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Breast Cancer Awareness Finally Penetrates the Earth's Crust

It’s infiltrated the gun range, the gridiron, and even space. Now, breast cancer awareness will travel deep into the earth’s crust, thanks to oil company Baker Hughes, which has just painted 1,000 of its drill bits a Susan G. Komen shade of pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Sexual Harassment Runs Rampant in the Restaurant Industry

In what will come as no shock to any woman who has waited tables or tended bar, a new report on sexual harassment in the restaurant industry has found that 90 percent of female restaurant workers have experienced sexual harassment on the job. Show More Summary

Maybe Sexting Is How Teenagers Will Learn About Consent

Sexting has become a completely normal part of teenage dating life. So says Dr. Jeff Temple, an associate professor and psychologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, who is one of the authors of a new study about teen dating habits published in Pediatrics this month. Show More Summary

Jennifer Lawrence: “It Is Not a Scandal. It Is a Sex Crime.” Amen.

When hackers published private nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence in August—and legions of so-called fans helped spread them around the internet—Lawrence attempted to pen a statement in response. But “every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry,” she tells Vanity Fair. “I was just so afraid. I didn’t know how this would affect my career."

Aziz Ansari Is Better Than Most Celebrities at Talking About Feminism

The latest celebrity to jump eagerly on the feminism train is a man, Aziz Ansari. The actor and comedian was on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night, where he made an aggressive case for feminism. After giving his girlfriend,...Show More Summary

Consensual Sex App Good2Go Has Been Shut Down

Good2Go, a new mobile app meant to facilitate consensual sex among college students, is officially off the market.

The Psycho Bitch, From Fatal Attraction's Single Woman to Gone Girl's Perfect Wife

Every era gets the Psycho Bitch it deserves. In the late ‘80s, she was Alex Forrest, the homicidal single career woman of Fatal Attraction. When Glenn Close’s 36-year-old book editor has a one-night fling with Michael Douglas’ happily-married attorney Dan Gallagher, Dan expects the cool, independent Alex to remain discreet. Show More Summary

How Two Florida Schools Handled Sexual Assault Allegations Against Their Quarterbacks

On Monday, the University of Florida announced that freshman quarterback Treon Harris has been suspended indefinitely from the Gators football team after being accused of sexual assault. The school’s speedy response contrasts that of...Show More Summary

What It's Like to Be a Mom in “a Paradise for Sex Stereotypes”

The state of American child care is pretty abysmal. Day care is not well-regulated, the quality is often poor, and it’s expensive: In 35 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more than a year’s in-state college tuition. We are the only...Show More Summary

President Obama Jokes That It Takes a Wife "10 Years to Train a Man." Ha?

Policy-wise, it's easy to argue that Barack Obama is a feminist president. The first bill he signed was for equal pay. He launched a White House task force to fight sexual assault, and ensured mandatory contraception coverage in Obamacare, a decision he has had to fight for. Show More Summary

When Domestic Violence Victims Are Imprisoned for Their Abusers' Crimes

On October 13, 2006, Alonzo Turner murdered his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, Titches. Over the course of that day, according to court records reported by BuzzFeed’s Alex Campbell, Turner whipped Titches with a belt, threw him against...Show More Summary

Court Ruling Destroys Abortion Access in Texas, Shutting Down All But Eight Clinics in the State  

In a devastating move Thursday night, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals removed a district court judge's stay on a new Texas law that will dramatically reduce abortion access for women in the state, particularly for poor, young, or rural women. Show More Summary

GamerGate Fights Corruption in Journalism By Encouraging Corruption in Journalism

The Benghazi of the video game world, the GamerGate movement is a baffling mess of accusations and anger that started over the summer when a man named Eron Gjoni, angry about his failed relationship with an indie video game developer named Zoe Quinn, created a webpage and used it to accuse Quinn of infidelity. Show More Summary

St. Louis Study Confirms That IUDs Are the Key to Lowering Teen Pregnancy Rates

Right on the heels of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommending the IUD for teenage girls comes a new study that confirms that long-lasting contraception really is the key to reducing teen pregnancy dramatically. St. Louis has,...Show More Summary

Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness

Last year, actress Ellen Page expressed disappointment that many of her fellow actresses have disavowed the feminist label. “How could it be any more obvious that we still live in a patriarchal world when feminism is a bad word?" she told Guardian reporter Hadley Freedman. Show More Summary

The Religious Right Is Not Happy With Republicans  

Tuesday, my colleague Will Saletan chronicled the various ways that Republican candidates are running away from "culture war" issues like gay marriage and reproductive rights. "Republicans are mumbling, cringing, and ducking," he notes, before providing a number of examples. "They don’t want the election to be about these issues, even in red states."

Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

At this point, it's hard not to wonder if the people being hired to do outreach to women on behalf of Republican candidates aren't all a bunch of Democratic moles. The College Republican National Committee created this ad for Rick Scott,...Show More Summary

We Need to Talk: Terrible Name, Good Show

Midway through last night’s premiere of We Need to Talk—CBS Sports Network’s new hour-long weekly talk show that’s produced and directed by women, and exclusively stars female athletes, journalists, and commentators—WNBA player Swin Cash sat on the set’s couch and offered her opinions on domestic violence in the NFL. Show More Summary

Can Activists Save Reyhaneh Jabbari?  

In an unexpected move by Iran’s justice system, the country has allowed for a 10-day delay in the execution of a 26-year-old woman, accused of murdering her alleged rapist seven years ago, who has become a cause for human rights activists and Iranian citizens alike.

Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD

There are many things that get blamed for teen pregnancy, from rap music to kids liking 16 and Pregnant a little too much, but the main cause is not actually that exciting: poor contraception use. Teenagers, even more than adults, need...Show More Summary

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