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human trafficking
human trafficking

Inside an Immersive Theater Project Confronting Sex Trafficking in Suburbia

I visited a human trafficking "horror house" in Georgia that aims to shed light on the often-overlooked issue.
Kimberly Lawson
1.31.18
politics
politics

How Much Progress We Actually Made Getting Women Elected in 2017

In 2017, women still only represented about 20 percent of Congress. But with scores of women running for office, many for the first time, 2018 looks promising.
Kimberly Lawson
12.29.17
politics
politics

13 Historic Victories for Women and LGBT Candidates This Election Day

Meet the newly elected public officials bringing much-needed diversity to the United States political system.
Linda Yang
11.8.17
death
death

The Women Who Want Their Corpses to Feed The Earth After They Die

Women have long been leaders in the death industry, but in recent years they have also pushed the industry to look to alternative burial practices.
Adina Solomon
11.1.17
maternity
maternity

Women in Rural Counties Are Losing Access to Maternal Care

Childbirth is the most common reason for hospitalization in the US, but a new study highlights the diminishing access to obstetric services in rural areas, especially for black women and lower-income households.
Kimberly Lawson
9.6.17
Music
Music

Facing Death Threats, Afghanistan's First Female Conductor Plays On

“If we are scared and sit at home, we can’t progress and we can’t open the door for others.”
Maija Liuhto
6.16.17
Gender
Gender

What Does ‘MEN’ Actually Smell Like?

Hygiene products for women smell like blackberries, vanilla, or lemongrass. Products for men, on the other hand? They smell like "MEN." We asked experts what that means.
Edie Calie
6.13.17
marriage
marriage

'I'll Cherish Me Forever': The People Choosing to Marry Themselves

The movement of saying "I do" to life-long sologamy is all about embracing the pomp and circumstance of a marriage ceremony while rejecting the “tyranny of coupledom.”
Steven Blum
6.12.17
grief
grief

How to Cope with Grief in Wake of Attack at Ariana Grande Show

Following the Manchester bombing that killed 22 and injured 50—many of whom were women and girls—many are struggling to cope. We spoke to psychiatrists about the grief process for such a tragedy.
Kimberly Lawson
5.25.17
Menstruation
Menstruation

Surf Legend Laird Hamilton Falsely Blames Shark Attacks on Women's Periods

Sorry, sharks just aren't that into period blood.
Kimberly Lawson
5.25.17
wage gap
wage gap

Crushing Student Loan Debt Is Hurting Women the Most

Paying back tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt is a universally horrific experience, but it's worse for women.
Gabby Bess
5.24.17
Pregnancy
Pregnancy

Pregnant Women Are Being Arrested for Crimes They Didn't Know They Committed

In the United States, state-level legislation is being used to prosecute pregnant women who use drugs—violating their civil rights and making it impossible for them to get the help they need.
Kimberly Lawson
5.23.17