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An Iowa county prosecutor has threatened to charge a 14-year-old girl with “sexual exploitation of a minor” for taking two suggestive photos of herself and sending them to a male classmate. The girl, who’s using the name Nancy Doe, texted one photo of herself wearing a sports bra and boy shorts, and one without the bra but with her hair hiding her breasts.
Given that this election has become an epic battle of the sexes, it’s surprising that abortion hasn’t been more of a flashpoint. It wasn’t mentioned at all in the first presidential debate, and it only came up in the final few minutes...Show More Summary
As a practicing OB-GYN physician in the Bay Area, I’m no stranger to the holistic birth movement. From being asked to cut the umbilical cord over a block of obsidian to being sprinkled with glitter as the baby emerged, I’ve seen it all. Show More Summary
This has been an unusually a-religious election, with Hillary Clinton rarely discussing her Methodist faith and Donald Trump bumbling buffoonishly in his (successful) attempts to woo the religious right. Tim Kaine and Mike Pence have...Show More Summary
When the novelist Lionel Shriver delivered her now-notorious speech about cultural appropriation at the Brisbane Writer’s Festival last month, it wasn’t clear whether she was wrestling with a real intellectual menace or a straw man.Show More Summary
Though Donald Trump has only inhabited this earth for a little over 70 years, there seems to be no end to the unsettling anecdotes of his fixation on women’s bodies. Today, in a delicious, gossipy column, Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter imparted upon the world a few more nuggets of Trump misogyny.
I think we all can agree on the following: Rihanna is both a great pop star and a great follow on Instagram. Rihanna isn’t one of those celebrities who’s concerned with projecting a perfect image at all times, so her Insta account (the wonderfully named @badgalriri) is full of personality, attitude, shots of her butt cheeks, weird fan art, and silly captions.
New York is poised to become the seventh state in the U.S. to cover donated breast milk through Medicaid for preterm babies who need it. A bill that passed through the state legislature and is waiting for Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature...Show More Summary
No self-respecting individual should ever feel pressured to give into the social media-driven craze of making every day a branded #holiday, but there are two fake holidays that I voluntarily celebrate each year. One is April 30, theShow More Summary
This post originally appeared on our sister site Slate.fr. The post has been translated and lightly edited by L.V. Anderson.
Mindy Kaling, never any slouch in the success department, was having a particularly notable fall: The fifth season of her TV show is about to premiere on Hulu, Emma Thompson signed on to star in a movie Kaling wrote and will also produce and co-star in, and she’s touring to promote the paperback edition of her second book. Show More Summary
Thousands of women in Poland and across Europe wore black and skipped work on Monday to protest a proposed law that would ban abortions under all circumstances, making the procedure a crime punishable by five years in prison.
Republican senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire is running for reelection this year, and her campaign is using unorthodox techniques to try to win voters’ hearts. Consider, for example, this picture taken on the campaign trail by political reporter Josh McElveen:
In an open letter to Missouri House leadership on Friday, an incoming Missouri state legislator accused a future colleague of raping her in late August. Cora Faith Walker, an attorney from Ferguson, alleges that she had met with Steven Roberts, Jr. Show More Summary
From the start of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has relied on Ivanka to convince women that he’s not the human embodiment of every shred of misogyny they’ve faced in their careers and personal lives. Her latest effort, a video on Trump’s meager proposals for child care and maternity leave, launched on Friday.
A bunch of anti-abortion activists in Florida are sick of incremental laws that restrict how, where, and when women can get abortions. They want to end it altogether.
A new analysis of more than 1 million marriages has found that couples who marry on Valentine’s Day are more likely to divorce than those who wed on "ordinary" days. Nine years after their wedding dates, 21 percent of Valentine’s Day couples had split up, compared to 16 percent of couples who got married on any random day of the week.
Donald Trump has the biggest platform of any out-of-control bully in the world right now. This week, he’s using it to try and destroy former Miss Universe contestant Alicia Machado, who’s spoken out about how Trump mistreated and humiliated her when she gained weight after winning the crown.
If there were an Advent calendar of Donald Trump’s shortcomings for the months leading up to the election, “lifelong disgust for women’s bodies” would be behind this week’s little door. Since Monday’s presidential debate, conversations...Show More Summary
Earlier this year, it seemed like Donald Trump was going to try to use Bill Clinton’s infidelities against Hillary Clinton. “She’s married to a man who was the worst abuser of women in the history of politics,” Trump said at a rally in Spokane, Washington. Show More Summary