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The Problem with Those Gender-Reveal Parties
Cutting into a pink or blue cake seems innocent enough—but honestly, it's not.
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They Call Me "the Terrorist Whisperer"
Why does a person go from being an innocent child to a ruthless murderer? It's my job to find out.
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I Became Homeless on Purpose
For half a million Americans, homelessness isn't a choice. For Kristen Hanes, it was a strategy.
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The Gnarly, Gorgeous, Growing Trend of DIY Tattoo
Millennials are skipping out on the traditional parlor in favor of getting inked at home for free.
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'Casting JonBenét' Isn't Really About the Crime
Which is okay, because that's really not the point.
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Exclusive: Way of Gray's Sophie Gray Speaks Out About Being Sexually Harassed Online
When comments turned sexual, she knew she had to stand up for women everywhere.
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I Was a Stripper in America's Most Male-Dominated State
Valerie Hager spent years dancing in Alaska, where she made as much as $1,500 a night from men with money to burn.
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How I Escaped My Kidnapper
When a fun night of flirting turned into every woman's worst nightmare, I took my life back into my own hands.
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Ballet Has a Sexism Problem—but I'm Fighting Back from the Inside
When New York City Ballet principal dancer Ashley Bouder realized that women were rarely tapped to choreograph ballets, she decided to...
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It's a Problem That We're Not Talking About Jimmy Kimmel's Mahershala Ali Jokes
What's in a name? When you're a minority, everything.
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Today's Hidden Figures: Meet the Black Women Working at NASA
Make room on your "icons" list.
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In Praise of TV's Frumpy Women
An ode to all the UGG wearers out there—may you live long and prosper.
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Choose Your Side: The Dueling Feminisms of Taylor Swift, Hillary Clinton, and Kim Kardashian
Modern feminism should allow women to be more complex. So why do I constantly feel like I have to "pick" which feminist I am?
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Read an Exclusive Excerpt of 'Me Before You' Author Jojo Moyes' Brand-New Book
In 'Paris for One and Other Stories,' we meet a woman whose life is changed by a pair of accidental Louboutins.
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What I Figured Out About Women When I Decided to Stop Drinking
Weird adventures in sobriety and sexism.
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What It's Like to Be Sued by Your Own Mom
My tale of financial (and familial) woe.
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This Is the Fast-Growing Sex Crime Against Women and Girls
"Sextortion" is the fastest-growing hacking sex crime—and there's currently no legal protection for its victims.
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What Am I Supposed to Call My Dad's Ex-Boyfriend? A Modern Woman's Dilemma
He helped raise me for 10 years—but there's no label for what he is to me.
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On Being the Daughter of a Drug Dealer
Life through the bars.
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Why Lesbian History Needs to Go Digital
The founder of the popular Instagram @h_e_r_s_t_o_r_y sets the record straight.
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