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Even Without Bathroom Bills, Restrooms Can Be Terrifying for Trans People

A cis man in Oregon was convicted of a hate crime last week after brutally beating a trans woman for using a women's restroom.

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8.3.20
What It's Like to Vote As a Woman Around the World

Women have the right to vote in the vast majority of countries, but de facto issues across the globe—like lack of access to childcare or safe transportation, or the sense that their vote doesn't matter—still stand in their way.

7.30.20
Trans Women Are Still Being Held in Men's Prisons. Is Changing That Enough?

A California bill would require that incarcerated trans people be able to choose whether they are housed among men or women. But amid calls for abolition, the reform feels seismic to some and merely cosmetic to others.

7.13.20
The Go-To Instagram for NYC Protest Updates Explains How They Do It

The team behind @justiceforgeorgenyc talked about what it takes to track protests and keep their followers informed.

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Why I Left LuLaroe and Started Driving For GrubHub

Jill Domme was one of 80,000 retailers who joined LuLaRoe. Consumed by early success, she is now paying off $39,000 in debt by driving GrubHub as her second job.

The Lingerie Brand Doing What Victoria’s Secret Won’t

Playful Promises is known for pioneering the fashion space with their size and gender inclusivity.

Rapper Taylor Bennett is the King of Capricorns

We sit down with celebrities and learn more about their personality traits in a game of astrology bingo.

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Trans Women Are Finally Getting Justice in El Salvador

Two police were convicted of killing a trans woman and sentenced to 20 years in prison. It's the first conviction for the killing of a trans person in the nation's history.

Trans Women Are Still Being Held in Men's Prisons. Is Changing That Enough?

A California bill would require that incarcerated trans people be able to choose whether they are housed among men or women. But amid calls for abolition, the reform feels seismic to some and merely cosmetic to others.

A Beginner's Guide for 'Straight' Women Who Want to Act on Queer Feelings

If you're questioning your heterosexuality and/or interested in dating women for the first time: You've come to the right place.

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ID Laws and Stigma Are Keeping Some Trans Voters Away From the Polls

“When you want to go practice your right as an American citizen to cast a ballot, you have this person looking at you and you wonder, Are they going to challenge my ballot or say ‘You don’t look like this person?’”

What It's Like to Vote As a Woman Around the World

Women have the right to vote in the vast majority of countries, but de facto issues across the globe—like lack of access to childcare or safe transportation, or the sense that their vote doesn't matter—still stand in their way.

A Pregnant Woman Was Allegedly Murdered After a Bridal Exchange Deal Turned Sour

Waziran Chhacchar’s death sparked outrage over a tradition, widespread in rural Pakistan and Afghanistan, that is known to use women as potential objects of revenge.

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Can't Imagine a World Without Police? Start Here

Wondering if killer cops should be locked up? Hearing terms like 'community accountability' and 'restorative justice' but confused about what they mean? Here's a primer on the police abolitionist vision of the future.

Cops Are Getting Fired Over Their Racist Social Media Posts

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing and a national uprising, police officers are actually facing backlash for their entries into a canon of bad online behavior from law enforcement.

Nextdoor Mods Favor Posts on Property Damage Over Police Violence Concerns

Screenshots obtained by VICE from neighborhood forums in several U.S. cities show a problematic preference for NIMBY threads.

Politician Claims BAME Communities Are 'Not Taking the Pandemic Seriously Enough'

The UK Conservative MP has been asked to apologise for "shameless scapegoating".

We Talked to the Sons of Confederate Veterans About Why They're Defending Racist Monuments

The group has been revising Civil War history for 125 years. We asked them why.

10 out of 12 Music Industry Trade Bodies Don't Employ a Single Black Woman

A new report into the UK music industry has found vast disparities in employment across the different organisations that represent venues, independent labels and artists.

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