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Bientôt une ballerine musulmane voilée en Australie?

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 4:19 PM

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The French Erotic Films You Should Know This Valentine's Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 9:49 AM


What makes an erotic film an erotic film?


The distinction between pornography and today's romantic dramas, like "Fifty Shades of Grey" or "Nymphomaniac," can be slight. Erotic films could be viewed as the bridge between porn and romance, offering fans a "safer" viewing experience -- fit with...

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이 소녀는 세계 최초의 히잡을 쓴 발레리나가 되려고 한다(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 4:15 AM

스테파니 커로우는 호주 태생의 14살 소녀다. 이 소녀는 지금 크라우드 펀딩으로 발레 스쿨 등록비를 모으는 중이다.


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バレリーナになりたい。ヒジャブをつけて踊るムスリムの少女、14歳の願い

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2016 | 12:29 AM

ステファニー・ ケルロウはオーストラリア生まれの14歳。

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The Women Of 'Broad City' Want You To Paint A Mural

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 10:25 AM


Do you have plans this weekend? Because if they don't involve painting a community mural for the women of "Broad City," you're doing something wrong.


Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the stars of their own Comedy Central show and my personal stoner heroines, have invited anyone --...

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Meet The Girl Who Dreams Of Becoming The First Muslim Hijabi Ballerina

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2016 | 8:53 AM

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クリムトが描いた女性たち。この無名のミューズが世界を変えた(画像集)

(0) Comments | Posted February 2, 2016 | 6:18 AM

彼女たちの名前をあまり聞くことはない。しかし、多分知っておいたほうがいいだろう。

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Forget Valentines, Let's All Send Hamiltines Instead

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 2:20 PM


There's no better way to say, "I heart thee," than by sending a carefully crafted Valentine. Come Feb. 14, few gestures beat a twee card, cut with ornate scissors into the shape of a big red muscular organ; pink lace is a plus.


Wait, just kidding. Scratch...

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The 'Feminist Babysitter' Is Here To Watch Your Kid And Dismantle The Patriarchy Too

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 9:23 AM

Imagine it: You -- a self-professed feminist and capable member of a flawed society -- are babysitting.

After a rousing at-home screening of "Frozen," you and your young protege are assessing the film's merit. Of course, your tiny pupil's criticisms take the form, mostly, of running away from the screen in search of her Olaf toy. Yours though, are rich and full of depth: "My biggest critique of 'Frozen'? Zero people of color."

Welcome to the world of an intersectional feminist babysitter, as captured by comedians Soojeong Son and Ginny Leise -- aka SJ And Ginny -- in their new three-part video series dubbed, yes, "Feminist Babysitter."

SJ and Ginny, of "Drive-By Street Harassment" fame, described the series in an email to The Huffington Post:

"Feminist Babysitter is here to take care of your little tike the only way she knows how -- talking nonstop about dismantling the patriarchy with fun games and songs! Don't be surprised if your tot starts quoting Lean In (or 'Truffle Butter'). Femme Babe may not be great at being appropriate. But, hey! nobody's perfect."

Throughout the series, Femme Babe, played by a delightfully small human named Ahri Son, learns about equal pay, representation in mainstream media, the division of domestic labor, and gender fluidity. You know, all the things a budding feminist should know! 

"The inspiration for Feminist Babysitter came from my part-time babysitting job, a pretty common job among comedians and artists," Ginny added. "My favorite part of the gig, aside from the flexible hours and snacks, was the opportunity to teach these kids things that they may never learn in their fancy UES [Upper East Side] private school. I relish in dropping knowledge and molding the future of America."

Watch out, Millennial parents. You never know where the next Feminist Babysitter is lurking. Chances are, she's educating your offspring on the reality of the glass ceiling right now.

Watch the rest of the series (below), catch more from SJ and Ginny on YouTube and read our full interview with the comedians.

 

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El lugar en el que se inspiró el bosque de 'Winnie the Pooh'

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2016 | 10:22 AM

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El 18 de enero se celebra el día de Winnie the Pooh en Estados Unidos para rememorar el nacimiento del escritor inglés A. A. Milne, el hombre que dio vida a nuestro oso adicto a la miel favorito en su obra epónima,...

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Islamofobia é crime! Estes são os muçulmanos que vivem, trabalham e oram nas mesquitas dos EUA

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 5:38 PM

menina acompanha seu pai nas orações

Numa pesquisa desanimadora da Public Policy Polling divulgada recentemente, 54% dos entrevistados se disseram a favor de que muçulmanos sejam proibidos de entrar nos Estados Unidos. Além disso, 30% dos eleitores republicanos nas primárias e 19%...

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13 ciudades menos conocidas donde ver arte urbano

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2016 | 8:21 AM

Londres, Berlín, París, Nueva York. Hay ciudades a menudo jaleadas por sus vibrantes paredes y su ecléctico arte callejero. Son focos de atracción cultural que atraen a estrellas como Banksy, Shepard Fairey y JR, artistas que sacan sus esprays y pintan con su estilo las calles. Añádeles México...

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95세의 고양이 사진 선구자 '월터 찬도하'가 찍은 고양이 사진들은 역시 뭔가 다르다(화보)

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 9:34 PM

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지금 뉴욕 서점의 '신간 코너'는 고양이들이 점령했다. 그렇다. 고양이 사진의 선구자인 '월터 찬도하'의 고양이 사진집이 나온 것이다.

요즘은 동물을 테마로 한 사진집이 최고로 인기 있다. 엘리아스 바이스 프리드먼 역시 자신의 인스타그램에 올리는 강아지 사진들을 'The Dogist'라는 제목의 책으로 출간했다.

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ネコ写真のパイオニア 95歳の写真家が撮った猫たちはこんなに色鮮やか(画像)

(0) Comments | Posted January 20, 2016 | 2:16 AM

引っ掻こうとしたり、のどを鳴らしたり、うたた寝をしたり……猫たちの最高の瞬間が捉えられている。

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Tantric Paintings And The World Of Outsider Art In India

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 9:27 AM


What is outsider art?


It's a question we've been asking a lot this month, in the weeks leading up to one of the genre's biggest events: the Outsider Art Fair. It's difficult enough to summarize the characteristically "raw" creativity of the American painters, photographers,...

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A Young Artist Wants To Give South Asian Women The Spotlight They Deserve

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 5:50 PM


Peer into one of Ayqa Khan's electric illustrations and one of the first things you'll notice, undoubtedly, is the presence of lush body hair dotting the legs, arms and chins of her stunning characters.


The women she draws, flanked by a mix of traditional South...

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A Friendship Between Two 1960s Photographers Highlights Art's Power To Spark Change

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 12:14 PM


In the early 1960s, Gordon Parks was working as an editorial magazine photographer for Life magazine. By this point, the influential artist from Kansas had already captured his iconic "American Gothic" portrait -- a recreation of the well-known Grant Wood painting -- which he produced during his tenure...

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Christopher Robin Was Real, And Other Facts About Winnie-The-Pooh's Author

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 10:28 AM


"This Writing business. Pencils and what-not. Over-rated, if you ask me. Silly stuff. Nothing in it." --Eeyore


Eeyore was a particularly anhedonic donkey who, though he was old and gray, brought tremendous joy to the readers of Winnie-the-Pooh. His penchant for pessimism was just one aspect of...

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The Real Forest That Inspired Winnie-The-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 8:29 AM


Today is national Winnie-the-Pooh day, otherwise known as the birthday of English author A.A. Milne. He's the man who brought our favorite honey-obsessed bear to life in that eponymous book published back in 1926 -- Winnie-the-Pooh


It was Milne's son -- a boy named Christopher Robin --...

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그렇다. 아트는 종종 지루하다. 그건 좋은 건지도 모른다

(1) Comments | Posted January 17, 2016 | 2:06 PM

mark rothko

컬러 필드 페인팅의 제왕 마크 로스코의 그림을 바라보면 무수한 감정을 느낄 수 있다. 생생한 오렌지색과 노란색의 사각형들은 당신의 육체적 감각을 일깨울 수 있고, 당신의 육체가 따스함과 편안함을 되새길 수도 있다. 매끈한 사각형이 당신의 생각의 속도를 느리게 만들고, 평온함을 느끼게 만들 수도 있다. 로스코의 작품 앞에...

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