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You Make Me Wanna

Christian Bale in 'Little Women' Taught Me It's Hot to Be Smart

Watching Christian Bale and Winona Ryder's on-screen sparring in the 1994 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic book, I learned that a true partner won't shame you for having a brain, but love you for it.
Melissa Batchelor Warnke
2 days ago
sex work

A Migrant Trans Sex Worker's Murder Has Set Off Protests Around the World

Vanesa Campos was lethally shot in a Parisian park in August. Sex workers across the world are joining forces to protest how authorities fail to keep women like Campos safe.
Frankie Mullin
2 days ago
My First Time

What It's Like Having Sex While in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

After Laura Hearn left a residential treatment facility for an eating disorder, she didn't just need to reset her relationship with food: she had to learn how to exist as a sexual being in the world.
Laura Hearn
3 days ago
LGBT

This European Country Is Voting to Block Gay Marriage—Probably Forever

In October, Romania will hold a referendum to change its constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman only.
Sirin Kale
4 days ago
politics

Women's Anger Will Change the World

In this excerpt from Soraya Chemaly's new book, "Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger," the activist and author urges readers to use their inner rage as a powerful tool for social change.
Sooraya Chemaly
9.17.18
Culture

Southeast Asia's Vengeful Man-Eating Spirit Is a Feminist Icon

The pontianak is a ghost that avenges women who die in childbirth. Her fearsomeness is linked to her femininity, and she'll rip your eyes out if you look at her the wrong way.
Nisa Kreems
9.14.18
My First Time

Working as a Sex Journalist Taught Me When to Say No

Writer and broadcaster Alix Fox thought that she had to be down for whatever to be good at her job—until she learned how to make her sexual boundaries clear.
Alix Fox
9.13.18
sexual violence

'Incomprehensible': Elizabeth Smart Reacts to Her Kidnapper's Early Release from Prison

When Elizabeth Smart was 14, Wanda Barzee helped her ex-husband rape and abuse her for nine months. Now, after serving 15 years in jail, Barzee is set to be released next week.
Sirin Kale
9.12.18
mental health

Breaking Up with a Depressed Partner Doesn't Make You a Bad Person

When my partner Max was struggling with depression, I tried to be everything to him—but sometimes, you need to let the people you love seek professional help on their own.
Shanti Das
9.11.18
Photos

Queer Prom: Photos of Couples Living Out Their High School Fantasies

For LGBTQ people with unhappy memories of their school dance, a twice-yearly event in Brighton, UK offers a joyously affirming second chance.
Zing Tsjeng
9.7.18
My First Time

I Built a Sex-Positive Dildo Empire. Here's What I Learned

Zoë Ligon is the founder of Detroit sex toy emporium Spectrum Boutique. She shares the lessons she's learned during her time in the industry—and why you can never use too much lube.
Zoe Ligon
9.6.18
history

The Untold Story of a Legendarily Topless Mistress Who Saved France

Agnès Sorel is popularly depicted in lavish gowns that expose a single breast, but the French noblewoman was much more than a strong fashion choice.
Dee Cunning
9.3.18