Lena Waithe Says Cutting Her Hair Allowed Her to Let Go of a ‘Piece of Femininity’

After shaving off her signature locs in July, Lena Waithe has revealed how she arrived at the decision to cut her hair.

While speaking to Variety on the red carpet of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual grants banquet on Thursday, The Chi creator explained that she had been wanting a change for a while, but felt apprehensive over how others would react. However, she was eventually able to overcome her doubts and go through with the haircut.

“I felt like I was holding onto a piece of femininity that would make the world feel comfortable with who I am,” Waithe said. “I think I thought for a long time, ‘Oh, if I cut my hair, I’ll be a stud, I’ll be—in the gay world, there’s a lot of categories—I’ll be a stud or I’ll be a butch,’ and I’ve always thought, ‘Well, no, I’m not that, I’m still soft.’ And I said, ‘Oh, I gotta put that down ’cause that’s something that’s outside of me.’”

Fellow celebrities like Mindy Kaling and Laverne Cox were quick to praise Waithe’s honesty. “Good morning, , you always have the best answers,” Kaling tweeted.


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As public outrage over the opioid epidemic grows, drug makers are cutting back on marketing payments to doctors

Drug makers have dramatically cut their marketing payments to doctors in recent years amid outrage over the opioid epidemic, ProPublica reports.
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Shannon Sharpe reacts to Raiders coach Jon Gruden cutting punter Marquette King over ‘personality’ issues

In a conversation with Skip Bayless on Undisputed, Shannon Sharpe disagrees with new Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden's decision to cut punter Marquette King, who ranked third among punters in net average last season. Shannon: "I don't like anything that the Raiders have done this offseason."

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Facebook shares recover after cutting ties with data brokers

Facebook shares rebounded Thursday, bringing at least a temporary end to a weeks-long slide for the beleaguered social network. The Mark Zuckerberg-run site, whose stock has tumbled more than 21 percent from its Feb. 1 high, saw its shares climb 4.4 percent Thursday, to $ 159.79. The bounce-back came a day after the social network said…
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Protein Powder Dangers, Cutting back on Sugar, & Good Sleep gets even more important

GOALS:

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HEADS UP LADS: That protein powder you’re taking might include some things you definitely do no want. This was surprising especially if you are vegan. Thanks to Joe for passing this along.

NEWS MEDIA 101: The more you know (comet rainbow sploosh). Don’t ask me where the source would land in that graphic. Thanks to my favorite Glamazon for submitting this.

BUT WHAT ABOUT GEOFFERY? I don’t know for sure but I think Trump Jr shot him and had him mounted. I could be wrong.

FOR ANYONE WHO HAS LOST SOMEONE TO OPIATE ABUSE…this could be devastating news.

GROUND CONTROL TO MAJOR TOM: Space messes with your DNA and does other strange stuff to your body.

A CLASSIC.

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DIDJA POKEMON? Are you a Jurassic Park fan? This is your lucky day!

I’M SORRY DAVE. I’M AFRAID I CAN’T DO THAT: Somewhere right now, a balding, portly, middle aged sci-fi nerd is crying with joy. (That would be me.)

LOOK! UP IN THE SKY! Maybe that Blink 182 dude is onto something?

READER’S DIGEST MAGAZINE IS LIKE, “DAMN! WHY DIDN’T WE THINK OF THAT!”

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The Weekend Dossier’s Executive Freelance contributor Eric H is in Arkadelphia, Arkansas tomorrow for race #4 Iron Mountain. We wish him the best and thank him for another great week of must-see links! Good luck Eric!

LIFEHACK OF THE WEEK: I think we can all appreciate this help.

ERIC KNOWS ABOUT HOW I FEEL ABOUT ANTS…so, this. I’m telling you, they will rule us in the not-so-distant future.

NO OTHER WAY TO SAY IT: This is a total mind-fuck. That’s the only way to describe it.

THE OTHER SEX: (badass women) Overlooked – this is long overdue and much appreciated.

JOIN THE CLUB! Eric has no idea that I have given up sugar. This is day 15. I haven’t killed anyone yet so progress is better than expected. If you are up for the challenge, this should prove helpful!

LIGHTNING ROUND: Hate spiders? Give this a try. I’ll pass, but you go ahead. | Speaking of spiders, this woman is a hero. | Loneliness is bad for your health. | Triumph of the human spirit. You best have some tissue available. | An eternally evergreen burrito rant.

FREAK OUT IN A MOONAGE DAYDREAM:

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SPEAKING OF ALADDIN SANE: I believe I might have to try a few of these.

GIMME A C! GIMME AN R! GIVE ME AN A! GIVE ME A P! What’s that spell? Mumps, apparently.

BYE FOR NOW? I don’t imagine you can ever rule out that these won’t make another comeback down the road. Still, mine was the perfect first car.

PANDALAND! This is pretty amazing. There is a lot of room to groove for these guys.

I’M NOT SURE WHETHER TO…mark this down as “Goals” or “I hate this guy.” Also, I need to start riding my bicycle that goes nowhere more.

TERMINATOR EYES:

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THIS IS BAD, M’KAY? When you are a chain of coffee shops that doesn’t have any coffee, something’s wrong. Or, in this case, some things are wrong. This is kind of wild.

ZZZZZZZZZ’S THE DAY: In a manner of speaking. Sort of. Mostly. I have no shame. Also, Joe, who found this story is wondering why he still puts up with me.

EENY MEENY MINY MOE…where it’s falling, someone knows! They think. Lower Michigan…heads up!

LOST IN TRANSLATION? Honestly, I just went here to read about some ugly sea beastie but the only thing truly baffling is the writing, or whatever you call this..

FURTHER PROOF THAT THE 70’S WERE JUST FUGLY:

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YOU ARE NOT ALONE: It is really encouraging seeing this conversation taking place right now. It can only be a positive thing. There a lot of people out there who are going through some difficult times and to hear that people you might respect are willing to talk about it openly is important. Another contribution from Joe.

DON’T DRINK THE KOOL-AID: Introducing a new kind of 21st century cult.

MORE OF THIS PLEASE! Because we don’t get enough stories like this one and this one.

THE MORE I LEARN ABOUT BITCOIN…the more it bugs me.

THAT OTHER DOSSIER…and the man behind it. It very well might not be what you’ve heard.

INCOMING! Courtesy of Eric.

Tim Johnstone is Dappered’s music correspondent as well as our resident gatherer of all things interwebs related. He doesn’t really hate people. Mostly. Also, thanks for still hanging out here. If you skipped the story about the link between good sleep and weight loss because of my dumb ass pun, you should check this out.


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Amazon is cutting hundreds of jobs in its consumer business in Seattle, a person familiar with the matter said on Monday, as the company shifts resources into fast-growing areas like its work on voice assistant Alexa. The job cuts, rare for the world’s largest online retailer, are in the low hundreds, the person said on…
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While reporting its fourth-quarter financial results on Tuesday, Kimberly-Clark Corp. said it will cut 5,000 to 5,500 jobs, or 12 to 13 percent of its workforce globally, under its 2018 Global Restructuring Program. In addition, Kimberly-Clark will close or sell about 10 manufacturing facilities and expand production capacity at several others to improve overall scale and costs.
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Why It’s a Big Deal That USA Gymnastics Is Cutting Ties With the Karolyi Ranch

In a statement Thursday, USA Gymnastics president and CEO Kerry Perry said the organization will no longer use the Karolyi Ranch as the national team training center.

USA Gymnastics has terminated its agreement with the Karolyi Ranch in Huntsville, Texas. It will no longer serve as the USA Gymnastics National Team Training Center.

It has been my intent to terminate this agreement since I began as president and CEO in December. Our most important priority is our athletes, and their training environment must reflect this. We are committed to a culture that empowers and supports our athletes.

Since the 2000s, the ranch has hosted monthly training camps for elite level gymnasts — and in 2011, the ranch was named the official national training center for USA Gymnastics. The world and Olympic women’s teams trained there before competitions and for aspiring gymnasts, an invitation to the camp was the first step toward becoming a champion.

USA Gymnastics, the sport’s governing body, is facing extreme criticism for its handling of more than 100 complaints of sexual abuse by the national team doctor, Larry Nassar, who allegedly abused gymnasts while they attended the training camps in Houston. The athletes say USA Gymnastics did not protect them from Nassar and delayed taking action and reporting him to law enforcement even as the number of complaints against the Michigan osteopathic doctor mounted.

Simone Biles, the reigning Olympic all-around champion, revealed in a tweet earlier this week that she too suffered sexual abuse by Nassar, at the ranch, and pled in her post that “It breaks my heart even more to think that as I work towards my dream of competing in Tokyo 2020, I will have to continually return to the same training facility where I was abused.”

Nassar is currently being sentenced on first degree criminal sexual assault charges in a Michigan court. Dozens of victims are providing powerful victim impact statements detailing the sexual abuse he inflicted on them, often at the Karolyi Ranch, and asking for the judge to consider a life sentence.

USA Gymnastics’ decision to terminate its arrangement with the Karolyi Ranch is only the latest fraying in a relationship that began when then USA Gymnastics president Bob Colarossi invited Bela Karolyi to help revitalize the national women’s gymnastics program after poor finishes at world championships in the 1980s. Bela, the famed Romanian coach of Olympic champions Nadia Comeneci and Mary Lou Retton, along with his wife Martha, devised a decentralized training system in which gymnasts would train with their individual coaches but come together for a week, once a month, to train as a team under the Karolyis’ guidance. The system was a hybrid of the siloed U.S. coaching structure and the centralized eastern European strategy that seemed to produce consistent results.

It’s still not clear how aware the Karolyis were of Nassar’s sexual abuse of the gymnasts. Martha retired as the national team coordinator after the 2016 Olympic Games, and was replaced by Valeri Liukin, father of 2008 Olympic all around champion Nastia Liukin. The ranch is located in the isolated Sam Houston National Forest, where cell service is spotty and parents are not allowed. Some gymnasts have reported that Nassar was allowed into their dorm rooms at the ranch alone, at night without any supervision, and that was where much of the abuse occurred. Nassar was responsible for giving the gymnasts recovery treatments as well as helping them with injuries, and disguised his abuse as medical therapy. The Karolyis have not commented publicly on the allegations against Nassar.

But Maggie Nichols, an Olympic hopeful for the 2016 Rio team, was overheard at the ranch talking to her teammates about Nassar’s odd behavior by her coach, and that coach reported the conversation to Nichols’ parents and to USA Gymnastics. It wasn’t until weeks later that the organization reported the complaints to law enforcement, according to Nichols’ mother, who has since filed a lawsuit against Nassar and USA Gymnastics.

Then, in May 2017, a year after USA Gymnastics announced it was going to buy the ranch from the Karolyis, the organization backed out of the sale. The organization was facing heavy criticism about the way the training camps at the ranch were conducted — parents are not allowed while the athletes, often under-age minors, lived and trained for a week with little outside supervision.

With dozens of Nassar’s victims now revealing the extent to which he abused their trust and innocence, the training camp has become, as Biles noted, a constant reminder and symbol of betrayal and pain. Biles’ teammates from the 2016, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas, and 2012 Olympian McKayla Maroney, have all said they were abused by Nassar, sometimes at the ranch. Maroney also signed a non-disclosure agreement and confidential settlement with USA Gymnastics to not discuss her abuse claims publicly.

It’s not clear where the national women’s teams will train in the future; next month’s session has been cancelled.

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Fitness Instagram Star Lost 70 Pounds by Cutting Out One Bad Habit

This transformation is amazing!

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This British city just got serious about cutting pollution

LONDON – The university city of Oxford has unveiled plans to ban petrol and diesel cars from its center as part of the most radical set of proposals so far in Britain to curb pollution. While London is rolling out an “ultra-low emission zone,” which will see the most gas-guzzling vehicles pay daily charges to…
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Democrats are cutting ties with Harvey Weinstein

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Amazon will start cutting prices on some Whole Foods items

Finally — organic baby kale for the masses! Whole Foods will next week cut prices on its “best-selling staples” — including organic avocados, almond butter and “organic responsibly-farmed salmon” — as Amazon closes its $ 13.7 billion acquisition of the crunchy grocery giant. The stores will also integrate Amazon’s Prime program, whose members will receive “special…
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Five Tips For Cutting Out Articles About Cutting Out Sugar

Are you trying to cut down on the amount you read about cutting down on sugar? Here are five ways to beat your craving:

1. Clear out all sugar articles from your house
Start strong. Do a clean sweep of any newspapers or magazines that may contain sugar articles and throw them out – they’ll only tempt you.

2. Beware of hidden sugar articles
You might think that a ‘New Year, New You’ piece in a Sunday magazine will mainly focus on getting fit and doing your own juicing – but look again and it’s likely to contain something about cutting out sugar.

3. Eliminate sugar articles gradually from your diet
Do you read the health section of a newspaper every day? Try cutting it down to once a week. And if you consume weekly or monthly women’s magazines, limit yourself to reading them only when you’re at the hairdressers or in a doctor’s waiting room. (Warning: doctors’ waiting rooms may also carry literature about cutting out sugar.)

4. Remember: not all ‘cut out sugar’ articles are equal
There are good sugar and bad sugar articles. Some will compare sugar to tobacco, others to heroin. Others will even proclaim to be about cutting out sugar but turn out to be spoofs.

5. Look at the packaging
Does the article contain a picture of a woman looking mournfully at a plate of biscuits? A photograph of a pile of sugar? Be vigilant, and you’ll beat your cravings to read it.

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