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Tweet 50 years ago, today. The stigma of loving transgender women. “When people say women of color, am I included in that equation?” Urban Outfitters #fail. This is exceptionalism we don’t need. One classroom, two genders. Hollywood’s “sassy black lady” problem. What Scandal gets right, and wrong. 9/11 and communities of color. Aziz Ansari, Boom. [...]
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Quick Hit: Why are runways so white?

TweetSpoiler: the answer is racism. BuzzFeed invited five fashion show casting directors to talk about why almost every model we see walking down the runway are white. Some of their answers, like James Scully’s, won’t make you want to vomit: Scully’s conception of diversity is more meaningful than the common tokenism he calls out, though [...]
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Nissan ad is offensive, not much else

Tweethttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saoMA39lh3U Transcript after the jump. What is this craptastic ad even about? It just feels like a bunch of offensiveness strung together. “Model vs. Model.” Oh I get it, cause car model, and also women are like objects so haha no. Also drag is hot, that’s just a fact, some things can’t be argued. So [...]
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“Miss TSA” calendar reminds us just how unsexy some “sexy” poses are

TweetEspecially the one in the second row, where the woman looks like she’s about to start doing tricep dips. It’s a nice reminder that in addition to all the makeup, lighting, airbrushing and photoshopping, making what’s considered to be a “sexy” photo also requires some really uncomfortable posing. The photos were originally taken for another [...]
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