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Women Share Their Stories of Sexual Harassment and Sexism in Parliament

"He would get drunk and lunge at me."
Sirin Kale
11.2.17
Opinion
Opinion

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.
Callie Beusman
10.25.17
tv
tv

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.
Judy Berman
10.3.17
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

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.
Callie Beusman
10.2.17
birth control
birth control

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.
Leila Ettachfini
9.21.17
politics
politics

'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.
Jamie Peck
9.15.17
Social Media
Social Media

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.
Lauren Oyler
8.30.17
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

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.
Laura Kasinof
8.28.17
occult
occult

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.
Gabby Bess
8.24.17
Charlottesville
Charlottesville

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.
Callie Beusman
Zing Tsjeng
8.14.17
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice

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.
Victoria Law
8.10.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

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.
Gabby Bess
8.9.17