I Went In To Buy Some Eyeliner And Came Out With 2 Tickets To The Gun Show

I love this new ad for MAC Cosmetics. Unlike most ads that feature waif-like models airbrushed to absolute thinness, this ad, airbrushed though it may be, celebrates a different type of strong female body. Women who are muscular instead of "toned," especially female body builders, are often mocked or rejected for what are seen as more "masculine" physical traits, but this ad combines strength and femininity in a way that I find incredibly refreshing.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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