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The Quiet Violence of the Unwanted Kiss

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In photos from last Thursday’s amfAR gala at Cannes, it might look like auction host Uma Thurman wasn’t perturbed by the surprise open-mouthed kiss she fielded from “playboy industrialist” and Fiat heir Lapo Elkann. With a gracious smile, she stood for the cameras as he pressed his sweaty face against hers and dangled his lit cigarette dangerously close to her updo.

Neo-Nazis Consider Taylor Swift Their “Aryan Goddess”

If her pop stardom ever stalls, Taylor Swift has another solid career option waiting in the wings: fascist dictator—or at least symbol of the fascist movement, if said fascists would not consent to being ruled over by a woman. Apparently,...Show More Summary

Brazil Says Its Record-Breaking Condom Provision Has Nothing to Do With Zika

Every other year, the Olympic Village—the complex that houses athletes, trainers, and officials for the duration of the games—doubles as a pop-up classroom in sex positivity. The world’s fittest people make infamously good use of their weeks in close proximity. Show More Summary

In Donald Trump’s New Attack Video, Bill Clinton Sucks a Cigar and Women Accuse Him of Rape

Donald Trump continued his attack on Hillary Clinton via Bill on Monday with a brief Instagram video featuring the voices of women who’ve accused the latter of rape and sexual assault.

Why a Woman Putting on a Chewbacca Mask is Facebook Live’s Most-Watched Video Ever

BuzzFeed’s exploding watermelon can take a hike. There’s a new most-watched Facebook Live video of all time (and by “all time,” I of course mean “the five-plus months since Facebook Live Video became available to non-celebrities”). The...Show More Summary

If You Left the Workforce to Have Children, It’s Better to Say So in a Job Interview

For women who step away from the workforce to have children, trying to return can come with anxieties. First and foremost: Do you ignore the résumé gap? Camouflage it with part-time or volunteer commitments? Pre-empt any questions by just telling the truth?

Cosmo’s Former Art Director Runs a Feminist Thrift Shop in Copenhagen

There is a radical feminist thrift store in Denmark run by the former art director of Cosmopolitan magazine. I learned this by accident. Taking a break from Women Deliver, a massive international women’s health conference taking place...Show More Summary

A Conversation with the Directors of Weiner

In June 2011, Rep. Anthony Weiner, D–New York, was caught in a sexting scandal. His initial response was to prevaricate, then to apologize, and finally to resign from Congress. Two years later, when memories of the New York Post’s penis-pun headlines had faded, Weiner attempted a comeback, staging a bid to become mayor of New York City. Show More Summary

Why Sex-Selective Abortion Bans Are Terrible for Women—and Unconstitutional

For decades, conservative legislators have worked to roll back abortion rights through laws ostensibly designed to protect women. Republicans across the country have successfully passed mandatory ultrasounds, waiting periods, and “informed consent” measures, as well as draconian clinic regulations obviously designed to shutter abortion providers. Show More Summary

The Debate Over Screen Time Is Really About Moms, Not Kids

As with so many hot-button issues in modern parenting, the controversy surrounding screen time often has more to do with mothers than with children. There is no scientific evidence that watching TV or playing with tablets is inherently bad for children over the age of two. Show More Summary

Oklahoma’s Bill to Make Abortion a Felony Is a Stupid Gambit the State Can’t Afford

Oklahoma’s legislature passed a bill on Thursday to make the provision of abortion a felony in the state. Lawmakers in most red states are at least nominally surreptitious in their efforts to undermine Roe v. Wade, claiming that their...Show More Summary

Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser’s Child Is Part of Hollywood’s Secret-Baby Boom

Hollywood is a competitive place, where everyone always wants to be richer, thinner, and tanner than the next person. The latest contest? Who can keep their baby the most hidden from the prying eyes of paparazzi and the American pub...

You Really Must Read Adrian Grenier’s Captivating Essay About His Empathy for Whales

Adrian Grenier is most well-known as the star of the mid-2000s HBO bro-fest Entourage. But the luxuriously tressed actor wants you to know that he is nothing like the hard-partying young superstar he played on that show. “While my character,...Show More Summary

South Carolina Pro-Lifers Just Passed a Ban on Abortion at 20 Weeks—and They’re Not Done Yet

South Carolina’s Republican-controlled legislature voted late Tuesday night to pass a bill banning abortion at 20 weeks post-fertilization. The rationale for the bill, which Governor Nikki Haley has indicated that she will sign, is the scientifically baseless claim that fetuses develop the ability to feel pain at 20 weeks’ gestation. Show More Summary

Trump Says Everyone Misunderstood His Quote About Punishing Women for Abortion. Yeah, Right.

Donald Trump is not sorry, but also, he didn’t say what you thought he said. You definitely heard wrong! You’re the one who should apologize.

Americans Are Filing More Lawsuits Alleging Caregiver Discrimination. Here’s Why.

New research from the University of California, Hastings’ Center for WorkLife Law finds a 269 percent increase in lawsuits alleging family responsibilities discrimination in the last decade, compared to the previous decade. These findings...Show More Summary

Republicans Really Need to Stop Witholding Zika Funding

It’s almost tempting to believe that Congressional Republicans have stopped reading the news about Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that can cause the severe birth defect microcephaly. If they’ve been keeping informed, it would seem that...Show More Summary

Insights From the Spiritual Autobiography of Khloé Kardashian

For a family often charged with provoking the end of Western civilization, the Kardashians have always been surprisingly religious. Matriarch Kris Jenner hand-picked the pastor for the family’s evangelical church in Los Angeles, Kim has said has said she tithes 10 percent of her income, and the family is often photographed attending Sunday services together.

All the Gory Details Of Trump’s Attack on Megyn Kelly

Tuesday night, Megyn Kelly will sit down for a one-hour conversation with the man who has called her “crazy,” “sick,” “overrated,” and a “lightweight” journalist—we're speaking, of course, about Donald Trump. For the Fox News anchor,...Show More Summary

You Don’t Need Another Wearable Device to Tell You When to Change Your Tampon

There is a hot new way to figure out whether you need to change your tampon, and it involves a high-tech key fob that will tell you, via Bluetooth connection, whether the clump of cotton inside you has reached a saturation point and needs to be changed. The wearable is called, of course, my.Flow. Was taken?

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