Marie Solis
Marie Solis

Marie is a staff writer with a focus in feminist issues. Her writing has appeared in Gothamist and the Awl. You can reach her at marie@mic.com.

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Is Sean Spicer the shortest-serving White House press secretary in history?

Spicer served just six months as press secretary — there are some cabinet members in White House history who have served mere days.

July 19, 2017

‘Brown Girls’ wants to tell women of color’s stories in all their messy, complicated glory

Creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey want to let their characters break free of the neat identity categories people are wont to place them in.
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July 19, 2017

Experts explain why there may be no legal recourse for the women in R Kelly’s alleged cult

Kelly is reported holding multiple women in his custody — but because they're of legal age and don't want help, there may be nothing criminal about it.
July 14, 2017

Did Betsy DeVos hurt sexual assault survivors by agreeing to hear “both sides”?

A lawyer who attended one of DeVos' Thursday "listening sessions" on campus assault spoke out about her experience and concerns.
July 14, 2017

Black Women's March is a response to the whiteness of January’s women’s marches

Imani Mitchell, the president of Black Women United, said the march is a necessary addendum to the Women's March on Washington.
July 13, 2017

Andy Murray shut down a casually sexist remark during an interview

Murray reminded the reporter that his winning opponent has only been the first male U.S. player to reach a major semi-final since 2009.

July 12, 2017

Scotland just launched a pilot program providing free sanitary products nationwide

The six-month program will send free menstrual products to high schools, a college and different charities across the country.
July 12, 2017

Malala is spending her 20th birthday fighting for girls’ education in Iraq

The now-20-year-old, who just recently graduated from high school, met with girls who have struggled with accessing their own education.
July 11, 2017

A Marine will serve 10 days in jail for his role in the Marines United nude photo scandal

The Marine is the first person to serve jail time for charges related to the scandal, which involved a Facebook group of 30,000 members sharing nude photos of female troops.
July 10, 2017

Blac Chyna has taken out a temporary restraining order against Rob Kardashian

“The moral of the story is he doesn’t respect me,” Chyna said in a Monday interview on 'Good Morning America.' “If you can’t respect me, you have to respect the law.”
July 10, 2017

No, criticizing Ivanka Trump doesn’t make you a bad feminist

David Bossie, former deputy campaign manager to the president, said women who criticize Trump are "feminists in name only."

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July 8, 2017

Authorities say an arsonist was behind a fire at a black LGBTQ community center in Dallas

Authorities have determined an arsonist intentionally set fire to Abounding Prosperities, which serves Dallas' black LGBTQ community.
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July 8, 2017

US officials have plans to test missile defense system amid tensions with North Korea

Officials will test the country's Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system to see how it responds to a simulated intermediate-range ballistic missile.
July 7, 2017

Lorde isn’t here for the media pitting her against other women

The singer nailed the media on talking about Taylor Swift's friend group as if it were "some exclusive club or secret society."
July 7, 2017

Emma Stone said her male costars have taken pay cuts in the name of equal pay

In her new movie 'Battle of the Sexes,' Stone plays a female tennis player who threatened to boycott the U.S. Open because of its gender pay gap.
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July 7, 2017

A federal judge has denied Hawaii’s latest challenge to Trump’s travel ban

Hawaii requested grandparents and other close family members be exempt from the ban's latest iteration.

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July 7, 2017

Hackers have been targeting US nuclear power facilities since May, according to new report

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI have released a report detailing the severity of the attacks.
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July 7, 2017

Russia reportedly increased its US surveillance after Trump took office

Current and former intelligence officials say Russians may be redoubling their spy efforts because Trump is unpredictable to them.
July 7, 2017

Another Fox host was suspended over sexual harassment allegations

A former CNN commentator has leveled sexual misconduct allegations against Payne.
July 6, 2017

Oregon’s legislators just passed a bill protecting women’s reproductive rights

Oregon's Reproductive Health Equity Act would provide abortions at no cost to patients who don't qualify for health care coverage.