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American Leftists Need to Pay More Attention to Rojava

There is an astonishing story in Sunday’s New York Times about Rojava, a Kurdish region in Northern Syria that’s ruled by militant feminist anarchists. Rojava’s constitution enshrines gender equality and religious freedom. An official...Show More Summary

Charli XCX Attempts to Define Feminism for Pop Music in a New Film

It’s been more than a year since Beyoncé placed her flawless self in front of an enormous, glowing “FEMINIST” sign, but the music industry has only just started grappling with the term, according to Charli XCX. In a new BBC documentary...Show More Summary

When It Comes to Men and Parental Leave, Modeling Matters

Last week, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg announced his plan to take two months of paternity leave after his wife Priscilla Chan gives birth. Compare that to Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, who is expecting twins at the end of the year: She says she’ll be “taking limited time away and working throughout.”

How to Have an Altruistic Thanksgiving

It may be harder than usual to get into the holiday mindset this year, after a month of watching governors grandstand about their desire to turn away Syrian refugees while Black Lives Matter protesters are being shot by homegrown terrorists. Show More Summary

Anyone Who Opposes Abortion for Rape Survivors Should Watch This Jessica Jones Scene

In a way, Netflix’s Jessica Jones is one long commentary on rape survival. The 13-episode series follows the self-reliant, deeply troubled titular semi-superhero as she grapples with traumatic memories of her repeated assaults and their aftermath. Show More Summary

Katy Perry’s H&M Christmas Video is a Nausea-Inducing Pile of Creepy

If your Thanksgiving turkey comes laced with magic-mushroom stuffing this Thursday, your post-feast visions won’t be half as grotesque as Katy Perry’s holiday H&M commercial. The two-minute video features Perry dancing around with jazz hands and wide eyes like an evil Rockette in a slew of sparkly costumes, singing her new Christmas song, “Every Day is a Holiday.”

Planned Parenthood Strikes Back Against Texas Medicaid Ban With a Federal Lawsuit

The Texas government’s blitz on women’s health hit a snag yesterday, when Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit against state officials for kicking the organization out of the Texas Medicaid program without just cause. Along with...Show More Summary

Delightful Fashion Advice from Female Meteorologists (and Why They All Wear the Same Dress)

Over the weekend, for perhaps the first time in the history of the Internet, meteorologist fashion went viral. One woman posted an Amazon link to an inexpensive, brightly colored dress in a Facebook group for women TV meteorologists about a month ago. Show More Summary

We’ve Got 118 Years Until We Close the Gender Pay Gap, Study Says

“Not in my lifetime,” goes the tired refrain about the social changes we’d most like to see. Well, according to a new study from the World Economic Forum, that mantra is accurate when it comes to the global gender pay gap, which is projected to persist for another 118 years.

The U.S. Rate of Incarcerated Women is Shockingly High, and Rising

Though it’s home to only 5 percent of the world’s female population, the U.S. claims nearly 30 percent of the world’s women in prison. That's according to a startling new report from the Prison Policy Initiative.

Jenny McCarthy Applies Her Anti-Science Quacktivism to Charlie Sheen’s HIV Status

“Ick,” declared famous science skeptic Jenny McCarthy on her SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday. Charlie Sheen had revealed his HIV-positive status in conversation with Matt Lauer on the Today Show, which made McCarthy think back on the...Show More Summary

Scandal’s Take on Abortion and the Planned Parenthood Fight Was Perfect

Mellie Grant took a few cues from Wendy Davis in Thursday night’s episode of Scandal. With bare feet, a full bladder, and a hefty binder full of words, the former first lady and current senator from Virginia staged a 16-hour filibuster over reproductive rights. Show More Summary

Spotify Took Major Action on Paid Parental Leave. Now, It’s America's Turn.

Today, Spotify announced an ample new paid-leave plan for working parents. Any full-time Spotify employee can now take up to six months of 100 percent paid leave, either all at once or split into three sections, from 60 days before their child’s arrival to the child’s third birthday. Show More Summary

Where C-Sections Are Most Common in the U.S. and Why They’re Performed

For a procedure so common, there’s surprisingly little information about how, why, and where Cesarean sections are performed. Last year, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data placed the U.S. C-section rate at 32.2 percent, with a higher rate for women of color than for white women. Show More Summary

Josh Duggar Shame Spiral Continues with Allegations That He Assaulted a Porn Actress During Sex

Josh Duggar, he of the Christian fundamentalist worldview and secret Ashley Madison account, is facing a lawsuit after allegedly “manhandling” a porn actress during two instances of consensual sex. The actress, Danica Dillon, is asking for $500,000 in damages, asserting that Duggar caused her physical and emotional trauma.

This Woman Wore an American Flag Hijab on Fox News. That’s a Revolutionary Act.

On Tuesday night, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly brought Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson on The Kelly File to defend the candidate’s suggestion that he’d shut down American mosques to fight terrorism. On the flipside, Kelly invited Republican...Show More Summary

The Hollywood Reporter Explains Its All-White Actresses Roundtable. It’s Awkward.

Every year, the Hollywood Reporter coats itself in the gold lacquer of awards-season glamour with its actor and actresses roundtables, featuring some of the most esteemed performers from the most buzzed-about recent films. The starsShow More Summary

Men Eat Nearly Twice as Much Pizza When They're Eating With Women

Cornell researchers have an important piece of advice for buffet patrons: “Calm down when eating with the opposite sex.” After spending two weeks watching 105 adults have lunch at an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet, the authors of a new study found that men who dined with at least one woman ate nearly twice as much pizza as men who ate with other men.

At Least 100,000 Women Have Attempted Self-Induced Abortions in Texas

Texas is giving us a vision of what our dystopian future might look like under a defanged Roe v. Wade. The state’s onerous HB2 anti-abortion law, over which Wendy Davis staged her famous filibuster, has contributed to the closure of 23 abortion clinics since it was introduced in 2013. Show More Summary

What Women Want, According to “Female-Friendly” Restaurants

Ladies of Virginia, your table is ready! A new Ashburn outpost of Matchbox, a D.C.-area wood-fired pizza chain, promises a menu that’s more “female friendly” than ever. Do women pay 77 percent of the list price, to account for the national wage gap? Can women servers take orders from customers without sexually charged comments attached? Nope. There are salads, though!

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