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Planned Parenthood Will Register Voters at Health Centers Across the Country

In the months leading up to November’s election, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America will register voters at its health centers and college campuses in 45 states, the organization announced last week.

Fox News Thinks Female Olympic Athletes Should Wear Makeup to “Look Beautiful” on the Podium

Should female Olympic athletes wear makeup? Can it make them feel more empowered and more like themselves during competition? After USA Today published an article on this subject last week, a Fox News show called Sports Court decided to take it on. This being Fox News, the commentators offered intelligent, well-reasoned, nuanced opinions on the matter.

Kayla Harrison Won Judo Gold for the USA. For Sexual Abuse Victims, Her Triumph Is Twofold.

Last week, an Indianapolis Star investigation revealed USA Gymnastics officials ignored allegations that coaches were sexually abusing their underage athletes. In at least four cases, executives neglected to report accusations to authorities, allowing the coaches to continue victimizing girls for years before their eventual arrests.

Can You Guess What Arianna Huffington’s New Company Is From How Investors Describe It?

On Thursday, Arianna Huffington announced that she will leave the Huffington Post to devote her attention to a new company. “I thought HuffPost would be my last act,” wrote Huffington on Twitter. “But I’ve decided to step down as HuffPost’s editor-in-chief to run my new venture, Thrive Global.”

That Poll Asking Voters if Hillary Is the Devil Was Doing Trump’s Dirty Work for Him

Like a lot of stories this election cycle, this one begins with words coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth. At an August 1 rally in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, Trump appeared to refer to his Democratic rival for the presidency, Hillary...Show More Summary

Four New Jersey Lesbians Sue Over Preposterous Rule That Delays Their Fertility Coverage

Four lesbian women are suing the head of a New Jersey agency over a state mandate that requires health insurers to cover fertility treatments for women under 35 only after couples have had two years of unprotected sex.

Italy Is Finally Guaranteeing Women Access to Epidurals During Childbirth

More than a hundred years after it was first used for labor pains, and decades after it became the go-to pain relief for the majority of American women who give birth, Italian women have finally won the right to an epidural.

The Girl Scouts Are Introducing Two Different S’mores Cookies With the Same Name. That’s Crazy.

August 10 is National S’mores Day. To be clear, National S’mores Day is a completely made up holiday invented by the National Confectioners Association trade group to gin up sales of marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hershey’s bars....Show More Summary

Baltimore Police Blamed Victims for Sex Assaults, Exploited Sex Workers, According to DOJ

The Department of Justice released a report on the Baltimore Police Department on Wednesday, and it’s full of statistics and information from interviews that confirm previous allegations of racist policing practices. According to the...Show More Summary

52 Percent of Women in the U.K. Report Experiencing Sexual Harassment  

In a report published Wednesday, British researchers found that 52 percent of women in the U.K. said that they’d experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. The report detailed the results of a poll of 1,533 women commissioned by the Trades Union Congress and the Everyday Sexism Project earlier this year. Show More Summary

This Mexican Anti-Sexting Video Is Hilarious, but It Misses the Point

If appeals to reason and decency can’t convince teens to lay off the nudie pics, Mexico is betting an animated video of exposed and mortified sexters will. The Mexican government and a slew of children’s advocacy groups have startedShow More Summary

This Ad Supporting Equal Pay for Women’s Soccer Players Will Air During the Olympics

The U.S. women’s national soccer team is getting a nice PR boost for its fight for equal pay during the Olympics. A new ad from UltraViolet, a feminist advocacy group, makes a concise argument against a current U.S. Soccer payment structure that pays the men’s team more for just showing up to a game than it pays women for a major win. Show More Summary

Trump’s Child Care Proposal Might Be a Bust, But the Way He Talked About It Is a Win

Donald Trump’s newly announced child care proposal, which would fail to help low-income families, has already been deemed a bust. But how Donald Trump talked about his child care proposal is a win, particularly for working women.

Watch a Brazilian Rugby Player Accept Her Girlfriend’s Marriage Proposal at the Olympics

The warmest, fuzziest moment thus far at this summer’s Olympic Games is this video of a Brazilian women’s rugby player accepting a marriage proposal from her girlfriend of two years. Marjorie Enya, a 28-year-old manager at Deodoro Stadium,...Show More Summary

California Woman Celebrates Job Offer With a Masterful Spoof of Engagement Photos

Professional engagement photos are everyone’s favorite social-media hate-read. You click through the highly staged images of your high-school nemesis/college roommate’s sister/woman-you-met-at-a-party-once as she canoodles with her betrothed,...Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Line Is Made by People Who Get No Paid Maternity Leave

Ivanka Trump is trying her darndest to convincingly inhabit the persona of a paid family leave advocate, but her disguise may have been foiled by the company that designs her clothing line. The G-III Apparel Group, which has been designing and distributing Ivanka Trump dresses, suits, and jeans since 2012, doesn’t offer any paid maternity leave to its employees.

New Allegations of Sexual Abuse at Fordham Prep Remind Us That Men Can Be Victims, Too

Fordham Preparatory School, a prestigious Jesuit boys’ school in the Bronx, has deemed a former student’s allegations that a teacher sexually abused him in 1984 “credible,” the New York Times reported Monday.

U.S. Male Gymnasts Want to Compete Topless, and Who Are We to Stop Them?

If you’re like me, something about men’s gymnastics has always seemed—off. The athletes look uncomfortable, their movements encumbered, like they’re flipping and vaulting about in warm-up suits. Watching the qualifiers with a friend on Saturday, I wondered aloud when the men waiting on the sidelines for their events were going to take their shirts off.

A D.C. Chipotle Manager Discriminated Against a Pregnant Employee, Demanding to Approve Her Bathroom Breaks

Chipotle Mexican Grill owes $550,000 in damages to a former employee who was fired from a restaurant in downtown Washington, D.C., because she was pregnant.

Women Are More Satisfied With Their Body Weight Than They Were in the ’80s

Women have become less dissatisfied with their body weight over the past three decades, according to a new study-of-studies presented Friday at the American Psychological Association convention. Researchers reviewed more than 250 weight-perception studies conducted between 1981 and 2012, including responses from more than 100,000 participants. Show More Summary

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