"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 sociological 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.
According to a recent survey 54.8 percent of the Sydney lesbian community feels disconnected from the annual LGBTI event.
"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.
Her new website is a radical examination of the female psyche through naked photos of women and frank discussions of puberty, religion, and abortion.
How the Skateistan school uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment in a country worn down by 30 years of conflict and dislocation.
In recent years, the rights of women, homosexuals, and basically anyone who doesn't fit Tayyip Erdogan's Ottoman fantasy have waned significantly.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is selling herself as the lady-conservative who can finally take on the Democrats' heir apparent.
As long as sanitary ware is classified as a "nonessential" and "luxury" item, and isn't given out for free like condoms, homeless women may be forced to shoplift for tampons and towels, or resort to using tissue from McDonald's toilets.
Mike Buchanan is running for office in the UK with his feminist-hating political party, Justice for Men and Boys. But what good do single-issue political parties actually do?
Due to the secrecy that surrounds FGM, the true extent of the practice in Western countries isn't known. We spoke to the director of No FGM Australia, the Human Rights Award–winning charity that works to abolish the practice.
A plunging neckline just isn't acceptable for early evening television, people!