Claire Lampen
Claire Lampen

Claire is a news staff writer at Mic, with a focus on women's issues and reproductive rights. She is based in New York and can be reached at claire@mic.com.

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May 28, 2017

Laptops could be banned on all international flights in and out of the US, Kelly says

Kelly said he "might" ban laptops on flights entering and leaving the U.S. to combat "a real, sophisticated" terrorist threat.

May 28, 2017

UK school that bans short sleeves under fire for "sexualization of young girls"

Students at the Simon Langton Girl's Grammar School are circulating a petition pushing for the right to wear tank tops.
May 28, 2017

Bill Cosby reportedly fears someone will slip drugs in his food or drink

According to 'Page Six,' sources close to Cosby say he's paranoid about staying in local hotels during his sexual assault trial.
May 26, 2017

Man reportedly makes dating profile for his ex, sends strangers to harass her

A Canadian woman believes her ex is sending men to her apartment through the dating site Plenty of Fish.
May 25, 2017

Ex-Playmate Dani Mathers pleads no contest to invasion of privacy, will not do jail time

Mathers received community service and probation after secretly taking and sharing a photo of a naked stranger.
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May 25, 2017

Manchester police stop sharing information with U.S. following leaks

Leaks from the U.S. government to the media have proved too frequent for the Manchester police to abide.

May 24, 2017

Christian school refuses to let pregnant student walk at graduation

Heritage Academy says it's punishing 18-year-old Maddi Runkles not because she's pregnant, but because she had sex.
May 24, 2017

"Defund Planned Parenthood" is Republican for axing poor women's access to doctors

Planned Parenthood will still exist if Donald Trump's budget passes, but low income women's ability to choose their doctors won't.
May 23, 2017

Trump's budget aims to exclude Planned Parenthood from all federally funded programs

A leaked executive summary of the budget specifically bars Planned Parenthood from participating in all HHS programs.
May 22, 2017

Melania Trump touts "women's empowerment" on visit to Saudi Arabia

The first lady tweeted in praise of the "great strides being made towards the empowerment of women" at the Saudi Arabian facility.
May 21, 2017

Ivanka Trump speaks to women in Saudi Arabia about female empowerment

The first daughter praised the country's "very encouraging" progress on women's rights, prompting skepticism from critics.

May 21, 2017

After release by Boko Haram, 82 Chibok girls reunited with their families

In a ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria, on Saturday, the girls greeted their family members for the first time in over three years.
May 18, 2017

Northwestern student sues Laura Kipnis over new book on campus sexual assault

Laura Kipnis' latest book, 'Unwanted Advances,' allegedly misconstrues private details from a student's sexual assault report.
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May 18, 2017

Alex Jones backs down, settles defamation suit with Chobani

The 'InfoWars' conspiracy theorist has issued an apology of sorts for spreading false and damaging stories about a yogurt company.
May 17, 2017

New Hampshire Rep. Robert Fisher resigns after unmasking as prominent internet misogynist

After Democrats threatened to have him investigated for perjury, the Red Pill creator resigned from his state representative role.
May 17, 2017

Wisconsin Rep. Melissa Sargent wants to make "stealthing" a crime

Sargent introduced a bill that would define nonconsensual condom removal as sexual assault.

May 17, 2017

Playmate Dani Mathers will go to court after body-shaming a naked stranger on Snapchat

Mathers secretly photographed a 70-year-old woman showering at the gym and shared it on Snapchat. Now she faces criminal charges.
May 16, 2017

10-year-old rape victim in India will be allowed to get an abortion

A girl who became pregnant after repeated rape by her stepfather was on the "borderline" for legal abortion in India.
May 15, 2017

Trump's version of the Global Gag Rule is unprecedented in its severity 

Trump's newly expanded Mexico City policy is unprecedented in its severity.
May 15, 2017

Donald Trump tweets perplexing statement honoring Women's Health Week

And it certainly raises some questions about his health care plan.