In early May, Kim Kardashian West made headlines for her attempts to ask White House officials to advocate for a presidential pardon for 62-year-old Alice Marie Johnson. While this case is certainly worthy of attention, her advocacy generally overlooks the fundamental problems of racism and prosecutorial discretion within the criminal justice system.
The day after his “Saturday Night Live” performance, Childish Gambino released a new song titled “This Is America.” The complicated imagery of the song’s accompanying music video powerfully highlights the provocative symbolism of his lyrics, which make political statements about the role of blackness in America.
On April 26, 2018, the provincial court of Navarra, Spain, ruled that five men had not raped a Spanish woman, but sexually abused her. Under Spanish law, sexual abuse is a crime that does not use intimidation or violence, and therefore warrants a lesser sentence than does rape.
In contrast to the hypersexualized attire donned by the majority of female characters in fantasy/action movies, Ruth E. Carter’s designs are "feminine, masculine, beautiful, and strong," and challenge the conception that femininity and strength are mutually exclusive.
The first day of the retrial resulted in a 10.5-hour jury deliberation, but failed to result in a verdict. But on the second, Cosby was found guilty on all three counts of sexual assault. While the judge has not yet set a date to sentence Cosby, each of the counts is punishable by up to ten years in state prison.
Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain is Norman’s exploration of her own experience with pain — specifically, doctors' failure to get to the bottom of it as well as their suggestions that the pain was "all in her head."
It's important for desginers' clothes to be seen, but it’s just as important for those who wear clothes to feel seen by designers. And currently, many aren’t: specifically, individuals with disabilities. One brand might change that.
By 17 years old, Brazilian swimmer Joanna Maranhão had already broken her country’s record by taking fifth place in the 400 meters at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. Four years later, memories of the sexual abuse Maranhão suffered at nine years old at the hands of a former swim coach had come back to haunt her.