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

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?!
July 21, 2017

Six months after the Women’s March on Washington, the Resistance Revival has a message for Trump

"Well I/ Went down to the White House and I/ Took back what they stole from me," the Resistance Revival Chorus sang in a Times Square flash mob last weekend.
July 20, 2017

20 attorneys general write letter urging Betsy DeVos to keep sexual assault protections

The attorneys general reminded DeVos that scrapping Title IX guidance will have a chilling effect on sexual assault and rape reporting rates.
July 20, 2017

New study suggests high workloads and aging doctor population means looming OB-GYN shortage

Obstetricians and gynecologists are overworked at nearing retirement age — without a younger contingent to replace them.
July 19, 2017

One woman living in R Kelly’s alleged “sex cult” says everything is fine. That doesn’t mean it is.

Jocelyn Savage says she's "happy" and "totally fine" in her arrangement with R. Kelly. Experts say that's common behavior among abuse survivors.

July 18, 2017

Tabloids tried to shame newly crowned Dr. Who with professional nudes

A number of UK tabloids ran nude stills of Jodie Whittaker after she was announced as the first-ever woman to play Dr. Who.
July 17, 2017

Planned Parenthood is suing Iowa over its 72-hour waiting period for abortions

Planned Parenthood of the Heartlands says a 72-hour waiting period constitutes an undue burden on women seeking abortion.
July 15, 2017

If Republicans succeed in “defunding” Planned Parenthood, where will transgender patients go?

Planned Parenthood offers judgment-free, transition-specific care in areas where transgender people have limited medical options.
July 13, 2017

Trump greets French first lady, immediately offers comments on her figure

“You know, you’re in such great shape ... beautiful,” Trump told Brigitte Trogneux.
July 13, 2017

FBI taking fresh look at Russian officials’ 2015 conversations about Trump associates

With all the new information that's come to light concerning Donald Trump, Jr. and his emails, investigators are looking at their intel differently.

July 13, 2017

Here’s what you need to know about the Women’s March #NRA2DOJ

In response to an alarmist NRA ad, the Women's March is launching two days of rallies, marching and vigils in Washington, D.C.
July 11, 2017

Betsy DeVos to meet with men’s rights activists in deciding the fate of campus sexual assault policy

Both sexual assault survivor advocacy groups and men's rights activists — who don't tend to believe women's rape allegations — will reportedly weigh in on Title IX guidance.
July 11, 2017

Bill Cosby reportedly considering replacing defense attorney for retrial

Shake-ups ahead for the Cosby retrial?
July 10, 2017

Fmr. USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sex abuse to plead guilty on child porn charges

Nassar has accepted a plea deal on charges related to his child pornography collection and attempts to hide it from authorities.
July 9, 2017

Trump attorney wants sexual assault accuser’s lawsuit dismissed

Marc Kasowitz argued that comments made in the context of a campaign are just "fiery rhetoric, hyperbole and opinion" that don't mean anything.

July 9, 2017

Here’s a photo of Obama holding an adorable baby

Let's live in this moment forever.
July 9, 2017

Counter-protesters drown out KKK rally protesting removal of Confederate statue

About 50 Loyal White Knights showed up to a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. About 1,000 counter-protesters met them there.
July 6, 2017

New study suggests women freeze eggs because fewer men pass educational muster

Women are increasingly better educated than men, and don't seem keen to settle for intellectual inequality.
July 6, 2017

Republican lawmaker accused of “forcefully” grabbing female Uber driver and kissing her

Sen. Bryce Marlatt reportedly began pawing his Uber driver while she drove him to an Oklahoma City hotel.