Don't We All Want to Live Apart From (Or at Least Less Suffocatingly Together With) Our Spouses?

Here is the marital advice that a consultation with an “intimacy” counselor to the staahs can get you: The imprimatur to live apart from your significant other for the health of the relationship. This was the non-traditional guidance that Michaela Boehm reportedly gave Gwyneth Paltrow, who made headlines earlier…

'People Rise to the Occasion:' How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Office Makes an 'Unusual' Parental Leave Policy Work

Earlier this spring, Ariel Eckblad returned to work as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s legislative director following twelve weeks of paid parental leave with her new baby. In another congressional office, several things might have gotten in the way of that time: for one, congressional staffers are not…

Instagram’s 'Solicitation' Policies Are Exposing Porn Performers to Harassment—and Financial Exploitation

In late March, porn performer and sex worker activist Bella Bathory discovered that her Instagram account had vanished. A person going by the name “Omid” at-mentioned her on Twitter: “your IG account was deleted due to your porn activities,” it read, with the hashtags “#say_no_to_porn” and “#no_porn.”

Miley Cyrus's Fruit-Fingering Album Promo Rips Off a Woman Artist (and It's Not the First Time)

In the midst of Miley Cyrus’s album promo blitz, she tweeted a video clip of herself fingering a halved melon, papaya, and orange. She proceeded to squeeze the juices out of the orange and then part the fruit between her thumbs like a glorious set of labia. How edgy, how provocative, how outrageously derivative. This…

'Did You Remember Diapers?': Darcy Lockman on the Elusive Fantasy of Equitable Parenting

Before the baby arrived, Darcy Lockman believed that she and her husband would equally split the work of parenting. But her hopes were short-lived. It started with a fight when their daughter was not yet a month old and Lockman was on brief, unpaid maternity leave. Lockman’s husband—who imagined her leave as…

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