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What’s the Purpose of a State Constitutional Amendment Enshrining Roe v. Wade?

If Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his way, New York voters may consider an amendment to their state constitution that would enshrine the protections of Roe v. Wade in the charter. Cuomo announced his amendment proposal at a rally for a reproductive-rights group on Monday night. Show More Summary

It’s Not Just OK to Take an Occasional Break From Reading and Fretting About Trump. It’s Vital.

Donald Trump has been president of the United States for eleven days, and I am exhausted. I spent most of Saturday night hunched over my computer, obsessing over the fallout from Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Show More Summary

New Birth Guidelines Aim to Give Women More Control During Labor and Delivery

Childbirth culture in the United States has long been divided among two camps. On one side, there are the “natural” childbirth advocates, many of whom believe that medicalization of labor and delivery should be avoided whenever possible. Show More Summary

Should We Care What Steve Bannon Wears in the Oval Office?

With his appointment to the National Security Council and his grumbling that the media should “keep its mouth shut,” Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon appears to be wasting no time becoming exactly the dark Svengali many liberals feared when the champion of white nationalism's White House role was announced. Show More Summary

Lower-Educated Men More Likely to Punish Women for Keeping Their Maiden Names

According to a 2006 telephone survey of adults in Indiana and around the continental U.S., more than 70 percent of U.S. adults think women should change their surnames when they marry men. About 50 percent think women should be required by law to do so. Show More Summary

Glamorous, Intelligent Ivanka Trump Is a Mitigating Agent for a Sadistic, Fascist Regime

While America reeled through a constitutional crisis this weekend, Ivanka Trump enjoyed an evening out with husband Jared Kushner, dressed in fine black-tie attire.

Why Do Pro-Life Activists Seem Only to Care About Unborn Lives?

In my comparative ethics course, I use abortion as a case study. We consider Christian arguments, Buddhist arguments—yes, Buddhism has historically seen abortion as tragic—and secular philosophical arguments against the morality of abortion. Show More Summary

Mike Pence’s March for Life Address Was Mawkish Doublespeak

Friday marked the 44 th March for Life, an annual celebration of a much sought-after near future in which a huge number of women are imprisoned for attempting to obtain an abortion. Of course, that’s not quite how the event bills itself: It’s outwardly focused on overturning Roe v. Show More Summary

Let Chief Justice John Roberts Explain Why the Global Gag Rule Is Unconstitutional

On Monday, Donald Trump began his formal assault on women’s rights by reinstating and massively expanding the “global gag rule,” an anti-abortion policy created by President Ronald Reagan and implemented by every Republican president since. Show More Summary

The New Barbie Commercial Features “a Typical Man’s Man” Playing With Dolls

Barbie, long a vehicle for delivering some of the patriarchy's worst ideas directly into the hands of little girls, has spent the last few years trying to do better. Whether motivated by a desire to ward off declining profits, an impulse to make girls feel better about their bodies and future, or both, the changes have been swift and effective. Show More Summary

New Jersey, the Finland of the Eastern Seaboard, Is Offering Baby Boxes to All New Parents

On Thursday, New Jersey became the first state to offer boxes full of essential items, including a built-in baby mattress, to all residents with newborns. Government-distributed baby boxes that double as beds for young infants are aShow More Summary

A Key to Vanity Fair’s Annual Actress Spread, a Rich Commentary on Current Affairs

Vanity Fair’s annual spread of beautiful famous ladies in gowns has been published, and at first glance it seems like an ideal distraction from the burbling pit of autocratic goo into which America has cannonballed. The Annie Leibovitz...Show More Summary

Alone Among Senate Democrats, Kirsten Gillibrand Is Standing Against Trump’s Cabinet

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is getting all kinds of props this week for being the only Democrat to vote against all Donald Trump’s appointments besides Nikki Haley for United Nations ambassador. High school student and Democratic activist...Show More Summary

A Q&A With the Muslim Woman Whose Face Has Become a Symbol of Trump Resistance

Aside from likenesses of Donald Trump constructed from cheese puffs, Munira Ahmed may have been the most visible face at last weekend’s inauguration protests and Women’s March on Washington. A photo of Ahmed, a 32-year-old Muslim woman...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Plans to Track “Honor Killings” Even as He Slashes Violence Against Women Grants

President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees, signed Wednesday, is the document of a nationalist regime. It de facto delivers on Trump’s campaign promise to ban Muslims, closing U.S. borders on the basis of religion, denying refugees from the planet’s worst conflicts the protection of the most powerful nation in the world. Show More Summary

House Republicans’ Permanent Ban on Federal Abortion Funding Would Affect Private Insurance, Too

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would make permanent the Hyde Amendment, a rider that bans the use of federal funds for abortion services. Currently, the Hyde Amendment must be re-attached to every year’s appropriations bill, as it routinely has been since 1976, to be effective. Show More Summary

Trump’s Budget Pick Didn’t Pay Taxes on His Nanny Because He Didn’t Think She Was Doing Real Work

Representative Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s nominee for director of Office of Management and Budget, has a history of taking a hard line against government employees and publics servants who don’t pay their taxes. During his time in the South...Show More Summary

Crocs Have Inexplicably Become a Fashion “Trend” of 2017

When fashion magazines released their lists of 2017 trends, they included one haute new look that—despite their garish colors and bulbous shape—no one saw coming. Along with statement earrings and khakis, style mavens told consumersShow More Summary

A Fifth of U.S. Newspapers Kept the Women’s Marches Off the Front Page

According to an admittedly conservative estimate from FiveThirtyEight, more than 3.2 million people attended women’s marches in hundreds of towns and cities around the world on Saturday. It may well have been the largest demonstration in U.S. history.

Don’t Blame Ryan Gosling’s Bad Wax Figure. Blame the Wax Figure–Industrial Complex.

Behold, the wax künstlers of Berlin’s Madame Tussaud’s outpost have unveiled their latest creation. On first glance, wax Ryan Gosling appears to be technically perfect, an admirable re-creation of the real Gosling’s slight smile and hands-in-pockets reserve. Show More Summary

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