must not stop us holding him to account<p>With only a week left of his first 100 days in office – traditionally a milestone for American presidents – Donald …

Donald Trump

Ten Things You Need To Know About Ella Fitzgerald

According to Mel Torme “She was the best singer on the planet.”<p>Fifteen-year-old Ella, she was born in April 1917, hated her Harlem school and skipped …

Jazz

Trump’s old tweets are becoming a minefield of hypocrisy

Over the last two weeks, President Trump has attacked Syria without congressional approval, ratcheted up the use of force in Afghanistan with a huge bomb, and moved to reverse the Obama administration's policy of releasing White House visitor logs.<p>Each of these actions runs completely counter to …

Donald Trump

To Eat or Not Eat Before the Gym? Science Has the Answer

Hint: It's better to earn that hearty breakfast.<p>If you’re an exercise fanatic, a devotee of #fitspo, or a self-identified “gym rat” you’ve probably …

Fitness
Donald Trump
Donald Trump

David Schwimmer's sexual harassment films are good. But this is women's work

It’s hard to shake the feeling that David Schwimmer’s #ThatsHarassment videos have received such acclaim because he has lent some masculine validity to the cause<p>The American actor David Schwimmer has produced a series of short films about sexual harassment and they’re receiving a lot of praise. The …

Feminism

President Trump Is Meeting With a NATO Leader. Here's Why the Organization Was First Created

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will hold a joint press conference NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House. The meeting …

Geopolitics

Robert Reich: Trump voters realize the hard way that the president can’t follow through

He said he’d repeal Obamacare and replace it with something “wonderful.” You bought it, but then he didn’t do it<p>1. President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t bomb Syria. You bought it. Then he bombed Syria.<p>2. He said he’d build a wall along the border with Mexico. You bought it. Now his secretary of …

Donald Trump

John McCain Says the Syria Chemical Weapons Attack Was Partly Trump’s Fault

Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain said rhetoric used by the Trump Administration influenced the Syrian government’s recent chemical weapons attack …

Middle East

Dr. Willie Parker on Why Abortion Rights Are a Moral Imperative, Especially for Christians

Dr. Willie Parker, 54, has became one of the most prominent abortion providers in America, operating in an increasingly hostile atmosphere that has …

Feminism

There's No Such Thing As A Slut

'13 Reason Why' makes the dangerous assumption that a woman's worth is dependent on her abstinence.<p>Bryce Walker is a high school jock who believes every girl in school wants to sleep with him—including Hannah Baker, a bullied classmate whom he sexually assaulted before she took her own life. Bryce …

Feminism