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Federal Judge Rules Arizona’s Diaper Changing Child Molestation Law Is Unconstitutional

Last September, the Arizona Supreme Court issued a stunning decision interpreting the state’s child molestation law to criminalize any contact between an adult and a child’s genitals. In a 3–2 decision, the court found that the law encompassed entirely innocent conduct, such as changing or bathing a baby. Show More Summary

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Finally Has a Better Contract, But Not Equal Pay

More than a year after filing a wage discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. women’s national soccer team has agreed to a new set of wages in a collective bargaining agreement with the U.S....Show More Summary

How to Channel Your Corporate Brand Into an #EqualPayDay Tweet

Equal Pay Day is the one day a year when women get paid equally to men. Oh, the shoes we will buy! Just kidding, it’s the day to talk about and protest the gender wage gap in America (by marking the point in the current year women would have to work until to earn as much as men made in the previous year). Show More Summary

BMW, Mercedes Benz, and Other Advertisers Are Pulling Their O’Reilly Factor Spots

Much has happened in the three days since the New York Times published revelations that Bill O’Reilly and Fox News had paid $13 million in settlements to five women who accused the network star of harassment. On Monday, another Fox contributor...Show More Summary

Uber Had Male Managers Pretend to Be Women to Get Drivers to Work More

Uber recently came under fire for allegedly failing to address sexual-harassment and gender discrimination complaints made by a female then-employee against a male supervisor with a history of unprofessional behavior. In the days that...Show More Summary

The Fox News Sexual Harassment Scandal Is Looking Worse by the Minute

A New York Times investigation published on Saturday revealed that Fox News and Bill O’Reilly have paid a cumulative $13 million to five women since 2002 to settle harassment allegations brought against the Fox host. According to the...Show More Summary

The Hoverboard Company Suing Jennifer Lopez Has a Decent Case

A hoverboard manufacturer is suing Jennifer Lopez, and I take no pleasure in saying the following: The company has a pretty good case.

New Research Suggests Millennials Want More Traditional Relationships Than Teens Did in the 1990s

When it’s hard to feel hopeful about the future of our country, we often fall back on hope about future generations. In the days after Donald Trump was elected, a map circulated on Twitter with the caption, “This is how the future voted,” purporting to show how millennials had cast their support on polling day. Show More Summary

What the Pence Rule Looks Like in Practice

We frown on literal freak shows these days, but the urge to ogle weirdos has not left us—which may explain why polite society lost its collective mind this week over a 15-year-old revelation about the romantic life of Mike and Karen Pence. Show More Summary

So What if Mike Pence Won’t Dine Alone With Women, Say a Surprising Number of People

After this week’s revelation that Vice President Mike Pence prefers not to dine alone with women who are not his wife—or at least didn't as of a 2002 article in the Hill—many members of both the entire sex he has snubbed and the sexShow More Summary

Arkansas Passed an Aggressive Law Fighting Sex-Selective Abortion. Fortunately, That’s Not a Real Problem.

For a party that claims to loathe government excess and overreach, Republicans have a remarkable knack for ginning up legislation to solve problems that don’t exist. In-person election fraud is basically a myth, for example, but Republican state legislatures have enacted law after law making it harder to vote. Show More Summary

The Anti-Abortion Activists Who Spied on Planned Parenthood Have Received Felony Charges

Two anti-abortion activists who filmed undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felonies in California. Prosecutors say David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center...Show More Summary

Mike Pence May Be Extremely Close to His Wife Karen, but That Doesn’t Mean He Respects Women

Pity the poor soul who tries to come between Vice President Mike Pence and his “mother,” or rather, his wife, Karen. Thick as prayer-loving, Bible-studying thieves, the two are so close “you can’t get a dime between them,” as one official is quoted saying in the Washington Post’s new piece on the beguiling second lady, published Tuesday. Show More Summary

Marina Benjamin on What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Women and Aging

British writer Marina Benjamin never thought much about aging—until a hysterectomy in her late 40s brought on early menopause and the host of physical and mental changes that came with it. She was suddenly middle-aged. Though getting...Show More Summary

Why the Face of Resistance to Texas’ Bathroom Bill Is a Little Blond Girl and Her Mom

The new faces of the transgender movement in Texas are a sunny five-year-old named Kai Shappley and her best advocate: her mom, Kimberly, a former evangelical, “ultraconservative” Tea Partier.

A 94-Year-Old Woman Who’s Worked at McDonald’s for 44 Years Is Making the Rest of Us Look Bad

Last week, friends and co-workers in Evansville, Indiana, threw a party for Loraine Maurer, in celebration of her 44 years of service at area McDonald’s locations. Maurer is 94 now and didn’t plan to stay when she started the job in 1973—her husband had retired on disability—but here she is, four decades later, still happily working two days per week.

There's Not a Missing-Teen Epidemic in D.C.—Just Confirmation of the Sad Status Quo

Two black members of Congress have asked the Justice Department to look into a spate of missing-child reports in the Washington, D.C. area. In a letter sent Tuesday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and FBI Director James Comey, Congressional...Show More Summary

Lying Doctors, the Right to Marry, and “Prenatal Nondiscrimination”: This Week in Women’s Rights

Republicans in Congress were très busy this week trying to make a health care bill comprised of as little actual health care as possible. A Quinnipiac poll found that 13 percent of women support the bill, no doubt persuaded by the room full of entirely white, male legislators working on it. Show More Summary

Thirteen Percent of Women Support the AHCA. What Do They Know That We Don't?

According to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday, just 13 percent of American women support the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s “repeal and replace” proposal for Obamacare, compared to 22 percent of men. 56 percent of men and the same proportion of women disapprove of the bill, with the rest undecided.

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