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An attorney general, gene-editing biochemist, and a child-free farmer: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week's roundup of badass women in the news also includes the woman behind the first certified organic restaurant in the country.


Dear Vienna: Stop patronizing people who aren’t straight

Putting stick-figure same-sex couples on traffic lights is an attention-getting gesture. But actually naming things for activists is more meaningful.


Hey, doctors: Women aren’t imagining their health problems

Going to the doctor is bad enough without being told that your very physical symptoms are the product of your silly, flighty ladybrain.

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Sorry to harsh your mellow, but that pot isn’t pesticide-free

Turns out marijuana and pesticide regulations are harder to figure out than a stoned 7/11 purchase.

Connecting the dots between the environment and justice

Help change the conversation about race and environmentalism.

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No, really, your birth control is supposed to be free now

Some insurance providers still aren't eliminating copays for birth control, and that's dumb.


John Oliver reminds us that Mother’s Day is a ridiculous sham

Quit with the flimflam and support politicians who make mothers' lives easier.


Local public library going to shit? Some people are starting their own

New York City libraries are as popular as ever, but they are falling apart. A few New Yorkers are starting libraries their own.


New York’s beloved hot dogs are becoming a lot greener

But not in the way you might expect.