Features

Queerly Beloved

After My Lover Died, I Found Support in Her Former Partners

On the first episode of the "Queerly Beloved" podcast, masculine-of-center queers find a tender connection over the loss of a mutual friend and love.
Sarah Burke
9.12.18
Queerness

How Our Cultural Obsession With Platonic 'Girlfriends' Sidelines Queer Women

We're familiar with the trope of straight women whose intimacy transcends bestfriendship. But we don't hear about what happens when the Other Woman wants something more than pseudo-romance.
Sadie Graham
8.6.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Finding Ourselves Online, Offline, and the Spaces In Between

Editors from VICE Magazine and Broadly explain why this year's annual photo issue—in collaboration with Broadly—explores the theme of Privacy and Perception.
Lindsay Schrupp
Elizabeth Renstrom
ELLIS JONES
Sarah Burke
Zing Tsjeng
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Searching for Traces of My Late Father Online

My father was murdered years before the Internet existed as we know it. But I still search for traces of him there.
Gabrielle Birkner
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

The Loneliness—and Comfort—of Being Online

I’m into the internet as a gateway to systems of care—the kind of care that turns a sad finsta post into a spontaneous visit, a phone call, a gift; turns a silent question into 1,000 late-night answers, turns the monster within into a collective hum.
Aisha Mirza
6.18.18
obstetric violence

There Is a Hidden Epidemic of Doctors Abusing Women in Labor, Doulas Say

According to doulas, women are often treated horribly while they're in labor, with medical professionals engaging in abusive behavior that ranges from nonconsensual episiotomies to sexual assault.
Sarah Yahr Tucker
5.8.18
Op-Ed

ICE Doubles Down on Its Barbaric Treatment of Pregnant Women in Detention

Last week, ICE announced that pregnant women will no longer be automatically released from detention. It's a cruel policy—but nothing new for the agency, which was accused months ago keeping pregnant women locked up in horrific conditions.
Chris Gelardi
4.6.18
END FORCED MOTHERHOOD

Restricting Abortion Access Is Class Warfare

Onerous anti-abortion laws are designed to make abortion inaccessible — and by design they harm poor women and marginalized populations the most.
Jex Blackmore
4.5.18
Op-Ed

I Was Locked Away from My Children for 14 Months Because I Couldn't Make Bail

Because I couldn't afford to pay $250,000 in bail, I had to languish behind bars for over a year while awaiting trial—without being convicted of a crime.
Lavette Mayes
3.30.18
Photos

People Show Us the Outfits That Helped Them Embrace Their Inner Femme

"It feels good to think about trying to express my true self for the first time again."
Christopher Bethell
Zing Tsjeng
3.23.18
roe v. wade

6 Women Share Their Harrowing Stories of Illegal Abortion Before Roe v. Wade

These stories—of waking up in pools of blood, of coat hanger abortions performed at home, of serious and agonizing medical complications—show what's at stake in the fight to keep abortion legal.
Melissa Madera
1.22.18
sexual assault

Amid Reports of Widespread Rape by Police, Kenyan Women Seek Justice

Sixty-five Kenyan women say they experienced sexual violence at the hands of state security agents last fall. Now, survivors are turning to activists for help in the harrowing task of reporting the police to the police.
April Zhu
1.17.18