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The Raw Beauty Project: Embracing Unstoppable Women (IMAGES)

After its landmark debut in New York in 2014, The Raw Beauty Project, an innovative photography exhibit that celebrates women with disabilities, will have a one-night benefit exhibition showing at Paul Mitchell: The School located at 825 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101, beginning at 7:00PM on September 17, 2016. Tickets for the benefit reception, which includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, start at $40 with a $100 VIP package and can be purchased here. The goal of this evolving, traveling exhibit is to redefine perceptions of beauty, educate audiences, and…

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Will The New Diverse Barbies Actually Change Anything? (IMAGES/VIDEO)

Much has been made of Mattel’s new redesign of the Barbie doll to recapture the public’s imagination and pad their shrinking sales. The move has been lauded in such publications as Time and the New York Times as a strong boost to feminism and the continuing battle against women’s body dysmorphia and body image issues, but how strong is Mattel’s message, and is redesigning a doll going to change all that? Barbie is an iconic doll. From her introduction in 1959, where her job was as a teenage fashion model, until now, she has been…

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Minnesota Vikings Kicker Harassed for Stance on Marriage Equality

One sports organization that seems to have the biggest problem with marriage equality is the NFL. I guess it’s because the sport is seen as a somewhat modern day gladiator match, men putting their bodies through the ringer in hopes of achieving a shiny trophy. Bigotry and bullying isn’t really anything new in the sports world as of late. Stories of teammate hazing in the NFL and using racial and gay slurs in the NBA all made the headlines last year. So Chris Kluwe, former Minnesota Vikings kicker, wrote an…

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Employee with Asperger’s Humiliated by Customer

Chris Tuttle, a 28 year old man who has Asperger’s syndrome, was humiliated by a customer at the Wegamns he works at. The customer berated Tuttle for not scanning his items fast enough and even complained to a manager while Chris was visibly upset with tears running down his face. After hearing Chris’ story, his sister Jamie reached out to her friends on Facebook about the situation in hopes that they would help build up his spirits. Little did Jamie know, the story would become an internet sensation. By the…

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Woman refuses to give candy to “fat” trick or treaters

This Halloween a woman in Fargo, North Dakota sent a letter to some of her neighbors informing them that she wouldn’t be giving their children candy this year because they were “moderately obese”. After the letter garnered a lot of attention she did an interview with the local Fargo radio station where she defend her actions by saying “I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight. I think it’s just really irresponsible of parents to send them out looking for free candy…

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