In their never-ending attempts to limit women's access to abortions, Republican lawmakers have frequently used the argument that women needn't terminate their pregnancies if they don't want children — they should simply give them up for adoption to one of the many families who want them. The reasoning generally seems to be that the GOP is happy to spend money on children, just not on abortions. But on Thursday, when Republican politicians revealed their new tax plan, it became clear that the GOP tax plan would cut adoption assistance programs...
On Tuesday morning, after sending out an angry post about the sexual misconduct allegations stacking up against him, President Donald Trump aired his grievances about one New York senator who called for his resignation in light of the accusations. Sounds like your average Tuesday, right? Except Trump's tweet about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was interpreted by many as sexually suggestive, and in light of today's #MeToo climate and the 19 allegations against Trump, people were *not* OK with it.
On Thursday, the Center for Global Development released a new report that highlights yet another benefit to making contraceptives easily accessible. According to the center's study, simply having access to contraception gives women a brighter future. That's right — regardless of whether a woman is actually taking contraception or not, simply having it available can boost her life prospects.
On Wednesday, one California senator introduced a bill that just might take the United States one step closer towards tighter gun control. After the recent shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 people dead and hundreds more injured, Sen. Dianne Feinstein proposed that the United States ban the sale and possession of "bump stocks," a device that was found in the Las Vegas shooting suspect's room after the tragedy. But just what are bump stocks & how will this bill affect gun regulation in the US?
It’s graduation season, which means shopping for grad dresses, renting those silly square hats, and — for school administrators and valedictorians, at least — preparing speeches. For 12th graders these days, however, it also means facing an extraordinary amount of pressure and uncertainty. ... So how can we lessen the pressure on kids leaving the nest?
When a family is expecting a baby, there's nothing more heartbreaking than a stillbirth — but a shocking number of moms still have to endure that pain, with stillbirths affecting 1 percent of all pregnancies in the United States. 1 percent may not sound like a lot, but that comes to 24,000 pregnancies a year, meaning stillbirths still outnumber annual Sudden Infant Death Syndrome deaths by 10 to one, according to the CDC. Fortunately, one recent new study shed light on what could be causing stillbirths, which means we may be one step closer to stopping them.
This week, in a heartbreaking article, The Hindustan Times shared the story of a 12-year-old girl who realized for the first time that she had been raped by her father after a "good touch, bad touch" lesson at school. The abuse had been ongoing for at least five years, but it wasn't until the school's consent lesson that she realized what was happening. It's a tragic story, and one that should serve as a reminder to all parents and educators about the need to talk to kids about consent early on.
I recently decided that, as a personal development goal this year, I should spend less time on social media and more time reading. After all, reading brings a whole host of benefits along with it—regardless of what genre you’re consuming—while social media is far more often associated with negative emotions like depression and anxiety. So why not replace my bad habit of scrolling through Facebook and Instagram with reading?
If the eco-friendly tiny house movement has already won you over, then you’re going to love this new cardboard house made by Fiction Factory, an Amsterdam-based design group.
Similar fake news, propagated by similar bots, played a significant role in the 2016 elections. One analysis found that, in the last three months before the election, the top 20 fake election stories got higher engagement from Facebook users than the top 20 *real* election news stories did. And while a good lot of people did *not* believe that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex trafficking ring out of a pizza shop, everyone has had to live with the votes of people who did buy that story and let it influence their vote. And look how well that's turned out.
"Look What You Made Me Do" is the lyrical equivalent of a sneaky, middle school fight.
Women often feel embarrassment, resentment, and frustration towards their partners for not upholding their end of a “power couple” dynamic, and those feelings spill over to affect the quality of their relationship. Since no one lives in a bubble, the dissatisfaction crosses over to their husbands as well, and before long couples find themselves facing marital instability.
According to a recent HuffPost analysis, there are currently more than 129,000 kids attending schools named after white supremacists. That means, across the country, we're teaching students at nearly 200 schools that racism is bad, sure, but that it's not necessarily a dealbreaker or anything, and you can still have monuments, schools, and libraries dedicated to you. And that attitude, right there, is one of the reasons the United States is now seeing white supremacists pop up loud and proud.