Mic Wakeup: Senate candidate Roy Moore and actor Louis CK accused of sexual misconduct

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Sean Hannity faces backlash over Roy Moore child molestation defense

The Fox News pundit suggested Roy Moore was the victim of a smear campaign and said some of his encounters with teens were "consensual."

Louis CK releases statement on abuse allegations: “These stories are true”

"The power I had over these women is that they admired me. And I wielded that power irresponsibly."

Roy Moore loses lead in Alabama Senate race after woman alleges he sexually molested her as a teen

Moore is tied with Democratic nominee Doug Jones in a poll taken after child molestation accusation were levied against Moore.

This documentary celebrates bodegas as an integral part of life in America

Bodegas reveal a part of American culture rarely shown in popular art.

How money bail impacts the lives of children with incarcerated parents

Nearly 3 million children have an incarcerated parent in the United States.

Taylor Swift is still playing the victim — and it doesn’t help her ‘Reputation’

The pop star seemed to promise her sixth album would be a full-on reinvention — but she doesn't deliver.

Road Trip Diaries: 6 incredible stops between Atlanta and Nashville

Paddle the Tennessee River, shop for treasures in unclaimed luggage and taste the original Alabama-style barbecue sauce on the drive from Atlanta to Nashville.

What motivates men to expose themselves to women without consent?

Acts of nonconsensual exposure, such as Louis C.K.'s sexual misconduct, are often based on feelings of power and control.

With a glossy new campaign starring DJ Khaled, plus-size men’s fashion gets an image overhaul

In a campaign for Destination XL, plus-size men get the kind of fashion campaign they've long deserved.

In a post-Weinstein world, what is Mel Gibson still doing here?

Given the reckoning that Hollywood is currently undergoing, it's startling to see Gibson starring in a family-focused comedy like 'Daddy's Home 2.'

Aly Raisman says Olympic team doctor sexually abused her

Raisman spoke out against a "culture" that made women afraid to speak up about abuse.

Fake news troll Jack Posobiec doxxes woman who accused Republican Roy Moore of child abuse

Posobiec tweeted a photo of Leigh Corfman purportedly at her last known place of employment — a move some say is an effort to open Corfman up to harassment and possibly put her in danger.

Why is it so hard to drink and dine with your dog in New York?

Restaurants and bars across the pond welcome four-legged patrons, but it's still frowned upon in pet-friendly New York City.

A year after Trump’s election, socialism is no longer a dirty word

Members of the Democratic Socialists of America won races all over the country on Tuesday, and they say it's just the beginning.

The superstorm of problems facing the Senate GOP

2017 should have been a banner year for Senate Republicans. Instead, it's been a disaster.

Lupita Nyong’o calls out British magazine for Photoshopping her hair without consent

According to Nyong'o, the magazine smoothed her hair "to fit a more Eurocentric notion of what beautiful hair looks like."

McCain says Roy Moore allegations are “disqualifying.” Why won’t other GOP lawmakers say the same?

Most Republicans have equivocated in their condemnations of Moore, saying he should step aside "if these allegations are true."

Wave of Congressional Republican retirements leave Democrats with opportunities in 2018

So far, 17 Republicans have announced they are retiring or resigning from Congress without seeking other office. That's far more than the two Democrats who have announced the same.

McDonald’s, Ben & Jerry’s and 63 other food companies receive top scores for LGBTQ inclusivity

Major American companies were ranked for their LGBTQ-inclusive benefits and public commitment to equality.

Here’s why macromalist fashion is the ultimate way to fight the patriarchy

Feminism and minimalism don’t go hand in hand. In fact, I think they choke each other.

I was dumped by a Trump voter

Here’s what it taught me about dating and the political divide.

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ proves nuanced diversity sells, despite claims to the contrary

“You can’t have the same characters doing the same thing for 75 years and expect everybody to read them."

This is the hidden financial cost of being an LGBTQ American in 2017

Do you know the LGBTQ pay gap? Here is how employment rates and incomes differ for gay, lesbian, transgender and gender nonconforming Americans today.

What do we make of the women in Louis CK’s ‘I Love You, Daddy’?

Four actresses turned in wonderful work in a deeply troubling film — and that work is unlikely to be seen by the public.