It sounds funny, but a surprising number of people are hurt by them.
A clinically dead pregnant woman is being kept on life support against the wishes of her parents to preserve the life of her unborn fetus. How many more victims is my country's antiquated abortion law going to claim?
I talked to human rights campaigners to discuss the UK's attempts to tackle homophobia around the world.
Last week a Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court declared that chimpanzees are not people, legally speaking. This does not bode well for the wider and active great ape rights movement.
If somebody doesn't step up to readjust Occupy Hong Kong's paradigm—and soon—the movement will surely flatline.
Last month, three teenagers were stopped at Umeå Airport by volunteers from the nonprofit organization SATA. The teens were allegedly on their way to Syria.
VICE News correspondent Tania Rashid traveled to Sylhet and met with both perpetrators and victims of rape, as well as local police, to find out what is driving Bangladeshi men to rape and abuse women.
India made headlines last week for its misguided sterilization program, but it's far from the only place where a woman's ability to conceive children is interfered with by the state.
Married people who transition to another gender can't change the gender on their birth certificate without first getting divorced, and this draconian policy is causing all sorts of difficulties for trans individuals.
We need to raze almost every cultural belief that we have about sex, women, and rape in order to create an entirely new foundation from scratch.
The Nevada Supreme Court recently ruled that exotic dancers are full-fledged employees, not independent contractors, so they are owed at least minimum wage on top of their tips.
On Saturday Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old right-to-die advocate, ended her life as promised, after battling a terminal brain tumor.
Instead of empowering me, filing a complaint against my troubled boss made me feel powerless, like I had betrayed a kindred spirit.
An excerpt from journalist Kevin Sites's new book, Swimming with Warlords.
Despite widespread concern about reports of gang rapes of sex workers in Newfoundland, those at risk of being attacked haven't looked to the authorities for help.
"Some press reports stated that I spent the first few days of after escaping custody hiding out at my friend's strip club, up to my eyes in bums, tits, cocaine, and champagne. Which was abso-fucking-lutely true."
Mohamed Farah discusses crack-smoking videos, his belief that Rob Ford threatened him on camera, and his attempts to foster a more positive environment in the Dixon community.
Tourists come by the truckload to Nimbin, New South Wales, to score pot, and many locals have no trouble with the cottage drug industry. Nevertheless, the authorities are cracking down on dealers. What gives?
They don't need a bag packed at night anymore, they can go to bed without preparing for the worst, and their kids are energetic, whereas before they were just zonked out all the time. The only thing bad about the kid-friendly marijuana tincture they use i…
Miami street artist AholSniffsGlue's lawsuit against douchey clothier American Eagle Outfitters for "blatant, unlawful, and pervasive infringement" could be a landmark case for artists' rights. But does he have a case? We asked a lawyer to weigh in.
Unless you're into police brutality and an enforced lack of medical attention.
The internet collectively pointed and laughed at a sleepy fat man on Monday, when news broke that he was suing MLB, ESPN, and two commentators for $10 million. This got us wondering whether this "symbol of failure" has a snowball's chance in hell of winni…
You're definitely going to die, so why not legally leave all your stuff to your dog or girlfriend? Here's a handy guide to how to provide for your loved ones after you shuffle off this mortal coil.
There is an increased need to decriminalise abortion before Zoe's Law, providing a 20-week-old foetus with personhood status, is passed in the upper house.