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We Paired Feminist Icon Gloria Steinem with Amandla Stenberg and This Is What Happened TeenVogue
Gloria, who came to fame in the early ’60s as an enterprising journalist, has blitzed the world for the past half century with her views on gender equality and women’s rights. She doesn’t have patience for Midtown traffic or the geographically challenged, and it’s clear that age hasn’t quelled her independent spirit. When I offer to take her luggage, she looks at me as if I’ve recommended she reserve a burial plot. “No, thank you,” she says with a laugh. “I’ve got it.”
Waiting upstairs in a suite to interview her is Amandla Stenberg, one of the new guards of feminism. Over the course of her 17 short years, Amandla has schooled the Internet on black hair, rejected the gender binary, and costarred in The Hunger Games. She graduated from high school this week—literally—and arrived earlier this morning on a red-eye from Los Angeles. As a makeup and hair team fusses, Amandla diligently reviews notes. “I had to psych myself up to do this,” she admits. “I’ve admired her a long time, but…I have some questions,” referencing the seemingly exclusionary brand of “white feminism” that defined Gloria’s era.
When they finally meet, Amandla is shy, but Gloria breaks the ice when she inquires where Amandla shot her part for Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade. (New Orleans.) As someone turns down the song “Formation,” everyone quiets except Amandla and Gloria, who are still feeling each other out a bit. “I’m going to New York University in the fall,” Amandla proudly tells her counterpart. “Where did you go?” “Smith,” Gloria replies, with a light smile. From there, they launch into a conversation so authentic and personal, it’s hard to believe the two started the day off as strangers.
Roger Ailes Hints at Suit Against New York Magazine New York Times
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Expanding Incarceration Is Not the Best Way to Fight Rape Culture New York Magazine
In Brooklyn, Stifling Higher Learning Among Hasidic Women New York Times
Serena Williams Sails Past Match Record in Grand Slam Tournament New York Times
Birth of a Nation actress Gabrielle Union responds to rape allegations against director Nate Parker VOX
Elizabeth Smart Is Challenging the Way the Mormon Church Talks About Women and Sex New York Magazine
Thank Contraception, Not Abstinence, for the Drop in US Teen Pregnancies Slate
The IUD revolution VOX
Related: IUDs & Other LARCS Can Transform the Futures of America's Poor Women AOC Women's News
People in Los Angeles Are Getting Rid of Their Cars Buzzfeed
New Lab, a Brooklyn hub for future manufacturing, opens for business Curbed
The huge workspace, which took over a former shipbuilding site, seeks to launch a new generation of high-tech businesses
Marina Abramović, James Franco, and More: Fanciful Recipes From Artists and Writers Vogue.com
Natalie Eve Garrett's buffet of the favorite recipes of 74 contemporary artists and writers, published in October makes a delicious holiday gift.
Why Your Next Safari Should Be in Zimbabwe Conde Nast Traveler
We travel to Zimbabwe's 130,000-acre Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve Backed by a grant from an American philanthropist, Malilangwe hasn't lost an elephant or rhino to poachers in seven years.
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National Geographic chose Cristina del Campo Martin's photo 'Flirty Fowl' as their Sept. 1 photo of the day. Just looking at a peacock reminds us of a classic AOC article: Study: Charming Porsche-Driving Men Are Peacocks Seeking Sex. (And women know it!!) See terrific real-peacock mating dance.
Sherwin Williams Just Announced the Color of the Year House Beautiful
The big winner is "Poised Taupe," which isn't hot or cold, dark or light, but something in the middle zone. Or, according to what Sue Wadden, the director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, told the Today Show: "It's like gray and brown had a baby."
Urban Agriculture and the New Meaning of Eating Local Vogue
New York is alive with a vibrant crop of city farms, rooftop gardens and futuristic urban greenhouses. Annie Novak drops her rake to showcase her Eagle Street Rooftop Farm.
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'I'd like to thank my beautiful daughter! Beyonce slays the MTV VMAs with Video of the Year win . . . after incredible 16-minute Lemonade performance Daily Mail
Four of America's five gold-medal winning Olympic gymnasts hugged 'Lemonade' MTV VMAs winner Beyonce on Sunday night. Teammate Gabby Douglas could not attend due to a medical issue. The faces of Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez all beamed as they hugged the Lemonade megastar. Beyonce won two of the highest honors at Sunday night's MTV VMAs, winning Video of the Year and Best Female Video. Her achievements propelled her ahead of Madonna in most career wins. Bey was introduced by Serena Williams, who redefined the little black dress. Williams opens at the New York Open tennis tournament today. Read her weekend in-depth from the NYT.
Adwoa Aboah Goes High Drama In Mikael Jansson Images for Interview Magazine September 2016 AOC Fashion & Style
One of feminism's strongest young voices belongs to Adwoa Aboah, daughter of Camilla Lowther, founder of fashion management firm CLM. Aboah is passionate about a wide range of topics from women's rights to how the media portrays minorities. In an unusual digital strategy Adwoa Aboah uses the Instagram account Gurls Talk, #letsgetgurlstalking, for social justice and not self promotion.
Vogue interviewed Adwoa Aboah in December 2016. Take a look while we read more about this game-changing young woman.