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After 56 Years a Woman Won Best Director at Cannes

Despite all our struggles as women, today seems like a day of good news. Sofia Coppola took home the award for best director at this year’s Cannes Film Festival for her feminist remake of The Beguiled. Sofia is the second female director to have ever won the prestigious award, the first being Yuliya Solntseva for […]

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If Men Needed to Take Birth Control, the TRO Would Be Lifted ASAP

Why is it that we panic when we hear the words “birth control” or “contraceptives”? It certainly feels that way as we are currently in a crisis until the Supreme Court lifts the temporary restraining order on the registration, procurement, and distribution of contraceptives. Citing that they will promote abortion, which by the way, is […]

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Torre de Manila and the State of Our Historical Preservation

A month ago, the Supreme Court decided to lift the TRO on the construction of the Torre de Manila. Despite many arguments against the building, the SC found no law prohibiting its construction. Notoriously known as the “national photobomber”, the 49-storey condominium by DMCI Project Developer Inc. will now permanently ruin Rizal Monument’s skyline. The unfortunate thing about this […]

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Cinema Hosts Women-Only Screening of ‘Wonder Woman’ and the Men Are Hating It

Wonder Woman is slated as the most anticipated feminist movie of this year. So it’s understandable that some cinemas (both here and abroad) are hosting screenings for mostly women. But when Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas announced a “WOMEN ONLY” screening, the men were furious. New York Post noted how men expressed their frustration on different social […]

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Oops! Pres. Trump Revealed the Location of Nuclear Submarines to Pres. Duterte

A leaked transcript of the phone call Pres. Trump made to Pres. Duterte has reached the Internet. But surprisingly, that’s not the biggest security breach made. During the phone call, Trump told our president that there are two US nuclear submarines located near the Korean peninsula. I hate to be the one manning those subs […]

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Word up: new Chicago museum celebrates American authors

Chicago’s new American Writers Museum has given the nation a fitting centre to celebrate the influence of its literature, and with Hemingway’s birthplace also in town, the city makes for a great literary trip

Admirers of the great American novel have a treat in store, as the first museum devoted to US writers opened in Chicago in mid-May.

Seven years in the making, the $5m American Writers Museum (adult $12, child free, open Tues-Sun) offers an entertaining and sometimes surprising tour through the whole tradition, from early colonists to modernists such as Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams. Along the way visitors can learn about their rackety lives and wonderful words, and just how the US has seen itself over the years.

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Deadly Explosion Rocks Ariana Grande’s Manchester Concert

Updated on May 23, 1 p.m. Ariana Grande posted her statement on Twitter after the bombing attack that left her speechless. broken. from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words. — Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017 Her manager Scooter Braun also released a statement via Twitter thanking the […]

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What We Learned from Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico’s One-Year Wedding Anniversary

Over the weekend, social media blew up with posts of Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolzico’s one-year wedding anniversary. From their all-star wedding ceremony to their daily antics, one year of these two in marital bliss has taught a few of us what a marriage can be like. Tagged as #couplegoals, these two let us in […]

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Six Korean Artists You Need To Know That Aren’t K-Pop

Whenever I recommend music to my friends, they always have an instant aversion if it’s Korean. Right off the bat, they tell me they aren’t into K-pop. But K-pop is just a part of Korea’s complex music scene. It’s a great time to delve into Korea’s music scene these days since many indie artists have […]

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How Women Are Reacting to this Essay on Body Shaming

As we close out another work week, another essay has gone viral on social media and it’s causing a positive stir. Erica Dawn posted a blog entry entitled “Let’s Talk About Body Shaming in the Philippines.” And it’s got women nodding in agreement at this micro transgression that’s sadly been so deeply ingrained in Philippine culture. […]

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How Japan’s Princess Mako’s Marriage Is Sparking a Feminist Debate on Imperial Rule

The whole world is abuzz with the news that Princess Mako of Japan is set to marry her non-royal college boyfriend and will soon renounce her title. While this shocked people, this also sparks a feminist discussion about Japan’s imperial leadership. Princess Mako is the granddaughter of Emperor Akihito. Under Japanese imperial law, a princess who chooses […]

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