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Do You Know What PINK Smoke Over The Vatican Means?

These Catholic women released pink smoke over the Vatican to protest the church's ban on female priests. Not only does it send an important message of equality, it also looks really freaking cool.

Do You Know What PINK Smoke Over The Vatican Means?

Like the rest of the Western hemisphere, I woke up this morning to the surprising news that gymnastic superstar Simone Biles had backed out of the Olympic team finals after an uncharacteristically bad vault performance. After some conflicting reports about a possible injury, it became clear that she was physically fine—it was her mental state that had gotten twisted.

Cue the armchair commentators complaining that she had let the team down, that she's only concerned about herself, and that she shouldn't have gone into the competition if she didn't have the mental toughness to handle it.

Hoo boy. Let's all just take a deep breath and step back for a second.

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