suicidal friend
suicidal friend
Health & Fitness

If a Friend Tells You They’re Deeply Depressed or Suicidal, This Is How You Can Support Them

"From 1999 to 2016, the number of Americans who died by suicide increased by 28 percent."

Pro-choice demonstrator in front of Supreme Court
Pro-choice demonstrator in front of Supreme Court
Politics

This is how Roe v. Wade could be overturned, and here’s how you can help prevent it

Update: On Monday, July 9th, President Trump announced conservative Brett Kavanaugh as his official pick…

Woman holding up a newspaper at Capital Gazette shooting vigil
Woman holding up a newspaper at Capital Gazette shooting vigil
News

Death threats against journalists have been normalized, and reactions to the Capital Gazette shooting prove it

In a targeted attack on June 28th, Jarrod W. Ramos used a shotgun to force his…

High school students in hallway
High school students in hallway
Health & Fitness

Abstinence-only sex education doesn’t work — and its misleading curriculum might be illegal

In 2010, the Office of Adolescent Health established the federal Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Created under…

Samantha Bee at Full Frontal FYC
Samantha Bee at Full Frontal FYC
News

The difference between Roseanne Barr’s overt racism and Samantha Bee’s crude remark

Two days after Roseanne Barr went on a racist Twitter rant that resulted in the…

Emergency crews at Santa Fe High School in Texas following school shooting
Emergency crews at Santa Fe High School in Texas following school shooting
Politics

How to respond to people who think “thoughts and prayers” are the solution to gun violence

Our contributor wrote this piece in November 2017 as a response to the Sutherland Springs…

June in "The Handmaid's Tale"
June in "The Handmaid's Tale"
TV Shows

Like The Handmaid’s Tale shows us, women’s sexual pleasure threatens the patriarchy

“Try.” This one word, uttered by June Osborne in the second episode of The Handmaid’s…

Illustration of stressed woman
Illustration of stressed woman
Health & Fitness

When we talk about mental health, we need to talk about how stress is actually killing American women

An illustrated woman sadly looking over her shoulder
An illustrated woman sadly looking over her shoulder
Lifestyle

I apologized to the guy who sexually assaulted me because our culture blames the victim

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Trigger Warning: This essay contains descriptions of sexual assault….

Roseanne
Roseanne
News

4 other working-class sitcoms to watch if you’re now obsessed with “Roseanne”

The season premiere of ABC’s new Roseanne revival revival completely shattered ratings expectations with over 18 million…

Women (Radium Girls) painting alarm clock faces, Ingersoll factory, January 1932.
Women (Radium Girls) painting alarm clock faces, Ingersoll factory, January 1932.
Politics

You have the right to a safe workplace because of the Radium Girls

March is Women’s History Month, and throughout American history, women have been on the front…

Cosmopolitan magazine cover with Cardi B
Cosmopolitan magazine cover with Cardi B
News

The sexist hypocrisy of Walmart pulling “Cosmo” from its checkout aisles

On March 28th, the conservative group National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) did figurative victory…

News

The politics of “Roseanne” are uncomfortable, and that’s exactly why you need to keep watching it

Months before ABC’s Roseanne reboot aired its first episode, much was made of the fact…

Sara Gilbert
Sara Gilbert
News

I’ve been waiting years for “Roseanne” to apologize for its awful final season, and with the reboot, it finally did

I was 13 years old the first time I saw Roseanne on Nick at Nite,…

Anguished 1950s woman hanging clothes
Anguished 1950s woman hanging clothes
Politics

7 sexist laws that are shockingly still on the books in the United States

Every March, we use Women’s History Month to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of American women…

Take Your Pills
Take Your Pills
News

Maria Shriver and Christina Schwarzenegger on their new Netflix documentary, “Take Your Pills,” and Adderall’s role in the race for success

Every day in the media, there is a new breaking story about the opioid epidemic…

Ruth Bader Ginsburg illustration
Ruth Bader Ginsburg illustration
Lifestyle

15 of the second women to break barriers, because they’re just as important as the first

It’s March, and you know what that means: all month long in the United States,…

Texting, Ingrid Goes West
Texting, Ingrid Goes West
Friends

I probably won’t get back to your text, and I’m done apologizing for it

International Women's Day
International Women's Day
News

9 organizations to support on International Women’s Day so that we can #PressForProgress

Put on your purple blazer and grab your protest sign, because March 8th is here,…

Sex Workers RIghts
Sex Workers RIghts
News

Don’t forget that sex workers’ rights should also be discussed on International Women’s Day

In the five months since actress Alyssa Milano took to Twitter to ask women to share…