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“Don’t Accept Rape” Campaign Uses Acceptance Letters With a Dark Twist to Fight Campus Rape Culture

A new ad campaign is targeting college-bound high school seniors, encouraging them to consider their prospective schools’ sexual assault records before accepting admissions offers. The campaign began with a print ad that ran in the Harvard...Show More Summary

SIDS Diagnoses Are Down. Why Isn’t That Good News?

Over the past decade, diagnoses of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome have fallen dramatically. Unfortunately, this is not because fewer babies are suddenly and mysteriously dying. In a paper published in the most recent issue of JAMA Pediatrics,...Show More Summary

Handsome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Gives Passable Off-the-Cuff Lecture on Quantum Computing

Handsome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stands in front of a chalkboard full of comically complicated math equations. A journalist asks him to explain quantum computing. Tired of being treated like a himbo meme queen, Trudeau proceeds to deliver a succinct explanation of quantum mechanics vis a vis computing. Show More Summary

Women Are Great at Adulting, Book Work Flights Two Days Earlier Than Men

A new study of 6.4 million business-travel flight bookings has confirmed what many have long suspected: Women are responsible, with-it employees who save their companies money just by having their collective acts together.

John Kasich Tells Women to Avoid Drunken Parties so They Don’t Get Raped

At a Watertown, New York, town hall on Friday, John Kasich advised a female college student to steer clear of “parties where there’s a lot of alcohol” to keep from getting raped, assaulted, or sexually harassed.

BYU’s Honor Code Sometimes Punishes Survivors Who Report Their Rapes

At Brigham Young University, if a student reports a rape that happened while she was drinking or breaking curfew, she could end up suspended from the school even if her rapist walks free.

North Dakota Loses Abortion Case, Must Pay $245,000 to Abortion Rights Group

Red River Women’s Clinic is the only abortion clinic in the entire state of North Dakota. Women who travel there to terminate their pregnancies must receive anti-abortion counseling then wait 24 hours before undergoing the procedure....Show More Summary

America Has a Critical Shortage of Medical Sexual-Assault Examiners

The U.S. is facing a shortage of forensic examiners for sexual assault survivors, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. Most states don’t even keep any data on their sexual assault examiners, who perform rape...Show More Summary

House Hears Arguments on Anti-Abortion Bill with Racist Overtones

A Congressional subcommittee is holding a Thursday-afternoon hearing on a bill that would ban abortions obtained because of the fetus’s sex. Advocates for the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) claim they’re simply trying to prevent sex discrimination. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz’s Post-Honeymoon Stockpiling of Canned Soup Isn’t Weird. It’s Endearing.

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall in New York City with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and his family. The event was alternately cute (his daughters love Taylor Swift!) and cringe-inducing. Here’s what Heidi Cruz said about the early days of their marriage:

“Corporate Democratic Whores” is a Sexist Slur that Demeans Women

Bernie Sanders’ campaign is facing accusations of sexism again after a surrogate invoked a misogynist slur at a 27,000-person rally in Manhattan on Wednesday night. While calling for universal health care, activist Dr. Paul Song—husband...Show More Summary

A Mom Posts a Disturbing Video of Her Son Being Paddled at School

A disturbing video is going viral on Facebook of two Monticello, GA elementary school employees about to use a paddle to spank a distressed boy. What makes the harrowing scene even more disturbing is that his mother is the one behind the camera, while her son cries out for help.

Thanks, Hamilton Fans: You Might Have Just Cost Us a Woman on the $10 Bill

Here’s an unexpected side effect of our nation’s Hamilton obsession: Thanks to the renewed fame of Alexander Hamilton and the persuasive efforts of unofficial lobbyist Lin-Manuel Miranda, a woman might not appear on the front of the next edition of the $10 bill as promised. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Once Argued That Selling Dildos Should Be Illegal

As Texas’ third solicitor general, the New York Times reported earlier this month, Ted Cruz transformed an “under-the-radar, apolitical office into an aggressively ideological, attention-grabbing one.” He sent pro-gun, anti-abortion amicus briefs to the Supreme Court, “clashed” with the lawyers on his team, and “inserted himself” into controversial cases in other states.

Having Children Can Be a Good Thing for Nurturing Creativity

In a recent essay on The Cut, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mom,” Kim Brooks inquires into the compatibility of parenthood and creativity. Her approach is ruminative, open to possibilities, as she mulls over whether or not having children is a death knell to making art. Show More Summary

For One Entire Day, We Didn’t Know the Father of Megan Fox’s Fetus

Celebrity gossip hounds are barking up the case of Megan Fox, who dared to emerge visibly pregnant in public on Monday without telling the rest of us who helped her get that way. Fox is technically still married to former 90210 star Brian Austin Green, with whom she has two toddlers, but she filed for divorce in August. Show More Summary

On CNN, Donald Trump’s Kids Use Their Father’s “Talk but Don’t Say Anything” Strategy

Many species greet their newborn offspring with a warm tongue bath. On CNN last night, Donald Trump received one from his adult children. The “town hall,” in which New York Republican voters were given a chance to ask questions of Trump,...Show More Summary

Delaware Is Following Colorado’s Lead on Long-Acting Birth Control

When Iowa and Colorado launched statewide programs in the late aughts to make long-acting reversible contraception—intrauterine devices and hormonal implants—available for free to women of reproductive age, they hoped that other states would note the many benefits and follow along. Show More Summary

The More We Learn About Zika, the Worse It Gets

The more the U.S. government learns about the Zika virus, the more risks it seems to pose, especially to pregnant women. Or, as Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a press briefing at the White House on Monday, “Everything we look at with this virus seems to be a bit scarier than we initially thought.”

Equal Pay Day Update: Things Are Still Bad, But Hope Springs Eternal

Today is Equal Pay Day, the point in the year when women’s earnings finally catch up to what men made last year. According to a new report from the National Partnership for Women & Families, the wage gap is holding steady at 21 cents,...Show More Summary

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