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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
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
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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.
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
Last week, a 20-year-old Nova Scotia man pled guilty to one count of manufacturing child pornography. In an agreed statement of facts read in court, the man acknowledged that nearly three years ago, when he was 17, he threw a small, booze-fueled party at his house with three other teenage boys and a 15-year-old girl. Show More Summary
On a classic episode of the sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Dennis, the most sociopathic character of the bunch, explained to another character why he wanted to buy a boat. "The whole purpose of buying a boat in the first place...Show More Summary
This article originally appeared in The Cut.
Last June, Reason’s Robby Soave called for an iPhone app that would clear up pesky he-said, she-said rape cases by recording two parties’ “mutual consent” to engaging in sexual activity before they do the deed: “Maybe they would have to input a password and then touch phones, or something?” he proposed. Show More Summary
In 2005, the Violence Against Women Act was amended to provide free medical forensic exams to sexual assault victims who go to the hospital—whether or not they choose to file a police report. These exams—often known as SANE exams, or...Show More Summary
Feminist writers are too obsessed with gender gaps, argues Alice Robb in her New Republic piece, "Not Every Gender Gap Needs to Be Closed." "It’s possible that in a totally gender-equal society, every activity—from gardening and crocheting...Show More Summary
Republican governor of Pennsylvania Tom Corbett has fallen 21 points behind his Democratic challenger Tom Wolf in the polls. So with a little more than a month left before the gubernatorial election, Republicans are getting desperat...
Yesterday, former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison re-signed with the team (just three weeks after announcing his retirement from the NFL), sparking yet another case study in how the league ought to deal with players accused of domestic abuse, post-Ray Rice. Show More Summary
As I noted yesterday, Politico has been scolding former congresswoman Gabby Giffords for her political action committee's pro-gun control ads, which show the human cost to our nation's lax gun laws. Politico's Alex Isenstadt called Giffords...Show More Summary
Kimberly Guilfoyle of The Five on Fox News rolled out a story on Wednesday about Major Mariam Al Mansouri, the first female fighter pilot for the United Arab Emirates. Mansouri led the UAE strikes against ISIS on Monday and will reportedly be leading future strikes. Show More Summary