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Sports Illustrated empowers women and the #MeToo movement by having women pose naked

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More women empowerment via being naked crap again. Ugh.

From Daily Mail: Sailor Brinkley Cook, Paulina Porizkova, and Robyn Lawley are celebrating their inner beauty in a bold Sports Illustrated Swimsuit spread that shows the models posing completely nude with ‘truthful’ words painted on their bodies.

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Sailor, 19, Paulina, 52, and Robyn, 28, lead a cast of models who stripped down and turned their bodies into canvases covered with words that represent how they see themselves.

The stunning black and white photos were shot by Taylor Ballantyne for the magazine’s In Her Own Words‘ project, which marks the ‘evolution’ of the iconic Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the light of the ongoing push for women’s equality.

And while posing provocatively while nude might not immediately seem like a move away from the publication’s traditional projects, those behind the shoot insisted that the nakedness was a form of expression, allowing the models involved to express their ‘voice, strength and passion… in the rawest form’. 

The intention was to use the kinds of images that readers expect from the magazine and then use those as a platform to deliver a more meaningful and empowering message. It is in fact the first time that a fully nude spread – which was shot by a female photographer – will run in the publication, which previously focused more on raunchy shots featuring risque swimwear. 

‘In Her Own Words is a continuation and evolution of the essence of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit,’ the publication explained on its website. ‘It is a platform that allows the voice, the strength and the passion of these women to be expressed in the rawest form…on the naked body…with all the artistic and creative control left to them.’

In order to make the models feel as comfortable as possible in the face of the perhaps-daunting prospect of posing nude in front of cameras and a crew of people, the magazine ‘stripped down’ its studio and used a team comprised of only women for this particular shoot.

‘We handed over the control to the women who are our brand,’ it explained online. ‘We believed in, supported and encouraged them to become a canvas and share their truth.’

Indeed, supermodel Paulina, who had the word ‘truth’ written on her side, told SI the project is about so much ‘more than being naked’.

‘It’s not just that you’re nude, but it’s also, “You’re nude and you show me the way you want me to see you.” It’s even more naked than naked,’ she explained.  ‘I wanted to say that I’m not ashamed of my body and you shouldn’t be ashamed of your body, no matter what age you are.  We all have our own truths. We all want to live according to our own truths. We want to be true to ourselves so truth is what matters more than anything.’

The powerful project meant a lot to Sailor, who has candidly spoken about how she used to struggle with body image and the pressure to be thin.

‘It was really special to be a part of this and get to express myself in a very raw, uncensored way,’ she said.  Having these words written all over your naked body and having that next level of exposure — I felt sexy, obviously, but I felt more emotional and it helped me accept myself.’

Sailor wrote ‘artist’ on her arm and ‘natural’ on the curve of her backside before striking an elegant pose for the project.

Meanwhile, Robyn hopes that the shoot will help other girls — including her nearly three-year-old daughter Ripley — realize they more than just a sum of their physical features.

‘My daughter is growing up in this world right now and I want her to love who she is because it is so important,’ she told SI. If she ever came to me and said, “I don’t feel comfortable in my body,” I don’t know what I would do. I’d die on the inside. We are women and we are human. We have stretch marks. We have rolls. We have cellulite. That’s all part of our bodies.

‘We become so obsessed with our exterior message; we give no thoughts to what’s in our heads,’ she added. ‘I just want all those girls out there to know they are so beautiful and so special.’

‘Mother,’ ‘nurturer,’ ‘human,’ and ‘creative,’ were just a few of the words Robyn had scrawled across her body for the shoot.

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Hey boys! Chelsea Handler’s 2018 goal is to sleep with a republican!

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I recommend a hard pass of any woman that might enjoy an “urinary Bermuda triangle.”

From Fox News: Chelsea Handler is known for her inflammatory and often controversial tweets and her latest post did not disappoint. “In my effort to achieve some level of bipartisanship, my goal this year was to sleep with a Republican— voluntarily,” Handler tweeted on Tuesday. “It’s going to be tricky.”

The comedian has been focusing on political advocacy since her Netflix series “Chelsea” was cancelled last year.

She has made headlines lately for a series of offensive tweets including one about Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. “Holy, f–k f–k. I just [saw] the video of trumps bipartisan ‘meeting’ yesterday,” Handler tweeted on Jan.10.

Hey, @LindseyGrahamSC what kind of d–k sucking video do they have on you for you 2 be acting like this? Wouldn’t coming out be more honorable?”

In September 2017, Handler went after first lady Melania Trump on Twitter.“Melania to host a discussion on opioid abuse. She says unless you have to have sex with Donald Trump, you have no excuse to be on drugs,” Handler tweeted on Sept. 29, 2017.

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Gavin Newsom addresses his affair in context of #MeToo era

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One little detail Newsom didn’t mention in his “#MeToo” moment: The woman Newsom had an affair with, Ruby Rippey-Tourk, was the wife of his friend and campaign manager, Alex Tourk.

From SF Gate: In the backdrop of the #MeToo movement, when several politicians have been routed from office for sexually inappropriate behavior from years ago, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom offered an answer for voters who might be hesitant to support him for governor because of a 2007 affair he had with a subordinate while he was mayor of San Francisco.

“I would say the same thing that I said (then) to the voters in San Francisco: that I acknowledged it. I apologized for it. I learned an enormous amount from it,” Newsom said Monday during an onstage interview at the University of San Francisco. “And I am every day trying to be a champion and a model — not just for women and girls — but to deal with the issue that we need to focus on, which is the crisis with men and boys in this state and in this country.” He described a culture of “toxic masculinity” where men are responsible for much of the violence in the nation.

In 2007, Newsom — who was then separated from his first wife, Kimberly Guilfoyle — publicly apologized for having a consensual affair with Ruby Rippey-Tourk, who was then his commission appointments secretary.

A subsequent City Attorney’s Office report into whether it was proper for Rippey-Tourk to receive $10,154 in “catastrophic illness pay” from the city after she left her job after the affair, uncovered nothing illegal, but raised questions about whether she should have been eligible for the payments. According to the report, the pay was based on her acceptance into the city’s Catastrophic Illness Program, or CIP.

The report said it is supposed to be offered to employees with “a life-threatening illness or injury, as determined by the Department of Public Health” to “reduce hardship and suffering of catastrophically ill city employees.” The report questioned whether Rippey-Tourk, who took leave from City Hall in May 2006 to enter a substance abuse program, should have been eligible for that program.

Newsom was speaking Thursday at the University of San Francisco as part of the university’s series of one-on-one interviews with the top gubernatorial candidates co-sponsored by Politico and the school’s Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good.

Asked by Politico’s Carla Marinucci, who conducted the interview, whether he had any similar transgressions since that time, Newsom said, “Of course not.”

He applauded the courage of the women who have publicly called out inappropriate sexual behavior in Sacramento.

Last week, the state Senate and Assembly released documents revealing 20 substantiated complaints of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior against lawmakers or high-level legislative staffers over the past 12 years. They included cases against six current and former elected officials, including one of Newsom’s gubernatorial candidate rivals — Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington Beach (Orange County). Allen was found to have routinely gotten “unnecessarily close” to one female staffer in 2013, including sitting close to her while sliding his foot to touch hers.

In a statement, Allen said, “There has never been anything in any of my actions that has been inappropriate, and nor will there ever be.”

On policy, Newsom said Monday that he would make addressing homelessness a focus of his governorship and outlined several ways he would address the problem, including appointing a statewide homeless czar (Hey Newsom: See Seattle and how well that idea has worked for them).

That leadership has been lacking for decades in California,” Newsom said. “There has been no intentionality supporting local and regional efforts to address the issue of homelessness emanating from Sacramento. None. There are no statewide goals to end homelessness. There is no vision to end homelessness in the state of California.

“I’m going to step up significantly on this issue,” he said.

With $19.5 million in the bank, Newsom has a vast fundraising lead over his opponents and is the early poll leader, too. Newsom was the top choice of 26 percent of the likely voters responding to a December 2017 Berkeley IGS Poll, with Villaraigosa at 17 percent. Two Republicans — Rancho Santa Fe businessman John Cox and Allen, R-Huntington Beach — each grabbed 9 percent, with Chiang and former Superintendent of Public Instruction Eastin each getting 5 percent. Another candidate, former Sacramento-area GOP Rep. Doug Ose, entered the race in January and was not included in the polling.

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Hillary Clinton explains why she didn’t fire aide accused of sexual harassment

In a nutshell: Learn from the past, support women, give second chances, blah, blah, blah.

But Hillary didn’t support any woman who accused her husband. In fact, she threatened the women, called them names and defamed them.

Such a vile and repugnant woman.

From NY Post: Hillary Clinton has finally offered an explanation as to why she didn’t fire a top campaign aide over allegations that he sexually harassed a female staffer.

Speaking in a lengthy Facebook post on Tuesday night ― which she posted just minutes before President Trump’s State of the Union address Clinton claimed that she kept Burns Strider on her team in 2008 because she “didn’t think firing him was the best solution to the problem.”

“He needed to be punished, change his behavior, and understand why his actions were wrong,” she wrote. “The young woman needed to be able to thrive and feel safe. I thought both could happen without him losing his job. I believed the punishment was severe and the message to him unambiguous.”

Furthermore, Clinton said that she believes “in second chances” ― and wants to “continue to believe in them” ― despite what others think.

“I’ve been given second chances and I have given them to others,” she explained. “But sometimes they’re squandered. In this case, while there were no further complaints against him for the duration of the campaign, several years after working for me he was terminated from another job for inappropriate behavior. That reoccurrence troubles me greatly, and it alone makes clear that the lesson I hoped he had learned while working for me went unheeded. Would he have done better ― been better ― if I had fired him? Would he have gotten that next job? There is no way I can go back 10 years and know the answers. But you can bet I’m asking myself these questions right now.”

Clinton said she waited to respond to the reports about the Strider situation because she wanted to find the best way to deal with them.

“You may question why it’s taken me time to speak on this at length,” she said. “The answer is simple: I’ve been grappling with this and thinking about how best to share my thoughts. I hope that my doing so will push others to keep having this conversation ― to ask and try to answer the hard questions, not just in the abstract but in the real-life contexts of our roles as men, women, bosses, employees, advocates, and public officials.”

Clinton went on to say that it was “reassuring” to hear that the female staffer in question “felt supported back then ― and that all these years later, those feelings haven’t changed.”

She refused to apologize for keeping Strider on, but did say that if she had to do it again, she “wouldn’t.”

“Over the past year, a seismic shift has occurred in the way we approach and respond to sexual harassment, both as a society and as individuals,” Clinton said. “This shift was long overdue. It occurred thanks to women across industries who stood up and spoke out, from Hollywood to sports to farm workers ― to the very woman who worked for me.”

She added, “We can’t go back, but we can certainly look back, informed by the present. We can acknowledge that even those of us who have spent much of our life thinking about gender issues and who have firsthand experiences of navigating a male-dominated industry or career may not always get it right…I hope that women will continue to talk and write about their own experiences and that they will continue leading this critical debate, which, done right, will lead to a better, fairer, safer country for us all.”

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So brave: Actress Kate Winslet says she “regrets” working with certain people

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Kate Winslet with a certain person…

Apparently Kate didn’t have access to the internet before her or her agent signed her up to work with “certain people.”

Bet Kate is also regretting this: Kate Winslet praising Woody Allen to promote their dismal movie, Wonder Wheel.

From HuffPo: Kate Winslet cryptically spoke about the “bitter regrets” and “poor decisions” she made to work with individuals with whom she wishes she hadn’t.

Theactress has long been raving about “Wonder Wheel” director Woody Allen, who has been accused of molesting his daughter when she was young, calling Allen an “extraordinary writerand saying that the opportunity to work with him made her “feel terrified and also immensely privileged.”

However, in contrast to that message, Winslet shared her thoughts on supporting “vulnerable people” and spoke out against sexual abuse at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Sunday night. After accepting a special award, the Oscar winner never named names but did mention “individuals” in power that she regrets working with.

“As women around the world and from all walks of life marched last weekend, once again joining together to speak out against harassment, exploitation and abuse, I realized that I wouldn’t be able to stand here this evening and keep to myself some bitter regrets that I have about poor decisions to work with individuals with whom I wish I had not,” Winslet said, according to the BBC.

It has become clear to me that by not saying anything, I might be adding to the anguish of many courageous women and men. Sexual abuse is a crime. While it rests with the rule of law to pass judgment, it lies with all of us to listen to the smallest of voices and to never stop listening. … I know we all stand together in hoping that this moment in history paves the way for a transformed future for generation upon generation to come.”

Winslet, who was honored with the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film, has previously worked with Allen and with film executive Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by dozens of women.

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Actor Scott Baio fires back at Nicole Eggert’s claim he sexually abused her as a minor

Scott makes some very valid points in his video. Nicole Eggert’s story sounds fishy after listening to Scott’s account.

Nicole is being represented by attorney Lisa Bloom, Gloria Allred’s daughter, who was an adviser to the sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.

In advising Weinstein, Bloom had substantial differences in her public and private statements.  According to the NY Times, in one of the emails a Weinstein Company (TWC) board member scolded Ms. Bloom for “fanning the flames and compounding the problem” and asked that she step away from the company. He pointed to a business deal she had previously reached to have Mr. Weinstein turn a book she had written into a television series. The board member asked, “You have a commercial relationship with TWC via a TV deal so how can you possibly provide impartial advice to Harvey or address this group with any credibility?”

Not the best way to establish your credibility of this Scott Baio claim, Nicole.

From US Weekly: Scott Baio took for Facebook on Saturday, January 27, to deny his Charles in Charge costar Nicole Eggert‘s claims that he molested her when she was a minor.

The former Baywatch beauty, 46, accused Baio of sexual misconduct in a series of tweets on Saturday, writing, “Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep,” she tweeted in response to a joke about the Happy Days star and his support for President Donald Trump.

She then accused the Joanie Loves Chachi star of digitally penetrating her, starting at the age of 14. In subsequent replied to Twitter commenters, she said she was a “molested child” who “covered up” the alleged abuse for years, writing that she was “14, 15, 16 and 17” when the alleged incidents occurred.

The pair costarred on the sitcom from 1984 to 1990, with Baio playing college student Charles, who looked after a group of kids including Eggert’s character, Jamie.

Baio’s wife, Renee, tweeted a response to Eggert, saying that his legal team had served Eggert with two cease-and-desist letters, before the actor took to Facebook to slam what he said were Eggert’s “100% lies.”

In the Facebook live video filmed by his wife, Baio sat at a desk and said that his “reputation was being damaged” and that what he was being accused of was “horrible.”

He acknowledged that he and Eggert did have sex but claimed that it was consensual and that she would have been at least 18, or possibly 19 or 20, at the time of their encounter.

“I remember her calling me and asking me to come over and coming in my house one time, and seducing me,” he said. “Any normal heterosexual, red-blooded American guy, the outcome would have been the same.”

He said that when Eggert’s claims first came up in 2012 and 2013, she was promoting three reality shows and he “kept [his] mouth shut” because false allegations like that eventually go away. But he said that she “just won’t let them go away.”

The accusations resurfaced in 2017, and Baio help up two letters that he and his legal team sent to Eggert and their Charles in Charge costar Alexander Polinsky when, he said, they “decided to team up against” him. Baio said that he told them to go to the police if they had legitimate claims, but said that “they chose not to.”

In the video, Baio said that Eggert was his “best friend” and was a friend of his wife’s but that now, all of a sudden he is “a bogeyman.”

“The problem with almost all he said-she said cases is they’re he said-she said. Now, go prove it or disprove it,” he said. The real problem with this is people with legitimate claims aren’t taken seriously — and that’s too bad.

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