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Aug. 10, 2017

Condoms are still in the “family planning” aisle. Here's why 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.

How many periods can you have at a guy's place before asking if he's your boyfriend?

If you're leaving tampons over there, that's when you know it's probably time to have The Talk.
May 30, 2017

This mother fears for her daughter following Trump’s proposed Medicaid cuts

Yes, I’m in a same-sex relationship. But please don’t call me a lesbian.

Bisexual identity, while talked about, is still invisible — especially in queer spaces.

Meet Dexter Mayfield, the queer, plus-size male model taking the fashion industry by storm

Dexter Mayfield went viral nearly two years ago after a runway walk. Now he's trying to join the plus-size male model movement.
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.*

Aunt Flo’s arrival will ruin your best-laid plans — like she has a mind of her own.

You can order your life around when you think your period is due, but it'll still arrive unexpectedly and ruin so much more than your underwear.

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.

Is it really a breakup until you’ve gotten your period?

Your relationship might be over, but your body has one last chance to betray you.

Charlottesville reminds me why every young adult should step up in politics

Even in these politically dark times, we have to remember that there are victories to be won and reasons to keep fighting.
Aug. 14, 2017

The barriers against women running successfully for office start with money and end with mindset

Amanda Farias is running in a progressive district, but is still facing barriers.

Don’t say girls can’t do math. Our fertile years are an endless cycle of arithmetic.

The days between our periods involve constant calculations, just to relieve the anxiety about what we can't see.

Gilly getting interrupted by Sam after discovering biggest mystery on 'GOT' is all of us

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.

Kamala Harris and the successful woman of color trap

How do we make fair critiques of women of color in politics in a country already hellbent on tearing them down?

Taylor Swift's testimony reminds us why so many 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

This company wants men to use an adhesive patch to seal their penises during sex

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

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.

Madame Gandhi: The free-bleeding feminist musician with a Harvard MBA

The future is inclusive and it is female.

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.

Would you wear this terry cloth boob sling?

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