The most compelling stories from our favorite sources.
From the hilarious (succulents suck, our love/hate affair with NYC and L.A.) to the horrible (fat-shaming, confronting your rapist) to the downright adorable (hello roadside sloth!), here are this week’s stories that had us hooked.
“Guess what? Thin people get sick and die, too.” At Salon, 73-year-old Erica Manfred reminds us that there’s much more to life than dieting.
Is anyone surprised?
“Some popular varieties include: grandpa dick, bootleg Mickey Mouse, human centipede, and infinitely-spiraling reminder of impending death.” We’ll never look at succulents the same way again after this New York Mag piece by Jamie Lauren Keiles
We’ve all been there, but only the New Yorker’s Cirocco Dunlap could put it so eloquently
New Jersey girl Marley Dias is changing the story about reading curriculum.
Because we’ve all been this sloth on the side of the road.
With “draconian abortion statutes” and limited access to birth control, in the face of the Zika outbreak, what is El Salvador really asking of its women?
At Marie Claire, April Wolfe decides to write to her rapist. Then he writes back.
There’s never been a more important time for quality journalism. You can help by supporting DAME’s reporting, commentary, and cultural criticism. Because it matters who covers the news. And it matters who covers women’s issues in the news. Become a supporter today.
AN INDEPENDENT FREE PRESS HAS
NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT.
Your financial support helps DAME continue to cover the critical policies, politics and social changes impacting woman and their allies.