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    Civil Rights

    The Hobby Lobby Case and Sex Discrimination

    The Supreme Court recently upheld the right of corporations to exclude birth control from health care coverage. But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says that’s discrimination, and it’s against the law.

    Persecuted

    Death Threats for Iraq’s Women & Gays

    Religious groups are threatening to kill the members one of the few Iraqi organizations dedicated to helping women and gays.

    Girl On Fire

    FDNY Calendar Features First Woman

    Bronx firefighter Danae Mines will heat up the 2015 FDNY calendar as the first woman ever featured in it, with a surprising picture.

    Home Alone

    Was She Abandoned?

    A mom was arrested for leaving her nine-year-old daughter in the park while working. Was more harm done by the state?

    THE MORE YOU KNOW

    Men, Your Breasts Aren’t Safe

    The FDA is encouraging drug companies to include men in breast cancer clinical trials. At present, there’s surprisingly limited knowledge on male treatment methods.

    A new Tennessee law criminalizes mothers whose babies are exposed to certain illegal drugs in utero. A week after the law went into effect, the first woman was arrested after her newborn tested positive for amphetamine – which is not an illegal drug.

    Death Watch

    Who’s Murdering Baghdad’s Prostitutes?

    The slaughter of 29 women and two men in an alleged house of prostitution shows the danger of the Iraqi government’s reliance on Shia militias for its defense.

    NEW BALLGAME

    Millennials Hate Boomer Partisans

    The future is up for grabs, but neither party has an agenda that can truly excite young voters.

    Pushing Back

    Hillary’s Outside Enforcers

    She’s ostensibly not in campaign mode, but a staff of 20 at the outside group Correct the Record is busily working to defend the former secretary of state against right-wing attacks.

Lifestyle

    Swipe Right

    Grindr Helps Holy Land Make Love Not War

    What happens when you tell a potential hookup you’re in Ramallah? Seven twentysomethings tried it using PalesTinder to reveal the results: sometimes racist—and sometimes just horny.

    ACTING UP

    Blake Lively Gets Her GOOP On

    The ‘Gossip Girl’ actress has followed Gwyneth Paltrow to the blogging ‘n’ selling online rodeo. We cut through the babble about historical and artisanal preservation to the $25 spoons.

    HEAD ACHE

    Brooklynite Goes Off Her Meds—for Art

    Performance artist Marni Kotak is weaning herself off a cocktail of antidepressants and anti-psychotic drugs in a Brooklyn gallery. Is it art, could it harm her, and does it successfully target—as she intends—the pharmaceutical industry?

    On the Home Front

    How the World Wars Changed Fashion

    Think shorter hemlines, the end of corsets, and (gasp!) trousers for women. It’s been 100 years since the start of WWI, but the war’s impact on fashion is still seen on runways today.

    Evolving

    Hillary’s Gay-Marriage Limbo

    She’d leave the decision to states, though many activists—and a growing number of Americans—view it as a constitutional right. Can she keep everyone on board for 2016?

    Globetrotter

    Nellie Bly, Feminist Trailblazer

    Even if you hated spunk, you would have to love the adventurous, forthright journalist who called herself Nellie Bly.

    WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE

    What Disney Means to a Special Needs Mom

    The park’s staff is trained to interact with kids and adults with special needs. Their techniques could be easily adopted by other businesses. So why aren’t they?

    STRIKE A POSE

    Ladies Hate Other Ladies’ Sexy Selfies

    A new study shows how women judge other women based on their profile pictures. The results aren’t surprising, but they are disappointing.

    #BodyLove

    Instagram Removes Plus-Size Photos

    A young woman charged that Instagram was discriminating against her size when they pulled her photos and deleted her account.

Call to Arms

    Daughter's Keeper

    British Law Prosecutes Parents for FGM

    British law said it was illegal to perform female genital mutilation or to take a girl out of the country for the purpose. Now, parents can be prosecuted for allowing it.

    Beauty Pageants

    A Crowning Moment of American Hypocrisy

    Thirty years ago, Vanessa Williams relinquished her crown amidst a nude photo scandal, crystallizing the unfair expectation that American girls have to be sexy, but not sexual.

    Voting Bloc

    How to Really Empower Black Voters

    Fifty years after the Freedom Summer, black voters are more powerful than ever. It’s time for both parties to realize this, and start competing for their support in earnest.

    Feminism 3.0

    Whither the Women’s Movement?

    Despite massive gains in the 20th century, the women’s movement has reached a stalemate in the 21st. How to move forward?

    Personal is Political

    Wife-Beating Is Rampant In Turkey

    Violence against women continues to plague Turkey, and a pioneering new female political party blames Erdogan's machismo.