Claire Lampen
Claire Lampen

Claire is a staff writer at Mic who covers women's issues and reproductive rights. She is based in New York and can be reached at claire@mic.com.

Aug. 16, 2017

As Oregon expands insurance coverage for abortion, Texas cuts it

*Thousands of Texas women pack their suitcases, and head north to Oregon.*

Aug. 16, 2017

White women helped build the Confederate statues sparking conflict across the South

In the Jim Crow South, the United Daughters of the Confederacy enthusiastically undertook the task of maintaining quotidian white supremacy.
Aug. 14, 2017

In most relatable moment of ‘Game of Thrones,’ Sam misses crucial plot detail by talking over Gilly

Gilly uncovers what may well be the truth of Jon Snow's parentage and begins to tell Sam, who cuts her off to vent his frustration about being ignored at work.
Aug. 11, 2017

Taylor Swift’s testimony is “badass,” but it also explains why sexual abuse survivors stay silent

The pop star acknowledged her "uncanny ability to elicit new types of criticism." The specter of blame and hostility often keeps sexual assault survivors from coming forward.
Aug. 11, 2017

Jiftip wants you to seal your penis during sex. For some reason, men don’t seem eager.

Jiftip is an adhesive patch that fits over a penis' urethra, in case you're interesting in exploring "injaculation."
Aug. 10, 2017

Alabama AG wants minors who can’t get parental consent for abortion to face a prosecutor

Attorney General Steve Marshall would appoint the fetus legal representation and potentially allow for the teen's parents to attend the hearing.

Aug. 10, 2017

Condoms are still in the “family planning” aisle at the drugstore. Experts say that’s a problem.

"Family planning" excludes many sexually active groups, and separates sex from pleasure. It also suggests that certain forms of sex are dirty, and that's dangerous.
Aug. 7, 2017

Daenerys doesn’t need your advice, Jon Snow, but thanks for the input

In 'Game of Thrones' season seven's fourth episode, the Mother of Dragons solicits Jon Snow's advice, then ignores much of it in favor of her own plan.
Aug. 4, 2017

Would you wear this terry cloth boob sling?

The Ta-Ta Towel is buzzing around the internet, but we have questions. So many questions.
Aug. 3, 2017

“There was a pool of blood in my chair” and other cringe-worthy tales of getting your period at work

Women get their periods. Sometimes that sucks. Get over it.
Aug. 2, 2017

Sheryl Sandberg called out a problem with getting girls to lead. Here’s how we solve it.

Relatable role models, girls-only safe spaces and relentless, concerted efforts to bring girls into conversations that have typically excluded them

Aug. 1, 2017

Conservative Senate candidate’s abortion-supporting history comes back to haunt him

Kevin Nicholson bills himself as a "pro-life" conservative. As the 22-year-old president of the College Democrats of America, he solicited donations from a pro-choice group.
Aug. 1, 2017
July 31, 2017

After 20+ years of Equal Pay Days, not much has changed on black women’s paychecks

Black Women's Equal Pay Day is a reminder that even within the gender wage gap, some women fare better than others.
July 28, 2017

The “skinny repeal” might be dead, but the fight for abortion rights rages on

Don't dance on the skinny repeal's grave yet. Congressional Republicans are sneaky.
July 27, 2017

US pro-life group funneling money into a country whose laws have proved fatal for women

Human Life International has been siphoning money toward Sí a la Vida for years, supporting a deadly abortion ban in the name of "life."

July 26, 2017

Study finds men’s sperm count steady falling, not unlike Gilead’s dystopian future

Sperm count and quality is apparently sinking among men across continents, putting us on a course for human extinction.
July 26, 2017

Despite protest from Senate women, GOP advances devastating bill for women’s health

The Senate will now discuss possible amendments to the American Health Care Act.
July 24, 2017

‘Game of Thrones’ gives fans the feminist sex scene we’ve waited seven seasons for

The women of Westeros are reclaiming agency — over the seven kingdoms and over their own bodies.
July 22, 2017

Women beer drinkers finally get the Beer for Her they never asked for

Why drink a rugged manly beer when you can have Aurosa's pink girly beer instead?!