Our culture teaches us to censure angry women. This book wants to change that.

its time to stop policing womens anger.Image: VICKY LETA / MASHABLE In the women’s final of the U.S. open, the world came face-to-face with the righteous rage of a woman on live television. What came next, however, proved that society and the media were more irked by Serena Williams’ expression…

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My Hinge match asked me to dinner and ‘cloaked’ me as I waited for our table

Image: vicky leta / mashable It was a Thursday night and I had a date. Or, so I thought.  Instead, I had an experience of something so strange that I’ve decided it needs a name: “cloaking.”  I grabbed my backpack, donned my headphones, and blasted my pre-date anthem (Ariana Grande’s…

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Enhance Your Day With the Perfect Workplace Distraction

If your workspace has seemed a bit shoutier than usual in the last few days, you might have Nicole He to blame. The Brooklyn-based programmer and technologist is the creator of ENHANCE.COMPUTER, an online “cyberpunk game” that recalls the futuristic voice-command sleuth-machines found in films like Blade Runner: By shouting…

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Hunger, poverty, humiliation … literary outsider Violette Leduc found comedy in the darkest of subjects

The French author makes hunger and humiliation wildly funny, and portrays sex and society in completely new ways and remains a literary outsider Violette Leducs novels are works of genius and also a bit peculiar. It is not surprising that Jean Genet was one of Leducs early admirers, as were…

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Vanessa Hudgens: I always wanted to be the indie girl playing a drug addict or stripper

The actor who got her break in High School Musical reflects on dogs, Disney, disappointments and branching out as a bohemian as she nears 30 Vanessa Hudgens has a black belt in celebrity jujitsu, the ability to protect her privacy while appearing open and chilled. Shes Instagrams favourite virtual BFF,…

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Bad Lip Reading hilariously mocks the White House press briefings

Bad Lip Reading has done the internet a great service by creating yet another impeccable video, only this time they’ve dubbing over a White House press briefing. Sarah Sanders opens with “I need a drink” and goes on to say, “Ok idiots are you ready, I just can’t stand the…

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