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Republicans Are Losing It After A Fellow Rep. Said ‘Amen and A-woman’ During A Prayer Prompted By Changes In Its Code Of Conduct

Democrats have taken control of the house and they are working to fight for equality and progressiveness. Earlier this week, on Monday, they made efforts to lay down the law and pave the way for legislation such as a “Green New Deal.” The changes come as Democrats have managed to take the majority in the House with a little less than a half-dozen seats.

Still, it’s their latest change that has caused the greatest stir.

The U.S. House of Representatives has added a new code of conduct that swaps gendered language for gender-inclusive terms.

The proposal for the change was outlined last Friday by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern, a Democrat from Massachusetts according to U.S. News. The proposal is part of the Democrats’ package of “sweeping” rule changes which work to promote diversity and inclusion in the 117th Congress.

On Monday, the House approved the package in a 217-206 vote on party lines.

The change of rules does not ban the use of gendered language in the House but works to rename certain language found in the official House rules.

The words that will be changed in the code will include:

▪ “Seamen” which will be replaced with “seafarers.”

▪ “Chairman” will changed to “chair.”

▪ When it comes to terms related to familial relationships (including mother, father, daughter, son, sister, and brother) will be changed to broader terms such as parent, child, and sibling.

▪ Submit his or her resignation” is a phrase that will be replaced with “resign.”

▪ “He or she serves” and “he or she holds” will be changed to ‘‘such Member, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner” serves or holds.

▪ “Himself” and “herself” will change to themself.

Evidence of the new rules and their affects on the tone and culture of House were already in affect by Monday.

During an opening prayer, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver said the words “Amen and A-woman.”

Emanuel Cleaver is a United Methodist minister and former mayor of Kansas City, Missouri who recently entered his ninth term. In an interview with the Kansas City Star, Cleaver explained that his use of the word “A-woman” was intended to recognize the number of women serving in Congress. Currently, there are 144 women serving in the House and Senate. The previous high was 129.

Some conservatives accused Cleaver of lacking an understanding of the meaning of “amen” which means “so be it” in Hebrew.

Cleaver noted that his words were only meant to be “a lighthearted pun in recognition of the record number of women who will be representing the American people in Congress during this term as well as in recognition of the first female chaplain of the House of Representatives whose service commenced this week.”

“I personally find these historic occasions to be blessings from God for which I am grateful,” Cleaver said, adding that he was “deeply disappointed that my prayer has been misinterpreted and misconstrued by some to fit a narrative that stokes resentment and greater division among portions of our population,” he added. “Rather than reflecting on my faithful requests for community healing and reversion from our increasingly tribal tendencies, it appears that some have latched on to the final word of this conversation in an attempt to twist my message to God and demean me personally. In doing so, they have proven one point of my greater message – that we are all ‘soiled by selfishness, perverted by prejudice and inveigled by ideology’.”

The Democrats have made other changes that have proven to be less controversial. The new rules make it a violation of House ethics rules to reveal the names of whistleblowers. They also include initiating a review of the use of misleading “deepfake” videos by lawmakers which tackle the issue as an ethics violation.

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Um Hi, Armie Hammer Dropped Out Of A JLO Movie After Leaked Texts Claimed He’s Into Being A Cannibal And Is 2021 Over Yet?

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Um Hi, Armie Hammer Dropped Out Of A JLO Movie After Leaked Texts Claimed He’s Into Being A Cannibal And Is 2021 Over Yet?

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Yes, welcome to 2021. A year whose heels only just hit the ground when Republican extremists terrorized the Capitol building leading to Donald Trump’s impeachment… And oh yeah saw actor Armie Hammer being accused of liking cannibalism. Yes, we said it cannibalism, ya know, an appetite for eating your own kind?

Gossip surrounding the Call Me By Your Name actor and his sex life has become so salacious that the actor announced that he was stepping back from an upcoming movie with Jennifer Lopez.

Armie Hammer announced this week that he will no longer star in the upcoming movie, Shotgun Wedding alongside Jennifer Lopez.

The brewing scandal involving Hammer includes alleged leaked messages related to his sex life.

The leaked messages alleged that Hammer has a thing for fantasies related to rape and cannibalism and was leaked by an anonymous social media account user with the name House of Effie. According to the account, Hammer told a woman that he was “100 percent a cannibal.” Another message suggested that Hammer liked the taste of blood.

“I’m not responding to these bulls–t claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for four months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic,” Hammer said in a statement to Page Six. “Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I’m grateful to them for that.”

Still, the show will go on for Lopez who will star in the film being directed by “Pitch Perfect” director Jason Moore.

The film will be distributed in the US by Lionsgate and will stream internationally on Amazon Prime. According to Deadline, Shotgun Wedding was meant to see Lopez and Hammer “play a couple who gather their lovable but very opinionated families for the ultimate destination wedding just as they begin to get cold feet about their relationship. If that wasn’t enough of a threat to the celebration, suddenly everyone’s lives are in danger when the entire party is taken, hostage.”

Despite the unconfirmed gossip around him, Hammer still has upcoming projects. These include the thriller, “The Billion Dollar Spy,” and a sequel to the 2017 hit “Call Me By Your Name” in which he played Oliver, a handsome doctoral student.

Its not the first time gossip around Hammer’s love life has caused a stir. In a 2013, Playboy interview Hammer described himself as a “dominant lover” and enjoyed “grabbing women by the neck and hair.”

He later told E! News of the candid Playboy interview, “Don’t drink during an interview.”

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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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The fact that the early days of Barbie were not quite so inclusive to all of us comes as no surprise. The blonde, impossibly figured doll with a penchant for similar-looking friends is a far cry away from the Barbie of today who has friends of all shapes, races, sizes, sexual identities, and abilities. Even better, today’s Barbie crew includes dolls who give queer children a broader playgound for their imagination.

Recently, Barbie has added a new addition to her friend group whose bringing more power to her LGTBQ fans.

Social media has dubbed the LGBTQ positive Aimee Song doll Barbie‘s girlfriend.

Twitter’s latest excitement is about a theory that Barbie and Aimee Song are dating. Photos of Mattel’s doll Aimee Song doll show her wearing a “Love Wins” T-shirt that supports LGBTQ+ rights. The Mattel doll was inspired by fashion blogger Aimee Song and recently caught renewed attention in a viral post shared to Twitter.

The “Love Wins” photos are only now going viral but were actually released in November 2017.

The photos of Barbie and the Aimee doll were shared to Twitter last Monday by user @kissevermore and now has Twitter debating whether the two are dating.

The pictures of Barbie and Aimee show the two dolls eating avocado toast. petting a dog, and smiling at each other. The images have fans questioning when Barbie came out and how she managed to nail a hot girlfriend before they did.

Even REAL Aimee Song weighed in on the images to confirm the relationship.

“I am the girlfriend,” she tweeted with a photo of herself and the Aimee Song doll. 

While Mattel has yet to officially identify Barbie as a lesbian, the original Instagram posts related to the Love Wins Barbies are proof that she is at least an ally.

Confirmed or not, true or not, one of the best parts of Barbie is that she is meant to be whoever her fans want her to be.

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