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12 Great Novels Reviewed By Donald Trump

Donald Trump's tweets reveal an obvious truth. He's missed his calling as a writer of the world's most singularly intense CliffsNotes. SAD!

This Lawyer's First Supreme Court Case Just Decided The Fate Of Abortion Rights

<i>In February, The Huffington Post profiled Stephanie Toti as she was preparing to lead the oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. On Monday, the Supreme Court handed Toti a victory in the case, striking down both Texas regulations that made it more difficult for clinics to provide</i> …

Feminism

Romance in the age of Tinder: 21st-century love poetry

<i>Technology has changed the way we love – now modern poetry is catching up. Charlotte Runcie talks to the young writers behind this erotic revolution</i><p>After Sappho and Shakespeare, after John Donne and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, can there be anything new for poetry to say about love?<p>Although there …

Books
Mind

Not Just a Fetish: How Science and Slang Differ in Sex Talk

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sarah Sloat</b><p>At brunch, as will happen, the conversation turned to fetishes -- who had a partner in the past who had one; how was it introduced. A friend wondered aloud why they didn't have a certain kink -- why is it that some of us are more vanilla …

How Eddie Redmayne's Transgender Role in 'The Danish Girl' Went From "Commercial Poison" to Oscar Contender

Last year's best actor winner takes on another transformative role, playing the first person ever to undergo sex reassignment surgery in a film that …

Women in California and Oregon Will be Able to Get Birth Control Directly From Pharmacists

Two new laws in California and Oregon will allow women to forgo with a visit to the gynecologist in order to obtain a prescription for birth control. …

The Top Colleges For Sexual Health Resources, As Ranked By Trojan Condoms

According to new data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the rates of sexually transmitted diseases like …

College & University

Witches as Women Empowered by the Occult

Rik Garrett's 'Earth Magic' photos blur the line between fantasy and reality.<p>Images courtesy the author<p>Witchcraft, femininity, nature, and photography come together in Rik Garrett’s collection <i>Earth Magic</i>, published in a book by Fulgur Press. The photographs are made using the wet plate collodion …

Spirituality

The Dirty Politics of Period Sex

I recently broke up with my boyfriend -- we had almost made it a year. And to make matters worse, I had harbored feverish notions that he was perhaps "my person," or at least one of 25 on this earth who I had actually managed to find.<p>But alas.<p>On paper, his self-presentation was classic …

Children seeking gender identity advice sees 100% increase, says NHS

One three-year-old and 12 four-year-olds are among those referred to the Tavistock gender support service, which is under pressure to meet demand<p>The number of British children who want to change their gender has doubled in the last six months, according to the UK’s only NHS specialist service …

Now Louie Gohmert and Fox News will mansplain Planned Parenthood: The new lie right-wing men can’t stop pushing

Someone make Cruz, Carson and Fox stop: Attacking Margaret Sanger is dumb politics and bad history<p>Ninety-nine years ago -- on October 25, 1916 -- Margaret Sanger was arrested for operating a birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York. She had opened the clinic – the nation’s first – nine days …

Germaine Greer is a dinosaur - powerless against a new feminist movement

Outspoken women, who can command a public platform, are so rare that we feel like we must protect them even if we’re cringing with embarrassment. Germaine Greer just lost that privilege, writes Kaite Welsh<p>A university lecture isn’t the first place you expect to find headline-grabbing controversy, …