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Like most ugly divorces of famously beautiful people, Amber Heard’s split from Johnny Depp has become a war of perceptions. Is he a violent abuser and she his victim, or is she a gold-digging fabulist and he her mark? Heard tried to take control of the narrative on Monday when she withdrew her request for temporary spousal support. Show More Summary
I might be a stay-at-home mom. This is not something I have ever considered before because I work 35 hours a week, albeit in my bedroom, while someone else cares for my child. To be fair, I lack a strict definition of “stay-at-home mom”—likely...Show More Summary
Last week, USA Swimming imposed a lifetime ban on former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner in response to his sexual assault of an unconscious woman. A Change.org petition with over 100,000 signatures, written by the son of aShow More Summary
Oklahoma’s schools are among the worst in the country, but at least state politicians are tackling that problem head-on with a law outlining an important new curriculum. With the help of a measure signed last week by Republican Governor Mary Fallin, educators will be newly prepared to convey the lesson “that abortion kills a living human being.”
At a Planned Parenthood Action Fund membership event in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Hillary Clinton sketched out an unapologetic vision of the future of reproductive rights under her presidential leadership. If any future politicalShow More Summary
In a political gambit to prove that they love fetuses more than anything else in the whole world, Texas lawmakers have put their constituents at higher risk of an HIV outbreak. The Texas Observer reports that since the state ended its...Show More Summary
Two more boldfaced names have been added to the cast of the female Ocean’s Eleven reboot that was first announced last fall: According to Jezebel, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling have now signed on, joining Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett on the forthcoming heist caper. Show More Summary
Ireland’s repressive abortion laws violate international law, the U. N. Human Rights Committee concluded on Thursday, by subjecting women to “discriminatory,” “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” that “encroach[es] on [their] dignity...Show More Summary
Being on a restrictive diet is not the hardest part about having celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that inhibits my ability to properly digest gluten. Far worse is the doubt and blame I regularly encounter upon mention of my condition to others. Show More Summary
The wave of internet condemnation that’s crashed against Brock Turner, his father, and the judge that sentenced him in recent days has reached another player in his case: Leslie Rasmussen, a childhood friend from Turner’s Ohio homet...
Late on Tuesday night, after Hillary Clinton finally won a majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic primary, Vox editor-in-chief Ezra Klein published an essay titled “It’s time to admit Hillary Clinton is an extraordinarily talented...Show More Summary
“It may be hard to see, but we are standing under a glass ceiling right now,” Hillary Clinton said at the beginning of her speech in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, her first as the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee. Clinton then went on to bash Donald Trump, focusing most of her speech on his fearmongering, misogyny, and xenophobia. Show More Summary
Two recent biomedical engineering graduates from Brown have invented a new way to improve the swabs used in forensic testing after a sexual assault: Make them more like pregnancy tests.
The United States has a surprisingly high infant mortality rate for a wealthy nation. In 2014, 23,000 children died before the age of one, a figure higher than what's found in most of Europe, Japan, and Korea. Some argue this is because of our high numbers of preterm births, unplanned pregnancies, and use of infertility treatments. Show More Summary
Despite its reputation for being the kind of place you can buy the latest in pineapple-themed home décor, custom handmade wedding cake toppers, and other hipster bric-à-brac, Etsy, the online marketplace, also does brisk business in rabidly anti–Hillary Clinton merchandise. Show More Summary
Speaking at an event for the Turkish Women’s and Democracy Association on Sunday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an had harsh words for women without children. “A woman who rejects motherhood, who refrains from being around the house, however successful her working life is, is deficient, is incomplete,” he told the audience. Show More Summary
In the few days since ex–Stanford swimmer Brock Turner was given a six-month jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, much of the internet’s chatter has converged on a heart-wrenching, beautifully argued, deeply felt statement the woman read to him in court. Show More Summary
According to a data analysis published in the May issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, teens are not getting tested for STIs nearly enough. The study, a reevaluation of information gleaned from a 2013 Get Yourself Tested survey, found that just 11.5 percent of teens and young adults aged 15 to 25 had received an STI test within the previous year.
The balance of the universe’s #squadgoals shifted its center of gravity this week as Taylor Swift’s much-discussed cabal of platonic girlfriends lost two male hangers-on/romantic attachés. First, news broke Wednesday that Swift and Adam...Show More Summary
Exercise in America has become an increasingly punishing pastime in recent years. Running a marathon, once king of impressive physical achievements, has been edged out by more brag-worthy endeavors like completing a triathlon or extreme obstacle course race. Show More Summary