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Here's A Message For Those Of You Who Don't Get Why Hacked Celeb Nudes Are A Big Deal

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Here's A Message For Those Of You Who Don't Get Why Hacked Celeb Nudes Are A Big Deal

There’s a disturbing trend of people stealing private nude photos from female celebrities and splashing them all over the Internet and labeling them as “scandalous.” What’s even more upsetting is the victim-blaming conversations around these photos that essentially say, “Hey famous ladies, don’t express your sexuality or else you’re asking to be shamed and objectified!” […]

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A News Anchor Draws Comparisons That Make The Story In Ferguson Seem Even More Shocking

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A News Anchor Draws Comparisons That Make The Story In Ferguson Seem Even More Shocking

The conversation below puts the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, in a broader context. What we see from that 30,000-foot view is just … ugh. You’ll see. In black communities, “to protect and serve” often feels more like “to threaten and subdue.” Law enforcement in the U.S. should be just that — enforcement. What happened to […]

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7 things you might hear from a 19th century slaveholder with a modern take on racism.

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7 things you might hear from a 19th century slaveholder with a modern take on racism.

Racism today is different than it was in centuries past. Society may have evolved beyond the rule of mob terror against people of color, but it’s impossible to argue racism is behind us. Photo by Luke Vargas/Flickr. Today’s racism is just a little harder to identify at times. The language is coded with HR-friendly euphemisms. […]

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One Look At This Graphic And You Might Think Women Aren't Creative, Literate, Or Intelligent

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One Look At This Graphic And You Might Think Women Aren't Creative, Literate, Or Intelligent

For all the progress women are making in getting equality in the work world, it’s still a good-old-boys club when it comes to working in prime-time television. Let’s see about changing that, shall we? Read more: http://upworthy.com/one-look-at-this-graphic-and-you-might-think-women-arent-creative-literate-or-intelligent-5

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One Man Had A Plan For His Art, And It Wasn't To Hang In Some Millionaire's Sitting Room

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One Man Had A Plan For His Art, And It Wasn't To Hang In Some Millionaire's Sitting Room

Ralph Fasanella was born on Labor Day 1914. He was the son of an Italian immigrant, and one of his first jobs was slinging ice back in the days when “icebox” meant refrigerator … with a block of ice. He went on to work in a factory and as a truck driver, and then became […]

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