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Ms. Opinionated: I Hate Sex, and My Friends Don't Understand

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. ... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today!A good round-up of the status of reproductive rights in the US and what to expect in 2014. [ColorLines] • The first gay... Read more »

How Does Obamacare Impact Women of Color and People in Prison?

When Mercedes Smith (above) first came home from prison, she was able to sign up for Medicaid. Then she got a part-time job, which pushed her over Medicaid’s low-income guidelines. Unable to afford insurance even after getting a second part-time job, Mercedes has gone without health care for... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news we’ve got on our radar today. • Friday was National Coming Out Day. Jayson Flores asks what it means when we celebrate “straight-acting gays” for... Read more »

Nestle's New Scam: Marketing "Electrolytenment" Water For Affluent Women

From Project Runway’s current season: Oh God, the glamping! During its 12 seasons, Project Runway, Lifetime’s reality competition show with fashion designers angling to be “in,” has earned its... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our feminist radar this morning! • Tampon and pad delivery service HelloFlo released what might be ... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Testing Out a Menstrual Cup

Each week, intrepid artist Erika Moen digs into some aspect of sex and turns her experiences into a comic. This week’s Oh Joy Sex Toy: The Mooncup! If... Read more »

Everyone Should Be Horrified That California Prisons Sterilized Dozens of Female Inmates

In 1923, 17-year-old Carrie Buck was raped and impregnated. Her adoptive family, trying to avoid the public shame of having an unwed mother in their midst, had her committed to an institution for the “feeble minded.” Because she was supposedly “feeble-minded” and the daughter of an... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news on our radar this morning! • On Tuesday, The National Women’ Law Center filed groundbreaking complaints against five health care... Read more »

Don’t Believe in Sex-Ed? Read the Terrifyingly Misinformed Questions Tweens ask Kotex.

Since it debuted in 2011, the U by Kotex brand of pads and tampons (aimed at pre-teens) has made its mark with funny commercials and frank talk about periods. But recently, Kotex has decided to launch a part of their site that addresses... 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 »