When She Tweeted About Her Favorite Show, The Executive Producer's Response Wasn't What She Expected

This Twitter conversation between Shonda Rhimes, the executive producer of ABC's "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder," and a disgruntled fan is the most perfect response to homophobia I've ever witnessed. I was already a Shonda fan, but this takes it to the next level.




One tiny side note: I think it's awesome that Shonda's shows are diverse in ethnicity and sexual orientation, but there's nothing wrong with calling it a "gay scene" because ...gay characters are in it! Representation matters! "They're just people, not gay people" is a form of erasure similar to "I don't see color," no matter how well intentioned. The problem isn't seeing the scenes as gay. The problem occurs when people equate being gay with something bad. OK, side note over. Thanks to my Tumblr family for chiming in and bringing this to my attention. The learnings never cease!

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Travelling during the holiday season can be a hectic experience. Airports are busy, people tend to be bogged down by extra extra luggage filled with gifts, and the weather is terrible so flight delays are common.

People can be stuck for hours in a terminal waiting for their flights, many of them alone as they travel to see family or make an end-of-the-year-business trip.

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For the first time since the annual holiday production began in 1954, the lead role of Marie in The New York City Ballet's production of "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker," is a black ballerina.

Eleven-year-old Charlotte Nebres, whose mother's family is from Trinidad and father's is from the Philippines, is a student at the School of American Ballet.

The leading role of the young heroine is known as Marie in the New York City Ballet's production, in others the young girl who dreams The Nutcracker to live is called Clara.

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Despite controversial-but-compelling evidence that homework takes time away from families with little to no appreciable benefit for students, kids continue to slog through hours of school work outside the time they spend in the classroom. And despite evidence that small acts of kindness can infect a community like a positive virus, far too many kids are on either the giving or receiving end of unkind bullying on a regular basis.

Perhaps that's why an elementary school in Ireland has decided to do something radical—ditch all homework for the month of December and assign kids "acts of kindness" instead.

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Brace yourselves, folks, because this is almost too friggin' adorable to handle.

A 911 call can be a scary thing, and an emergency call from a dad having chest pains and trouble breathing is no exception. But thankfully, an exchange between that dad's 5-year-old daughter and 911 dispatcher Jason Bonham turned out to be more humor than horror. If you missed hearing the recording that has repeatedly gone viral since 2010, you have to hear it now. It's perfectly timeless.

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