Myth Understood

How Onna-Bugeisha, Feudal Japan's Women Samurai, Were Erased From History

While most Japanese women were subject to rigid social expectations of domesticity, onna-bugeisha women warriors who were known to be to be every bit as strong, capable, and courageous as their male counterparts
Christobel Hastings
Social Media

Users Accuse Instagram of Censoring Hashtags About Sex Work and Women

Sex worker advocates are taking to social media to decry Instagram's reported censorship of words like #woman and #femalestrippers as yet another example of harmfully targeting sex workers in the wake of SESTA/FOSTA.
Leila Ettachfini

Rhye's 'Blood' Runs Warm

The elusive Mike Milosh explains celebrating sex without objectivity, new love and finding his 'new self' on his new album.
Sarah MacDonald
we saw this

Kesha’s First UK Show in Four Years Is Exactly What We Needed

The power of this performance is not without context, but it still felt like a raging party.
Daisy Jones
New music

Hear "Woman," Another Raw, Free-Spirited New Song From Kesha

It features The Dap-Kings' horn section, and it rules.
Lauren O'Neill
New music

Immerse Yourself in the Calming Ocean of Two New Songs From Rhye

"Please" and "Summer Days" mark the duo's first new music since 2013.
Lauren O'Neill

Butcher Displays Nude Woman In Meat Case As Marketing Ploy

The Australian shop's advertisement raises questions about why women's bodies are so often compared to meat.
Gillie Houston

Why We Started 'WOMAN'

On International Women's Day, we need to celebrate and support girls and women everywhere and keep fighting for equality on every level.
Ariel Wengroff

Gloria Steinem on the Secret to Never Burning Out During the Fight for Equality

"If we don't have poetry and laughter along the way, we won't have it at the end."
Zing Tsjeng
Cover Story

TRAVAIL FAMILLE PARTY: Welcome to Justice's Private Universe

Cover story: With their third album, 'Woman,' the Parisian hellraisers return to the church of their imagination.
Angus Harrison
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Watch Justice and Susan Sarandon Hit the Highway in the New "Fire" Video

They go for a glamorous cruise around the desert in a silver Toyota Celica from the 80s.
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Is Expected to Name Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

Chao, who is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, could become the first Asian American woman to ever hold a cabinet position.
Lauren Messman