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If you think a naked selfie or 2 between lovers shouldn't ruin lives, John Oliver's got your back.

If you got mugged, the police wouldn't be like, "Well, you should have known better than to carry cash!"

If you think a naked selfie or 2 between lovers shouldn't ruin lives, John Oliver's got your back.

John Oliver wants to talk to you about online harassment and revenge porn. So of course he's using a random and, yes, hilarious, vintage AOL video to do it. I can't really do the spoof justice, but you can scroll to the bottom to watch it. But back to the online harassment thing.

John starts the convo by letting us know that in general, his online trolls are really tame:


So he wants to congratulate those of you who, like him, have NEVER been viciously harassed online and made to feel truly unsafe.

Because if you've NEVER experienced severe online harassment, odds are you don't have a vagina.

By and large, women who decide to have an idea and share it online are subject to some pretty nasty treatment.

TRIGGER WARNING: The following example describes rape threats.

Harassment happens. A lot. Check out the stories of Felicia Day, Anita Sarkeesian, and finally Amanda Hess, whose harasser tweeted her this:

“Happy to say we live in the same state. Im looking you up, and when I find you, im going to rape you and remove your head."

But wait. That's not all. Some women also have exes who decide to share private photos of them online after breakups. Don't believe revenge porn is really "a thing"? Check out the story of Ian Barber. He tweeted a nude photo of his ex and sent it to her employer. A New York judge threw out the case because state laws don't provide the tools needed to navigate it.

There's good news, though.

Women are fighting back and starting to get somewhere with their efforts. Just read the story of the California man who uploaded over 10,000 X-rated photos of women without their consent to his revenge porn site. He got 18 years in prison.

And there's another ray of hope: Google made a landmark decision that it will remove revenge porn from search results at the behest of unlucky victims.

In the meantime, talking about it and getting people to pay attention is pretty important. And nobody does it better than John. He's hilarious, even while the subject that he talks about gets the gravity it deserves:

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"Baking cakes gave me the confidence to believe in my own brand and now I put my heart into giving my customers something they'll enjoy eating," Klohr said.

While driven to launch her own baking business, pursuing a dream in the culinary arts was economically challenging for Klohr. In the United States, culinary schools can open doors to future careers, but the cost of entry can be upwards of $36,000 a year.

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La Cocina VA's, which translates to "the kitchen" in Spanish, offers its Bilingual Culinary Training program to prepare low-and moderate-income individuals from diverse backgrounds to launch careers in the food industry.

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Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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