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Is It OK to Mock Donald Trump for Being Fat?

If there were an Advent calendar of Donald Trump’s shortcomings for the months leading up to the election, “lifelong disgust for women’s bodies” would be behind this week’s little door. Since Monday’s presidential debate, conversations...Show More Summary

How Donald Trump Measures a Woman’s Worth

Earlier this year, it seemed like Donald Trump was going to try to use Bill Clinton’s infidelities against Hillary Clinton. “She’s married to a man who was the worst abuser of women in the history of politics,” Trump said at a rally in Spokane, Washington. Show More Summary

Why “Fed is Best” is Better Than “Breast is Best”

The breast is best ideology is so ubiquitous, so sneakily persuasive, that even those determined to remain open-minded to feeding options are overcome with guilt and panic when they press that first bottle of formula against their newborn’s lips. Show More Summary

Reddit’s Vendetta Against St. Ives Apricot Scrub Is a Dermatological Inspiration

Some of us around the office have recently become devotees of /r/SkincareAddiction, a subreddit for people who want to achieve both clear skin—and the moral high ground that comes with it—through the maintenance of a meticulous, multistep skincare routine. Show More Summary

Male Entrepreneur Advises Women to Disguise Their Gender If They Want Success

Of the thousands of pieces of advice for wannabe entrepreneurs, one of the most consistent is that it’s crucial to develop a personal brand. “Customers buy from people, not from a company,” after all. “We are in the digital age and there is little room to be silent about who we are and the businesses we are involved in.”

Poll: Swing-State Voters Less Likely to Vote for Candidates Who Attack Planned Parenthood

The majority of voters in five important swing states say they are less likely to vote for candidates who try to defund Planned Parenthood, according to a new survey from Public Policy Polling. In Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina,...Show More Summary

Managers Are Afraid to Give Women Negative Feedback—Until Women Ask for Promotions

Another day, another study showing that sexism is responsible for the earning and achievement gap between men and women in the workplace. Earlier this month, Australian researchers published a study showing that “women ask for wage increases...Show More Summary

Sabrina the Teenage Witch Is Now Heading Gary Johnson’s Campaign in Connecticut

The fates are smiling on third-party presidential candidate Gary Johnson this week. It once seemed that the libertarian darling stood no chance against the organizational heft and overflowing coffers of the Trump and Clinton machines, that nothing short of a miracle could land him in the White House. Unfortunately, miracles are made-up—but, luckily for Johnson, magic is real.

More Kids Are Dressing Up as Superheroes Than Princesses for Halloween

According to a survey from the National Retail Federation, this Halloween, more kids will dress up as action stars and superheroes than princesses for the first time in 12 years. With its recent poll of 6,791 Americans, the NRF predicts that more than 3 million children will wear hero costumes for trick-or-treating next month.

The Cost of Child Care in America Is Even More Outrageous Than You Thought

One of the stranger policy twists in this very strange election season is that the high cost of child care has become a favorite talking point for both the Democratic and Republican nominees for president. Hillary Clinton proposes capping child care expenses at 10 percent of a family’s income. Show More Summary

Why Did Trump Bring Up Rosie O’Donnell of All People in the Debate?

In Monday night’s debate, Donald Trump ticked off some of the accomplishments that qualify him to lead our nation: He has had big-league success in the business world, he was against the Iraq war (ish), and he and he alone has protected our country from the longstanding threat that is Rosie O’Donnell. Show More Summary

Helpful Critiques of Hillary Clinton’s Mouth Shape From Men Watching the Debate

Monday night’s presidential debate looked and sounded like a tiff between a petulant, sociopathic toddler and the world’s most patient, cool-headed teacher. Hillary Clinton was unflappable, maintaining a calm, slightly condescending smile while Donald Trump dribbled out bits of wordstuff. Show More Summary

This Ice Cream Shop Came Up With Two Candidate-Themed Flavors That Don’t Trivialize the Election

Every fall of an election year, like clockwork, the candidate-themed food and drinks start appearing. In 2000, 7-Eleven introduced its unscientific 7-Election poll, allowing customers to choose between Bush- and Gore-labeled cups for their coffee. Show More Summary

Muslims Should Praise Hijabi Journalist Noor Tagouri, Not Criticize Her

Last year, Playboy made a public decision to shake nude photographs from the brand. The announcement was initially met by skepticism, but since then, the magazine has successfully enhanced the place of actual journalism within its pages. Show More Summary

At the First Presidential Debate, Hillary Proves She’s Got This

When Democrats started panicking in the fall of 2008, a popular meme emerged showing a steely-faced Barack Obama and the words “Everyone chill the fuck out, I got this!” It spoke to liberals’ admiration, at times bordering on awe, for his temperament, his deep abiding steadiness. Show More Summary

Clinton Shaming Trump for His Alleged “Miss Piggy” Comment Was Maybe Her Best Moment

Near the end of Monday night’s first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton had one of her best moments of the night when she called out Donald Trump for his long history of horrible statements about women.

In a Debate-Long Power Move, Clinton Only Called Trump “Donald”

Donald Trump has never held political office, which explains a lot of his misconceptions about executive power and his forgetfulness re: the existence of Congress. And, since that means he's never held an official title, it also gives Hillary Clinton a nice tool for undermining Trump’s swagger. Show More Summary

Leave the Hot Moms Alone

Like a good many New York Post trend pieces, the recent one about “hot moms [who] love to strut their stuff at school drop-off” has a whiff of manufactured controversy about it. The thesis of the story—that more and more moms these days...Show More Summary

An Arizona Boys’ Soccer Team Refused to Play a Team With Girls for Religious Reasons

God has offered many divine tips about how people should conduct themselves here on Earth. According to the heavenly stewards of Faith Christian School in Mesa, Arizona, one of God’s ground rules for life is that mankind should not engage in sport with or against womankind.

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