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Colorado Says No to Personhood for the Third Time

For the third time, Colorado voters have been asked to vote for a "personhood" law, and for the third time, a resounding majority of the voters declined. Proponents of Amendment 67, which defined a fertilized egg as a legal "person"Show More Summary

Patrick Witt's Op-Ed About Harvard's Sexual Assault Policy Is Infuriating. It's Also Right.  

Patrick Witt, the former Yale quarterback at the center of a highly-covered 2012 sexual assault scandal, is back in print. Witt wrote an op-ed for the Boston Globe Monday deploring Harvard’s new sexual harassment policy, which resembles...Show More Summary

Lena Dunham's Totally Normal Childhood

In this week’s issue of the National Review, Kevin Williamson accuses actress and screenwriter Lena Dunham of sexually abusing her little sister when Dunham was a child. It’s “the sort of thing that gets children taken away from non-millionaire families without Andover pedigrees and Manhattanite social connections,” he writes. Show More Summary

Four Major Senate Campaigns to Watch on Election Day  

While the "war on women" narrative hasn't had quite as much power this election season as it did during the 2012 elections, gender politics have still played a major role in shaping the course of an election where Republicans hope to seize the Senate. With that in mind, here are some of the Senate races to watch on Tuesday night.

An Elegy for Delia's (and Shopping at the Mall in the Mid-1990s)

Over the weekend, Buzzfeed reported that the tween clothing company Delia’s, a 1990s catalog mainstay that liked random capitalization and asterisks (dELiAs), is on financial life support. Sales are down and the company is set to be taken off the Nasdaq global market on Monday. Show More Summary

Tom Harkin Said Something Dumb About Joni Ernst

Sunday, Buzzfeed released a video of retiring Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, campaigning on behalf of Rep. Bruce Braley, who he hopes will succeed him. In it, Harkin takes a rather foolish swipe at Braley's opponent, Republican candidate Joni Ernst. Show More Summary

Chelsea Handler Stands Up for Freed Nipples

Chelsea Handler pushed Americans forward in our struggle to get over hang-ups about exposed female nipples on Thursday night. On Instagram, Handler posted a photo of herself parodying Russian president Vladimir Putin's famous topless horse-riding photo. Show More Summary

White Men Don't Catcall. They Harass In Other Ways.  

In the three days since Hollaback’s exposé on New York City’s street harassment epidemic went viral, the video—in which we see men ceaselessly approach a young woman with a hidden microphone and camera as she strolls around the city for 10 hours—has generated a lively conversation. Show More Summary

Two Lawsuits Allege Rape at the "Rapebait" Frat House

Last October, a Georgia Tech student was serving as the social chair of campus fraternity Phi Kappa Tau when he sent out a frat-wide email entitled "Luring Your Rapebait.” It culminated in this advice:

Emma Sulkowicz Inspired Students Across the Country to Carry Their Mattresses. Now What?

A pine green air mattress floats through the Columbia University campus, climbs the steps toward the library, passes a line of reporters and a couple of girls clutching worn white pillows, and settles into the back of a crowd of students wearing hoodies with sleeves marked “X” in red tape. Show More Summary

Eight Women Have Now Come Forward with Jian Ghomeshi Allegations

The Toronto Star reports that four more women, including TV actress Lucy DeCoutere, have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse and harassment against popular CBC host Jian Ghomeshi, bringing the total number of accusers to eight. Show More Summary

The Problem With That Catcalling Video

On Tuesday, Slate and everyone else posted a video of a woman who is harassed more than 100 times by men as she walks around New York City for ten hours. More specifically, it’s a video of a young white woman who is harassed by mostly black and Latino men as she walks around New York City for ten hours. Show More Summary

Female Republicans, Like Male Republicans, Rely on the Male Vote to Win  

There are a lot of Republican women running for Senate this year. In fact, there are so many that, in a surprising twist, it might be Republicans, not Democrats, that help raise the number of women in the Senate over the current record of 20 female senators. Show More Summary

The Parody Twitter Account That Gets 21st Century Progressive Parenting Pretty Right

Los Feliz Day Care does not accept immunized children. One of its classrooms is called the “Ohm Sweet Ohm” room. Please don’t use the word “teacher” at LFDC; the school prefers “emotional/spiritual/ethical guides as your children explore the cosmos of independent learning.”

A Hidden Camera Reveals How Women Are Constantly Harassed on the Street

Whenever I bring up the topic of street harassment with men, they tell me they just don’t see it. Literally: When they’re walking down the street with a woman, other men don’t make a noise. Enter Hollaback!, an anti-street harassment...Show More Summary

To California Cops, Stealing and Sharing Naked Photos of Women in Custody Is a "Game"

On August 29, officers with the California Highway Patrol stopped a 23-year-old driver in a Bay Area suburb on suspicion of driving while drunk. The woman’s blood alcohol level registered over three times the legal limit, and she was arrested and brought to the Martinez County jail for processing. Show More Summary

The Gloriously Strange, Kinky, and Feminist History of Wonder Woman

Last week, Warner Bros. and DC Comics announced that they are seeking a female director to helm the upcoming Wonder Woman movie. The announcement buoyed hopes that we might actually get a genuinely good Wonder Woman movie, something many of us doubted would ever happen after Joss Whedon was fired from a previous attempt. Show More Summary

The Jian Ghomeshi Accusations Are Not About BDSM. They Are About Consent.

Jian Ghomeshi, host of the popular Canadian radio show Q, is suing the CBC after the network fired him in the wake of allegations that he is a serial abuser of women. The story is a fairly straightforward one, as far as these thingsShow More Summary

Jewish Women Forced to Use Tiny Torah and Magnifying Glass to Celebrate Bat Mitzvah

Let me tell you a story; it may sound familiar. In it, Jews are forced to come up with sneaky ways to practice their religion in secret.

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