Meet Christmas Goddess Perchta, a Belly-Slitting, Half-Woman Demon

If you were naughty, Perchta would enter your home while you slept, disembowel you, and stuff the cavity with rocks.
Mary McGill

Celine Dion's Children's Clothing Line Called 'Satanic' by Priest

Celine Dion's gender neutral fashion brand CELINUNUNU says its goal is to let kids be who they want to be, but pastor and exorcist Msgr. John Esseff​ believes their motives are much darker.
Leila Ettachfini

An Exorcist Is Now Trying to Protect Kavanaugh from Brooklyn Witches' Hex

An exorcist in California is holding a Mass to protect Brett Kavanaugh from the "evil" of a ritual hex set to curse him this weekend.
Leila Ettachfini

How Evangelical Purity Culture Can Lead to a Lifetime of Sexual Shame

Former born-again Christian Linda Kay Klein combines personal reflections with years of research to trace the psychological effects of purity culture on women in her new memoir, "Pure."
Stephanie Dubick

The Netherlands Just Voted to Ban the Burkha and Face Veil

Following on from many northern European countries, full-face coverings will now be banned in the Netherlands.
Broadly Staff
The Privacy and Perception Issue

How Being Radically, Unapologetically Open About Sex Freed Me

I spent a decade building a separate life as an A-grade dress-wearing, dick-sucking moral vagrant. Then I realized that the secrecy only served to deepen my shame.
Tom Rasmussen

'I've Seen Everything': The Doctor Helping Refugee Women Survive Trauma

Dr. Fatema Akter is no ordinary physician. In the refugee camps of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, she sees up to 80 patients a day—many of whom have suffered horrific persecution.
Helen Nianias

The Women Who Claim to Have Seen Fairies

According to a new survey, 44 percent of British people claim to have seen fairies. We speak to three women who believe in the little folk.
Caroline Kent
reproductive choice

The Religious Coalition Blessing Abortion Clinics Across America

The Christian pastors, Jewish rabbis, Hindu priests, and Muslim clerics of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice have been infuriating religious conservatives since 1967.
Caroline Kent

I Caused a National Scandal After Painting the Virgin in Fishnets

Bolivian artist Rilda Paco wanted to make a statement on the drunken excess and violence at her country's annual Carnival. Instead, she received rape and death threats.
Amy Booth

These Exiled Princesses Led an Armed Rebellion From Their Convent

In sixth-century France, Merovingian royals Basina and Clotilda were forced into a nunnery. They decided to lead their sisters in an uprising against their abbess instead.
Siobhan Ball
sexual assault

Abuse Survivor Sues Pastor Who Said He Could 'Heal' Her PTSD With Sex

Amy McClanahan of San Diego is suing John Wright, a pastor and university professor, for sexual battery and rape.
Sirin Kale