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Read one Texas abortion doctor’s scathing ultrasound informed consent form

In Texas, abortion doctors are required by law to perform an ultrasound and display and describe the image to their patient before the procedure. But the state can’t mandate that they be happy about this intrusion into the sacred doctor-patient relationship. 

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When domestic violence is a “nuisance”

Too often, survivors of gender violence who reach out for help are punished instead — and some city housing laws require what amounts to retaliation against victims.

Too often, survivors of gender violence who reach out for help are punished instead — and some city housing laws require what amounts to retaliation against victims.

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Is “confident” the new “pretty for a fat girl”?

I can gratefully say that I haven’t been told that I’m “pretty for a big girl” in a few years. Even though I like to hope that this means that the masses have acknowledged that this “compliment” is underhanded and offensive, I doubt it, because this “insight” has only been replaced with another one that makes me just as uncomfortable.

I can gratefully say that I haven’t been told that I’m “pretty for a big girl” in a few years. Even though I like to hope that this means that the masses have acknowledged that this “compliment” ...

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Our own Katherine on that NYT piece questioning the benefit of sex reassignment surgery for trans people: “Medical transition helped me take ownership of my body. Activism and political change is required to ameliorate the rest.”

Increasingly, anti-choice extremists are trying to hunt down personal and medical information on people undergoing abortions and the doctors who perform them. 

Our own Katherine on that NYT piece questioning the benefit of sex reassignment surgery for trans people: “Medical transition helped me take ownership of my body. Activism and political change is required to ameliorate ...

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New favorite Instagram: Feminist_Tinder

I’m definitely swiping right on Feminist_Tinder, a new Instagram account where one woman is documenting what it’s like navigating Tinder as a feminist. Laura Nowak just added the line “hello i am a feminist” to her profile, and the guys do the rest. 

I’m definitely swiping right on Feminist_Tinder, a new Instagram account where one woman is documenting what it’s like navigating Tinder as a feminist. Laura Nowak just added the line “hello i am a feminist” to her profile, and the ...

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A response to NYT nail salon exposé: “This only happened because people organized.”

Every evening on my way home from work, I open my “college rape” Google Alert email. And in it — every day, without fail — there’s a steady stream of articles that paints campus anti-rape activists as sad, disempowered rape girls.

Every evening on my way home from work, I open my “college rape” Google Alert email. And in it — every day, without fail — there’s a steady stream of articles that paints campus anti-rape activists as ...

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Our shared affair: The sexual shaming behind the Ashley Madison hack

The hacking of Ashley Madison, the infamous adultery-focused dating website, and the release of the names and identities of its many users, has, not unexpectedly, prompted more than a little schadenfreude out in the world. 

The hacking of Ashley Madison, the infamous adultery-focused dating website, and the release of the names and identities of its many users, has, not unexpectedly, prompted more than a little schadenfreude out in the world. 

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