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Emma Watson: “If Only There Was Feminist Porn”

Emma Watson, best known as Hermione in Harry Potter, has decided that being very public about feminism is more important than acting. And good for …

Feminism

Sad study shows that women who date sexist men often become sexist themselves

You know that<p>nauseatingadorable thing that happens when couples start to mirror each other’s mannerisms? Facial expressions? Midwestern accents? …

#FreeKesha but don't forget the other women silenced by fear

The #FreeKesha campaign has grabbed the hearts, and wallets, of some of the world’s biggest stars. For working women around the world it’s also highlighted the one thing we just don’t talk about: that when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace we’ve all signed an NDA.<p>Public outcry may help …

Sexual Harassment

What Life Is Like Inside the Massive Jail That Doubles as Chicago's Largest Mental Health Facility

Talking to inmates and employees at one of the biggest jails in America.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Human Toll of Jail, a storytelling project from the Vera Institute of Justice and Narratively that was supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Safety and</i> …

Mental Health

Meet the men who got PTSD from seeing their partners give birth

Traumatic births have long been known to trigger long-term mental health problems. From postnatal depression to body image anxiety, the potential issues that can be caused or exacerbated by a difficult delivery are well documented – but only in mothers.<p>Whilst the physical trauma of birth is solely …

What We Forget About Restrooms

To be quite honest, we as transgender people are beyond tired of hearing about and talking about restrooms. That being said, I'm going to spend a moment talking about them today, but only because I want to.<p>We don't owe it to anyone to make them feel comfortable in restrooms with us; this isn't …

Feminism

Violence in Capitol Hill: is this the end of the line for Seattle's gay neighborhood?

It was barely 10 minutesinto 2014 when smoke began to float towards the ceiling in Neighbors, a Seattle LGBT nightclub where around 750 people partied to welcome the new year. Empty glasses of champagne began to pile in trash cans around the dance floor.<p>As the stairwell fire started, …

LGBTQI

The untold lesbian romance you probably missed in 'Mean Girls'

Brace yourself for an emotional journey through our latest episode of "Trailer Mix," which depicts an achingly beautiful romance between Cady Heron …

How to Beat Anxiety Naturally

Anxiety disorders affect nearly 40 million Americans each year[1], and almost everyone deals with anxiety at one point or another. But the negative …

Self-help

Forget Introverts Versus Extroverts, Ambiverts Might Have An Edge In Business

People who fall in the middle of the personality spectrum have special skills to succeed.<p>We’ve all heard of introverts and extroverts, but what if you feel like you’re a little of both? You might be a third personality type–an ambivert–and it can give you an edge in business.<p>“Introversion versus …

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Inc.com

Why do people complain? Not to torture others with their negativity, surely. When most of us indulge in a bit of a moan, the idea is to "vent." By getting our emotions out, we reason, we'll feel better.<p>But science suggests there are a few serious flaws in that reasoning. One, not only does …

Happiness

After My Suicide Attempt, I Made This Plan to Stay Alive and Well

<i>Trigger warning</i><p>A single, circular, black and white-colored analog clock adorned the off-white wall. Groggy, my eyes strained then refocused. It was 4 a.m. I had been in limbo overnight waiting for an in-demand, overbooked, cheap wood-framed, rather uncomfortable single bed. It was an early, solemn …

Famifi

Famifi

Did you know that your intelligence depends on your brain 'personality'?

<b>New York:</b> Just as personality traits of people may differ, brains also have different traits that affect both anatomical and cognitive factors, such …

The Brain

Ford changed lighting colors for gender equality

There's more to keeping a vehicle well-lit than you might think.<p>You might look at your headlights or the lights on your dashboard, but beyond being happy they exist, you might not give them that much thought. But the automakers do, and when it came time for Ford to change up its interior lighting, …

Commuting

How a gay Indian professor's tragic life inspired the Bollywood film 'Aligarh'

Releasing today, the Bollywood film <i>Aligarh</i> is a biopic of a gay Indian professor who died under mysterious circumstances after being suspended from …

Mental illness is a result of misery, yet still we stigmatise it

It matters how we talk and think about mental health. Get it wrong, and people can end up being misled, or even worse, hurt. Last week the BBC ran a well-intentioned season about mental health that, unfortunately, gave a completely lopsided view of psychiatry.<p>The best prescription for mental …

Mental Health

Texas bakers face threats after declining to bake gay wedding cake

A small town bakery owned by a Christian family is under siege after they declined to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.<p>Edie and David Delorme own the Kern’s Bake Shop in Longview, Texas — known around town for their petit fours and sugar cookies — and also their custom-made wedding cakes.<p>The …

No, LGBT People Aren't Exempt from Donald Trump's Blatant Bigotry

There's been a theme in some of the media, and certainly among some gay Republicans -- as I focused on a few weeks ago -- that implies Donald Trump isn't so bad on equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people, or is at least better than most of the other GOP candidates. It's …

How Spreading the Word of God Made Me Lose My Own Faith

If you think starting college is hard, try doing it as a 17-year-old virgin going through a breakup, spending your freshmen orientation week trying to get strangers to come to Jesus.<p>If you think starting college is hard, try doing it as a 17-year-old virgin going through a breakup, while spreading …

We Slept Together on Our First Date — and We're Still Together

"We spent the entire next day in bed just staring at each other in amazement."<p>People always say that sleeping with someone on the first date is a terrible idea, but for these four couples, it resulted in a lasting relationship. Cosmopolitan.com spoke with them to find out how they went from …

What Not Sleeping For A Week Does To Your Brain And Body

Sleep deprivation can be torture -- and that's why it's been used as an interrogation technique.<p>We know that sleep deprivation isn't good for our health. But taken to the extreme, sleep deprivation completely erodes the mind and body, and could eventually lead to death. For this reason, it's been …

Sleep

​playboy’s clothed cover star talks feminism and female empowerment

Sarah McDaniel is the bright eyed model and star of Playboy cover star who everyone’s talking about.<p>Sarah McDaniel, with her pillowy lips and odd coloured eyes (one aquamarine and the other hazel) has the kind of beauty you don't see often. A small town girl with big city dreams, Sarah found her …

Top 15 Mistakes women make after falling in Love

<b>Here are the common mistakes women make in their relationships</b><p>1. <b>Thinking we’ll never get over him.</b> We will. Two months and several powdered donuts …

Love

What President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office would look like

Not so very long ago, the job of imagining President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office was largely the preserve of satirists.<p>Though much late night comedy was devoted to discussing the gold leaf that might adorn the White House, analysis of what else he might do (as opposed to what he might …

Donald Trump

5 Things You Have to Stop Saying to People You Care About

I’m not asking you to strip your refrigerator of feel-good magnets or to toss all of those inspirational pillows. I’m just asking you to be a bit …

Raw Photo Series Asks People To Take Off Their Clothes And Discuss Self-Love

Photographer Anastasia Kuba has learned that although body positivity is important, beauty is much more complex.<p><b>Warning: This post contains nudity and may not be suitable for work environments.</b><p>Photographer Anastasia Kuba grew up feeling beautiful. She had light eyes, blond hair and big breasts, …

Blond Hair