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NYC Hands Out 35 Million Condoms a Year, Then Arrests (Certain) People for Having Them

It makes sense for public health departments to invest in distributing free condoms. But why would a city spend a million dollars a giving out free condoms—then allow police to use those very same condoms as evidence of prostitution? This may sound ridiculous, but this has been the reality in New... Read more »

Artist Ramiro Gomez Paints Invisible Workers into Wealthy Homes

The scene is familiar to any fancy home design magazine reader: the perfectly appointed living space full of gleaming surfaces, fluffed up pillows, artfully arranged flowers next to tasteful objets d’art. But painted in to this pristine domestic landscape is the woman who is actually... Read more »

Nearly Three Hundred Girls Were Kidnapped in Nigeria. So Why Isn't It Front Page News?

Three weeks ago, roughly 276 girls were kidnapped from a school in Northeastern Nigeria. The girls’ parents are devastated, the Nigerian government seems unable to track down the girls, and the leader... Read more »

New Film "Belle" Skillfully Merges Historical Drama with Race, Class, and Sexism

I grew up seeing certain images in fairy tales. These images depicted a European, Victorian world that I wasn’t a part of and didn’t come from: bouncy dresses, British aristocracy, long robes, sharp accents, castles, virtue, and power. We were taught to revere these images, to associate royalty... Read more »

Sex Work is Work: A Conversation with Melissa Gira Grant

Sex worker movements are intersectional movements by necessity. Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: How Can I Combat Sexism in My Service Industry Job?

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! • They’ve finally cast Wonder Woman! Actress Gal Gadot of the Fast and Furious movies will be appearing as the Amazon in the upcoming... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on our radar right now: • Another person of color has been shot and killed by a white... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s all the news on our radar this morning! • Remember how Clear Channel was a total douche for refusing to air reproductive health ads? Well, after a month of protesting... Read more »

When Poor Women "Opt Out"

Photo: The New York Times piece on the “opt-out generation” focused on the lives of upper-crust ladies. If there’s one thing the wives and husbands profiled in The New York Times magazine’s ... Read more »

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Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »