Netflix's ‘Cuties’ becomes target of politicized backlash
The backlash to the French independent film “Mignonnes,” or “Cuties,” started before it had even been released because of a poster that went viral for its provocative depiction of its young female actors. At the heart of the backlash is the idea that “Cuties” is dangerously and irresponsibly sexualizing pre-teen girls, which, ironically, is what the movie itself is criticizing too. She becomes fascinated with a clique of rebellious girls at her middle school who choreograph dance routines and wear crop tops and heels. Netflix acquired “Cuties” out of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it was favorably reviewed and won an award for its direction. “Our girls see that the more a woman is overly sexualized on social media, the more she is successful.
Kahele wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Congress
FILE -- In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, is state Sen. Kai Kahele at the opening day of the Hawaii Sate Legislature in Honolulu. Kahele is favored to win the Democratic Partys nomination to represent Hawaiis 2nd Congressional District in the primary election. The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat who decided not to run for reelection so she could focus on her presidential campaign, which was ultimately unsuccessful. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
Where do the remaining Democratic candidates stand on the big issues?
A field of Democratic candidates that was at one point more than two dozen has, for the moment, been whittled down. Candidates that do want a $15 minimum wage are Biden, Sanders, Warren, Gabbard, and Bloomberg. Biden wants to raise corporate taxes, but keep them lower than they were before 2017. College cost - Gabbard, Sanders and Warren feel college should be free. On the other side, Biden wants to increase defense spending.
Tulsi Gabbard: Release documents related to Saudis and 9/11
Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, speaks during a news conference at the 9/11 Tribute Museum, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK, NY – Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard joined relatives of Sept. 11 victims on Tuesday in demanding that the federal government release the findings of its investigation into the Saudi government's role in the Sept. 11 attacks. She said the victims' families "want the truth, and they deserve the truth." Plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit seeking the release of documents that they believe link the attackers to Saudi government officials joined Gabbard at a museum near the former site of the twin towers. The Saudi government has repeatedly denied involvement in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, though 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis.