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The VICE Guide to Right Now

China Rejects Same-Sex Marriage, Says Only Heterosexual Unions ‘Suit Country’s Condition’

Homosexuality is not a crime in the country but conversion therapy and persecution are rampant.
Pallavi Pundir
8.22.19
LGBTQ

Like a Lot of India, I Used to Have a Problem With Gay People And Didn't Even Know That Was a Problem

Ten years ago, I accidentally stopped a friend from coming out for a very long time, even to herself. Today, I acknowledge how I may have been a part of oppression of the LGBTQ+ community without even realising it.
Pallavi Pundir
8.2.19
Essays

What Ramadan Is Like When You Have an Eating Disorder

It’s easier to starve myself without arousing suspicion when everyone around me is fasting.
Hadeel Abdel-Nabi
5.13.19
Unscrewing Ourselves

What We Talk About When We Talk About PCOS

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is as much about social stigmas around the female body and femininity, as it is about its physiological manifestations.
Pallavi Pundir
1.24.19
therapy

Psychology’s Short-Lived Experiment With Nude Psychotherapy

Getting naked in therapy sessions was considered part of a search for authenticity.
Justin Lehmiller, PhD
12.12.18
mental health

Dealing With Depression Is Like Making Friends With the Monsters Under My Bed

Anyone with mental illness will stumble upon their own fail-safes to help them during mental health crisis—a Mental Health Kit, so to speak. Having battled depression for 17 years, I have unknowingly put together one of my own.
Shaheen Bhatt
12.5.18
body

What it’s Like When You Can Only See in Black and White

The rare condition is known as monochromacy—or total colorblindness.
Nick Keppler
11.7.18
body

The Long-Term Psychological Effects of Having Acne as a Teen

Women specifically reported greater impairment in their quality of life, and showed more symptoms than men.
Jesse Hicks
10.26.18
Dating

What It's Like to Date When You're HIV Positive

It's not as bad as I thought.
Amahl S. Azwar
3.13.18
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People Always Assume Infertility Is the Woman’s Fault

Why can't I get pregnant? What's wrong with me?
Steph Auteri
2.21.18
equality

Indonesia's Widows are Stuck In a Web of Poverty, But There's a Way Out

And, no, we don't mean becoming some guy's second wife.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
10.25.17
Health

India’s Aging Sex Workers Are Facing a Healthcare Crisis

STDs and stigma are now the least of their concerns.
Justin Heifetz​​
10.8.17
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