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Texas Health Official: We Envisioned Fetuses Being Buried in a Mass Grave for $2 Each

Days after the Supreme Court struck down Texas’ onerous and medically unnecessary regulations on abortion clinics, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services quietly proposed a new rule, forcing clinics to bury or cremate fetal remains from abortions and miscarriages. Show More Summary

Tom Perriello Wants to Be a Progressive Candidate. Can He Overcome His Anti-Abortion, Pro-Gun Record?

Update, Jan. 6, 2016: Perriello has apologized for supporting the Stupak Amendment, stating that his vote “caused real pain to constituents and other women.”

There’s Not Even Close to Enough Child Care in the United States for All the Families That Need It

The undesirable properties of child care in the United States are not dissimilar to those found at your local tasting menu restaurant: The prices are too high, the quality is mixed, and, salt-on-the-wound, the portions are tiny. Parents...Show More Summary

You’ll Finally Be Able to Buy a “Smart” Hairbrush That Grades Your Hairbrushing Skills

“Smart” household objects are usually engineered to make life easier. Smart curtains slide open and shut along with the sun’s movements to make a home more energy efficient. Smart cribs hear when babies start crying and rock them back to sleep.

Gretchen Whitmer, a Passionate Reproductive Rights Advocate, Enters Michigan Governor’s Race

Michigan’s next gubernatorial election won’t happen for nearly another two years, but the first candidate has already entered the race. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democratic former state Senate leader, announced her candidacy in a Medium post on Tuesday.

Tech Companies Love to Invent Pregnancy Gadgets That Most Women Don’t Really Need

I only had to make it through the lede of a recent SFGate story on Bloomlife, a new wearable device that measures uterine contractions during pregnancy, for my suspicions to be aroused. In it, an eight-and-a-half-months pregnant woman...Show More Summary

New NIH Guidelines on Infant Exposure to Peanuts Upend Years of Parental Paranoia

In recent years, a child’s first peanut exposure has turned into a major milestone, the cause of much parental fretting and planning. I remember reading on one parenting forum that I should feed my daughter her first smear of Skippy in a car parked outside a hospital emergency room, just in case. Show More Summary

The Washington Post’s Free Daily Is Confused About Which Gender Symbol Is Which

The Washington Post Express, the venerable newspaper’s free daily publication geared primarily at local commuters, published a cover story about the Women’s March on Washington on Thursday. The protest, scheduled for the day after Inauguration Day, is expected to draw enormous crowds to Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

More Americans Support Roe v. Wade Than Ever Before, According to a New Pew Poll

Sixty-nine percent of Americans now oppose overturning Roe v. Wade, according to a Pew Research Center report published Tuesday. This marks a six-point increase in public support for the 1973 Supreme Court decision since Pew last asked about it in 2013. Show More Summary

The Anti–Planned Parenthood Congressional Panel Has Finally Disbanded

The $1.59 million, 15 month–long congressional investigation into an imagined black market for fetal tissue has finally come to a close with a final report issued on Tuesday.

Goop’s New Beauty Book Is Very Worried About Your Gastrointestinal Tract

At this point, readers of Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle newsletter and website, know what they’re signed up for: luxury-brand fake news, where rather than Crooked Hillary, Crooked Toxins are to blame for all of society’s ills. The Goop life is one of Himalayan sea salt, cashmere capes, and libido-enhancing laser treatments. Show More Summary

Girl Who Was Pinned to the Ground by a Cop at a Texas Pool Party Files $5 Million Lawsuit

The black teen girl pinned to the ground by a McKinney, Texas cop at a 2015 pool party is suing the former officer, the police department, and the city for $5 million. Dajerria Becton, who was 15 at the time of the incident, and her legal guardian filed the complaint in federal court last month.

The First Hasidic Woman Elected to Public Office in the U.S. Started Work This Week

Orthodox Jewish women attend women-only hours at swimming pools and sit in their own sections on buses and in synagogues, all to avoid touching men who aren’t family members. But during emergency childbirth—a much more intimate situation...Show More Summary

Glamour Just Published Its First Issue Completely Produced By Women. It’s About Time.

Glamour is shouting from the rooftops that its February issue was produced entirely by women. The reporters who wrote the articles, the photographers who shot the spreads, the designers who laid out the pages, the stylists who dressed the celebrities, the makeup artists who applied products to those celebrities’ faces—all women.

With a Crayola-Clinique Collaboration, Infantilization Has Never Looked So Appealling

When you’re a little kid, all you want to do is play with makeup, and it turns out this premise also works in reverse: When you’re a grownup, all you want to do is play with crayons. As proof of concept, I present to you Clinique’s new...Show More Summary

Ready Yourself for Trump’s Presidency With an Anti-Oppression “Complicity Cleanse”

With the advent of the new year will come a corresponding incursion of friends posting Instagram snapshots of their Whole 30 diets and bodies purged by a wide range of dubious cleanses. Those more troubled by the forces of racism and...Show More Summary

New Heat-Activated Penis Implant Might Be the Best Hope for Some Men With Erectile Dysfunction

Scientists are developing what they hope will be a new option for men experiencing erectile dysfunction. In a paper published in the January issue of the medical journal Urology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and PublicShow More Summary

A Woman Quit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Over Planned Inauguration Performance

A Utah woman has quit the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in protest of the group’s scheduled performance at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.

Accused Rapist Found Culpable by Majority of Two Panels Still Plays Stanford Football

A Stanford University football player accused of sexual assault is set to play in Friday’s Sun Bowl, despite the fact that a majority of two different disciplinary panels at the school ruled that he committed the assault. The New York...Show More Summary

The St. Ives Apricot Scrub Vendetta Has Hit the Courts, and Reddit Is Thrilled

In September, Slate’s Heather Schwedel sought to understand one of the internet’s most curious vendettas, namely, the r/SkincareAddiction subreddit’s fiery hatred for St. Ives Apricot Scrub. This month, the vendetta migrated from the web to the U.S. Show More Summary

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