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These “Woke Jeans” Only Go Up To A Size 10

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Turns out, the resistance is only for people of a certain size

A new denim brand is being criticized for attempting to commodify the Women's Movement with a pricy, limited-edition line of denim that comes in a very limited sizing range.

Earlier today, a New York Times article on the release of a #MeToo-themed capsule collection from recycled denim brand Denimcratic was published. However, the line's jeans quickly came under fire for marketing themselves as "woke" jeans, yet only going up to a size 10. Dubbed We Wear the Pants, the line includes a denim jacket ($375) and pair of jeans ($250) laser-printed with "30 news reports from The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, all detailing stories about sexual harassment in the workplace."

“The question was: How can we make these issues that mean so much to us into a wearable garment that people want to buy that doesn’t marginalize them in any way, but is respectful and thought provoking at the same time,” Denimcratic founder Gabriella Meyer said, before explaining that using denim—"the fabric of revolution," which "started out as very much a man’s uniform"—is meant to also "open a dialogue."

"There has been a lot of news regarding hostile work environments and gender inequality, and we want to make sure that people don’t forget it,” she said, before adding that, "Conceptually, it made sense for us to utilize laser engraving, as the designs will naturally fade with the indigo dye over time, like a regular pair of jeans. Our hope is that as the garment ages and the text fades, so do the issues we face with gender inequality and sexual harassment."

And that's cool and all, especially seeing as how Denimcratic donates 10 percent of the capsule's sales to the Time's Up fund. That said, Twitter isn't impressed by an "empowered" line that only caters to women with relatively deep pockets who are a waist size 30 or smaller—and, to be honest, we have to agree. Check out some of the reactions, below.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.

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