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Amber Heard Says She No Longer Wants Spousal Support From Johnny Depp

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

New Survey About Stay-At-Home Moms Proves There’s No Such Thing as a Stay-At-Home Mom  

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

Thousands Petition NCAA to Take a Hard Line Against Rape and Sexual Assault

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 petition with over 100,000 signatures, written by the son of aShow More Summary

Oklahoma Is Siphoning Money From Schools and Pouring It Into an Anti-Abortion Curriculum

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.”

Hillary Clinton Proved Her Reproductive-Rights Chops in a Glorious Speech for Planned Parenthood

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

Since Texas Cut Planned Parenthood’s HIV Program, Houston Hasn't Tested a Single Person

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

A Very Brief History of Women-Led Reboots of Beloved but Mediocre Classics

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

U.N. Panel Slams Ireland’s Anti-Abortion Laws as “Cruel,” “Inhuman,” “Degrading,” “Discriminatory”

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

Western Children Aren’t Exposed to Enough Microbes—But It’s Not All Parents’ Fault

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

Should Music Venues Boycott a Band Because One of Its Members Defended Brock Turner?

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...

Hillary Clinton Is More Charismatic Than Donald Trump

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

Hillary Clinton Didn’t Dwell on Gender in Her Historic Speech. She Didn’t Have To.

“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

Recent College Grads Invent New Rape Kit Swab That Changes Color in Semen

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.

Turns Out the Infant Mortality Rate in the U.S. Is Not That Bad—If You're Rich

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

A Brief History of Terribly Sexist Anti-Hillary Clinton Merchandise

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

The Turkish President Says Childless Women Are “Incomplete.” So Does U.S. Policy and Culture.

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

Brock Turner’s Father Shows Us Why His Victim Had to Write Her Powerful Statement

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

Young People Get Nearly Half the Country’s STIs, But Few Get Tested

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.

Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Have Broken Up. Is This Part of a Taylor Swift Conspiracy?

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

Welcome to the World of #FitMoms, Where Women Are Praised for Their Tiny Baby Bumps

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

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