Micșunica and Magdalena told me they were both abused at the hands of their alcoholic, unemployed husbands.
When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can't help rolling my eyes.
Tilly Lawless gave us her take on "empowerment" and why being a sex worker doesn't make her an authority on sex trafficking.
In the second half of the two writers' conversation, they chat class, politics, abortion, literature, Russell Brand, and orgasms.
The women of the Syrian Civil Defense have to stabilize patients on the back of pickup trucks amid missile showers while dealing with a culture that says such situations are no place for women.
Talking body image, sex, cat piss, and walking in on Damien Hirst taking a shit.
What started as a viral marketing stunt has turned into a project about the loneliness of living in Los Angeles.
"At a certain point when you're being held hostage, you don't have power to do anything. The only power you have is to listen to your captors and do what they ask you to do."
We talked to people diagnosed with autism and leading experts about how sociologic factors, academia, and the media are letting women with autism down.
One hundred babies are born in prisons in England and Wales each year, yet there's no universal standard for what prisons have to provide for pregnant women—in extreme cases, some have been left to clean their cell after miscarrying.
Thirty has been described as the beginning of two "lost decades" for women at work: options narrow, confidence wanes, we're overtaken by men. But admitting you're not happy in a job feels like it's become the most taboo thing of all.
Stop calling it a vagina.
The violation of human rights during pregnancy and birth is no imaginary first-world issue—it's frighteningly real across the planet.
The Lebanese author talks American literature, the Islamic State, and how conservatism has shrunk the Arabic language.
The Show Palace offers fully nude entertainment to its 18-and-up clientele from 4 PM to 8 AM every Friday, and I watched the production come together.
"We literally crack up writing it."
Today, a proposed amendment to the UK's Serious Crime Bill would make performing an abortion on grounds of sex selection a crime—but the whole debate feels like a veneer for an attack on women's reproductive rights.
In a recent study, 93 percent of Malaysian Muslim women admitted to being circumcised. We took a look at what's driving this painful boom.
"The idea of a magazine where sex workers could actually speak instead of being spoken about was really revolutionary."
For British-Somali author Diriye Osman, embracing the feminine side of his personality was an act of empowerment.
You think about how we are alone in infinity, ricocheting between stimuli and hope and orgasms.
Chloe Caldwell recalls her last days with slam poetry legend Maggie Estep, who passed away at age 50 one year ago today.
How the Skateistan school uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment in a country worn down by 30 years of conflict and dislocation.
Her new website is a radical examination of the female psyche through naked photos of women and frank discussions of puberty, religion, and abortion.