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A New Commemorative Coin Depicts Lady Liberty as a Black Woman, and It’s Gorgeous

To commemorate its 225 th anniversary, the U.S. Mint has introduced a collectors’ coin that marks a significant departure from every other American coin: It depicts Lady Liberty as a black woman. In an image designed by Justin Kunz,Show More Summary

Right-Wing Trolls Harass Asian-American Journalists for Video of Totally Different Woman

“There’s a joke among Asian Americans that people think we all look the same,” Washington Post homepage editor Doris Truong wrote on Thursday afternoon. “That joke became my own personal Pizzagate late Wednesday.”

Senate GOP Shoots Down Proposed Protection for Maternity Coverage, Free Contraception

After 1 a.m. on Thursday, Senate Republicans blocked a series of amendments that would have safeguarded individual parts of the Affordable Care Act that are popular among voters across the political spectrum. Democrats had proposed measures...Show More Summary

Why Is Bullet Journaling Popular? It Makes You Feel Productive for Doing Just About Anything.

It’s January, the time of year when simply everyone is suddenly committed to whipping themselves into shape, eating healthily, and getting organized. If my inbox is any indication, gyms and diet programs have made heavy investments in marketing this month, but when it comes to productivity, we’re on our own. Show More Summary

Monopoly Is Having Fans Vote on New Playing Pieces. One of Them Should Be an IUD.

In a nod to the rise of crowdsourcing, Hasbro is calling on fans to vote on which new tokens Monopoly should introduce to join its classic wheelbarrow, top hat, thimble, and other playing pieces. Through Jan. 31, you can go to More Summary

The House of Representatives Just Passed a Health Care Bill That’s Actually Good for Women

Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will likely mean very bad things for women’s health. We stand to lose insurance coverage of contraception and maternal and newborn care. But the majority-Republican House...Show More Summary

The Women’s March on Washington Has Released an Unapologetically Progressive Platform

The Women’s March on Washington has released its official policy platform, a far-reaching four-page statement that takes clear stances on reproductive rights, immigration reform, and worker’s issues.

Liberals, Don’t Let Donald Trump Tarnish L.L. Bean’s Sterling Brand Reputation

This week in Donald Trump tweets with a long backstory: Thursday morning, the president-elect wrote on Twitter, “Thank you to Linda Bean of L.L.Bean for your great support and courage. People will support you even more now. Buy L.L.Bean.”...Show More Summary

Germany Considers Requiring Salary Transparency to Address Gender Wage Gap

Government leaders in Germany have approved a proposed bill that would take steps to close the nation’s gender wage gap, one of the highest in Europe. The bill would require medium- and large-sized companies to increase salary transparency,...Show More Summary

Ugh, the Pope Told a Story About a Woman Who Had an Abortion to Preserve Her Figure

A few months ago, Pope Francis announced that the sin of abortion can now be forgiven by any Catholic priest, as opposed to requiring the approval of a higher-ranking bishop. Without softening the church’s position that abortion is a grave sin, the move was in keeping with the tone of practical mercy that has defined this papacy.

Why Nobody Got Outraged When Obama Said His Kids Are His Greatest Accomplishment

Last spring, Beyoncé told Garage magazine that she considers having a child her greatest achievement yet. “Out of everything I’ve accomplished,” she said, “my proudest moment hands down was when I gave birth to my daughter Blue.” This statement incited a fair amount of chatter, much of it disapproving, on the internet. Show More Summary

This 4-Year-Old Honorary Librarian May Already Have Read More Books Than You

The news out of Washington, D.C. is dominated by dispiriting dispatches from the confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees and Trump’s dystopian announcement that he has no plans to neutralize his many conflicts of interest once he ascends to the highest office in the land. Show More Summary

New York May Force Insurers to Fully Cover Birth Control Even If Obamacare Gets Repealed

New York’s attorney general is making moves to protect no-cost access to contraception in the event that a Republican-controlled Congress and a Trump-controlled executive branch roll back the current contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

In 1986, Coretta Scott King Said Jeff Sessions Posed a Threat to “Fulfilling My Husband’s Dream”

As a U.S. attorney in Alabama, Jeff Sessions harassed black voters with prosecution, doing “what the local sheriffs accomplished twenty years ago with clubs and cattle prods,” according to a letter Coretta Scott King wrote in 1986.

Like So Many Mass Shooters, the Fort Lauderdale Suspect Has a History of Domestic Violence

In the year before he allegedly shot and killed five strangers in the Fort Lauderdale airport, 26-year-old Esteban Santiago had at least five encounters with police in Anchorage, Alaska, according to new reports. The incidents included two accusations that he had choked his girlfriend. Show More Summary

IUD Demand Has Risen 900 Percent Since the Election, Planned Parenthood Says

Planned Parenthood has seen a 900 percent increase in demand for intrauterine devices since Donald Trump’s election, the organization reports. President Cecile Richards told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday that women are “desperately...Show More Summary

Why Clare Hollingworth, the Reporter Who Broke News of World War II, Is a Hero for Our Times

Clare Hollingworth, who died Tuesday at 105, nabbed the “scoop of the century” in 1939 when she broke the news of the start of World War II as a 27-year-old cub reporter. Her swashbuckling career as a war and foreign correspondent spanned...Show More Summary

Fox Disciplined Roger Ailes While Protecting Bill O’Reilly From a Parallel Scandal

While Fox News was showing former chairman Roger Ailes the door for allegations of sexual harassment, it was working behind the scenes to hush similar accusations against its most famous on-air personality, Bill O’Reilly, according to a new report in the New York Times. Show More Summary

Denmark’s Hygge Aesthetic Is Comfy, Cozy, and Complicit With the Rise of Xenophobic Populism

This winter, in preparation for what looks to be a terrifying year, millions of people traumatized by the ceaseless death and social turmoil of 2016 have decided to crawl back into the womb. Their return to fetal bliss is an Instagram-ready...Show More Summary

Between Astronaut Jeanette Epps and Hidden Figures, Black Women in STEM Are in the Spotlight

In 2018, astronaut Jeanette Epps will become the first black American astronaut to join the crew of the International Space Station. NASA announced the upcoming months-long mission last week; it will also be Epps’ first trip to spac...

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