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In 1992, Hillary Clinton addressed some of the “rules” women are expected to abide by during a commencement address to Wellesley College’s graduating class. At the time, Bill Clinton was seeking the Democratic nomination for president.

In 1969, then Hillary Rodham, Clinton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley and delivered its commencement address.

You can view the full speech at C-Span. Originally seen here.

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After designers refused to dress her for the Oscars, Melissa McCarthy launched her own clothing company

"When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed," McCarthy said in the July issue of the magazine. "Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no."
Instead, McCarthy walked the 2012 red carpet in a dress by Marina Rinaldi, a designer available at high-end deparment stores. While she looked great in the frock, the fact that designeers were unwilling or (even more implausable) unable to design a dress for the A-list star says a lot about the stigma still attached to plus-sized fashion.
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policymic:

After designers refused to dress her for the Oscars, Melissa McCarthy launched her own clothing company

"When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed," McCarthy said in the July issue of the magazine. "Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me. I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no."

Instead, McCarthy walked the 2012 red carpet in a dress by Marina Rinaldi, a designer available at high-end deparment stores. While she looked great in the frock, the fact that designeers were unwilling or (even more implausable) unable to design a dress for the A-list star says a lot about the stigma still attached to plus-sized fashion.

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Audra McDonald makes Broadway history winning her sixth Tony award as ‘Best Leading Actress in a Play’ as Billie Holiday in Lady Day

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Colbie Caillat’s New Music Video Will Make You Feel Amazing About Yourself

We’re constantly being told what we should look like, which sucks because we all look how we look. We’re always bombarded with these unrealistic images of people and are somehow supposed to attain that look. It’s frustrating, and it can really bring you down. Colbie Caillat just released her new music video for “Try,” and holy moly, is it inspiring. Y’all know I love makeup, but I wear it for me. This song is about not doing things for other people and finding yourself first. Everyone in the video starts off made up and slowly removes makeup and hair extensions as it goes on. By the end, they’re just themselves, Colbie included. It’s awesome.


"The truth is that I’m genuinely a shy, socially awkward, introverted person. At a big party, I’m like Bambi in the headlights. I feel a pressure when I’m meeting new people because I’m aware of their expectations.That makes socializing difficult. Which isn’t to say that when I’m in a small group and around my friends, I don’t love to dance and be extroverted. I am just extremely self-conscious in public."

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"I’ve always been a fan of strong women in literature and film. I don’t think I’ve ever written about a weak women in any of my books. I just think the more powerful women we have, the better the world is gonna be and the more of an example we’ll be setting."

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