Friday Wrap: Swift Yourself, Grimes on #GamerGate, and More

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It’s Friday! Time to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.

Let’s start this week off with a video that gives a glimpse into what it’s like to be a white mane walking around the streets of New York:

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Dudes of the world, Andrea Grimes has some words for you. Here are some of them:

    On the teeeeeeeeny-tiiiiiiiiiny chance that GamerGaters are indeed a horde of gender-policing, misogynistic trolls who believe they can operate with impunity in a society wherein “boys will be boys,” and “women will live in abject goddamned fear every moment of their fucking lives,” it’s time for all the cool, good dudes out there to have a talk with their bros about how saying they’ll rape and murder people isn’t OK.

Genevieve Cato

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    In case you have not already been experiencing the wonderful joy that is Jon Stewart in Texas, ‘The Daily Show’ exposed how silly and hypocritical anti-immigrant xenophobes are by being afraid of Latinos.

    Omar Araiza

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    Now you can Taylor Swift yourself! Well, OK, so you can’t get yourself a fancy place in Tribeca or become Lorde’s best friend, but you CAN make your own version of her album cover, which is… something?

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/games/make-your-own-taylor-swift-album-cover

    Genevieve Cato

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    Republicans may say they’re committed to diversity in public, but when they think the cameras aren’t running, it’s a whole other story. At a private gathering earlier this month, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who’s apparently thinking of running for president, “joked” that, “white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.” The audio was leaked to CNN by South Carolina Democrats. So long Lindsey Graham’s presidential bid, we barely knew you.

    Katie Singh

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    J.K. Rowling brings back Dolores Umbridge in a special Harry Potter Halloween post. (Jussssss)

    Omar Araiza

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    Wow.

    Katherine Haenschen

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