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UC Berkeley’s Gym Plans to Open an All-Gender Locker Room Next Fall

Next fall, the University of California, Berkeley will open a new resource for its transgender and gender-nonconforming students: a gender-inclusive locker room. Nestled in between the men’s and women’s locker rooms, the new 4,500-square-foot space in the on-campus gym will have private changing rooms, individual showers, and bathroom facilities open to people of any gender.

Why So Many People Care That Wonder Woman Is Israeli

In the epoch that has elapsed between DC’s announcement of the new Wonder Woman and its actual premiere this weekend, the film’s gender politics have dominated much of the discussion: Its female director, female lead, and the handful of recent women-only screenings that were perfectly calibrated to enrage the Internet’s lamest men.

The Dentist’s Office Is a New Front in the Fight Against Domestic Violence

According to some dentists and hygienists, routine appointments should be more than an opportunity for garbled chit-chat. Stat reported this week on an “activist group” of dental professionals who are urging their colleagues to use appointments as a chance to screen patients for signs of domestic violence. Show More Summary

Unpopular President Intends to Kill Popular Birth Control Mandate

The Trump administration is reportedly planning to roll back the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that requires employers to include cost-free contraception in their health insurance plans. The Supreme Court ruled in the 2014 Burwell v....Show More Summary

Why Waxing Videos Might Be the Next Viral Frontier

Lizbeth Lugo has over 300,000 followers on Instagram, and her fans love her. “Wow, amazing!” one wrote on a recent post. “Great stuff!” said another. How does she earn these plaudits? She waxes. Not philosophical, as the phrase goes; she just waxes. Show More Summary

Who’s Winning the Trump Handshake Challenge?

When I was a little girl, my father, a salesman, taught me to always shake hands with a firm grip to make a strong first impression. Someone clearly gave a young Donald Trump that advice, too, but his toddler brain never adapted the info to accepted standards of human behavior. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton’s Commencement Speech Made It Sound Like All of America Was Graduating

One of the many downsides to adulthood is the lack of successful grown-ups assuring us that we show much promise, that our lives have purpose, and that our future is bright. The upside is that we have access to the internet, where we...Show More Summary

Trump’s Database of “Criminal Aliens” Is Dangerous—and Quite Possibly Illegal

Late last month—just before Trump hit his 100-day mark—the Department of Homeland Security launched a new database in which anyone in the country, or indeed anyone in the world, can find the names of immigrants deemed by our government...Show More Summary

Phallic Anixety (Probably!) Drives Male Academics to Execute Lame Hoax About Gender Studies

A new paper in the journal Cogent Social Sciences argues that the penis should not be viewed as an organ but as “a social construct isomorphic to performative toxic masculinity.” Sound absurd? Psych! Authors “Peter Boyle” and “JamieShow More Summary

New York State Still Bans Abortions After 24 Weeks. A Proposed Law Could Offer Exceptions.

There is a provision in the New York state penal code that was something close to revolutionary when it was added in 1970. Three years before Roe v. Wade prohibited states from banning abortion prior to fetal viability, the provision...Show More Summary

A Pregnant Teen’s Graduation Drama Reveals an Uncomfortable Divide Between Pro-Lifers and Social Conservatives

Maddi Runkles is an 18-year-old senior at Heritage Academy, a small, conservative Christian school in Hagerstown, Maryland. She is also pregnant, and has admitted to breaking the pledge that all Heritage students sign, vowing to “[protect]...Show More Summary

Betsy DeVos All Smiles as She Endorses States’ Rights to Discriminate Against Children

Betsy DeVos is loving life right now. In a Wednesday hearing with the House Appropriations subcommittee, the Secretary of Education gleefully defended her school-choice philosophy from Rep. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts, who asked DeVos whether charter schools that refuse to admit students of certain demographics would still get federal funding.

Ivanka and Melania Were Beautiful and Silent in Saudi Arabia—Shining Examples of Empowerment!

The whole world was watching as Melania and Ivanka Trump joined the most important man in their lives and ours in Saudi Arabia this week. The U.S. president thinks a woman’s place is either on the beauty-pageant catwalk or behind a stroller containing his heir. Show More Summary

Bresha Meadows Enters a Plea Deal, Will Spend Two More Months in Detention

Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old Ohio girl charged with aggravated murder for killing her allegedly abusive father, entered a plea deal on Monday after nearly 10 months in juvenile detention. In return for a plea of “true,” the juvenile...Show More Summary

All Billy Bush Really Learned From the Access Hollywood Fiasco Is That He Wants to Be Back on TV

For seven-and-a-half long months, Billy Bush has been lying in wait. It was a period of great soul-searching: He fire-walked with Tony Robbins; he went on a retreat; he took up meditation. And only now, as a “better, fuller man,” is he ready to declare what he has learned: that he would like to be on television again, please.

Trump’s Budget Takes an Amateurish, Inadequate, Insulting Stab at Paid Parental Leave

Donald Trump’s federal budget proposes significant cuts to nearly every federal agency and program that doesn’t involve weapons or border walls. But one of the few big-ticket spending proposals in the document is paid family leave, an issue Ivanka Trump has claimed as her own.

The Bombing at a Manchester Ariana Grande Show Was an Attack on Girls and Women

British authorities have identified a suspect in what appears to have been a suicide bombing and an act of terrorism outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England on May 22. Details are still emerging, but as of late Monday night, authorities had confirmed 19 people dead and more than 50 injured.

We Don’t Know a Lot About Melania, but We Do Know She Loves Belts

Notoriously private first lady Melania Trump doesn’t give us a lot to go on. In the absence of numerous words and actions to interpret, the media is left to obsess over tiny public moments, like the time on Monday when Melania seemed to slap her husband Donald Trump’s hand away from hers on a tarmac in Israel. Show More Summary

Iowa “Defunds” Planned Parenthood, Causing Four Clinics Serving Thousands of Patients to Close

The Republican Party’s offensive on reproductive health struck a major win in Iowa on Thursday, when Planned Parenthood announced that it would close four of its 12 health centers in the state. The closures are the upshot of a recent appropriations bill the GOP-led state legislature and Republican Gov. Show More Summary

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