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Twitter’s New Anti-Harassment Effort Will Flag Users as Possibly Abusive Before They’re Reported

Twitter announced new anti-harassment measures on Wednesday, the latest in a series of features the platform has added in recent months in response to heated criticism of the ease with which rampant abuse festers in the social platform's depths. Show More Summary

Good News: Birth Control Has Become More Effective in Recent Years

For all the bad news surrounding the politics of reproductive health care these days, there’s been an awful lot of apolitical good news in the meantime. The abortion rate recently declined to its lowest level since Roe v. Wade. Unplanned pregnancies, though still making up almost half of all pregnancies in the United States, have plummeted. Show More Summary

Note to Congress: The Affordable Care Act Is a Critical Bulwark Against Rising HIV Rates

If Republicans in Congress follow through on their promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act, millions of people will lose access to essential health services. Tens of thousands of those will be people living with HIV, for whom a delay or disruption in health care will have serious and lasting consequences.

Do “Real Men” Eat Steaks Rare or Well-Done? Trump’s Meat Preference Has Men Wondering

We were reminded this week that president Donald Trump likes his steaks cooked well-done and smothered in ketchup. On its own, this piece of information matters little—who cares why one man wants to turn lovely $54 cuts into dried-out,...Show More Summary

The Only Remaining Abuse Survivor on the Vatican’s Anti-Abuse Commission Just Quit

On Wednesday, the Vatican’s commission on clerical sexual abuse announced that its only clerical sexual abuse survivor has quit. The final straw, Marie Collins wrote in a scathing statement, was when found out that the Vatican has failed...Show More Summary

Pro- and Anti-Choice License Plates May Be Coming to Two New States

Two new states are considering bringing abortion politics onto their license plates, spurring debate over whether state governments should subsidize what amounts to advertising materials for pro-choice and anti-abortion groups. In Nebraska...Show More Summary

Kellyanne Conway’s Couchgate! An Analysis.

Let us begin by stipulating that Kellyanne Conway’s couch posture is not a story.

Democratic Women in Congress Are Wearing Suffragette White to Trump’s Big Speech

House Democrats who are women plan to wear white to Donald Trump’s first address to Congress Tuesday night, a throwback to outfits suffragettes once wore to protests. The Democratic Women’s Working Group, led by chair Rep. Lois Frankel...Show More Summary

How “Leave Me Alone” Became the Feminist Anthem Trinidad’s Carnival Needs

“Boy, don’t touch me.” It’s not a lyric you expect to come across in the latest party jam, but those are the first words sung by Calypso Rose in “Leave Me Alone,” the song that has become an unlikely hit in the lead-up to Trinidad and Tobago’s annual Carnival.

Surprised by Harassment Allegations at Kay or Jared? Rewatch Their Diamond Commercials.

Tens of thousands of current and former employees of Sterling Jewelers, the company containing Kay Jewelers and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry, are accusing the company of allowing widespread sexual harassment, assault, and wage discrimination to fester at all levels of management.

The New York Times’ “Feminist” Anti-Abortion Op-Ed Misses the Point of Feminism Entirely

In Monday’s paper, the New York Times published an opinion piece arguing that the mainstream feminist movement should accept into its fold groups that equate abortion with murder. Lauren Enriquez, a public relations manager at the anti-abortion...Show More Summary

How Are We Supposed to Appreciate the Artistry of Moonlight When Its Stars Are Out Here in a New Underwear Ad?

Many of us are still trying to recover from Sunday night’s last-minute Oscars twist. Elsewhere in Slate, Aisha Harris implores us to focus on Moonlight’s historic win rather than the crazy mix-up. However, the stars of Moonlight themselves are making it hard to do that, because they just posed in their damn underwear for Calvin Klein.

The Trans Boy Who Won the Texas Girls’ Wrestling Title Exposes the Illogic of Anti-Trans Policy

A transgender boy won the girls’ state wrestling championship in Texas on Saturday after the league forbade him from competing against other boys. The spectacle of an undefeated teenage boy demolishing his female opponents—or advancing...Show More Summary

This Year, Oscars Fashion Was a Festival of Accessories

A blue ribbon proved the most popular accessory at the 2017 Oscars, where fancy famous people paired designer threads and multi-thousand dollar baubles with a pin promoting the American Civil Liberties Union. Nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda,...Show More Summary

On the Oscars Red Carpet, Keep an Eye Out for Boob Contouring

This Hollywood awards season has been marked by the twin phenomena of La La Land’s Cinderella story—and tata land’s special glow. No, it’s not just your imagination that actresses’ chests have looked especially perky and highlighted lately. At the biggest red carpet of the year this weekend, keep your eyes peeled for the telltale signs of boob contouring.

A Survey Found That Lesbians Give Women Way More Orgasms Than Men. Wonder Why?

A recently published survey of 52,000 adults has backed up a longstanding piece of conventional wisdom about orgasms: Men have a lot more of them than women. When asked how often they orgasmed while getting “sexually intimate” in the past month, 95 percent of straight male participants said they usually or always got there. Just 65 percent of straight women could say the same.

Jackie Evancho Wants to Talk to Trump About Trans Rights. Yay?

Jackie Evancho, the singer best known for being a national anthem–singing scab on Inauguration Day, is beseeching Donald Trump to sit down with her and her transgender sister to discuss the discrimination against trans children his administration has endorsed.

Federal Judge Blocks Topless Ban as a Likely Violation of Equal Protection

U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson blocked a topless ban in Fort Collins, Colorado on Wednesday, holding that, by permitting men but not women to display their breasts in public, the ordinance likely violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14 th Amendment. Show More Summary

Arizona Gov. Hopeful Noah Dyer Wants Honesty in Politics—on Everything

Noah Dyer aspires to be the Democratic nominee for the 2018 Arizona gubernatorial race. Like many people, including many politicians, he has a complicated sexual history. Unlike many people, he is happy to discuss them in public. In a page on his campaign site titled “Scandal and Controversy,” he writes:

Ivanka Trump Is Trying to Sell Congress on Her Regressive Child-Care Tax Deduction

Ivanka Trump has been talking up her ideas for a child care tax benefit in recent weeks, trying to get Republicans in Congress add a new deduction to the tax overhaul they’re writing. Bloomberg reports that the president’s daughter,Show More Summary

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