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Abortion Under 45 Hearkens Back to The Jane Era

It no longer seems irrational to believe that we might need to learn from the resourcefulness of prior generations that did not have access to legal abortion. Read more »

Reframing Abortion to Breathe Life into a "Culture of Death"

What if we decided that abortion is beneficial, essential, and sacred—regardless of when life actually begins? Read more »

Popaganda: Watching What You Eat

What does it take to get “well”? When we think about wellness, especially right now, we tend to think of it as everything we do to make our lives and bodies healthy. Rather than defining health through the negation of sickness, wellness advocates press that being “well” is an ongoing process of... Read more »

Grief Police: The Men Who Want Ariana Grande to Break Down

Grieving is messy and difficult and unpredictable, but being poked and prodded by paparazzi, reporters, and social-media users adds an unnecessary pressure that can send anyone into a tailspin. Read more »

BitchTapes: World AIDS Day

Every December 1, the world commemorates the lives lost and the progress we’ve made Read more »

Shining Light: Sini Anderson is Fighting for Late-Stage Lyme Patients

We’re too young to be this ill, and there are too many unanswered questions. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Queer Love on “The Bachelor”

Finally, the queer love story we all deserve. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Hillary’s Defense of Bill

Hillary Clinton’s defense of Bill makes it harder for women to come forward. Read more »

Words to Live By: Why is it so Uncomfortable When Women Challenge Traditional Cancer Narratives?

There are two prevailing cancer stories we hear about: the one where someone lives  and the one where someone dies. There is, in the cultural narrative of the disease, little room for anything else. Read more »

How To Survive the Traumatic 24-hour News Cycle If You Have PTSD

For sexual assault or harassment survivors, especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the last two weeks have been full of triggers. 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 »