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URL :http://www.doublex.com/
Filed Under:Issues & Causes / Feminism
Posts on Regator:8412
Posts / Week:24.6
Archived Since:June 9, 2008

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Non-Traditional Families Are The New Tradition

Christmas is a time of nostalgia for Victorian imagery, ‘40s-style crooner songs, and the idealized 1950s family image of two parents, two kids, and a dog. But if watching the inexplicably famous Holderness family celebrating the corny...Show More Summary

The Year of Truly Awful Celebrity Sex Scandal

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

The Year Disney Realized Women Can Do More Than Fall In Love

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

Want to Reduce the Abortion Rate? Support IUDs.

One of the ongoing battles in the fight over abortion is the question of what’s behind the declining abortion rate in the United States. Anti-abortion activists understandably want to attribute the decline to a rise in abortion restrictions,...Show More Summary

The Year People Started Caring About Online Harassment

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

The Year Cheerleaders Fought Back

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

Meet Paul Nungesser, the Accused Student At the Center of the Fight Over Campus Rape

This year, Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz became an emblem for how colleges mistreat victims of sexual assault on campus. After Sulkowicz reported an alleged rape to the Columbia administration and the college found the accused...Show More Summary

A Week of “Good News” Shows How Bad Christian Women Leaders Still Have It

It was a big week for female religious leaders. Last Tuesday, the Vatican ended its six-year investigation into the lives of American nuns with an approving report. And, on Wednesday, the Church of England appointed its first female bishop. Show More Summary

The Year Having Kids Became a Frivolous Luxury

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

Should Journalists Report on Sexual Assaults Before Charges Are Filed?

In July, a Houston teenager named Jada went to a party, passed out, and woke up to discover that she may have been sexually assaulted—after she saw photos of the event plastered all over the internet. One photograph, of Jada naked on the floor, spread across social media in the form of a viral joke. Show More Summary

The Year Network TV Finally Let Us See Natural Black Hair

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

The Year We Asked the NFL, Budweiser, and TV Land to Solve Violence Against Women

As 2014 comes to a close, DoubleX is looking back on the year that was—the stories we covered and missed that captivated, puzzled, enraged, and delighted us.

The Alarming Inaccuracy of Prenatal Testing  

When I was pregnant with my first child, I got an important call from my doctor’s office. I remember very little of the specifics aside from where I was standing (on the sidewalk, outside of a management training seminar I had to do for work), and the dread I felt as the call proceeded. Show More Summary

Conservatives Believe Contraception Is Abortion Only When It's Politically Convenient

In recent years, there has been a surge in energy behind the conservative argument that some forms of birth control are tantamount to abortion. Anti-choice activists have taken to saying that emergency contraception and IUDs work byShow More Summary

Wisconsin Is Throwing Pregnant Women in Jail to Protect "Unborn Children"

Last week I wrote about the escalating trend toward arresting women who use illegal drugs while pregnant, even when the science indicates that legal drugs like tobacco and alcohol do the same or more proven harm to babies than opioids and methamphetamine. Show More Summary

A Short History of Songs About Masturbation

The subject of Nicki Minaj's new song, "Feeling Myself," is not exactly hidden. Released last week, the collaboration with Beyoncé for Minaj's upcoming record includes lyrics like: “Bitch, never left but I’m back at it / And I’m feelin’...Show More Summary

Feminism Can Stand Without Jackie

I’m told that this has been a bad couple of weeks for the anti-rape movement. “Rolling Stone just wrecked an incredible year of progress for rape victims,” Arielle Duhaime-Ross wrote at the Verge last week. Since the magazine’s November...Show More Summary

It's Not Just a Boy Problem: Black Girls Are Suspended at Higher Rates Than White Girls

According to data from the Office for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Education, while white girls at public schools are suspended at a relatively low rate of two percent, black girls face an astounding 12 percent rate of suspension. Show More Summary

The Long and Controversial History of the National Women's History Museum, Which Still Does Not Exist

A national museum on women's history seems like it would be the sort of thing that everyone could get behind, until you consider how fraught so much of women's history actually is. The idea for the museum first started in 1996, with the formation of a foundation advocating for its existence, and they've been slowly building support for it ever since. Show More Summary

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