Susan Rinkunas

Susan Rinkunas is a senior editor at VICE. She was previously health editor at The Cut and has been a digital editor at Health, Women's Health, and Runner's World.

healthcare

Netflix's 'Diagnosis' Shows What Doctor Visits Might Look Like in the Future

If only we had the opportunity to treat patients this way right now.
Vishal Khetpal
Susan Rinkunas
10.1.19
reproductive rights

The Sheer Horror of the Trump IUD

"An internal foreign object/person is in control of the body. How does it feel?"
Susan Rinkunas
9.20.19
Health

The Texas Lawmaker Who Tweeted a Death Threat at Beto Is 'Pro Life'

State representative Briscoe Cain was honored as a "pro-life hero" by Texas's largest anti-abortion group.
Susan Rinkunas
9.13.19
body

Trump Wants to Ban Mango Juul Pods, But AR-15s Can Stay

The administration says vaping is a deeply concerning epidemic but is turning a blind eye to another, much more deadly health crisis: gun violence.
Susan Rinkunas
9.11.19
identity-rights

New Trump Rule Would Let Many Companies Fire People for Being Pregnant, Gay, or Trans

Employers with federal contracts may be allowed to effectively discriminate against workers based on the employer’s religious beliefs.
Susan Rinkunas
8.16.19
Health

Opinion: 'The Biggest Loser' Pivoting to Wellness Is a Farce

The franchise's lasting, toxic effects can't be wiped out with a rebrand.
Susan Rinkunas
5.15.19
body

The Cruel Genius of Georgia's Abortion Ban

The six-week ban hides a personhood law within it—which means people could be prosecuted and sentenced to prison for miscarriages and even legal abortions obtained in another state.
Susan Rinkunas
5.8.19
vaccines

Unpacking the Connection Between Vaccines and Fetal Tissue

Is it true that the chickenpox vaccine is "derived from" aborted fetal cells?
Susan Rinkunas
3.19.19
NETFLIX

The Dangers of Mainstreaming Goop

Gwyneth Paltrow inking a deal for a Netflix show could be a victory for pseudoscience.
Susan Rinkunas
2.5.19
rights

After 46 Years, New York State Is Giving Women the Abortion Protections of Roe v. Wade

New York's outdated abortion laws got an update on the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case.
Susan Rinkunas
1.22.19
Fighting Words

Keep Your Disgusting Bar Soap Away From Me and My Body Wash

I cannot believe that people willingly use this moisture-sucking, shower-sludging surfactant to clean themselves.
Susan Rinkunas
1.10.19
News

Kotex Tampons Are Being Recalled After Reports of Them Unravelling Inside People's Vaginas

One type of Kotex tampon is being pulled from shelves after some customers had to seek medical attention.
Susan Rinkunas
12.13.18
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