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.

Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Emily's List.

"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.

Moricz was banned from speaking up about LGBTQ topics. He found a brilliant workaround.

Senior class president Zander Moricz was given a fair warning: If he used his graduation speech to criticize the “Don’t Say Gay” law, then his microphone would be shut off immediately.

Moricz had been receiving a lot of attention for his LGBTQ activism prior to the ceremony. Moricz, an openly gay student at Pine View School for the Gifted in Florida, also organized student walkouts in protest and is the youngest public plaintiff in the state suing over the law formally known as the Parental Rights in Education law, which prohibits the discussion of sexual orientation or gender identity in grades K-3.

Though well beyond third grade, Moricz nevertheless was also banned from speaking up about the law, gender or sexuality. The 18-year-old tweeted, “I am the first openly-gay Class President in my school’s history–this censorship seems to show that they want me to be the last.”

However, during his speech, Moricz still delivered a powerful message about identity. Even if he did have to use a clever metaphor to do it.

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Matthew McConaughey in 2019.

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey made a heartfelt plea for Americans to “do better” on Tuesday after a gunman murdered 19 children and 2 adults at Robb Elementary School in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas.

Uvalde is a small town of about 16,000 residents approximately 85 miles west of San Antonio. The actor grew up in Uvalde until he was 11 years old when his family moved to Longview, 430 miles away.

The suspected murderer, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was killed by law enforcement at the scene of the crime. Before the rampage, Ramos allegedly shot his grandmother after a disagreement.

“As you all are aware there was another mass shooting today, this time in my home town of Uvalde, Texas,” McConaughey wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. “Once again, we have tragically proven that we are failing to be responsible for the rights our freedoms grant us.”

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Meet Eva, the hero dog who risked her life saving her owner from a mountain lion

Wilson had been walking down a path with Eva when a mountain lion suddenly appeared.

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A sweet face and fierce loyalty: Belgian Malinois defends owner.

The Belgian Malinois is a special breed of dog. It's highly intelligent, extremely athletic and needs a ton of interaction. While these attributes make the Belgian Malinois the perfect dog for police and military work, they can be a bit of a handful as a typical pet.

As Belgian Malinois owner Erin Wilson jokingly told NPR, they’re basically "a German shepherd on steroids or crack or cocaine.”

It was her Malinois Eva’s natural drive, however, that ended up saving Wilson’s life.

According to a news release from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wilson had been walking down a path with Eva slightly ahead of her when a mountain lion suddenly appeared and swiped Wilson across the left shoulder. She quickly yelled Eva’s name and the dog’s instincts kicked in immediately. Eva rushed in to defend her owner.

It wasn’t long, though, before the mountain lion won the upper hand, much to Wilson’s horror.

She told TODAY, “They fought for a couple seconds, and then I heard her start crying. That’s when the cat latched on to her skull.”

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