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FYI: More Sex Doesn’t Necessarily Make People Happier

IT’S SAFE TO SAY that there are as many different sexual preferences and appetites in the world as there are people; I mean, just look…

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Female Viagra: Fixing Problems Birth Control Caused?

COME OCTOBER, women will be able to visit their local pharmacists and fill out a prescription for Addyi, a new drug that claims to increase…

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Sanders Responds to BLM, Develops Racial Justice Plan

SINCE BERNIE SANDERS’ SPEAKING EVENT was taken over by Black Lives Matter (BLM) activists in Seattle on August 8th, the internet has erupted with meaningful analyses…

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Tykes Who Watch TV Are More Likely to Be Bullied

THERE ARE PLENTY OF OPINIONS OUT THERE about children and their usage of technology. Honestly, it’s a little disconcerting to see a two-year-old who can’t…

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Why Plastic Surgery Is Absolutely a Feminist Issue

PLASTIC SURGERY appalls and fascinates us. From new vaginal contouring procedures to speculations over whether a celebrity like Uma Thurman has had work done, we really…

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Glam App Founder Cara Santana Talks Glam On-The-Go

CARA SANTANA GETS BOOKED. She’s one of the industry’s most successful models, after all, and she’s parlaying her in-demand status into an on-demand beauty business.…

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Why I Believe Birth Control Doulas are Now Necessary

THIS WEEK, the Chicago Tribune published a story on an abortion doula. For those of unfamiliar with the term, a birth doula is someone who provides emotional and…

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Skateboarding is Changing Girls’ Lives in Afghanistan

IN THE UNITED STATES, seeing people skateboarding is a pretty common sight.And becoming a skateboarder is as easy as deciding to be the next Tony Hawk,…

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Faiz Mohammed, 40, and Ghulam Haider, 11, sit in her home prior to their wedding in the rural Damarda Village, Afghnanistan on Sept. 11, 2005.  Ghulam said she is sad to be getting engaged as she wanted to be a teacher. Her favorite class was Dari, the local language, before she was made to drop out of school. Married girls are seldom found in school, limiting their economic and social opportunities. Parents sometimes remove their daughters from school to protect them from the possibility of sexual activity outside of wedlock. It is hard to say exactly how many young marriages take place, but according to the Afghan women's ministry and women's NGOs, approximately 57 percent of Afghan girls get married before the legal age of 16. In addition, once the girl's father has agreed to the engagement, she is pulled out of school immediately. Early pregnancies also result in an increase in complications during child birth.

Preventing Child Marriage Is Simpler Than We Think

TODAY, the leading causes of death for 15- to 19-year-old girls worldwide are suicide and childbirth. Let that sink in. The prevalence of deaths from childbirth…

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Faith Versus Feminism: A Resolution to the Conflict?

IF YOU TRY TO TRACE the debate between feminist leaders and prominent religious speakers, you’ll probably come away from your research thinking, “There’s no way…

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