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You've seen Liz Plank before. If you watch the news, you've seen her as a correspondent, representative or expert speaking on behalf of women across the nation. If you don't watch the news, you've seen her on Divided States of Women. The journalist, producer and political correspondent at Vox is now the host of the new show 'Divided States of Women' -- a community that aims to disrupt the idea that there is a uni-dimensional female perspective. The series digs into controversial issues that affect every woman in America, uncovering an array of opinions and stories through unfiltered conversations and playful social experiments. From breaking down new laws to economic facts on tampons, Plank has become our number one source for unfiltered news in a w...

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You know Yayoi Kusama, you just don’t realize it. Born in 1929 in Matsumoto City, Japan, Kusama dreamed of being an artist since the day she painted flowers in a sketchpad, the same sketchpad her mother would tear up and tell her to stop drawing in. Born to a traditional Japanese family, she was expected to marry into a good family-- nothing more, nothing less. Her ideas of leaving Japan to become a professional painter were out of the question. In 1957 she left for New York, officially disowned by her family. Kusama recalls, “My mother beat me and kicked me on the derriere every day, irritated that I was always painting…When I left for New York, my mother gave me $1,000,000 yen and told me never to set foot in her house again.” Filled with a ...

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Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes on Sunday and delivered a moving speech that brought men and women in the audience to their feet. Below is a full transcript of Winfrey's acceptance speech. In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother's house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: "The winner is Sidney Poitier." Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I remember his tie was white, and of course his skin was black, and I had never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I tried many, many times to explain what a ...

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