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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
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
rights

Trump's New Health Office Is Protecting Doctors' Right to Deny Care

The Office for Civil Rights is setting the stage for an unprecedented expansion in providers' ability to deny procedures like abortion, sterilization, and physician-assisted death.
Emmarie Huetteman, Kaiser Health News
3.6.18
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How Fear of Deportation Affects the Body

It's not enough that it wreaks havoc on a person's mental health.
Melissa Pandika
1.30.18
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Our New Health Secretary Endorsed the Idea That Fetuses Are People

Alex Azar stands to pose a real problem for reproductive rights.
Susan Rinkunas
1.25.18
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The Battle to Get Expensive Hep C Treatment in Prisons

The disease is common in prison populations but states face a catch-22: spend their entire medical budgets on newer drugs or use cheaper treatments that are less effective.
Alex Smith, KCUR
1.23.18
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Giving Birth in Jail Can Traumatize Women for Decades

Restraining women while they're giving birth is "demeaning and unnecessary." Some institutions still don't care.
Laura Dorwart
1.16.18
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A New Flushable Pregnancy Test Could Help Women in Abusive Relationships

The little plastic test hasn't changed in years and this eco-friendly version is winning in more ways than one.
Terena Bell
12.19.17
mental health

How to Be a Good Partner to Someone Who's Experienced Sexual Trauma

"Let your partner tell you about types of touch that are triggering.”
Lindsey Smith
12.12.17
birth control

These States Guarantee Free Birth Control No Matter What Trump Does

Regardless of what happens to Obamacare, they have us covered.
Michelle Malia
11.30.17
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Ohio Senate Passes Bill to Ban Abortions in Cases of Down Syndrome [Updated]

A judge permanently blocked a similar law in Indiana.
Ashley Lyles
11.17.17
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Colleges Are Doing a Shitty Job of Teaching Consent

They're spending more—but the message isn't evolving.
Monica Luhar
11.8.17