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Skinny Jeans Are Finally on the Wane. (Hooray?)

Did you know that there’s an agency that takes a ruler to the pant legs of all the denim that struts down the catwalks in New York, London, Paris, and Milan, to forecast trends in width? According to Quartz, this is so. (The agency in...Show More Summary

Kesha’s Lawsuit Against Dr. Luke Reveals the High Stakes for Abuse Survivors

Though it may cost her in career terms, Kesha is pushing ahead with her lawsuit against top-tier producer Dr. Luke, who she alleges sexually assaulted and emotionally abused her for the better part of a decade. Kesha is contractually bound to make three more albums with Dr. Show More Summary

The Idea of a “Male Brain” and a “Female Brain” Is Likely a Myth

Men and women are equal—and so are the architectures of our brains, according to a new study by neuroscientist Lise Eliot of the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. According to a write-up in Wired, the study was aimed...Show More Summary

Ellen DeGeneres Still Obsessed With Fake Butts

What can explain Ellen DeGeneres' commitment to prosthetic butts? Just two weeks after the talk-show host aired a tasteless sketch that used a young black girl in padding to ridicule Nicki Minaj’s much-discussed backside, DeGeneres flaunted a new Halloween costume that gives the same treatment to the Kardashian clan.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s Swedish Doppelgänger: Many Theories, No Clear Answers

Genetics have been exceptionally kind to Swedish bartender Konrad Annerud. The 21-year-old, whose hobbies include skateboarding and posing topless for Instagram photos, bears an uncanny resemblance to Leonardo DiCaprio. But not justShow More Summary

Senators Gillibrand and McCaskill Slam Fraternities That Lobby For Sexual Assault Bill

“I would be very upset if I were a young woman in a sorority today,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) on a press call this afternoon. Along with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), McCaskill criticized the national fraternity and sorority...Show More Summary

Most of the World Has Herpes, and There’s Little We Can Do About It

If you are a human being living on planet Earth, chances are, you have herpes.

Who the Heck Is Alexis Ohanian, and Why Would Serena Williams Want to Date Him?

In a rare intersection of tech-geek celebrity culture and actual celebrity culture, Us Weekly on Wednesday reported that tennis star Serena Williams is dating Alexis Ohanian. You can tell this story is rock-solid because it’s attributed to “an onlooker” who spotted the pair at a gymnastics center in Los Angeles. Show More Summary

How Domestic Abusers Get to Keep Their Guns

Since 1996, convicted domestic abusers have been barred from purchasing guns. Even a misdemeanor will land one of these perpetrators in the FBI-managed database of people who can’t buy a firearm, thanks to the federal Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban.

A Loving Tribute to Abby Wambach’s Androgynous Style Evolution

Yesterday, after a meet-and-greet with President Obama, the highest-scoring international soccer player of all time announced her retirement. “It’s been an amazing, wonderful ride,” said U.S. Women’s National Team forward Abby Wambach, who’s scored 184 goals over her 15-year career, in a statement. “I can’t wait to see what the next chapter of my life brings.”

How Many People Will Pull Out Of SXSW Before It Realizes It Messed Up?

In the past 24 hours, SXSW's credibility has taken a harsh beating. First, Hugh Forrest, head of the annual Austin festival's interactive component, announced that he'd cancelled two panels on Gamergate and gaming harassment after receiving violent threats. Show More Summary

Facebook Will Show Ads for Condoms, But Not a Vaginal Health Device

You can put many things into your vagina, but only some of them can be advertised on Facebook. In recent months, the network has worked on custom ads for Durex, the venerated global purveyor of condoms, lube, and vibrating “massagers.”...Show More Summary

New Undercover Video Claims to Expose More Planned Parenthood Wrongdoing

A new undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress claims to provide more evidence that Planned Parenthood performs illegal “partial birth” abortions and takes illegal payments for fetal tissue donation. Spoiler alert: It doesn’t.

Women’s Testosterone Levels Rise Even When They Just Act Like They Have Power

In recent history, too-high testosterone levels have been used to disqualify women from women’s sporting events. The hormone traditionally associated with masculine traits has also been a lynchpin of evolutionary psychology, which likes to explain men's behavior by pointing to their primal, hormonal needs for sex and supremacy.

Economist Says Polyamory Can Solve China’s Gender Imbalance. Chinese Internet Explodes.

Could polyamory be the solution to China’s gender imbalance? The New York Times’s Sinosphere blog reports that one economist’s proposal to that effect has become a viral sensation on the Chinese internet.

The NIH Still Isn’t Doing Enough to Advance Women’s Health

Despite a 1993 mandate that women and people of color be represented in all clinical trials funded by the National Institutes of Health, the NIH is still not doing enough to ensure women’s participation and assess sex differences in treatment outcomes.

Brave Portland Woman Breaks Up Planned Parenthood Protest by Chanting “Yeast Infections!”

During her shift at Portland, Oregon’s Purringtons Cat Lounge yesterday, Mary Numair looked out the street-facing windows and saw a woman carrying a sign that read “Abortion Kills Children.” Numair had noticed a group of protesters about a block away, gathered outside one of Portland’s Planned Parenthood health care centers. Show More Summary

Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Alleges George Washington University Violated Title IX 

In a federal lawsuit filed against George Washington University on Wednesday, a former student details years of alleged sexual harassment, stalking, and assault at the hands of a fellow student. The plaintiff, Ricca Prasad, claims that the university failed to properly address the situation in violation of Title IX.

At Universities, Students’ Medical Records are Open Territory

When it comes to legal rights, colleges often operate as independent territories. Some crimes committed on college campuses get sorted out through labyrinthine internal justice systems rather than involving the local police or courts. Show More Summary

Five Women Sue Duggar-Connected Ministry for Sex Abuse Cover-Up

The facility that “treated” Josh Duggar after he confessed to molesting several underage girls is facing serious legal trouble. Five women are suing the Institute in Basic Life Principles, a radical Illinois-based Christian ministry that espouses a stringent patriarchal worldview, for permitting the systemic sexual abuse and harassment of its members.

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