He Had A Show That Everyone Loved, But Then He Took On A Taboo Topic — Which Went Over Hilariously

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Maybe it’s strange to describe a deep dive into income inequality as “pure delight,” but that’s just what John Oliver brings to the table. And stick around till the end to see if this hilarious Brit pulls your number. (Not an innuendo.) Read more: http://upworthy.com/he-had-a-show-that-everyone-loved-but-then-he-took-on-a-taboo-topic-which-went-over-hilariously

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What The Bechdel Test Is And Why Every Movie In Hollywood Needs To Pass It

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Think of the last movie you watched and answer this: Did women talk to other women about anything other than men? Jobs, friendships, politics, life … seriously, anything else other than men? Let me be more specific: How can you tell whether a movie does a sucky job with its female characters? Well, pretty easily […]

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They Packed More Pissed-Off Celebrities Than I Could Count Into A 1-Minute Video For Everyone To See

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There are so many celebrities in this video that I could barely keep count. But I’m SO GLAD they came together to make it because people tend to listen to celebrities — for better and worse. And this is definitely a case of the better. Read more: http://upworthy.com/they-packed-more-pissed-off-celebrities-than-i-could-count-into-a-1-minute-video-for-everyone-to-see

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His Powerful Speech From Last Night Is All Over The News — And That's Exactly What We Need

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This is the speech I’ve been waiting to hear. Here’s the version I found on YouTube: This is the original CBS version that doesn’t work on mobile, y’all: Read more: http://upworthy.com/his-powerful-speech-from-last-night-is-all-over-the-news-and-thats-exactly-what-we-need

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Jon Stewart Of America Meets The Jon Stewart Of Egypt, And Hilarity Ensues

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Last summer, Jon Stewart stopped by the Egyptian TV show “Al Bernameg,” hosted by the brave and hilarious Bassem Youssef (dubbed by some “Egypt’s Jon Stewart”). Amidst the silliness, they end up having a pretty poignant discussion about the power of humor and satire in difficult situations from New York to Cairo and everywhere in […]

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It Was Supposed To Be Sad, But Michelle Obama's Speech Made Me — And Millions Of Women — Feel Great

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Michelle Obama was asked to give remarks at the memorial service of Dr. Maya Angelou. Rather than simply wax poetic about how brilliant Angelou was, our first lady stood up there and proudly declared herself exactly what Angelou said that we ALL are. She spoke her truth and in doing so somehow spoke my truth […]

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