35 Bill Cosby Accusers Tell Their Stories More has changed in the past few years for women who allege rape than in all the decades since the women’s movement began. Consider the evidence of October 2014, when a Philadelphia magazine reporter at a Hannibal Buress show uploaded a clip of the comedian talking about Bill Cosby: “He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up, black people … I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom.’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches … I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns.
Coming Out as Biracial — Human Parts A few months ago, I not-so-subtly asserted myself as biracial while having dinner with a new coworker. “I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. “Yeah…my mom’s black,” I responded (not verbatim, but the exchange was similar). Whoa. The Invention of the Jewish Nose by Sara Lipton In 1940 the Nazis released a propaganda film called The Eternal Jew. The film claimed to show the Jews in their “original state,” “before they put on the mask of civilized Europeans.” Stagings of Jewish rituals were interspersed with scenes of yarmulke- and caftan-wearing Jews shuffling down crowded alleys, all meant to show the benighted nature of Jewish life.
Empathy Isn't Everything Illustration by Sofia. How did empathy, of all things, become something I hate? I used to think empathy was the all-purpose cleaner for social ills. Projects — Cortical Malformation & Cephalic Disorder Foundation This is something that I have been striving to accomplish since we launched our community initiative project in July 2014, not only as a foundation, but also as a mom to child with special needs. This whole experience has changed my entire life. It has made me see the world in an entirely different light. Before having Giovanni, I was blind to the challenges that still existed for children with disabilities. I had always assumed that the same opportunities existed for those with disabilities because the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) said that they had to.
Man Suing Wife for Fraud Over Her Makeup Should Be Countersued for Fraudulently Claiming to Love Her In “I can’t believe this is really happening; get me off this planet” news, a man is suing his wife for fraud after seeing her without makeup for the first time. I guess he would know a thing or two about fraud, what with clearly not really meaning any of those vows or anything. The Algerian man told the court that when he woke up next to his wife the morning after their wedding, he could hardly recognize her. Emirates 24/7 reports that the man claimed he first thought she was a “thief who came to steal his apartment” and demanded $20,000 in damages for his psychological shock at seeing that his wife is actually a human being with a real face like everyone else. If this were just an isolated incident, it’d be much easier to laugh off, but we’re all too familiar around here with the duality of expectations that society places on women. This was illustrated painfully well in a recent video showing how social media users responded to pictures of the same woman with and without makeup:
20 Photos That Change The Holocaust Narrative Victims. Helpless. Downtrodden. That’s the narrative that’s been spread about Jews for the last 70 years since the Holocaust. We’ve embraced it to our detriment. We can’t seem to address antisemitism without running to the world and screaming that we’re being persecuted, rather than standing up strongly in defiance, aware of our own inner strength. My White Privilege. My White Privilege. I hear you. I get it. I was just like you. Color blind. Humanist.