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Why Air France’s Headscarf Mandate for Flight Attendants in Tehran Isn’t So Absurd

Last week, Air France notified its female flight attendants that they would have to wear company headscarves in Iran upon disembarking the plane at the end of the Paris-Tehran route. After employees complained to their union, Air France...Show More Summary

Here’s Why It Will Be Harder for States Beyond New York to Pass Paid Family Leave

Last week, New York passed the most generous paid family leave policy in the United States. The new bill is so generous, so glorious, that it will surely inspire hope in residents of other states that their governments might implement something similar. Unfortunately, that’s unlikely to happen.

Donald Trump Won’t Say Whether Any of His Sex Partners Needed an Abortion

Donald Trump appalled progressive observers and anti-choice activists alike last week when he told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that, if abortion were banned, women who terminated their pregnancies should be punished. His remarks were logically...Show More Summary

Museum Reverses Position, Will Mention Bill Cosby’s Alleged Crimes

Under a wave of criticism over its planned inclusion of artifacts related to Bill Cosby in an upcoming exhibition about black entertainers, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture has reversed an earlier claim that it would present the items without reference to Cosby’s alleged history of sexual assault.

It’s Startling How Little We Know About Good Postpartum Care

Currently, the standard for postpartum care is a single visit to one’s OB-GYN or midwife around six weeks after childbirth. Alison Stuebe, an OB-GYN and associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of North Carolina, says women need more than this, but nobody knows exactly how much.

New York Just Established the Best Paid Family Leave Policy in the Country

All workers in New York state will soon be eligible for a guaranteed 12 weeks of paid family leave, one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s legislative priorities, which passed Thursday in a long-debated budget agreement.

From Design to Gender Expectations, Architect Zaha Hadid Never Stopped Trying to Reshape Reality

65 is too young for anyone to die, but when the legendary architect and designer Zaha Hadid unexpectedly passed away of a heart attack while being treated for bronchitis in a Miami hospital, the loss felt particularly cruel. Despite almost 40 years in the business, it felt like she was only getting started. Show More Summary

What to Expect in Jian Ghomeshi’s Next Sexual Assault Trial

Last week, a Canadian judge found former TV and radio star Jian Ghomeshi not guilty on four counts of sexual assault against three different women he’d dated. The judge’s statement smacked of victim-blaming, a deep-seated mistrust of women who allege sexual assault, and a thorough ignorance of how abuse affects its victims—leading many to question his reasoning.

Wendi Deng Reportedly Performs Masterful Bae Upgrade With Vladimir Putin

Wendi Deng, you saucy minx, you’ve done it again! Global foreign policy watchdog Us Weekly is reporting that Deng, former wife of business titan Rupert Murdoch, may be dating Vladimir Putin, sinister president of Russia, former KGB agent, rumored abettor of war crimes, and leader of one of the most impressive man squads in the Eastern hemisphere.

U.S. Women’s National Team Files Wage Discrimination Complaint Against U.S. Soccer

Five big-name members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team filed a federal wage discrimination complaint on Wednesday, alleging that the U.S. Soccer Federation pays them up to 40 percent less than the U.S. men’s team. While the men’s...Show More Summary

Good News, Donald Trump! Women Are Already Punished for Seeking Abortions

On Wednesday, Donald Trump put any fears about his pro-choice namby-pambiness to rest. In an MSNBC interview with Chris Matthews, the candidate said “you have to ban” abortions and that “there has to be some form of punishment” for women who would obtain abortions in defiance of the law.

Can Mattel Bring Thomas the Tank Engine Into the 21st Century?

Children’s love for Thomas the Tank Engine is an abiding source of bafflement and vexation for parents. The “useful” little blue train and his many locomotive pals have been criticized for being classist, sexist, racist, anti-environmentalist, brainwashing, and boring. Show More Summary

The Horrifying Treatment of Transgender Women in Immigrant Detention 

Transgender women held in U.S. immigrant detention centers face routine abuse, according to a Human Rights Watch report released last week. Contrary to a memorandum on the care of transgender detainees U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...Show More Summary

Sorry, Republicans: The FDA Sides With Doctors on the Abortion Pill

On Wednesday, the medical abortion pill got a new label from the Food and Drug Administration—one that finally reflects the way doctors have been prescribing it for years. In the process, Republicans lost at least one strategy that they’ve used to block women’s access to abortion.

Women Need Well-Sized Clothing, Not Precious Euphemisms Like "Lovely"

In the body-positive world of Neon Moon lingerie, size doesn’t matter. Or rather, it doesn’t exist at all. The self-described “feminist lingerie” brand offers undergarments in three euphemistic categories: “Lovely,” “Gorgeous,” and “Beautiful.”

The GOP’s Planned Parenthood Demagoguery Is Damaging Healthcare Beyond Reproduction

When Republicans threatened to shut down the government in order to deprive Planned Parenthood of its funding this past fall—making demagogic hay out of the false accusation that the women’s healthcare provider was selling “baby parts”—it wasn’t hard to predict that women’s access to vital services was about to take a blow. Show More Summary

New Utah Law Mandates Anesthesia in Certain Abortions, Defying Medical Ethics

A new law in Utah will compel doctors to administer anesthesia to patients getting abortions at and beyond 20 weeks of gestation. Governor Gary Herbert signed the bill, the first of its kind to become law in the U.S., on Monday, defying...Show More Summary

“After Trump, Our Turn!”

Let’s be grateful to Susan Sarandon for exposing just how vapid and callous the left wing #NeverHillary argument is. Speaking to Chris Hayes on MSNBC last night, Sarandon, a Bernie Sanders surrogate, said she was unsure if she could bring herself to vote for Hillary Clinton in a general election. Show More Summary

We Expect Women to Have Impostor Syndrome. That's Why We Can't Handle Hillary Clinton.

Since impostor syndrome became the workplace anxiety du jour a few years back, women have tried all manner of tricks to boost feelings of self-worth and convince themselves that they deserve every granule of success they achieve. New York Times editor Jazmine Hughes dressed like Cookie from Empire to help her feel like a boss at her new gig. Show More Summary

Brazil Is Confiscating Abortion Drugs on the Way to Women Who Fear They're Infected With Zika

Pregnant women in Brazil who fear they’ve contracted Zika, the virus that is believed to cause the severe birth defect microcephaly, are going to great lengths to access abortion drugs. But their safest and most reliable options areShow More Summary

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