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Finally, There Will Be a Pineapple Just for Women

Historically, fruit growers have been indifferent to women’s needs. They were happy to give us ideas for using fruit in a feminine manner—eating trendy acai bowls, making bouquets out of strawberries, laughing alone with fruit salads—but they refused to breed fruit cultivars with female consumers in mind. Show More Summary

Appeals Court: Transgender Girl Must Be Permitted to Use the Girls’ Restroom in School

The transgender rights movement scored a victory on Thursday when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6 th Circuit rejected an Ohio school’s attempt to bar a transgender girl from the girls’ restroom. By a 2-1 vote, a three-judge panel...Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump’s Role As “First Lady” Wouldn’t Be As Weird As It Seems

When reports circulated this week that Ivanka Trump would have her own office in her father’s White House—in the space normally reserved for the first lady, no less—it felt like just the next step in her political ascendancy. A spokeswoman denied it, saying that no decisions have been made about Ivanka’s formal role. Show More Summary

Texas Judge Temporarily Blocks Fetal Remains Rule From Going Into Effect

One of the stupidest anti-abortion rules in the country—and that’s saying a lot—has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge. A Texas rule requiring the fetal remains from an abortion or miscarriage to be buried or cremated instead of disposed of in a medical landfill was set to go into effect on Dec. Show More Summary

America Is Facing a Whipped Cream Shortage. Don’t Panic—Try These Substitutes.

Just when you thought 2016 couldn’t get any worse, terrible news emerges from the Reddi-wip factory. “A whipped cream shortage is looming, just in time for peak holiday pie,” warns the Washington Post. “The Nation Is Facing a Dire Whipped-Cream Shortage During Prime Dessert Season,” says Time. Show More Summary

Emmy Rossum Reportedly Got the Equal Pay She Asked for on Shameless

Shameless will return to Showtime for an eighth season, after a public pay dispute between star Emmy Rossum and the production company, Warner Bros. Television, has been resolved. Rossum, who stars in the dark comedy as Fiona, the resilient oldest sibling of the hard-luck Gallagher clan, reportedly asked to be paid more than her costar William H. Show More Summary

New Longitudinal Study Confirms That Women Who Get Abortions Do Not Suffer Psychological Harm

A study published by JAMA Psychiatry this week provides new, compelling evidence that abortion regret is extremely rare. The study compared women who had abortions shortly before a clinic’s gestational limit—which ranged from 10 weeks...Show More Summary

Banish Cold Genitals With a $249 Lube Warmer That Only Takes Lube Pods

If Jack Frost has been nipping at appendages other than your nose this season, here’s one solution: a $249 lube warmer that works only with proprietary lube pods.

Trump’s Labor Secretary Pick Has a Long, Slimy History With Anti-Abortion Schemes

Donald Trump’s pick for Secretary of Labor, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, is a committed campaigner against minimum wage increases. His restaurants have advertised their food with slow-motion videos of jiggling female flesh for nearly a decade. Show More Summary

Anna Wintour, a Clinton Supporter, Met With Her Old Friend Donald Trump This Week

In Kanye West’s instantly notorious video for “Famous” this summer, the camera pans over wax figurines of a dozen nude celebrities sleeping in an enormous rumbled bed together. West placed himself in the center of the tableau, dozing between his wife, Kim Kardashian, and frenemy Taylor Swift. Show More Summary

Oklahoma Supreme Court Throws Out Abortion Law on Hospital Admitting Privileges

The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down one of the state’s abortion restrictions on Tuesday, landing yet another blow against laws that require abortion providers to obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

Ohio Is Now Home to an Unconstitutional 20-Week Abortion Ban

Ohio Governor John Kasich signed a bill on Tuesday banning abortions performed after the 20 th week of pregnancy. Bans like these, which exist in more than a dozen other states, are unconstitutional—they prohibit legal abortions before the fetus becomes viable around 24 weeks, a threshold set forth by Roe v. Wade.

Pro Baseball Players Can’t Dress Like Women In Dumb Hazing Ritual Anymore

Major League Baseball will no longer allow its teams to make rookies dress up like women in a longstanding hazing ritual. The new rule appears to be a preemptive bulwark against bad publicity that could crop up when photos of, say, a bunch of San Diego Padres newbies dressed as Hooters waitresses start bouncing around social media.

The United Nations Fired Wonder Woman for Being Too Sexy

Wonder Women may be fictional, but she is still too sexy to be a global role model for women and girls, the United Nations has concluded. The organization announced two months ago that the superheroine would serve as an honorary ambassador to promote gender equity, but after some public outcry and internal protests, the appointment is no more.

Referring to Abortion Bans Like Ohio’s as “Heartbeat” Bills Supports Anti-Choice Propaganda

Real-talking OB/GYN Jennifer Gunter published a fantastic piece in the Huffington Post on Monday, arguing that the press has been mischaracterizing the hyper-restrictive abortion ban passed by the Ohio legislature last week. Proponents...Show More Summary

Kesha Says People Told Her She Looked “Better” While She Battled an Eating Disorder

On Friday, Kesha accepted the “Trailblazer” honor at Billboard’s Women in Music event but admitted it was hard for her to even make it to the show. “I feel stuck, and I feel sad. Quite frankly, today, I feel bloated,” she said in her emotional acceptance speech. Show More Summary

Feast Your Eyes on Women Who Draw, a New Site That Spotlights Female Illustrators

Draw your attention this way: Women Who Draw is a new online directory that highlights the work of a diverse group of female illustrators, and it deserves your eyeballs. The site was built as a way to put women’s work in front of art directors, editors, and others in the position to hire illustrators. Show More Summary

The Women’s March on Washington Finally Has a New Starting Location

The Women’s March on Washington finally has a starting location, putting to rest some fears that a lack of planning or official permitting would stand in the way of an event that could draw tens of thousands of visitors to Washington, D.C. on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Donald Trump Is Sad That He Won “Person of the Year” Instead of “Man of the Year”

Donald Trump, lover of prizes and attention, has found reason to be upset that Time magazine named him its “Person of the Year.”

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