Forty-one years ago, the women of Iceland went on strike to protest the fact that women were not treated like pivotal contributors to everyday society. On what is now remembered as Women’s Day Off in the Nordic country, women took to the streets, forcing banks, factories, and shops to close for the day, ultimately proving women’s important role in the functionality of their country.
As polls show Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by double digits, the Republican presidential candidate is only doubling down on his absurd statements and blustering rhetoric. Most recently, and in the wake of several sexual assault allegations against him, Trump took the stage at a campaign event in Naples, Florida, and claimed that he was polling better with female voters.
Take it away, Donald:
Throughout history, humanity has spent countless hours tackling the philosophical questions that shake us to our core and force us to examine the very nature of our existence. For instance: Does god exist? What is love? And, of course, should you wear leggings as pants or nah?
The latter is perhaps the most contentious, as proven most recently by an ill-advised letter to the editor penned by a Mr. Alan Sorrentino that was printed in the Barrington Times last Wednesday. Sorrentino pleads with women over the age of 20 to refrain from wearing yoga pants, writing:
Recent election polling shows that women prefer Hillary Clinton by about 15 percentage points, while men prefer Donald Trump by about 5 percentage points. This points to a gap that could end up being larger than the record-setting 20 percentage-point (or so, depending on the polling outfit) gender difference between voters for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in 2012.
Parisians, gird your loins. An influx of toned, tanned, celestial bodies and bedazzled brassieres will be arriving in your city starting next month. Ensuring that its 2016 runway is peak Instagram, Victoria’s Secret announced today that its upcoming show will be held in Paris. New and returning angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Elsa Hosk, Jasmine Tookes, Josephine Skriver, Lais Ribeiro, Martha Hunt, Romee Strijd, Sara Sampaio, Stella Maxwell, and Taylor Hill will all be traveling to the City of Light (the guest performer has not been announced yet). The show airs December 5 at 10 p.m. EST, and here’s hoping there’s a beret-and-baguette fantasy section.
Us Weekly reports that singer-songwriter John Mayer, 39, and singer-social-media-user Demi Lovato, 24, hung out at a club this weekend. Mayer “had his arm around Demi and was whispering sweet nothings into her ear,” according to a source who spotted the pair at Catch in Los Angeles. This is the best gossip news I have heard in months.
Smokey Robinson wants me to touch his face. This much I gleaned when he led the back of my hand over one of his glistening, Motown-blessed cheeks. His skin felt incredibly smooth, like a plump balloon, smooth vegan leather, or a polished Granny Smith apple. “See what I mean?” he says. And I do, which is important to note because these days Smokey’s cashing in on the promising capital of beautiful, perfect skin.
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