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Apple and Facebook Will Now Pay for Employees to Freeze Their Eggs

Apple and Facebook are competing neck and neck in the latest stage of the Silicon Valley “perks arm race”: Employees at both companies will now be able to freeze their eggs under their employee health plans regardless of their reasons for doing so. Show More Summary

Subsidized Day Care and Paid Parental Leave Can Be Kind of Complicated

The state of American child care is pretty abysmal. Day care is not well-regulated, the quality is often poor, and it’s expensive: In 35 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more than a year’s in-state college tuition. We are the only...Show More Summary

Comic Book World Is Becoming Friendlier to Women. Video Game World, Take Note.  

With #GamerGate churning out one sexist outrage after another, it's easy to lose hope that women will ever be fully accepted in geeky entertainment circles. But not all circles are alike. The comics industry, for instance, is beginning...Show More Summary

Tennessee Sentenced a Woman to Six Extra Years in Jail Simply Because She Was Pregnant  

Does being pregnant when you commit a crime make you guiltier than someone who is not pregnant? Vice reports that a group of reproductive rights organizations, led by the National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW), wrote to the Department of Justice recently to protest the sentence of Lacey Weld of Dandridge, Tennessee. Show More Summary

Victims of Online Crimes Are Finally Getting Justice—As Long As They're Rich and Famous

In January, I published a story in Pacific Standard about my experience receiving rape and death threats online, and the failure of police and tech companies to respond appropriately to threats, stalking, and harassment of women on the Internet. Show More Summary

A "Surplus" of Men in Society Does Not Lead to More Violence

The idea that men are inherently violent beasts who need women to exercise a civilizing influence over them is a persistent assumption in modern society, one often raised for the purposes of guilt-tripping women for living independently or even just delaying marriage. Show More Summary

New Anti-Choice Tactic: Pretend to Be Pro-Choice

Anti-abortion centers known as "crisis pregnancy centers" work by trying to lure in unsuspecting women who are seeking abortions and then using guilt and stalling tactics to keep them from getting the abortions they want. The centers often do this by posing as if they offer actual abortion services. Show More Summary

Breast Cancer Awareness Finally Penetrates the Earth's Crust

It’s infiltrated the gun range, the gridiron, and even space. Now, breast cancer awareness will travel deep into the earth’s crust, thanks to oil company Baker Hughes, which has just painted 1,000 of its drill bits a Susan G. Komen shade of pink to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Sexual Harassment Runs Rampant in the Restaurant Industry

In what will come as no shock to any woman who has waited tables or tended bar, a new report on sexual harassment in the restaurant industry has found that 90 percent of female restaurant workers have experienced sexual harassment on the job. Show More Summary

Maybe Sexting Is How Teenagers Will Learn About Consent

Sexting has become a completely normal part of teenage dating life. So says Dr. Jeff Temple, an associate professor and psychologist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, who is one of the authors of a new study about teen dating habits published in Pediatrics this month. Show More Summary

Jennifer Lawrence: “It Is Not a Scandal. It Is a Sex Crime.” Amen.

When hackers published private nude photographs of Jennifer Lawrence in August—and legions of so-called fans helped spread them around the internet—Lawrence attempted to pen a statement in response. But “every single thing that I tried to write made me cry or get angry,” she tells Vanity Fair. “I was just so afraid. I didn’t know how this would affect my career."

Aziz Ansari Is Better Than Most Celebrities at Talking About Feminism

The latest celebrity to jump eagerly on the feminism train is a man, Aziz Ansari. The actor and comedian was on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night, where he made an aggressive case for feminism. After giving his girlfriend,...Show More Summary

Consensual Sex App Good2Go Has Been Shut Down

Good2Go, a new mobile app meant to facilitate consensual sex among college students, is officially off the market.

The Psycho Bitch, From Fatal Attraction's Single Woman to Gone Girl's Perfect Wife

Every era gets the Psycho Bitch it deserves. In the late ‘80s, she was Alex Forrest, the homicidal single career woman of Fatal Attraction. When Glenn Close’s 36-year-old book editor has a one-night fling with Michael Douglas’ happily-married attorney Dan Gallagher, Dan expects the cool, independent Alex to remain discreet. Show More Summary

How Two Florida Schools Handled Sexual Assault Allegations Against Their Quarterbacks

On Monday, the University of Florida announced that freshman quarterback Treon Harris has been suspended indefinitely from the Gators football team after being accused of sexual assault. The school’s speedy response contrasts that of...Show More Summary

What It's Like to Be a Mom in “a Paradise for Sex Stereotypes”

The state of American child care is pretty abysmal. Day care is not well-regulated, the quality is often poor, and it’s expensive: In 35 states and Washington, D.C., it costs more than a year’s in-state college tuition. We are the only...Show More Summary

President Obama Jokes That It Takes a Wife "10 Years to Train a Man." Ha?

Policy-wise, it's easy to argue that Barack Obama is a feminist president. The first bill he signed was for equal pay. He launched a White House task force to fight sexual assault, and ensured mandatory contraception coverage in Obamacare, a decision he has had to fight for. Show More Summary

When Domestic Violence Victims Are Imprisoned for Their Abusers' Crimes

On October 13, 2006, Alonzo Turner murdered his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, Titches. Over the course of that day, according to court records reported by BuzzFeed’s Alex Campbell, Turner whipped Titches with a belt, threw him against...Show More Summary

Court Ruling Destroys Abortion Access in Texas, Shutting Down All But Eight Clinics in the State  

In a devastating move Thursday night, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals removed a district court judge's stay on a new Texas law that will dramatically reduce abortion access for women in the state, particularly for poor, young, or rural women. Show More Summary

GamerGate Fights Corruption in Journalism By Encouraging Corruption in Journalism

The Benghazi of the video game world, the GamerGate movement is a baffling mess of accusations and anger that started over the summer when a man named Eron Gjoni, angry about his failed relationship with an indie video game developer named Zoe Quinn, created a webpage and used it to accuse Quinn of infidelity. Show More Summary

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