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Some of the response is certainly tongue-in-cheek. After the wonderful side eye Michelle Obama gave John Boehner during a luncheon after the president’s second inauguration, we all had a lot of fun imagining what the speaker could have possibly said to elicit such a vivid reaction. But what I’m considering here is not that there is no room for jokes, but that all too often, it is black women or caricatures of black women that serve as the punch line.

More than anything, the response to these latest images of Michelle Obama speaks volumes about the expectations placed on black women in the public eye and how a black women’s default emotional state is perceived as angry. The black woman is ever at the ready to aggressively defend her territory. She is making her disapproval known. She never gets to simply be.

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— Roxane Gay, “the media’s Michelle Obama problem: what a selfie says about our biases

Pantene ad breaking down sexist workplace labels for women. “Be strong and shine.”

(Source: TIME)

Dude, YES.

Sen. Gretchen Whitmer’s brave and moving testimony on the rape insurance bill that just passed in Michigan. 

A nighttime laser display on Table Mountain in Cape Town pays tribute to late president Nelson Mandela. Picture: ERIC MILLER

A nighttime laser display on Table Mountain in Cape Town pays tribute to late president Nelson Mandela. Picture: ERIC MILLER

(Source: bdlive.co.za)

"I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?"

— Mindy Kaling, in an interview with Parade Magazine

(Source: policymic.com)

When a really drunk guy is hitting on my friend

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How 8 common medications interact with alcoholDrinking alcohol while taking antidepressants, painkillers, and even birth control pills can have negative effects on your health.

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How 8 common medications interact with alcohol
Drinking alcohol while taking antidepressants, painkillers, and even birth control pills can have negative effects on your health.