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Lizzo Sparks Ableism Debate Over Her New Song ‘Grrrls’

Singer songwriter Lizzo has come under fire for including the word "spaz" in her song "Grrrls," which people have labeled an ableist term. Lizzo changed the lyrics of the song and sent out a statement, apologizing for her inadvertent actions.

Despite Death Threats, Jerusalem Proceeds With Pride Parade

Despite death threats made to organizers and politicians attending, Jerusalem still held it's 20th annual Pride Parade, an event that attracted nearly 7,500 participants. One speaker called the march a "victory of light over darkness."
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Netflix Delivers New Culture Guidelines Giving Employees Ultimatum 

Netflix employees and viewers have been sharing their extreme dissatisfaction with the platform's decision to upload content that can be seen as harmful or hateful to certain marginalized audiences. 
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Ms. Pacman Makes Its Way Into The World Video Game Hall Of Fame

On Thursday, the Strong National Museum of Play announced four inductees — known for their cultural significance — into the World Video Game Hall of Fame: Ms. Pacman, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Dance Dance Revolution, and Sid Meier's Civilization.
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Thanks To Her Skill and Selflessness, A Writer Has Shown Women How to Achieve Resilience and Empowerment | Toya Raylonn Vickers

Oftentimes, we may find that our hobbies and professions can serve much more than simple pastimes and careers. They can be tools of comfort, learning, and most importantly, resilience. Faced with a mountain of challenges, author and writer Toya Raylonn Vickers has used her writing skills not only to empower herself, but women going through the same struggles she once did.