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Fighting Words

In which writers rub you the wrong way with their unpopular but well-argued opinions on fitness, health, nutrition, what have you. Got something to get off your chest? Send your pitch to tonic@vice.com.

Fighting Words
Fighting Words

I’m a Black Man and I Want a Black Woman Therapist

What I’m hoping for is a therapist with some elevated, intersectional, enlightening take on black manhood.
Austin Williams
4 days ago
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Fighting Words

Trump’s Plan to Defund Planned Parenthood Could Put Women’s Lives at Risk

The proposed change to the Title X family planning program is known as the "Protect Life Rule," which is deeply ironic as the policy shows little regard for the health and lives of the patients who rely on it.
Susan Rinkunas
5.18.18
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Banning Abortion Does Nothing to Support Kids with Down Syndrome

Proponents of these laws claim they're protecting children like mine, but that’s just not true.
Leesha Thrower
5.16.18
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The Whole30 Won't Fix Your Relationship With Food

Ultimately, it fails to address the root of many people’s food-related anxiety.
Franzi Ross
Isabelle Ross
5.16.18
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Fighting Words

'Wild Wild Country' Reminds Me of My Upbringing

I was born into the cult of wellness.
Lily Diamond
5.15.18
You're Smarter Than That
You're Smarter Than That

Does Cryotherapy Actually Help Your Muscles Recover?

There’s hardly any evidence that freezing your body helps muscles recover.
K. Aleisha Fetters
5.11.18
mental health
mental health

Therapy Made Me Realize I Was Still in a Relationship With My Mother

This is what it's like when your mother commits emotional incest.
Neil Strauss
5.10.18
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Nuts Are a Bad Source of Protein

These alternatives are far more efficient.
Nick English
5.7.18
Parental Advisory
Parental Advisory

The Insane Things Hospitals Can Charge You for When You Give Birth

“I was charged $4,800 for ‘nursery care’ when my daughter never left my hospital room."
Sarah Yahr Tucker
4.3.18
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Fighting Words

Making Pole Dancing a Sport Is Offensive to Strippers

Pole studio owners are making money off of a culture and simultaneously distancing themselves from it.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
3.21.18
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Fighting Words

We Need to Stop Talking About Disability as a Burden

Non-disabled journalists: A little research goes a long way.
Alaina Leary
3.20.18
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Eating to Gain Muscle Was One of the Most Miserable Experiences of My Life

When I cranked my intake up to 4,000 calories, things started going south.
Nick English
3.7.18