Women Share Their Stories of Sexual Harassment and Sexism in Parliament
"He would get drunk and lunge at me."
When a Fetus Is a 'Child' Who Needs Protection, But a Pregnant Teen Isn't
For weeks, a pregnant, undocumented 17-year-old has been held hostage by the government and denied an abortion. She was finally allowed to get one this morning—but that doesn't change the horrific injustice she endured.
Megyn Kelly's Horrible Show Is Perversely Gratifying to Watch
The tone-deaf gaffes and unrelenting chaos on 'Megyn Kelly Today,' coupled with the host's history of racist, anti-women rhetoric, will likely secure the show's destiny as a camp classic.
What It's Like to Get an Abortion When You're Six Months Pregnant
Rachel was 25 weeks pregnant when she learned her fetus had a severe, likely lethal abnormality that also put her health at risk. She had to drive 12 hours and pay $10,000 to get a potentially life-saving abortion.
The Man Behind the Pill Decided Women 'Need' to Have Periods—But They Don't
If you're on the birth control pill, you're most likely going through withdrawal bleeding once a month. But there's no medical reason for having a simulated period every three weeks.
'What Happened' Perfectly Illustrates Why Clinton Lost—Just Not on Purpose
In trying to reckon with her loss, Hillary Clinton doubles down on the same hollow rhetoric and questionable politics that contributed to it.
How Instagram Makes You Basic, Boring, and Completely Deranged
By now, most people are familiar with the bad tendencies Instagram encourages: self-absorption, stalking, pastel-pink blandness. Two recent works—a novel, "Sympathy," and a film, "Ingrid Goes West"—take this as their subject.
What It's Like to Risk Death and Jail Time to Get an Illegal Abortion
Abortion is banned almost without exception in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but countless women still terminate their pregnancies illegally and dangerously. Fatima was one of them.
What Happened When I Tried to Use Crystals to Improve My Life
I skeptically set out to see whether crystals—which science classifies as "literally just rocks"—could alter my mental state for the better and ended up enthusiastically drinking water "purified" by a stone I had soaked in it for 24 hours.
What It Was Like to Witness the Terror and Hatred on Display at Charlottesville
Activists reflect on spending a weekend in a town besieged by white supremacists and experiencing a domestic terror attack.
After Abuse and Prison, a Woman Faces Deportation to a Country She's Never Been To
Ny Nourn has spent the last 16 years incarcerated for her role in a murder perpetrated by her ex, a man twice her age who she says violently abused her. She was paroled earlier this year—but now she faces being deported to Cambodia.
America's Health Care System Kills People—But It Doesn't Have to Be This Way
In Australia, vital services like cancer treatments are free; in the US, countless people struggle to even get screened. We spoke to cancer patients in both countries about the drastic difference single-payer health insurance can make.
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