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The Mall of America’s Writer-in-Residence Contest Is Capitalism’s Answer to the WPA

A moody short story of tchotchkes and psychosexual obsession set at a Spencer’s gift store. A poem that captures the desultory mood of a Cinnabon at midafternoon. A novella concerned with the lives and loves of the staff and regulars at one Rainforest Café over the course of a year. Show More Summary

The Sexism Described in Uber Employee’s Report Is Why Women Leave Tech—Or Don’t Enter at All

Uber is staging a major PR defense for the second time in recent weeks after a former employee published a detailed account of persistent sexual harassment and discrimination she allegedly faced while working as an engineer at the company. Show More Summary

Feminism Is the Latest High-Fashion Trend

Shirts proclaiming feminist slogans are standard issue for many college students, but who would have predicted that they would become a key trend on the runway? Woke couture sent out its first shoots last year, when Dior designer Maria...Show More Summary

The House Voted to Make It Easier for States to Defund Planned Parenthood

The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to repeal a rule Barack Obama signed in December as a hail-Mary effort to protect Planned Parenthood from GOP defunding efforts. The rule reiterates that state governments may not blockShow More Summary

Female Alumni of Top Colleges Still Make Less Money Than Men From Non-Selective Schools

Male alumni of elite universities can expect a substantial salary advantage over peers from less selective institutions. But the gender wage gap is wide enough to put women who graduated from even the country’s best colleges behind men who graduated from the least selective ones.

Job-Creator Trump Is Destroying Jobs at Refugee Resettlement Agencies

One of Donald Trump’s most consistent promises to the American people is that he will create jobs. This week, one of his policies destroyed them.

Don’t Believe Playboy’s Latest Attempt to Pretend Its Nudity Is Progressive and Cool

Playboy’s attempt to quit nude photo spreads didn’t last long. The magazine published the first non-nude issue in its 63-year history in March 2016, and just one year later, it’s reversing course. Cooper Hefner, founder Hugh Hefner’s son and the company’s new chief creative officer, tweeted on Monday that nudity will return to Playboy in its March/April 2017 issue.

Obamacare Saved Marriages From “Medical Divorce”

Divorce is rarely a sunny event, but so-called “medical divorce” is a particularly heartbreaking phenomenon. When one member of a couple under age 65 is diagnosed with a debilitating long-term illness, it can be financially responsible—even...Show More Summary

Andrew Puzder’s Ex-Wife on Oprah in 1990: His Physical Abuse Caused Permanent Damage

The ex-wife of Andrew Puzder, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor, appeared in disguise on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 1990 and said the Carl’s Jr. CEO “vowed revenge” after she accused him of domestic abuse.

New Study Suggests Delayed Pregnancy Could Yield Kids With Stronger Cognitive Abilities

Women in the U.S. continue to have children later and later in their lives, with the average woman approaching 30 for her first pregnancy. With more advanced motherhood has comes better average wages and educational levels for the mothers, alongside anxiety over riskier pregnancies. Show More Summary

Melinda Gates Credits Contraception With Her Personal and Professional Success

In its annual letter published Tuesday, the Gates Foundation reports on the impact of its initiative to get contraception into the hands of women around the world. Placing contraceptives alongside vaccines as “one of the greatest lifesaving...Show More Summary

When Melania Trump Is Thanking You for “Support[ing] Women,” Something Is Very Wrong

Let's try to sort out what’s going on with Emily Ratajkowski and Melania Trump. OK, so Melania Trump, you’ll recall, is our embattled first lady. And Ratajkowski you might know from her breakout performance in the “Blurred Lines” music video and movies like Gone Girl and We Are Your Friends. Show More Summary

Why Oklahoma’s Anti-Abortion Fetal “Host” Bill Is So Noxiously Unconstitutional

The constitutional doctrine that protects a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy is often diluted into an abstraction. We frequently discuss how the 14 th Amendment prohibits anti-abortion laws, but we seldom explain why. Even the...Show More Summary

EEOC Continues Fight Against Trans Discrimination Despite “Administration-Related Changes”

On Friday, the EEOC filed an appeal in a critical trans rights case, quashing—at least temporarily—concerns that the agency would withdraw from the litigation and affirming that it will continue to fight on behalf of LGBTQ employees from the time being.

Florida Bill Letting Women Sue Doctors for Terminating Their Pregnancies Passes Out of Subcommittee

A Florida bill letting women sue the doctors who performed their abortions for emotional distress—up to 10 years after obtaining the procedure—passed out of subcommittee on Thursday by a 10-6 vote. Should the bill become law, all doctors who terminate a pregnancy in Florida will open themselves up to a decade of liability. Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos Needn’t Look Further Than Michigan to Understand Why Free, High-Quality Pre-K Is Possible and Necessary

It’s hard to determine what is more frightening about new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Is it the issues she has opinions about? Or is it those she seems to lack an opinion on, and perhaps even an understanding of? Among the many...Show More Summary

After Utah Rejects Comprehensive Sex Ed, Porn Site Offers Sex-Ed Videos to Utahns

After Utah lawmakers rejected a bill that would have provided an alternative to its abstinence-based approach to sexual education in schools on Monday, a surprising organization stepped in to fill the educational gap: a porn site.

A 1979 German Photo Book Traces Manspreading Back to Ancient Civilizations

Though the term manspreading is a recent addition to the personal-is-political feminist lexicon, the posture itself has a history that spans centuries and continents. Compare Michelangelo’s David, extending his marble leg in nude confidence, to the Venus de Milo, coyly angling her knee toward her other leg. Show More Summary

Will Saturday’s “Defund Planned Parenthood” Rallies Be Dwarfed by Pro-Choice Counterprotests?

Donald Trump’s presidency doesn’t augur well for Planned Parenthood—but his ascendancy has prompted an enthusiastic new wave of activism on its behalf. In the first month after the election, the organization received more than 315,000 donations, more than 82,000 of them given in the name of staunchly anti-abortion Vice President Mike Pence. Show More Summary

Paying Low-Income Moms to Breastfeed Might Raise Breastfeeding Rates, But Is It Ethical?

The benefits of breastfeeding are often exaggerated, but everyone can agree that women should have the resources to breastfeed their infants if they so choose. Unfortunately, many women don’t have those resources, which is part of the reason that low-income women are far less likely to breastfeed than their wealthier counterparts. Show More Summary

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