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Leigh Cuen

Tel Aviv
Covers:  diversity, solutions journalism, art, environment, social justice

Writer. Library addict. Past bylines include @mic, @Vocativ, @AJEnglish, @Jerusalem_Post & @Salon.

International journalist and multimedia specialist, with a wide range of experience in media and publishing. Able to work on own initiative and with others as part of a team. Proven leadership skills include managing and collaborating with teams in both newspaper design and investigative reporting. Dedicated to maintaining high quality standards in writing, researching, media production and editing. My work has been published in Spanish, Italian, English, Hebrew and Arabic ...

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Should we teach teens about BDSM in sex ed?

mic.com — Could talking to students about BDSM culture help combat rape on college campuses? Psychology researcher Kathryn Klement thinks so. Klement is the co-author of a newly published study out of Northern Illinois University, which showed that BDSM practitioners are less likely to believe victim-blaming myths or sexist stereotypes than the general population.

#ISaluteWhitePeople Escalates The Race Debate

vocativ.com — The viral hashtag #ISaluteWhitePeople escalated the online race debate as rivals increasingly leverage Twitter to promote their ideologies and provoke their opponents. The hashtag, which was posted more than 47,000 times from Thursday to Sunday, was initially used to promote "white pride" but was hijacked by social justice networks, such as supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Trump’s ‘Nasty Woman’ Slam Backfires Bigly

vocativ.com — Donald Trump said a lot of bizarre and offensive things during the final debate on Wednesday, so many in fact that it was easy to miss one of his slyest moves toward the end when he called Hillary Clinton "such a nasty woman."

After Latest Allegations, Trump’s Diehards Keep Going Lower

vocativ.com — Trump supporters launched an orchestrated social media campaign against women's rights as recent polls showed female voters nationwide are more likely to elect Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. But these sexist 'trends' snowball, the hashtags associated with them have become more complicated than they may appear at first glance.

Islam’s Forgotten Scholars

historytoday.com — Poetry has a prominent place in Islamic society and the Persianate world. Though people across the Islamic world spoke multiple dialects and languages, Persian served as the language for some of the finest verses of the Middle Ages, created by poets such as Hafiz, Rumi and Nizami.

Accusations Of Sexual Assault Cast Shadow On Second Debate

vocativ.com — Donald Trump, through both his own actions and the last-minute counter-attack his team revived, managed to turn sexual harassment and assault into one of the major talking points at Sunday's debate.

From cursing Trump to body-positive charms: Here's how witches use emojis to cast spells

mic.com — To most people, the following tweet might look like a simple string of emojis: Some witches on Tumblr, however, would see the above as a mystical witch's spell, replete with magical powers. The full meaning of each image is only truly known to the witch herself.

7 heinous things white male athletes get away with in the United States all the time

mic.com — Y white men routinely get away with all kinds of crimes, including, but not limited to, sexual violence against women. Yet few young white men who commit sexual assault ever face consequences for their actions.

The future of feminist porn? Virtual reality made by women, for women

mic.com — Porn actress Ava Mir-Ausziehen is wearing a lacy black bra. She's sprawled across the bed while performer Lance Hart goes down on her. The two are starring in the VR film Empowering Ava , the story of viewers have the option to focus on her reaction to her own mounting pleasure, or to zoom out to ogle Hart's muscular rear end.

This anti-slut shaming speech by a 15-year-old Australian student is going crazy viral

mic.com — A 15-year-old student named Faith Sobotker just delivered an epic speech about slut shaming after her high school, Kambrya College, forced students to attend a sexist assembly chiding young women for taking "sexy selfies." Australian newspaper The Age reported that the school assembly warned female students not to wear makeup or to send "sexy selfies."
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