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IUDs and Mammograms Are Free Under Obamacare. How Much Will You Pay If It’s Repealed?

If Republicans succeed in their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, our current era of affordable birth control will likely end. The ACA requires insurers to fully cover the cost of contraception and preventive health care like cancer screenings, making them free to all insured patients.

Serena Williams Is Not Here for Your Celebrity Engagement Narrative

Celebrity media outlets have a way of drawing out the news of a star’s engagement into multiple discrete stories. First there’s the appearance of a mysterious new ring on “that finger.” Then the official confirmation by the star’s representative. Show More Summary

News Outlets Are Telling Their Employees to Stay Home From the Women’s March

Since Donald Trump’s election, there has been a renewed fervor behind conversations of journalistic objectivity in newsrooms. The president-elect has declared war on the free press and used political reporters as piñatas; it’s hard to imagine how a journalist might approach such issues with a bland neutrality.

Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump Allegedly Try, Fail to Procure Free Hairstyling for the Inauguration

Marla Maples and Tiffany Trump are using Donald Trump’s inauguration as a scam to get free blowouts, if a Washington, D.C. stylist who came forward in the Washington Post is to be believed.

The U.S. Abortion Rate Fell to Its Lowest Point Since Roe v. Wade

The U.S. abortion rate has fallen to the lowest it’s been since Roe v. Wade prohibited states from outlawing abortion, according to a new report from the Guttmacher Institute. In 2014, the year of the most recent data set available, there were 14.6 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age (15 to 44 years old). Show More Summary

Women’s March on Washington Says No to Pro-Life Feminist Group

Is it possible to oppose abortion rights and call yourself a feminist? The well-worn question has arisen again this week as an anti-abortion feminist group has been ousted from its partnership with Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington.

A New Commemorative Coin Depicts Lady Liberty as a Black Woman, and It’s Gorgeous

To commemorate its 225 th anniversary, the U.S. Mint has introduced a collectors’ coin that marks a significant departure from every other American coin: It depicts Lady Liberty as a black woman. In an image designed by Justin Kunz,Show More Summary

Right-Wing Trolls Harass Asian-American Journalists for Video of Totally Different Woman

“There’s a joke among Asian Americans that people think we all look the same,” Washington Post homepage editor Doris Truong wrote on Thursday afternoon. “That joke became my own personal Pizzagate late Wednesday.”

Senate GOP Shoots Down Proposed Protection for Maternity Coverage, Free Contraception

After 1 a.m. on Thursday, Senate Republicans blocked a series of amendments that would have safeguarded individual parts of the Affordable Care Act that are popular among voters across the political spectrum. Democrats had proposed measures...Show More Summary

Why Is Bullet Journaling Popular? It Makes You Feel Productive for Doing Just About Anything.

It’s January, the time of year when simply everyone is suddenly committed to whipping themselves into shape, eating healthily, and getting organized. If my inbox is any indication, gyms and diet programs have made heavy investments in marketing this month, but when it comes to productivity, we’re on our own. Show More Summary

Monopoly Is Having Fans Vote on New Playing Pieces. One of Them Should Be an IUD.

In a nod to the rise of crowdsourcing, Hasbro is calling on fans to vote on which new tokens Monopoly should introduce to join its classic wheelbarrow, top hat, thimble, and other playing pieces. Through Jan. 31, you can go to More Summary

The House of Representatives Just Passed a Health Care Bill That’s Actually Good for Women

Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will likely mean very bad things for women’s health. We stand to lose insurance coverage of contraception and maternal and newborn care. But the majority-Republican House...Show More Summary

The Women’s March on Washington Has Released an Unapologetically Progressive Platform

The Women’s March on Washington has released its official policy platform, a far-reaching four-page statement that takes clear stances on reproductive rights, immigration reform, and worker’s issues.

Liberals, Don’t Let Donald Trump Tarnish L.L. Bean’s Sterling Brand Reputation

This week in Donald Trump tweets with a long backstory: Thursday morning, the president-elect wrote on Twitter, “Thank you to Linda Bean of L.L.Bean for your great support and courage. People will support you even more now. Buy L.L.Bean.”...Show More Summary

Germany Considers Requiring Salary Transparency to Address Gender Wage Gap

Government leaders in Germany have approved a proposed bill that would take steps to close the nation’s gender wage gap, one of the highest in Europe. The bill would require medium- and large-sized companies to increase salary transparency,...Show More Summary

Ugh, the Pope Told a Story About a Woman Who Had an Abortion to Preserve Her Figure

A few months ago, Pope Francis announced that the sin of abortion can now be forgiven by any Catholic priest, as opposed to requiring the approval of a higher-ranking bishop. Without softening the church’s position that abortion is a grave sin, the move was in keeping with the tone of practical mercy that has defined this papacy.

Why Nobody Got Outraged When Obama Said His Kids Are His Greatest Accomplishment

Last spring, Beyoncé told Garage magazine that she considers having a child her greatest achievement yet. “Out of everything I’ve accomplished,” she said, “my proudest moment hands down was when I gave birth to my daughter Blue.” This statement incited a fair amount of chatter, much of it disapproving, on the internet. Show More Summary

This 4-Year-Old Honorary Librarian May Already Have Read More Books Than You

The news out of Washington, D.C. is dominated by dispiriting dispatches from the confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees and Trump’s dystopian announcement that he has no plans to neutralize his many conflicts of interest once he ascends to the highest office in the land. Show More Summary

New York May Force Insurers to Fully Cover Birth Control Even If Obamacare Gets Repealed

New York’s attorney general is making moves to protect no-cost access to contraception in the event that a Republican-controlled Congress and a Trump-controlled executive branch roll back the current contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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