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Radical Life of The First Lady of New York (Video)

Wowwwww! So THAT’S how Broadly is gonna start this episode on The First Lady of New York? Click play and you’ll see. Don’t misuse this 10 minutes of your day…watch this clip! Starts with shocking (for some) commentary, but gets into some frank and earnest discussion with Chirlane McCray over a variety of societal issues.

Broadly sits down with Chirlane McCray in Gracie Mansion to talk media scrutiny, sexual fluidity, breaking down the stigma around mental illness, and having radical politics in one of the nation’s oldest houses of political power.

When you hear ‘First Lady’ you think Michelle Obama, of course. But McCray has some real things to say. This clip may well make you add her to your short list.

(Sexual fluidity. Okay, gotta add that to the vocab.)

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The Land of No Men: Inside Kenya’s Women-Only Village (Video)

Where the foothills of Mount Kenya merge into the desert, the people of Samburu have maintained a strict patriarchy for over 500 years in northern Kenya. That is, until 25 years ago, when Rebecca Lolosoli founded Umoja village as a safe haven for the region’s women. Umoja, which means “unity” in Swahili, is quite literally a no man’s land, and the matriarchal refuge is now home to the Samburu women who no longer want to suffer abuses, like genital mutilation and forced marriages, at the hands of men.

VICE Broadly’s Michelle De Swarte visited Umoja (and the villages it inspired to also start their own women-only societies) to meet with the women who were fed up with living in a violent patriarchy.

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