Hunny of the Week 12/1: Amy Schumer
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Hunny of the Week 12/1: Amy Schumer

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

It's no secret that we love Amy Schumer. She's hilarious and we live by her infamous quote, "I'm 160 pounds and I can catch a dick whenever I want."

But our favorite funny girl has taken it one step further, baring it (almost) all in the 2016 Pirelli calendar, along with other big-name women like Serena Williams, Yoko Ono and Patti Smith, photographed by none other than Annie Leibovitz.

Schumer wore just underwear and heels, baring her bod in a classic "I don't give a fuck" fashion, and the best part? The caption. Here's her tweet.

#slay. And whether you think she looks good or not, Amy's making it clear. She doesn't care.

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Hunny of the Week: Emma Watson 2/23

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

After watching her transformation on and off the screen throughout the Harry Potter series, it's safe to say that I developed a personal connection and admiration for Emma Watson. Five years since the release of the final film, this brilliant Hunny of the week has cast an even stronger spell over us all with her public decision to take a year off from acting to focus on learning more about feminism.

Awarded the position of UN Women Goodwill ambassador in 2014, Watson is no newbie to feminist projects. She is a staunch activist for the UN Women's HeForShe campaign, a solidarity movement that promotes gender equality. And girlfriend is only 25.

Read Watson's interview with bell hooks [sic], renowned social activist and feminist, here. Having two of the most badass women out there admit their girl crushes for each other while also discussing their experiences with feminism and "celebrity activism"? YES.

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Hunny of the Week 3/1: Lady Gaga

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

From her Pokerface days to her Super Bowl 50 performance, Gaga has always 'lived for the applause' as a badass female, performer, and social activist. And though she may not have brought home an Oscar on Sunday, she won our Hunny of the Week with her show-stopping performance of Til It Happens to You, which was nominated for "Best Original Song".

This provocative and moving song was co-written by Gaga for the CNN documentary The Hunting Ground, which addresses the rise of sexual assault on college campuses across the U.S.

Gaga, also a survivor of sexual violence, brought the audience to tears with her powerful performance as she was joined by a group of survivors on stage in solidarity.

But this performance isn't the only way Lady Gaga is speaking out about sexual assault. When Vice President Joe Biden introduced Gaga at her Oscars performance, he also introduced viewers to the It's On Us campaign, a personal pledge to: "help keep women and men safe from sexual assault" and "a promise not to be a bystander to the problem, but to be a part of the solution."

The campaign is focused on the collective role that all of us have to stop sexual assault, particularly on college campuses. Current studies find one in five women will be sexually assaulted while at college, but only 13 percent of survivors will report it. Schools across the nation have been taking the pledge to change the culture and conversation around sexual assault, so that everyone is informed and sees it as their responsibility to take part in ending it.

I'm proud to say that the Oberlin College Athletics and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) took the pledge to become a part of the solution . I'm a firm believer that prevention education is an integral part of the collective action to end sexual violence.

Having stars like Gaga bring awareness to sexual assault and the It's On Us campaign are an important step to empowering individuals and stopping campus assault. It's time to step up and take the pledge with this Hunny.

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Hunny of the Week 1/26: Maya Rudolph

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

Maya Rudolph was asked, oh-so-originally, 20 questions by Marie Claire and the softball queries included everything from "when she last felt beautiful" to "what song makes you cry?" *falls asleep*

Rudolph is in the middle of promoting Sisters so she has answered these inane questions about 1,000 times in the past few months. Press circuits can be incredibly repetitive and draining--and it looks like Maya is pretty tired of it.

Some gems from this sleepy interview include her answer to "What's one thing you're epically bad at?"

Rudolf answered: "Nothing. I'm literally good at everything I put my mind to. Just kidding, I suck at ice skating."

Girl does NGAF.

The whole list is great, but I'll leave you with this gem:

"What are the three qualities that got you where you were today?"

Rudolf: "That sex tape I made, my reality show about me and my family, and my line of canine clip-on weaves." I can hear Maya's eyes rolling through the whole interview. Also, I want to hang out with her.

Here is the whole hilariously sarcastic post and here is the promo for Sisters which is actually pretty funny, but I'm drunk so everything is pretty funny right now.

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Hunny of the Week 5/17: Nicola Thorp

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

Imagine: You go to your first day of work in the *post college real world* only to be abruptly sent home by your supervisor WITHOUT PAY because - wait for it - you weren't wearing heels.

This happened to Nicola Thorp, who we are tabbing Hunny of the Week for standing up to the sexist demands and creating a petition entitled "Make it illegal for a company to require women to wear high heels to work."

Sounds like a reasonable demand to me. I could barely manage prom in heels, let alone every single work day.

And we're not talking about a top model runway job, where heels are part of the profession. Thorp, who lives in London, is a receptionist for PwC, a corporate finance company. Her supervisor sent her home on her first day for wearing flats, demanding she have 2-4 inch heels for work.

In an interview with BBC Radio London, Thorp made it clear that she made sure her supervisor knew of its discriminatory uniform practice.

"I said, 'If you can give me a reason as to why wearing flats would impair me to do my job today, then fair enough', but they couldn't. I was expected to do a nine-hour shift on my feet escorting clients to meeting rooms. I said I just won't be able to do that in heels."

When Thorp asked if a male coworker could be forced to wear heels during the same shift, she said the supervisor laughed in her face. Yet another reasonable request on Thorp's part, demonstrating pretty explicit sexism. Not to mention that heels can be incredibly bad for your health.

After speaking with friends about the work malpractice, Thorp decided to further pursue the issue with her petition, which states:

"It's still legal in the UK for a company to require female members of staff to wear high heels at work against their will.... Dress code laws should be changed so that women have the option to wear flat formal shoes at work, if they wish. Current formal work dress codes are outdated and sexist."

We completely stand by Thorp's statements, along with over 137,000 other people who have already signed the petition, both men and women. If you want to wear heels, go for it! But it should be a choice, not a requirement.

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Hunny of the Week 11/17

Hunny /[huhn-ee] / noun: a badass bitch who's not just hot: she's funny, smart, strong, and\or ambitious.

This week's Hunny is Holly Holm, who took down undefeated reigning UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey on Saturday, just 59 seconds into the second round.

And it's a big deal: People are calling it the "biggest upset" in UFC history, and it's garnering attention from everyone from Donald Trump to Lady Gaga. #random.

Best feeling in the world. Still trying to process and take it all in. There aren't enough words to express what I am feeling. Thank you @ufc for the opportunity and most of all thank you to my team for believing in me. All the hours in the gym and all the years of dedication to help me get to this moment. This is a priceless moment and I could not have done this on my own. @mmacoachwink its been 17 years and one hell of a ride. Let's see where it goes from here! Greg Jackson and @izzystylewrestling ... My transition to mma would not be possible without you. All of the coaching and teammates @jacksonwink_mma ...... You are my family and love you all so much! I only hope to make you proud and be a good champion. And to all of my fans..... I would not be able to live the dream without you. Much love to you all!! Big hugs to everyone! #ANDNEW ?

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Holm is now 10-0 in the UFC, proving once and for all that strong is the new skinny.

And this.

Not only is Holly a badass fighter and the new internet superstar she's also apparently really, really nice.

Also: girlfriend's braids on fleek.