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When Scranton, PA’s Planned Parenthood closed, this woman took praiseworthy action

Autumn Granza



The election of Donald Trump has sparked a resurgence of the feminist movement. Having a misogynist in the White House has motivated women who fear the president will dissolve the rights of both women and minorities to kick some ass. Suddenly, feminists are everywhere, organizing and rallying in record numbers — nationwide and on local levels.

Sabrina Lynn Hannon is the chapter leader of NEPA NOW — the Northeastern Pennsylvania chapter of the National Organization of Women. She says the election of Trump was a wakeup call that feminists still needed.

“For so long I would hear people say, ‘We don’t need feminism anymore.’ People had become complacent. Then, Trump was elected — something so many people thought was impossible. How could we have a President who bragged about grabbing women by the pussy?”

Hannon started NEPA NOW after Planned Parenthood in Scranton, Pennsylvania closed in November 2016 with just two weeks’ notice.

Sabrina Hannon, left, and Anne Williams, lady secretary of NEPA NOW, right, attend the March to End Rape Culture in Philadelphia.

“My thoughts were ‘why weren’t groups like NOW working to ensure this didn’t happen? Why weren’t there more resources for them?’,” said Hannon. “That’s when I started to do my research and found out that there simply wasn’t a group.”

The closest NOW chapter was over two hours away, inaccessible to women in Hannon’s home region.

Since the chapter began earlier this year, members have been working to get the chapter’s name out there and network with other groups. Chapter members host letter writing nights where they get together and write to local officials or organizations to make their voices heard.

In September, members traveled to Philadelphia to participate in the March to End Rape Culture. Chapter members also get involved with the community. The chapter adopted a local family for the holidays and within a week had everything on the family’s list, and still have members who want to contribute. In January 2018, members will travel to Washington, D.C., to attend the Women’s March, and the chapter will host an art show on the First Friday in March — Women’s History Month — at a local female-owned business, to showcase female artists.

“I hope [the meetings] make those who attend [feel] like they are helping their communities and making their voices heard,” said Hannon. “It is so easy now to feel frustrated with the current political climate and I want this to be a place where we can do something about those frustrations.”

Hannon believes that feminism is important and hopes the negative connotations associated with the word are coming to an end.

“Feminism is the belief in equality for all and I think finally some of the very effective slander against feminism as ‘man hating’ has started to fall off,” said Hannon. “Feminism is important because it holds that we are all equal and it fights to make that a reality for everyone…Feminists have always been about putting thoughts into action and that is what the world needs.”

The chapter meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Adezzo in Scranton.

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Vintage Frat is the life of the party on Instagram right now, possibly forever



Gone are the days of moms and dads knocking on wood that social media didn’t exist when they were young, dumb and figuring out the world. Remnants of debauchery from past generations are resurfacing on @vintagefrat, an Instagram account paying homage to legendary fraternity throwbacks.

Here’s some of the of the most lit pics from Vintage Fraternity. (Warning: You may see your mom or dad.)

“Hello Ladies, welcome to pledgeship. I’ll be your guide.”

Saturday’s are for the Brothers. 

Take a moment to respect the most legendary composite of all time. 

Daytona Beach ’89 was wild. #AskYourDad

There was always that one Brother who understood the meaning of life. 

Here’s why your dad’s friends call him Superman. 

And here’s when your dad met your mom. 

Reminding the children of the future that House Hounds need to be the focus of every fraternity house.

And here’s a reminder that Benny the Beaver was probably with your girl. 

Tribute to the Brother who didn’t even attend one class all semester.

Classic Spring Break transportation. 

Sure, Greek Life has it’s fair share of wild times.  

But @vintagefrat is a solid reminder that Greek Life is also a resume builder, putting students in positions that prepare them for the future. 

Mainly, Greek Life is about togetherness. #NeverForget #AskYourDad

Go follow @vintagefrat on Instagram and then follow @betterthantheweekend.

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15 Works of ART that will motivate you to get your life together PRONTO!



The internet is filled with motivational quotes aimed to inspire people to get off their phone and live their best life! If only double-tapping an inspirational quote on Insta would actually prompt due action to get the success you know you deserve, then everyone would be as rich and happy as Bob Saget.

Graphic design king Jeff Cole realized inspirational memes won’t do shit for your success unless their design is dope and their message doesn’t disappear after looking away from your phone. The vision needs to be a reminder in constant view. Right in front of your face. On your wall. Cole’s online canvas art company, Ikonick, has a collection of unique images that will likely give you the push you need to stop wanting a better life and commence action.(Better than the Weekend has three pieces hanging in the office.)

Here’s some that you may want to add to your wall.

You Can’t Deposit Excuses ATM

Stop Watching 


Level Up

Forbes List

Ingredient For Success & Success Marks The Spot

Money Hungry

No Risk. No Reward.

Mind Of A Hustler. Heart Of A King. 

Remember Why You Started


Nobody Cares

Leave Your Excuses At The Door

The entire collection can be viewed on or Instagram @ikonick.

Now go follow us on Instagram @betterthantheweekend. And then go call your mom and tell her you love her.


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Michelle Obama memoir ‘Becoming’ set for publication in November





Michelle Obama’s forthcoming memoir, “Becoming,” is set for worldwide release on Nov. 13, at which time the former first lady will embark on a global tour to promote the book, publisher Penguin Random House said on Sunday.

The volume fulfills half of the deal the company reached with former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife the month after he left office calling for the couple to each publish one book, reportedly for a sum worth more than $60 million.

Michelle Obama’s book will chronicle her life from a childhood growing up on Chicago’s South Side through her years inside the White House as a mother of two and the nation’s first African-American first lady, the publisher said.

“Writing ‘Becoming’ has been a deeply personal experience. It has allowed me, for the very first time, the space to honestly reflect on the unexpected trajectory of my life,” the former first lady said in a statement.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama gestures as she speaks during her visit to the U.S. Army Garrison at Vicenza, northern Italy, June 19, 2015. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

“Becoming” is to be published simultaneously in 24 languages around the world and will be released in the United States and Canada through the publisher’s Crown Publisher Group, according to Penguin Random House.

Michelle Obama, a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, will also read for the audio edition of the book, the publisher said. Details of a planned international book tour are to be announced at a later date.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks during the first session at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 25, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich

The same company also published Barack Obama’s three previous books — “Dreams of My Father,” “The Audacity of Hope” and “Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters.” His wife’s only previous book was a 2012 work on gardening, titled “American Grown,” which focused on her initiative to promote organic food and healthy eating.

The 44th U.S. president has yet to schedule his memoir under his latest Penguin Random House deal, a book that would presumably cover his time in the Oval Office.

Former U.S. President Barack Obama sits with former first lady Michelle Obama prior to the the unveiling of their portraits at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, U.S., February 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

The publisher has previously said that the Obamas, in keeping with their past practice, planned to donate a significant portion of their proceeds to charity, including the Obama Foundation.

Memoirs by former first ladies usually have sold well, according to the Washington Post, with notable works including Laura Bush’s “Spoken from the Heart” and Hillary Clinton’s “Living History.”

(Reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; editing by Richard Pullin)

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