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When will tampon users stop shaming pad users?

For far too long, people who use menstrual pads have been doubly stigmatized: first for their periods, and second, for their feminine hygiene product …

Menstruation

15 Marvel Movie Moments That Should Have Been Amazing (But Fell Flat)

With <i>Infinity War</i> (2018), Marvel Studios is about to begin the grand finale to the first major arc of its cinematic universe. The story that began in</i> …

Marvel Universe

Grade grubbers are simply preparing for the real world

Yes, some students can be needy but they have seen what lies ahead of them<p>Academics report that “grade grubbing” (the practice of university students trying to negotiate better grades) is on the rise. Some tutors put this down to parents overpraising their children, turning them into fully fledged …

Education

The Story of Viagra, the Little Blue Pill That Changed Sex Forever

We are looking back at the legacy of Viagra, 20 years since it first came to market.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i>.<p>"The times where I've been unable to perform have been some of the more emasculating moments of my life," says 24-year-old Matt, referencing the sexual encounters he's had …

Viagra

Super-gonorrhoea is here – that means the antibiotic crisis is too

Highly drug-resistant bugs are no longer a future problem. After decades of complacency, urgency is needed<p>The UK has achieved an unenviable world first with news that a British man has been diagnosed with a strain of gonorrhoea so far resistant to all antibiotics normally used to treat the …

Microbiology

Sex tourism in Southeast Asia fueling rise of ‘super gonorrhea’

Prostitutes in Southeast Asia could fuel the rise of “super gonorrhea,” experts have warned.<p>It comes as a British man became the first person in the …

Public Health

The Third Education Revolution

Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.<p>When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key …

High School

Amazon to buy book review site Goodreads

Amazon.com Inc., the world's biggest online retailer that got its start in bookselling, has agreed to buy book recommendations site Goodreads.<p>Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Amazon said Thursday that it "shares a passion for reinventing reading," with Goodreads.<p>"Goodreads has helped …

Books

What Is The Gender Pay Gap And How Is It Calculated? Everything You Need To Know

In two weeks, the deadline for companies reporting on the gender pay gap closes.<p>Big names such as the BBC and Channel 4 have already reported their …

Gender

Why We Miss The Point When We Call Masculinity "Toxic"

Nearly every woman I know has had a #MeToo experience of some sort. That tells me that nearly every man has likely misstepped somewhere along the …

These Are the Women of Color Who Fought Both Sexism and the Racism of White Feminists

<i>For Women’s History Month, Jezebel and</i> <b>The Root</b> <i>are partnering for JezeRoot, a series that focuses on women of color, domestic workers and sex …

Feminism

Coutts, Banker to British Crown, Investigated Treatment of Women

U.K. institution took disciplinary action after female bankers complained about unwanted physical contact and other behavior<p>LONDON—Coutts & Co. had a problem. Women at the three-century-old private bank, where Queen Elizabeth II keeps money, complained of physical and verbal harassment by male …

Queen Elizabeth II

Why and Are Attitudes Changing on Abortion?

It has been mentioned here and elsewhere that the millennial generation in recent polls has been more conducive to restrictions on abortions. This is …

Data Protection

Women Lose Out to Men Even Before They Graduate From College

By Jackie GuJackie Gu<p>For almost 40 years, women have outnumbered men on U.S. college campuses. They’re accepted to the same schools as men, study in …

College & University

Film depictions of sexual violence are increasingly alarming. It has to stop

From mainstream thrillers such as Jennifer Lawrence’s Red Sparrow to art films such as Human, Space, Time and Human, rape has become a repellent, exploitative device<p>In the just-released thriller Red Sparrow, Jennifer Lawrence plays Dominika Egorova, a young Russian woman sent to train at an elite …

Red Sparrow

Nothing threatens the patriarchy more than a woman unafraid to demand attention

The most subversive thing a woman can do is talk about her life as if it matters.<p>Attention, unlike sex, is something men usually give and women usually take.<p>At least that’s what the patriarchy has determined. Men also take pleasure, while women give it. And so when a woman gives sex away too …

Feminism

Life in a Man's World: Rethinking Misogyny

<i>Kate Manne is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University, and the author of Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny.</i><p>One of the central …

Unpacking White Privilege: Scholars, Writers, and Statistics Explain What It Is

There aren't a lot of opportunities that force white people to be aware of race and the privileges that accompany it. That's where the term white …

'Right to be forgotten' claimant wants to rewrite history, says Google

A businessman who has launched a legal bid to remove some search results about his criminal conviction in the first “right to be forgotten” case in the English courts should not be allowed to rewrite history, lawyers for Google have said.<p>The right to be forgotten is the right to have an imperfect …

Privacy

When a robot writes your news, what happens to democracy?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the not-so-distant future, we will be presented with the version of the news we wish to read -- not the news that some reporter, columnist or editorial board decides we need to read. And it will be entirely written by artificial intelligence (AI).<p>Think this is science fiction? Think …

Artificial Intelligence

The Battle to Replace the Smartphone

What will knock out our prized possession?<p><b>Mobile World Congress</b> begins in Barcelona this week and promises all the wonder and excitement of <i>fin de siècle</i> <b>Comdex</b>, the definitive PC industry expo that used to occur in Las Vegas. Which is another way of saying: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.<p>I mean honestly, can you …

Wakanda Forever! What Black Panther Means to a Black Woman

<b>**Spoiler warning.**</b><i>Black Panther</i> is a gem. I saw it standard, in IMAX, and in 4DX. I went to three themed events. All that is to say that Wakanda …

Feminism

Is That All? Women Need An Extra Academic Degree to Achieve Equal Pay With Men

Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce on Tuesday published a new set of “rules” for working women seeking equal pay, and rule …

Demographics

More women are traveling to Illinois for abortions

CHICAGO — More women appear to be traveling to Illinois from out of state to have an abortion, according to Illinois Department of Public Health …

In Jennifer Lawrence's 'Red Sparrow,' A Woman Must Be Raped Before She Can Be Strong

In several recent interviews for <i>Red Sparrow</i>, Jennifer Lawrence has defended her new film's several, controversially graphic nude scenes. "I showed up …

Black Panther, black women, and the politics of black hair

Black Panther is not only a good movie but a celebration of black women, and black hair.<p>Bold (and bald) women, royal matriarchs, independent, astute ladies, stern, witty and humorous women - this is Black Panther<i>.</i> Female representation in all of its nuance is refreshingly depicted in this box …

As A Black Woman, I'm Tired Of Having To Prove My Womanhood

"Ain't I a woman?" Some historical evidence suggests Sojourner Truth never asked her most famous question. But as a tall, dark-skinned black woman, it's a question I've grappled with all my life.<p><b>“Male or female?”</b> the stranger asked me.<p>I was 21, standing in a brightly lit 7-11. All I wanted to do …

If You Want To Be An Effective Ally, Be Quiet And Know Your Place

“Black Panther” depicts the dignity and value of black lives on the big screen, breaking box office records and driving a celebration of blackness that I have not experienced since the 2008 election of Barack Obama. The film centers on the uncolonized African nation of Wakanda, a technologically …

'You Have Dark Skin And You Are Beautiful': The Long Fight Against Skin Bleaching

Amira Adawe has just arrived at a Somali-American community radio station in Minneapolis where she hosts a weekly call-in show called <i>Beauty-Wellness Talk.</i> After peeling off her winter jacket, Adawe slides a pair of headphones over her crown of dark, short curls. "Hello? <i>As-Salaam-Alaikum</i>," she says …

Middle School

Why feminists should be the first to praise ethical porn

Women should be empowered and supported within the industry, rather than being made to feel ashamed about their jobs.<p>Sex is a hard thing to describe …