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“’Baby-killer’ is one thing, ‘whore’ is something different entirely. I just think it’s further evidence that this is all about women’s empowerment.” Regional Planned Parenthood CEO Sarah Stoesz breaks down the evolution of anti-abortion activists in this eye-opening piece DAME columnist Robin Marty penned for Cosmopolitan.
In Sarah Silverman’s upcoming movie I Smile Back, she plays a mom suffering from acute depression. Which, as it turns out, the comedian is all-too familiar with, as she recounts with candor and poignancy in this this first-person piece for Glamour.
At the New Yorker, Jane Kramer profiles feminist goddess Gloria Steinem, who’s been fighting for women for more than 50(!) years.
As we face the increasing (and increasingly dangerous) hysteria of abortion opponents, reading the first-person stories of some of the country’s earliest legal abortion providers (some whom risked their lives performing the procedure pre-Roe) in New York mag is all the more meaningful.
At the Washington Post, DAME contrib Jaclyn Friedman explains why grownups should put the kibosh on their scaremongering about college consent regulations—turns out students are all for it.
Margaret Cho, Martha Plimpton, DAME contrib Kirsten West Savali, and Lindy West are just a few of the women who make hilarious and bold appearances in this vid from A Is For and #ShoutYourAbortion, in a feminist twist on Jimmy Kimmel’s mean tweets segment.
About 1 in 10 women suffer from postpartum depression, so as Tara Haelle writes at Forbes, it’s a huge step for Nashville star Hayden Panettiere to talk so openly about going into treatment her own.
A new study, covered by Melissa Dahl at New York mag, reveals that “men earn respect when expressing anger, whereas women lose respect when doing the same thing.” We’re totally pissed that we’re not surprised by this.
Michelle Goldberg’s debate analysis at Slate reinforces the belief that Hillary won. But she asserts that Bernie Sanders set the terms and that’s good for those wanting a more progressive government, no matter which candidate you support.
At Salon, Simon Maloy also parsed the Dem debate: Hillary gave a solid performance, but, he says, it was the weak stance of (most of) her competition that truly scored her victory.
Oooh boy, after reading this excerpt from November’s issue of Ebony by Goldie Taylor, in which she “explores the intensely complicated relationship between the fallen icon, his most beloved character, and the broken hearts of Black America,” we can’t wait to read the rest.
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