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If Given the Choice, Americans Prefer Better Benefits to Higher Salaries

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.

America’s Next Top Model Is Dead, As Are Everyone’s Dreams of Becoming a Supermodel

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

Pornhub Takes One Small Step to Fight Revenge Porn

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

A New California Law Targets Crisis Pregnancy Centers—But Will It Work?

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 Stops All Reimbursement for Fetal Tissue Donations

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.

Donald Trump’s Troll Army Unleashes Its Force on a Teenage Intern

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

No Bra Day is the Latest Way to Do Nothing About Breast Cancer

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.

Taylor Swift Dumps Calvin Harris. We Can’t Wait for the Songs.

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

It’s Guns vs. Dildos in UT-Austin Protest Against “Campus Carry” Law

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.

Yelp Reviews of the DMV and Planned Parenthood: Can You Tell Them Apart?

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

When Reporters Want to “Shag” Their Subjects

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

What the U.S. Can Learn From Japan’s Working Women

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

Full-Frontal Photos of Justin Bieber: What Do They Mean?

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.

Where in the U.S. Is It Most Expensive to Be a Woman?

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 Glorifies Nerd Dudes. What Does It Have to Offer Nerd Ladies?

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

When Child Care Costs More Than Rent, Women Stay at Home

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.

Superhero Vaginal Bacteria Species Traps HIV, Could Be a Natural Condom Someday

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

In Chantal Akerman’s Films, Women’s Domestic Lives Are More than Meets the Eye

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.

All Washington, D.C., Residents May Get 16 Weeks of Paid Family Leave

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.

Julianna Margulies Should Own Her Animosity Against Archie Panjabi, Not Cry Sexism.  

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

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