Amber Tamblyn invented the perfect word for today's women's revolution.

A bunch of badass women brunched together in L.A. on Feb. 27, hungry for change in Washington come November.

Over poached eggs and avocado toast, women like former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief Elaine Welteroth, and comedian Chelsea Handler zeroed in on a shared goal for 2018: Get more progressive women from diverse backgrounds elected to public office.

Amber Tamblyn, Constance Wu, Elaine Welteroth, Padma Lakshmi, Barbara Boxer, and Chelsea Handler. Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images.


Actress Amber Tamblyn was one of the panelists at the Resist, Run, Win, pre-Oscars Brunch, organized by advocacy group Emily's List.

And while she was on stage, her confident, candid comments truly sent the room abuzz with laughs, applause, and approving hell yeahs.

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"We're in the midst of a revolution," Tamblyn said to applause, noting the importance of calling the movement what it is. "All these women who paved the way and worked their fucking asses off to make sure we can sit in rooms like this and … say, 'No, equality is now the norm.' This is how things go forward. And we’re not asking you anymore. We’re saying, 'This is the way it goes, period.' And you’re either with us or you’re against us."

Tamblyn pointed out how men can be great allies too — by basically getting out of the way.

"We need [male allies] to get out of our way, in the best possible sense," Tamblyn said to laughs and applause. "When we figure out what we want for ourselves — for our bodies, for the workplace, for power positions, for what we deserve to get paid — we’re going to come to you and ask you to support us. And that’s when you’re going to step in line and be a part of what we’re doing."

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The actress also proposed a word she coined that nails how women can get the most done: Be "angranized."

"I’ve said it before and I think this is really true," she said. "When women are angry and women are organized,  we’re 'angranized.' We’re a good combination of those two things. And that is the most dangerous thing this country has to offer — ‘angranized' women."

Judging by the record-high number of progressive women running for office — and winning when they do — it sure sounds like Tamblyn's on to something.

Learn more about Emily's List and make sure your voice is heard loud and clear next election.

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If someone were to say "video games" to you, what are the first words that come to mind? Whatever words you thought of (fun, exciting, etc.), we're willing to guess "healthy" or "mental health tool" didn't pop into your mind.

And yet… it turns out they are. Especially for Veterans.

How? Well, for one thing, video games — and virtual reality more generally — are also more accessible and less stigmatized to veterans than mental health treatment. In fact, some psychiatrists are using virtual reality systems for this reason to treat PTSD.

Secondly, video games allow people to socialize in new ways with people who share common interests and goals. And for Veterans, many of whom leave the military feeling isolated or lonely after they lose the daily camaraderie of their regiment, that socialization is critical to their mental health. It gives them a virtual group of friends to talk with, connect to, and relate to through shared goals and interests.

In addition, according to a 2018 study, since many video games simulate real-life situations they encountered during their service, it makes socialization easier since they can relate to and find common ground with other gamers while playing.

This can help ease symptoms of depression, anxiety, and even PTSD in Veterans, which affects 20% of the Veterans who have served since 9/11.

Watch here as Verizon dives into the stories of three Veteran gamers to learn how video games helped them build community, deal with trauma and have some fun.

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Video games have been especially beneficial to Veterans since the beginning of the pandemic when all of us — Veterans included — have been even more isolated than ever before.

And that's why Verizon launched a challenge last year, which saw $30,000 donated to four military charities.

And this year, they're going even bigger by launching a new World of Warships charity tournament in partnership with Wargaming and Wounded Warrior Project called "Verizon Warrior Series." During the tournament, gamers will be able to interact with the game's iconic ships in new and exciting ways, all while giving back.

Together with these nonprofits, the tournament will welcome teams all across the nation in order to raise money for military charities helping Veterans in need. There will be a $100,000 prize pool donated to these charities, as well as donation drives for injured Veterans at every match during the tournament to raise extra funds.

Verizon is also providing special discounts to Those Who Serve communities, including military and first responders, and they're offering a $75 in-game content military promo for World of Warships.

Tournament finals are scheduled for August 8, so be sure to tune in to the tournament and donate if you can in order to give back to Veterans in need.

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