Friday News Bites: Progressive Canada, E. Coli at Chipotle + More

Happy Friday, unicorns. Hope you’re not eating a Chipotle burrito while reading this.

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PoC News Around the World

It’s less than two weeks into 2015, and already the year is too much. Let’s look at the news.

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Persephone Pioneers: Selene Luna

Consider Selene Luna one of the more badass ladies you are bound to meet in this lifetime. The siren of both the stage and screen has cut her teeth as an actress, writer, comedian, fashion model, and activist, making waves all the way out in Los Angeles. Read More Persephone Pioneers: Selene Luna

Margaret Cho, Anger, and Being A Take-No-Shit Bitch

If you happen to follow Margaret Cho on twitter, you may have noticed some ruckus in the previous week. Cho, who had just gotten a new tattoo, sent it into the twitterverse for fans to check it out, to be met with much enthusiasm, but also with some misogynstic vitriol. Words flew and as Cho put in her piece “Being Mad On Twitter:” “I blew a fucking gasket. I screamed out loud and tracked the perps down and blocked them, but not before really ramming it to them in the strongest language I could use. It was over the top and really kind of ridiculous, but I cannot help myself.” Some expressed concern that her “language” was too strong and effectively pulled out the playing card, “You have just lost a fan,” further cementing a long tradition of who actually gets to be angry and mad, as well as how that is displayed.

One Pasty At A Time: My Dive Into Burlesque

“It’s… a means to introduce women who are shy about their bodies to enjoy the power of playful and/or confrontational exhibitionism, as well as creativity and self- expression through self-initiated performance.”

““ Jo Boobs Whedon

[Slightly NSFW pictures after the cut.]
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