Marie Solis
Marie Solis

Marie is a trending news staff writer with a focus on women's rights issues. Her writing has appeared in Gothamist and the Awl. You can reach her at marie@mic.com.

May 26, 2017

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is putting an end to the state's tampon tax

Florida is the 13th state to slash taxes on menstrual products.

May 26, 2017

A Berkeley professor's firing is the latest fallout in a pattern of harassment on UC campuses

UC Berkeley has fired professor Blake Wentworth nearly two years after finding him guilty of sexual harassment.
May 26, 2017

Texas legislators quietly blocked $3 million in funding for victims of sex trafficking

Texas has a sex trafficking epidemic — but bureaucratic gridlock is preventing legislators from doing anything about it.
May 25, 2017

Men are calling reverse sexism on an all-women screening of 'Wonder Woman'

Alamo Drafthouse is trying, for but a few hours, to recreate the feminist utopia of 'Wonder Woman.'
May 25, 2017

The House just passed a bill to prevent another Marines United scandal

The House just passed a bill making it illegal to share nude photos without consent.
May 24, 2017

The Manchester attack wasn't just an attack on teens — it was an attack on girl culture

Monday night's attack turned a space for young female joy into a site of violence and death.

May 23, 2017

Equal Pay Day was April 4 — for mothers, it's May 23

On average, mothers earn just 71 cents to a father's dollar.
May 23, 2017

High school reportedly considering expulsion after student wears off-the-shoulder top

Summer, a high school senior, says she's not allowed to walk in graduation for violating the dress code.
May 22, 2017

This black-women-owned business is trying to bring Flint clean water once and for all

Rhonda Grayer's construction company will fix the lead-contaminated pipes in 5,000 Flint households.
May 22, 2017

Billy Bush would like you to know he's very sorry about Trump's hot mic tape

Bush says he didn't have the "strength of character" to shut down Trump's "grab them by the pussy" comments.
May 19, 2017

A mother pens powerful letter after her daughter was given a dress code violation

"I forgot to thank you for making it clear to my daughter that her body is somehow a distraction," the mother wrote.

May 19, 2017

Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to charge of so-called "sexting"

But maybe let's not call it "sexting."
May 18, 2017

PR firm founder accused of assault launches company called "Dignity for our Daughters"

Trevor FitzGibbon's former employees say he's using his new company to shame his alleged victims.
May 18, 2017

Kesha pens powerful essay about her battle with mental illness

After a turbulent year, the singer says she's learning to embrace her emotional scars.
May 17, 2017

Lawsuit alleges up to eight Baylor football players drugged and gang-raped a student

In Baylor's seventh Title IX suit, a former student alleges the university discouraged her from reporting a 2012 gang rape.
May 17, 2017

"Marriageable men" are no longer a hot economic commodity, new study says

Researchers have noticed a spike in men's wages and births — but not in marriage rates.

May 17, 2017

Scientists just discovered a "universal contraceptive" made from chemical compounds

UC Berkeley researchers discovered two chemical compounds that could stop sperm in its tracks.
May 17, 2017

A class-action lawsuit says Walmart discriminated against pregnant employees

Two women say Walmart fired them after denying their requests for pregnancy accommodations at work.
May 16, 2017

Former Wesleyan dean arrested for soliciting sex from a minor

Police have arrested Scott Backer, who was fired from Wesleyan in 2016 after past allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced.
May 15, 2017

A woman tore apart her congressman's defense of the AHCA in her local paper

Barbara Rank slammed Rep. Rod Blum for suggesting that men shouldn't have to pay for maternity insurance.