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beauty

Why Rapper-Actress Paigey Cakey Started Talking About Losing Her Hair

Almost half of African-American women experience hair loss over their lives, but few talk about it openly. In the UK, Paigey Cakey is the exception.
Nikita Rathod
1.22.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

One in Eight Transgender People Have Been Physically Attacked at Work

A new UK survey from Stonewall found that trans and non-binary people face shocking levels of harassment and abuse.
Zing Tsjeng
1.19.18
my first time
my first time

How I Learned To Enjoy Sex Again After Being Raped

It took years for feminist activist Sophie Lu to realize she was raped—and even longer to process how it affected her sex life going forward.
Sophie Lu
1.18.18
TRANS RIGHTS
TRANS RIGHTS

Bigots Are Donating Thousands to Keep Trans Women Out of UK Politics

A fierce debate rages within a major British political party as to whether trans women should be supported through women's only diversity initiatives. Now, a group of trans-exclusionary feminists are fundraising to block trans women from being elected.
Sirin Kale
1.17.18
film
film

The Designer Behind the Stunning Afro-Futurist 'Black Panther' Costumes

If you love the costumes from Marvel's upcoming superhero blockbuster, thank Oscar nominee Ruth E. Carter.
Zing Tsjeng
1.16.18
sexual assault
sexual assault

Man Caught Groping Woman on CCTV Says He 'Just Had to' Do It

Jesse Ratu was on her way home from a morning walk when she was groped by a man who told her that he "just had to" do it.
Sirin Kale
1.16.18
sexual misconduct
sexual misconduct

Aziz Ansari and the Reductive Ways We Talk About Consent

After sexual misconduct allegations emerged against the actor, the Internet erupted in a debate over "mixed messages." But such arguments miss the larger question: Is it time to re-envision the way we conceive of consent?
Sirin Kale
1.15.18
my first time
my first time

My First Time Pegging Someone Changed How I Think About Sex

"Pegging is the ultimate tamer of men....It’s like having a nuclear weapon in your armory."
Nichi Hodgson
1.11.18
ADVERTISING
ADVERTISING

IKEA Asks Women to Pee on Their New Ad for a Discount

We asked the Swedish furniture retailers one question: Why?
Sirin Kale
1.10.18
Books
Books

The Author Writing Fairy Tales About the Horrors of Womanhood

"Her Body & Other Parties" author Carmen Maria Machado writes contemporary fables that explore the monstrous and violent side of female existence.
Marta Bausells
1.9.18
Social Media
Social Media

Narcissists Love Liking Other Narcissists' Selfies on Instagram

New research from Sejong University in South Korea suggests that narcissistic people love selfies—even when they're not in them.
Sirin Kale
1.8.18
Humor
Humor

Exactly How Likely Are You to Die Alone?

After reading several articles about people who died alone and went undiscovered for days, I asked a statistician about the likelihood of me meeting the same fate.
Sirin Kale
1.5.18