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What Ken Bone’s Porn Preferences Tell Us About Internet Privacy Today

Ken Bone—undecided voter, red sweater aficionado, star of the second presidential debate—likes pregnancy porn. He also thinks the killing of Trayvon Martin was “justified” and allegedly committed felony insurance fraud. We know all this...Show More Summary

Why Women Need Wings of Their Own

With the opening of the Wing, PR exec/socialite Audrey Gelman has solved one of the most persistent problems plaguing New York’s career women: the lack of a place to eat wings away from the prying eyes of men.

Most Parents Work 9 to 5. Why Do Most Schools Still End Around 3?

Like many parents, I’ve often fantasized about 9-to-5 school schedule that would offer children a free and nurturing place to be while their parents worked. Now a new report from the Center for American Progress suggests that this isn’t a pipe dream, but a practical and logical solution that would provide a major boost to the economy.

In 1992, Trump Told Two 14-Year-Old Girls, “In a Couple of Years I’ll Be Dating You”

Allegations of Donald Trump’s past misconduct—including the explosive Access Hollywood tape in which Trump boasts about groping women—have sent reporters sifting through their news archives in the hopes of digging up more dirt. On Thursday,...Show More Summary

Why Women See Themselves in Donald Trump’s Accusers

It’s usually easy to tell when Donald Trump is bending the truth. He flip-flops so shamelessly, rejects well-known facts so eagerly, denies so readily any bonkers statement he made on video just days earlier, that it doesn’t take much mental strain to summon evidence that he’s lying.

It’s Been a Big Week for Dylans

Bob Dylan may have won the Nobel Prize, but don’t think (twice, haha) that he’s the only Dylan having a big week. The AARP wished Dylan McKay, aka Luke Perry, a happy 50 th birthday on Twitter on Tuesday.

Trump Suggests He Didn’t Assault People Writer Because She Wasn’t Hot Enough to Assault

On Thursday, Donald Trump responded to numerous new accusations of sexual assault and abuse in a rambling speech in West Palm Beach, Florida. After dismissing a New York Times report about a woman who says that Trump sexually assaulted...Show More Summary

Michelle Obama: Trump’s Boasts of Sexual Assault Have “Shaken Me To My Core”

Michelle Obama said Donald Trump’s casual boasts about kissing and groping unwilling women have “shaken” her and that “it hurts” deeply to listen to a presidential candidate who has “bragged about sexually assaulting women.”

Liberty University Students Are Fed Up With Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Support for Trump

Back in January, it seemed like Jerry Falwell Jr. hit a kind of moral nadir when he endorsed Donald Trump in glowing terms shortly before the Iowa caucus. Falwell, the president of evangelical Liberty University, called Trump “a successful...Show More Summary

The Floodgates Are Open on Trump Sexual Assault Allegations

At the presidential debate on Sunday night, co-moderator Anderson Cooper spent a lot of time trying to get Donald Trump to answer a simple question: Had he ever—as he boasted in the instantly infamous video with Billy Bush—grabbed aShow More Summary

Obama to GOP: You Don’t Need Daughters to Object to Trump’s Misogyny

At a 9,000-person rally for Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Tuesday, Barack Obama threw significant shade at many Republicans who’ve disavowed Donald Trump’s misogyny in the days since a recording of the candidate boasting about sexual assault came to light.

Male Corporate Board Members Aren’t Stoked About Adding Women to Their Ranks

Much has been made over gender diversity on corporate boards in recent years. Study after study after study has shown that companies perform better when they have women on their boards of directors; it’s fair to assume that even the most crotchety, least woke board member would admit that gender diversity is an admirable goal, in theory.

These Evangelical Women Speaking Out Against Trump Have More Influence Than You Think

Do white evangelical Christians support Donald Trump? It’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer. Church-going evangelicals loathed him during the primary, then by autumn they had come around to his side. Now a poll taken after...Show More Summary

Forget This “Hillary Is Unlikable” Stuff. Hillary Is Downright Inspiring.

Expectations for this election have become so warped that the primary conclusions media commentators took away from the second debate were that it had been an ugly, uninspiring affair and that Trump didn’t lose. Let’s set aside the absurdity...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Walked in on Half-Dressed Teen Girls, Pageant Participants Say

Four former contestants in the Donald Trump­–owned Miss Teen USA pageant told BuzzFeed that Trump walked in on them while they were changing during the 1997 competition. The dressing room was full of contestants—51 in all—between the ages of 15 and 19.

Former Employee of Ivanka Trump Says She Had to Fight for Maternity Leave

In 2013, Marisa Velez Kraxberger was hired as Ivanka Trump’s creative director to work on, among others things, the launch of Ivanka’s #WomenWhoWork campaign. Kraxberger, two months pregnant at the time, was so excited about the job that she agreed to put off discussions about maternity leave until later on. Show More Summary

Study: Multiple-Embryo IVF Transfers Don’t Improve Birth Rates for Women Under 38

A new study of fertility-clinic data is calling a major piece of conventional fertility-treatment wisdom into question. Among women younger than 38 who underwent in vitro fertilization in the U.S. in 2013, transferring multiple embryos did not result in significantly higher overall birthrates—just higher rates of twins, triplets, and other multiple births.

President Obama Signs Law Requiring Changing Tables in All Federal Restrooms

I was recently at a hotel with a pair of new parents, their four month old baby, and the baby’s grandmother. Like many millennial parents, this couple would like to divide caretaking responsibilities as evenly as possible. And like many millennial couples, they are beginning to realize that the world they live in is not going to make that goal easy to achieve.

Ben Carson Thinks More Women Should Listen to Men Like Trump Brag About Sexual Assault

Ben Carson graced CNN with his presence Tuesday afternoon to try to defend Donald Trump from accusations of misogyny and sexual-assault apologism for what amounted to, in Carson and Trump's parlance, “locker-room talk.”

The Kim Kardashian Robbery Costume Is Offensive—and a Failure of a Joke

Costumeish, the company that previously brought us such fun Halloween getups as the “Sexy Ebola Costume” and the “Lion Killer Dentist Costume,” has outdone itself: This year, Costumeish invites you to dress as a bound and gagged Kim Kardashian.

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