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One of the loudest applause lines in this week’s Democratic debates came just as they began, when Hillary Clinton called for paid family leave. “I believe it’s about time we had paid family leave for American families and join the rest of the world, “ she said.
Tyramail: America’s Next Top Model will end after Cycle 22. This tragic news comes from host/fashion goddess Tyra Banks, and also from the CW. Explaining the cancellation on Instagram, Banks reminisced about the show’s legacy: bringing...Show More Summary
The largest porn destination on the Internet took its first proactive measure against revenge porn today. Pornhub, which counted 18.35 billion visits to its site last year, unveiled an online form that video subjects can use to report material posted without their consent. Show More Summary
California’s crisis pregnancy centers are founts of misinformation for women seeking abortions. A recent undercover report from NARAL Pro-Choice California found that they routinely lie about the physical and mental risks of abortion,...Show More Summary
Planned Parenthood announced today that it will no longer accept any reimbursement for the fetal tissue it supplies to medical researchers, a move to distance itself from recent political attacks.
The full force of Donald Trump’s troll army has been unleashed on an 18-year-old intern. Yesterday, a college student named Lauren Batchelder made news for standing up at the No Labels conference in New Hampshire to ask Trump about equal...Show More Summary
If your social media feeds are full of topless women today, don’t blame Playboy. Some charitable soul has decided that, to raise public awareness of breast cancer, today, women should withhold support from their breasts in honor of National No Bra Day.
The Taylor Swift ex-boyfriend industrial complex has acquired another cog. Word has it Swift gave her latest partner, Scottish electro-pop producer Calvin Harris, the boot after seeing photos of him leaving a cheap Thai massage parlor. Show More Summary
Texas’s new “campus carry” law won’t take effect until next August, but students are already primed to protest one phallic symbol with another. When the 2016 fall semester begins, University of Texas alumna Jessica Jin wants to see legions of dildos parading across the quad.
This week the Federalist published a series of one- and two-star Yelp reviews of Planned Parenthood locations, painting the health-care centers as bleak and disorganized. Women have the right to access birth control, STI testing, and abortion services, it seems, but not to resort-quality amenities. Show More Summary
It’s a thirst-for or be-thirsted-for world out there in journalism, if you believe Giles Coren. On Wednesday, the Vogue reporter committed a sex-joke-tweet-and-delete: “In the new Vogue I suck up to Bond girl Lea Seydoux by saying Bond is sexist, while quietly hoping she might shag me,” he wrote, before thinking better of his remark. Show More Summary
Japanese corporate culture boasts some of the most punishing white-collar working conditions in the world. Employees are often expected to work long hours in unpaid overtime, a brutal lifestyle that many have blamed for a rash of depression cases and suicides. Show More Summary
Justin Bieber, in case you’d forgotten, is Canadian. In an exclusive video compilation of the star going for a naked swim while vacationing in Bora Bora, the New York Daily News chose to censor the star’s private parts with a patriotic red maple leaf. Elsewhere, a giant eggplant emoji provided coverage.
When the Supreme Court affirmed the Affordable Care Act, women won big. Ninety percent of health insurers used to charge women more than men; now, they can’t. Mammograms and Pap smears are now covered without copays, and women have saved nearly $1.5 billion on birth control pills since the law took effect in 2012.
The Martian, a science fiction story that currently exists in both novel and movie form, is a nerd wish-fulfillment fantasy wherein a planet full of admirers watches astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon in the film) succeed against impossible odds. Show More Summary
The percentage of mothers who stay at home with their children has been on the rise since 1993, and it’s not because formerly career-driven women have suddenly woken up to the joys of full-time baby bonding. In nearly 81 percent of U.S. towns, two-kid child care costs more than rent, which can make working a full-time job seem like a poor economic decision.
The benevolent powers of the vaginal microbiome are even greater than we thought. In addition to aiding fertilization and protecting fetuses during pregnancy, healthy vaginal mucus that’s full of good bacteria can trap and immobilize HIV particles. Show More Summary
The great feminist filmmaker Chantal Akerman, who died today in Paris at the age of 65, once made a movie in which the act of cooking potatoes achieves an almost unendurable significance.
A new bill introduced in the D.C. Council on Tuesday would make the District the first U.S. city to fund paid family and medical leave for nearly all its residents. It would mark a victory for the Obama administration, too—D.C. received a $96,000 grant from the Labor Department to help construct the plan, which stands to provide footing for future U.S. family-leave policies.
Long-time watchers of The Good Wife, which began its seventh season Sunday night, know that star Julianna Margulies and supporting actress Archie Panjabi have not appeared in a scene together for years. When the plot requires their characters to interact, only the sorcery of split-screens can make it happen. Show More Summary