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Feminist Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Breaks Down the Misogyny Dogging Hillary Clinton – Starting with 'She Doesn't Smile'

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie cares deeply about American politics, not only because of the years she’s spent here.<p>“What happens in …

Connect The Dots: For Korryn Gaines, Skye Mockabee and Joyce Quaweay

Since Friday, there have been stories of three Black women killed by acts of state-sanctioned and intimate partner violence. Those are just the three …

Women of Color

Where to Drink Cocktails Right Now in New Orleans

Summer has hit New Orleans hard and everyone is searching for a good cocktail, but too delirious from the heat to actually find one. Fear not. Eater is here to help with the <b>Cocktail Heatmap</b>.<p>This cocktail heat map shows the diversity of drinking opportunities in New Orleans at its best. From …

New Orleans Cheap Eats: The Top New Cheap Restaurants, Mapped

Behold, a dozen of the coolest new places (as well as a few off the beaten path) to get satisfying, delicious food for relatively small amounts of money. Happy Cheap Eats Week, y'all.<p>Read More<p><b>Note:</b> Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.<p>422 S Broad St<br>New Orleans, LA 70119<p>(504) …

10 Surprising Things You Never Thought About Doing in New Orleans

If you’re curious about what may be going on around you in other dimensions, pay a visit to the Metairie Metaphysical center at 1708 Lake Ave in …

We asked men how they learned about sexual consent. Their answers were predictably disturbing.

Over the past few years, sexual assault has gone from something in an after-school special to a very real problem plaguing college students across …

Telling the Story of the Stanford Rape Case

Two letters, one from the victim and one from the offender’s father, have pushed a California case to the forefront of a national conversation about sexual assault.<p>In the days after a 20-year-old former Stanford University student received his jail sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious …

Brock Turner's statement blames sexual assault on Stanford ‘party culture’

<b>Exclusive:</b> Extract from Stanford swimmer’s letter to judge shows he placed blame on ‘alcohol’ and ‘party culture’; victim says he ‘failed to exhibit sincere remorse or responsibility’<p>The woman who was assaulted by former Stanford University student Brock Turner has received international attention …

Brock Turner

How Party Culture Protected Rape Culture in the Stanford Rape Case

Brock Turner blamed alcohol and party culture for his brutal sexual assault, but that's not an excuse.<p>In a letter to Judge Aaron Persky, former Stanford student Brock Turner blamed party culture for his brutal sexual assault on an unconscious young woman behind a frat party dumpster. "I've been …

New Orleans’ Teachers Are Too Young, Too White, and Too New to the City. How Do You Fix That?

NEW ORLEANS—Throughout her first year at KIPP Central City Academy, Raven Foster heard the kind of compliment every educator loves to receive from …

Sebastian Junger Says PTSD Is Our Fault

Journalist Sebastian Junger has a new book, titled <i>Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging</i>. The slender volume starts out by asking why colonial settlers …

"Top tips for men juggling a successful career and fatherhood" hilariously nails how sexist the advice given to working women is

<i>@manwhohasitall</i> is a superb Twitter account that highlights the phrasing often found in women’s magazines and reverses it to be about men.<p>And the …

Allowing devices in the classroom hurts academic performance, study finds

When faculty members at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point took away students’ computers and tablets in an introductory economics courses, their …

The 9 Best Places In New Orleans To Go On An Unforgettable Picnic

This beautiful square in the lower garden district has plenty of room for you to spread out your blanket with loved ones.<p>If you're looking for a …

Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like’

IN American politics, few forces are more powerful than a voter’s vague intuition. “I support Donald Trump because I feel like he is a doer,” a senior at the University of South Carolina told Cosmopolitan. “Personally, I feel like Bernie Sanders is too idealistic,” a Yale student explained to a …

Los Angeles

Lemonade, Sweet Tea, and Dirty Laundry on the Clothesline

Homemade lemonade was relief from the humid heat of North Carolina summers. Sweet and sour lemon water always tasted better after it had been sitting …

Women of Color

Fresh public health warnings as spread of super-gonorrhoea STD continues in UK

Public Health England (PHE) issued fresh reminders on Sunday for the public to practice safe sex as cases of an antibiotic resistant strain of …

How We Talk About Race

More often than every now and then, someone who has discriminated makes it worse. After their prejudice is pointed out, they attempt a justification.<p>Here are two excuses I would like to laugh at. But I realize it is better to try to explain what is wrong. Dialogue is the foundation of democracy.<p>The …

Feminism’s greatest obstacle in the digital age is the commodification of women’s bodies

“SEND NOODZ.” Thirteen-year-old boys are real artists with their text messages. What brevity! What charm! This all-caps imperative sets the tone for Nancy Jo Sales’s alarming new book, <i>American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers</i>.<p>Sales spent two and a half years interviewing over …

A Stanford dean on adult skills every 18-year-old should have

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the skills every 18 year old needs?</i> <i>Answer by Julie Lythcott-Haims, Author of NYT bestseller How to Raise an Adult; former Stanford dean; podcast host.</i><p>1. An 18-year-old must be able to talk to strangers<p>Faculty, deans, advisers, landlords, store …

Nurses Say Stress Interferes With Caring For Their Patients

Jordin Purcell-Riess has worked as a registered nurse at the emergency department at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Conn., for three years. She describes her workplace as phones going off, voices everywhere, every room full. "You look around and the hallways are full of patients on stretchers; …

How Being a Doctor Became the Most Miserable Profession

By the end of this year, it’s estimated that 300 physicians will commit suicide. While depression amongst physicians is not new—a few years back, it …

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In graphic detail, medical journal describes ‘heavy overtones’ of sexual assault in operating room

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>National reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>If you were freaked out by the news in June that an anesthesiologist had talked trash about her patient while he was unconscious on the table in front of her, you'd better brace yourself. There's more and it's worse. So much …

Medical Journals

Actually Cool Things to Do When Someone Visits New Orleans

“We’re coming into New Orleans next month,” your friends announce with glee, “and we want you to show us <i>everything</i>!” If you've lived in New Orleans …

It’s Equal Pay Day for cisgender white women

April 12 is officially Equal Pay Day, which we “celebrate” (all the scare quotes) women as a group finally catching up to what men as a group earned …

New video series asks white millennials about race — and it gets complicated

In the age of social media and Black Lives Matter, conversations about race seem more visible and accessible than ever before. But many Americans are …

Film Festivals

New Orleans's Criminal Justice Crisis May Lead to Murder and Rape Suspects Going Free

A local judge says he's had enough with the city's failure to provide lawyers for poor defendants.<p>On March 5, 2013, an 18-year-old high school student from New Orleans named Henry Campbell was arrested and booked into the local jail on a first-degree rape charge. Unable to afford a lawyer, Campbell …

It's Important For Men to Understand That They Need To Stop Telling Women to Smile

"The sexualization behind telling women to smile is alarming. It makes women feel that we are only meant to be happy and pretty and it's a passive way to engage into an unwanted conversation"<p>Smiling is one of the warmest gestures a person can give to another person. It's especially warm when …