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Diana Vreeland was many things -- Editor-in-chief of Vogue, consultant at the Met's famous Costume Institute, fashion icon, world traveler, columnist. But one thing that's overlooked is her prolific way with words -- the way she was able to command attention and respect by the way she talked and wrote to you. We can all agree there was a certain 'je ne sais quoi' about the way our grandparents spoke in the 30's and 40's. Having grown up in that era, Vreeland never lost her charming way of delivery. As editor-in-chief of Vogue from 1963 to 1971, it's said that the staff of Vogue used to eagerly await her memos. Like her first column at Harper's Bazaar, 'Why Don't You', they were full of magic and unearthly advice. "Why don't you wash your blond child...

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There's a lot going on right now in the entertainment industry. While the news outlets, our friends and parents are acting surprised, many of us women are simply thinking, "Well, yea, didn't you know?" Didn't you know that men use their power to manipulate women? Didn't you know that almost all movies and TV shows depict strong male characters and subservient female ones? Didn't you know that many rap songs and catchy pop tunes (throwback to 'Blurred Lines') reinforce rape behavior? While many are excited about all the press and attention these scandals are getting, a lot of us are wondering, what now? What are all these Facebook statuses and tweets actually doing to change the dynamic? Jadagrace, an 18-year-old music artist, is one of those people ...

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Emma Thompson isn't scared of Harvey Weinstein-- she's scared of what he represents. In an interview with the BBC, Thompson recalls having to work with him on a film and calling him out for his bullying. At the time, she didn't know he was a predator of women, but rather, a difficult and rude person to work with. Since the flood gates of victims have come pouring out against Harvey Weinstein and his sexual misconduct, Thompson speaks up once again, but this time to Hollywood and all men. Because while Weinstein is a predator, he's not the only one. He's in fact, the tip of a very large ice berg in a system that is built upon sexism and bullying. She states, “I don’t think you can describe him as a ‘sex addict.’ He’s a predator. But what he’s as it were, ...

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