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Policing, But Make It Girlboss

If we want to protect women and their health, abolition is key.

There Will Be No Herd Immunity without Vaccine Equity

The stakes of the vaccine rollout have been huge for the disabled community. Read more »

Yes, We’re Still Blaming Women for Being Unable to Conceive

Women trying to have kids face a unique mix of scrutiny that requires them to defend themselves and their right to have biological children. Read more »

Brain Loop: Redefining the Invisible Battle Against Chronic Migraines

Women are three times more likely to suffer from the invisible illness than men. Read more »

Goop She Did It Again: The Dangerous Obsession with Intuitive Fasting

We should all be alarmed by Paltrow’s power to repackage deeply harmful ideas. Read more »

Tender Judging Care : #TransCrowdFund and the Politics of Desire

Even before the GoFundMe boom, there was an element of desirability politics in healthcare. Read more »

Numbers Game: Pro-Ana, Incels, and the Incessant Policing of Women’s Bodies

For incels and pro-ana alike, conforming to beauty standards is the only path to happiness and success. Read more »

Bravado and Branding: Instagrammable Startups Can’t Save Trans Healthcare

We can’t rely on the economy of influencers to solve a healthcare disparity. Read more »

Can Pregnant People Take the COVID Vaccine? Nobody Knows.

Pregnant women are simply presumed to be unfit for trials, when in fact, they should be presumed to be integral. Read more »

The Cautious Gene: Genetic Testing Inherits a Legacy of Distrust

The complexity of working with and understanding DNA is steeped in institutional racism and the historical mistreatment of people of color by the medical community. Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »