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reproductive rights
reproductive rights

Tanzania Plans to Arrest Pregnant Girls and Take Them to Court

The regional commissioner in charge of the plan argued that it would make them less likely to have sex.
Sirin Kale
12.13.17
POP CULTURE
POP CULTURE

Remembering Lindsay Lohan's Bonkers Christmas Light Feud with an Entire English Town

“Everyone knows where Kettering is... It’s famous as the home of Weetabix breakfast cereal.”
Sirin Kale
12.12.17
sexual harassment
sexual harassment

A Short History of the Long Fight Against Workplace Sexual Harassment

We owe our current "moment of reckoning" to women like Eleanor Holmes Norton, a civil rights icon who held the first public hearings on sexism and discrimination in the US. Broadly spoke to Norton about how we got from there to where we are today.
Sarah Burke
12.12.17
Sex Ed
Sex Ed

What Happens When You Teach Boys to Be Period Allies

To combat the stigma that keeps some girls out of school, UNICEF and other organizations are teaching boys around the world to support their menstruating peers.
Rosalie Chan
12.4.17
Fashion
Fashion

Tabloids Freak Out Over Trans-Inclusive Changing Rooms, Which Are Nothing New

Hysterical commentators have accused Topshop of caving to "the trans lobby" after the company said that customers can use changing rooms that correspond to their gender identity. But many British retailers have always had trans-friendly policies in place.
Sirin Kale
11.13.17
poverty
poverty

Mother of Four Found Dead in Freezing Home After Her Welfare Was Cut Off

38-year-old Elaine Morrall had her welfare payments stopped after missing an interview with officials, her mother claims. She later died, wearing a coat and scarf, in a home she couldn't afford to heat.
Sirin Kale
11.9.17
mental health
mental health

Why Some Anxious People Find Comfort in Horror Movies

It may not make sense, but some people with anxiety disorders–myself included—love nothing more than calming down with a terrifying film. I talked to researchers to find out why.
Abby Moss
11.8.17
Social Media
Social Media

The Cathartic Doom of Existential Dread Twitter

In an age of constant misery and creeping fascism, Twitter accounts like Kim Kierkegaardashian, Medieval Death Bot, and Nihilist Arby's give a deadpan voice to our deepest fears.
Bethy Squires
11.8.17
WITCHES
WITCHES

Learning How to Slap Nazis at a Self-Defense Class Run by Witches

Shadow Sistxrs teaches women and non-binary people how to protect themselves physically and spiritually. I headed down to find out more.
Sirin Kale
11.3.17
HEALTH
HEALTH

The Indian Women Consulting With Astrologers to Time Their Childbirths

Across India, women are opting to schedule their caesarian sections to coincide with holy festivals and auspicious astrological dates. But doctors warn this tradition can be dangerous—and sometimes prove fatal.
Puja Changoiwala
11.1.17
weddings
weddings

We Asked a Blowjob Wedding Photographer: Literally, Why?

Dutch photographer Michael Klooster went viral after taking a shot of a newly married couple simulating fellatio in their wedding outfits. He explains how his photo sparked a new, eye-opening wedding tradition.
Sirin Kale
10.31.17
LGBT
LGBT

Inside The Anti-LGBT Hate Group Trying to Block Marriage Equality Around the World

MassResistance is designated as a US extremist group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Now it’s exporting its poisonous homophobia to other countries.
Sirin Kale
10.27.17