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midterms

White Women's Complicated Role in the 2018 Midterm Elections

White women remained loyal to Republicans in key races this election year, but overall they're moving steadily toward the Democratic Party.
Marie Solis
11.12.18
feminism

A Year of #MeToo Exhausted Women—And Renewed Our Collective Hope

If we cannot name our oppression—if we cannot articulate the violence that has been done to us—it will be impossible to fight against it, or to prevent it from happening again.
Moira Donegan
10.10.18
#metoo

When Believing Women Isn't Enough to Help Them

"Believe women" became the #MeToo movement's rallying cry, but some say simply believing women may not be enough to accomplish the transformative change feminists imagine.
Marie Solis
10.9.18
Music

Anna Calvi On Her Pioneering Rock Album About Gender-Nonconformity

The twice Mercury Award-nominated artist sits down with us to discuss "Hunter," her critically acclaimed album about sexual freedom.
Sirin Kale
10.8.18
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