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The Duggars Are Not Good Spokespeople for the Anti-Choice Movement  

Republican-majority legislatures is many red states are gorging themselves on new laws to restrict safe, legal abortion out of existence, but things have been pretty stable for the women of Tennessee, a state that has 14 doctors providing abortion, compared to a mere eight in Alabama and two in Mississippi. Show More Summary

Why Are Poor Women Having Healthier Babies?  

A new study shows that the birth weight of infants—an indicator of baby health—born to poor women in the United States has improved since the late ‘80s. As the Washington Post reports, in 1989 one-in-six babies born to poor women were considered underweight (under 5 ½ pounds at birth), compared to one-in-32 babies born to wealthier women. Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey Made Women's MMA. Will She Be Its Downfall?

On February 23, 2013, 13,000 mixed martial arts fans streamed into the Anaheim Honda Arena, buzzing about feminism. They'd come to see the first women's fight in the UFC's 20-year history—just two years after UFC president Dana White vowed to "never" allow women into the Octagon, he'd agreed to put two women at the top of the night's bill. Show More Summary

Pro-Life Nurse Who Won’t Prescribe the Pill Sues Family Planning Center for Not Hiring Her

Is “religious freedom” about being free to practice your faith, or just a generic cover story for any and all attempts to try to foist your beliefs on others? In this era of Hobby Lobby v Burwell, it’s understandable that many on the...Show More Summary

Hunger’s Disproportionate Effect on Women

In 2006, the U.S. Department of Agriculture adopted the term food insecurity to describe the “economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.” Like so much bureaucratic jargon, the phrase is clinical and opaque. Show More Summary

Bill Maher Is Gross

Bill Maher reminded everyone Thursday evening that no matter how progressive he claims to be, when it comes to women, he’s an old school misogynist. Despite a long history of being called out by both liberals and conservatives for his tendency to use sexist slurs, Maher still thought it appropriate to tweet this:

Science Has a Gender Problem. Science Just Made It Worse.

The cover of Science magazine’s special AIDS and HIV issue hit mailboxes on Wednesday: It shows the legs and minidress-clad torsos of transgender sex workers in Jakarta. The women have breasts but no heads. “Staying a step ahead of HIV/AIDS,” reads the display text, a winking inch or so away from their stiletto heels. Show More Summary

Republicans Can't Stop Comparing Immigrants to Rapists

It's estimated that 60,000 to 80,000 unaccompanied and undocumented minors will cross the border seeking sanctuary from violence and adversity, a number only exceeded by the number of tales told by right wing politicians and pundits of the unspeakable horrors that these children supposedly bring with them. Show More Summary

Todd Akin: "Legitimate Rape" Doesn't Result in Conception, Unless You're One of My Staffers

Todd Akin continues to expand on his critical contributions to the discourse of rape and abortion rights while he promotes his book. While reiterating that he was not wrong to say, as he did in 2012, “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female...Show More Summary

Game of Thrones Will Have No Female Directors in Season 5

When it comes to depictions of gender and sexuality, the popular HBO series Game of Thrones is truly a mixed bag. On one hand, few shows have so many female characters who are actual characters instead of placeholders or generic Strong Females. Show More Summary

Renee Ellmers Says Her "Bring It Down To a Woman's Level" Comment Is Better In Context. Nope.  

North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers, one of the Republicans who is supposed to be working on improving her party's outreach to women, became just the latest in a long line of Republicans saying boneheaded things about women when comments she made during a Friday panel came to light this week. Show More Summary

Watch This Awesome Woman Kill It on American Ninja Warrior

Back in October 2012, the New York Times Magazine published an article titled “Why Women Can’t Do Pull-Ups,” using some combination of not enough testosterone and too much fat as an explanation. Unsurprisingly, this lead to some heated reactions, but all we really needed was this video of Kacy Catanzaro on American Ninja Warrior last night.

Parents Are Now Getting Arrested for Letting Their Kids Go to the Park Alone

Debra Harrell, 46, let her 9-year-old daughter play outside alone at the park. The South Carolina child had a cell phone she could use to call her mother in case of emergency. On the girl’s third day alone at the park, someone asked her where her mother was. Show More Summary

Thor Is Now a Woman

Thor, the Norse god of thunder and Marvel comics superhero, is now a woman. News of the celestial upheaval came Tuesday morning via the ladies of The View, and Marvel now confirms that a woman will wield the hammer Mjölnir in a brand new series starting in October. Show More Summary

The Democrats’ Brilliant Idea for How to Stop Unnecessary Abortion Clinic Regulations

Democrats in the Senate on Tuesday took a major step in pushing back against the growing trend of regulations that are designed to shut down safe abortion clinics. The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing testimony on a bill introduced by Sen. Show More Summary

You No Longer Need to Become a Fake-Minister to Officiate a Wedding in Indiana

Of all the ways that marriage is changing in our culture—opening up to same-sex couples, becoming more egalitarian—one major shift has managed to happen without much mainstream media commentary: Marriage, or the wedding at least, is also becoming more secular. Show More Summary

New York Times Reports Another Campus Sexual Assault Horror Story. Now We Need the Data.

Can universities handle their role as independent investigators and adjudicators of sexual assault? You may conclude that the answer is no after you read Walt Bogdanich’s big story in the New York Times about the aftermath of an alleged assault at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York. Show More Summary

Fox News Just Loves These Rape Joke Cufflinks

In real life, there are a dwindling number of women who are willing to giggle indulgently at men saying appallingly sexist things. On TV, there's Outnumbered, where the women of Fox News are always there to flatter men who say terrible things about women.

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