Fighting Back Against Mike Pence

They say you can’t fight fire with fire. That’s true…usually. But, a small dose of shame and frustration can wane the strongest of flames. Whoever said revenge is a dish best served cold? They were wrong. Let the dish be served hot- let it marinade in the flavor of unexpected retribution. Let your victim enjoy it, then tell them the contents afterward. Or, in this case, let the prey bask in his triumph as you patiently watch their unavoidable defeat. This is how you take revenge on a man who is fighting to take away a woman’s control over her own body. This is how you take revenge on Mike Pence.

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Nobody knows shame and frustration like Mike Pence right now. As Donald Trump’s running mate, its comes as no surprise that the politician is against Planed Parenthood.

Since 2011, when Pence was an Indiana congressman, he made his stance on the health care provider quite clear.  His efforts were put into taking away all of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. The anti-abortion bill that Pence signed was one of the most invasive and constrictive of its kind. It barred abortion in Indiana based on the gender, potential disabilities and the race of the embryo.

Seems unreal, right? It isn’t.  And it looks like this is could be a topic that we’re forced to face on the regular, now. That doesn’t mean we have to take it lying down, though.

The election results only fueled the anger of thousands when it became obvious that our leader, and his right-hand man, were willing to take away rights that women fought very hard for. So, in response to the end of the election, a frenzy of donations began. Donations made to Planned Parenthood, and, incidentally, donations bearing the name “Mike Pence.”


Even worse (for Pence), certificates of acknowledgment for these donations were sent to…

Drum roll, please…

You probably guessed it: Mike Pence, himself.

So how many of these donations could possibly be in Pence’s name? According to NBC News, over 20,000 of the 128,000 donations to Planned Parenthood are courtesy of newly elected vice-president.

Now, if that isn’t a large pill to swallow without a drop of water, I don’t know what is.

Whats more, the spike in donations to Planned Parenthood have also shown a number of those contributions in Hilary Clinton’s name. Though, as a candidate who expressed her firm belief in women’s rights and their access to health care providers like Planned Parenthood, these donations appeared to be a show of support, rather than an insult. In a way, its an expression of people’s displeasure for the election’s results and a creative one, at that!

Many celebrities have been joining the ‘revenge-trend’ and encouraging it through social media. And, with the help of influential stars and Trump’s wiggling stand on punishment for abortion, the donations probably won’t be ending anytime soon.

What is important to remember, even if you’re pro-life (because it is okay to have your own opinion) is that Planned Parenthood isn’t just about abortion. On the surface, it’s an aspect that they are most well-known for. Unfortunately, it is this uninformed assumption that causes so much confusion when the funds of the healthcare provider are brought into question. But, it is deeper than some care to know…

“We deliver comprehensive sex education that empowers all people to make informed choices and lead healthy lives. Planned Parenthood is proud of its vital role in providing young people with honest sexuality and relationship information in classrooms and online to help reduce our nation’s alarmingly high rates of unintended teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. Planned Parenthood affiliates provide educational programs and outreach to 1.5 million young people and adults every year.”

Regardless, everyone has a right to their beliefs. And, in the same sense, everyone should have a right to their own body. This movement isn’t just about the equality of gender, race, disability or orientation. It is also about the equality for an individual. What might be right for one person is not necessarily the best for another? So why try to make everything black and white when we live in a world decorated with color?

Restrictions of the body, culture or mind are like trying to fit 120 crayons into a box meant for 24. You’re doing more harm than good. Maybe some of the crayons will survive, but how can you justify breaking the majority of them just to have them all together?

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Donald Trump’s Self-Destruction

Donald Trump  can’t seem to escape his slow and steady self destruction. No matter how unintentional it is.  Time and time again, Trump shows a complete inability to control himself. If you’ve been paying any attention to Facebook, the news, or Instagram, you’ve likely heard about Donald Trump‘s most recent verbal idiocy. It all starts with a video/audio recording that surfaced on the web. The recording, dating back to 2005, is putting Trump in some (much deserved) hot water.

The audio recording was retrieved from a ‘Hot Mic’ on Trump’s bus prior to an interview with Access Hollywood. The controversial recording caught Trump making disrespectful comments about his previous encounters with women. Disrespectful, is putting it lightly, though. Trump’s nonchalance and apparent disregard for inappropriateness makes the conversation all the more horrifying. One woman, in particular, that Trump exploits, is a married woman that he tried to ‘make a move on.’ “I took her out furniture. I moved on her like a bitch, but I couldn’t get there, and she was married.”Trump continues to boast about his sexual exploits in conversation with Billy Bush. Bush is only laughing in the background and encouraging Trump’s tirade.

When the group finally pulls up to their destination, it becomes clear that Trump is just getting started. From inside their bus, Trump and Bush spot the female interviewer as she awaits their arrival outside. With their focus now on a new, unsuspecting victim. This is where Trump’s vulgarity begins escalating.

After ranting off more inappropriate nonsense about the woman off-camera, Trump makes a very unsettling claim about stardom. Trump claims that celebrities, including himself, can ‘do anything they want. Only, it was the statement that immediately followed which raised the fury of men and women alike: “Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.”

Portraying sexual assault, or non-consensual groping as a brag-worthy accomplishment, is not the behavior a candidate in the Presidential Election, or any person, should have. Still, nobody stops to correct Trump. Nobody believes that the unsuspecting victim outside is worth standing up for. That fact is only made worse when Trump refers to the female interviewer as ‘it.’ “It looks good,” he says, in response to Billy Bush’s comments on the woman’s legs.

Like me, you were probably hoping that, when finally in the physical presence of the female interviewer, Trump’s self-claimed ‘perfect temperament’ would have made an appearance. Like me, you’re wrong. As soon as the bus doors opened, I thought the creepiness would have ended there. It didn’t.

Faced with the object of their sexually degrading rant, Bush and Trump immediately begin to harass the women for physical attention and ask uncomfortable questions like, “Now, if you had to choose honestly between one of us, me or the Donald?”
Coming from a man who has seemingly endless criticisms for women, Trump is pretty keen on being the center of their attention. Even when his attention is entirely unwanted.
The video’s release is spreading like wild fire, igniting outrage and embarrassment of many viewers. Never let it be said that the mutual fury of many couldn’t motivate a swift and just backfire. Some people took to social media to blast Trump for his obscenities. Other, more creative retaliations, included a line of t-shirts to show off your ‘anti-Trump’ status. The t-shirts say, “Pussies Against Trump…You Can’t Grab This,” and what a statement that is. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned!
It makes you wonder if “Make America More Sexist,” would be a better slogan for his campaign. Make America Great Again? There’s nothing great about Trump’s attitude towards women.  Even Trump’s sympathetic followers are growing more restless. With the undeniable evidence of his many offenses, the depth of his repulsive behavior is becoming more apparent.
Any chance at redemption Trump might have had was destroyed during the second presidential debate. Many viewers and attendees likely hoped that Trump would address the leaked video apologetically. Instead, he excused the audio as “locker room talk.” Trump’s justification puts a stigma on how all men treat or talk about women behind closed doors. What’s more? The dismissal implies that Trump’s actions and words were acceptable- that there was nothing wrong with them.
If the latest polls are anything to go by, then Trump is already started digging his own grave.  While making a comeback from unforgivable behavior seems to be his forte, this could be the final straw.
So Glamorous People, how do you weigh in on this debate? Comment below with your thoughts on Trumps comments and the leaked video. We want to hear both sides, so don’t be afraid to speak your mind! Our tweet @GlamorousPaper and let us know how you’re feeling about this presidential debate!
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The Presidential Contender You Didn’t Know About

Meet presidential candidate, Jill Stein. Stein is a woman that has proven through determination, hard work and steadfast morals that overcoming great obstacles is possible. She’s a spitfire in face-to-face interviews. She backs up her verbal beliefs, sometimes, even at the cost of her own freedom. What’s more? She has the potential to be our next president. That’s right. If you thought Hillary was the only female contender, meet the Green Party’s mighty rep.


While many citizens have raved over the positive effect that a female president could have on our country, many fear that Clinton is not the best choice. As it stands, a great deal of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters have chosen whom to support in an attempt to accept the “lesser of two evils.” Many voters are confused as to where our two main candidates stand. While others have an understanding that is clouded by the fear of the election’s limitations and the potential danger of their vote. As a result, this election is arguably one of the most controversial and (for lack of a better word) ridiculous presidential elections.

The decision process is all the more frustrating for voters who refuse to offer their support to either party. The problem is that not many people know about Jill Stein. Media coverage of Jill Stein has flown under the radar of most major media outlets. As consequence it has flown under the radar of the undecided and hesitantly-settling voters.

Now, acknowledging the lack of awareness to our third-party candidates is not to say that they’re any better Clinton or Trump. Nor does it claim  that Jill Stein is irrevocably the best option. Stein, like many before her, has a lot left to prove and a lifetime of choices to defend. In many ways, the battle has yet to begin for Stein; the surface merely skimmed. But, Stein is making headway in where she stands environmentally, politically and, honestly, in every way.

So why don’t we know about her?

With all the media frenzy focusing on the animosity between Clinton and Trump, there isn’t a lot of spotlight left to go around. The recent debate left us no better off. I felt more confused than before the childish back-and-forth. Now I have more questions than I thought possible. I had a hard time comprehending the small details when the main subjects felt like they were being shoved in my face. How can we possibly make a decision that will have international consequences without knowing all of our options?

Media coverage of the election is like answering a test where only two of four possible answers are shown. As a voter, you are expected to make a choice based off what you can see. At best, its a shot in the dark and one we must live with. Not only for the next four years, but for generations after.

It is incredibly important to understand each choice and to make the one that best reflects what you stand for. We have to know what everyone is bringing to the table as a potential future President of the United States.

Stein, for one, is a supporter of women’s rights and the protection/equality of the LGBTQIA+ community. She is pro-choice in all things revolving women’s healthcare and supports equal pay for women and gay marriage. She is also a firm supporter in the Black Lives Movement. Stein acknowledges the violations of cops and the existence of racism and discrimination that persists in today’s society.

She backs up her beliefs, too. Jill Stein became the first presidential candidate to make a stand on the Dakota Access Pipeline. She earned herself an arrest warrant after spray painting a mark of support to the water defenders of Scared Stone Camp. The Nation, made a great point in saying, “Surely, an intervention by Clinton would get more attention. But the intervention by Stein—and the attention to the arrest threat she now faces—offers a reminder of the consequential role that independent and third-party candidates can and should play in our politics.” Stein knows that these changes cannot be made overnight. Her making a stand and raising awareness is half the battle even if her power is limited now.

Image from Say Anything Blog                                                                                          Stein (left) at Sacred Stone Camp 

So maybe you won’t change your mind. Maybe you’ve already got the bumper sticker to show off your undying support, or maybe Stein will only add to your indecision. Whether you want to go green, be stronger together, or make America green again, do it with no regrets and no ignorance.


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Sunday Paper: October 18th, 2015

Take a look at the top stories in entertainment and pop-culture that made this week’s Sunday Paper!

imageICYMI: This has been an emotional and physically draining week for the Kardashian-Jenner clan after the recent discovery of former Los Angeles Lakers player Lamar Odom was found unconscious in a brothel in Las Vegas.

Reports claim that the former NBA player was found unconscious due to a drug overdose that lead to him being hospitalized in a comatose state since Tuesday. Sources from inside the hospital said, “virtually every drug imaginable was found in his system.”

Sources also confirmed that Odom suffered from some brain damage, but the extent of the damage wouldn’t be known until he was conscious. Well wishes and prayers were sent out for Odom and his family who were all at his bedside. Khloe Kardashian, his legal wife, was reported to not once left his beside and since their divorce has not finalized yet she still has the authority over his end-of-life care.

Odom came out of the comatose state Friday morning and is said to be making a “miraculous recovery.” Although Odom is breathing on his own and “neurologically intact” the extent of any brain damage can not be determined until he is fully awake. As of now Odom remains on dialysis due to a kidney failure and is said to have suffered from a “ischemic stroke” which is a blood clot that prevents blood flow to the brain.

imageOdom’s first words to Khloe were “Hey Baby” and gave her a thumbs up. The couple first met back in 2009 and married after only one month of dating. They appeared together on their own reality television show “Khloe & Lamar” which showed visible signs of an unhealthy relationship. After four years of marriage Khloe filed for divorce in Dec. of 2013 and they both signed their divorce papers in July of 2015.

Doctors are keeping a close eye on Odom’s condition and for more updates you can visit


One New York Principle has had her position “reassigned” after appearing in a rap video.

imageSouthampton School District recently discovered their Assistant Principle, Esther Adler-O’Keefe, played a minor role in rapper J.R. and r&b singer Trey Songz’s music video for “Best Friend.” Adler-O’Keefe plays a minor role as a wife who is vacationing with her husband and leaving her home to be watched by J.R. The video features bikini-clad women, provocative dancing, drinking and several f* bombs.

“It has recently come to our attention that a member of our administrative staff appeared in a music video. The video in question showcases behaviors and language use that is not promoted by the Southampton School District. In fact, we actively teach our students the importance of good character and making smart choices. Additionally, this is not representative of who we are as a district nor of our students and staff,” Supt. Scott Farina wrote in an email to parents, according to Newsday.



Jimmy Fallow teamed up with David Alan Grier to portray Donald Trump and Ben Carson in a “live phone call” during the Democratic debate hosted by CNN.

While the clip does cut to real footage of the debate it adds commentary from the “politicians.” Trump (Fallon) gave us exactly what you would expect from the GOP front runner which are tons of pompous and snarky remarks in regards to the candidates performance.

Carson (Grier) instantly started with jokes saying, “Look Donald, the old angry muppet is talking,” referring to Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders. “I don’t get this guy all he does is yell. Do we really need a president who does nothing but yell?” Trump (Fallon) replied putting emphasis on the yelling.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was asked if she wanted to comment after Lincoln Chaffee said she shouldn’t be president because of her email scandal and she answered with a very simple “no,” which Trump commented with “Yasss Queen.”

Fallon and Grier go on poking fun at each of the presidential candidates and reiterating how boring the debate was. This isn’t that far off from Donald Trump’s actual live tweets from debate.

Check out the entire clip below!

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#Periodsarenotaninsult Goes Viral After Misogynistic Trump Remark

The hashtag became viral after the dispute between Kelly and Trump

Everyone and their mom was upset last week when Republican candidate Donald Trump tweeted angrily about Fox’s Megyn Kelly and about her hostile questioning. The next day, in an interview with Don Lennon on CNN, he later stated how he saw “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”

Quickly connecting the allusion to a woman’s period, many irritated women began bombarding Trump with tweets updating him on their own menstruations along with the hashtag #periodsarenotinsults.

PMS or premenstrual syndrome has been used for decades as a casual and easy way for men to disregard a woman’s strong personality by claiming its simply hormonal. And candidate Trump does not seem to recognize that. Although he does later make a statement saying that was not the meaning of his statement, he does not intend on apologizing to Kelly.


Again, Trump has not disappointed the American public with another one of his outspoken and thoughtless remarks. However, in the end, Megyn Kelly shouldn’t be too upset right? This country just doesn’t have time to be politically correct. And according to Trump, it doesn’t. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below or on twitter using #glamorouspaper.

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